It has been no secret that there have been some among the Religious Right who have raised concerns about the prominent role that Glenn Beck has been playing within the movement because he is a practitioner of the Mormon faith. And given David Barton’s close ties to Beck, Barton has also received criticism for defending Beck, often by claiming that if you judge Beck simply by the “fruits” of his works and not his label, he is really a Christian.
While Beck himself openly embraces his Mormon faith and has even dedicated entire programs to defending it, Barton continues to insist that Beck is really just a Mormon in name only, and he only does that because he has a loyalty to the church for helping him overcome with problems with alcohol.
As Barton explained to Steve Deace last week, individual Mormons can go to Heaven and Beck really “became a Christian back when he was in Alcoholics Anonymous” but identifies as a Mormon today only “because he has a loyalty to them”:
- Why Did Christians Fund Cultist Glenn Beck’s Mormon Coming Out Party? (christiannewswire.com)
- Glenn Beck Converts To Chrislam: Truth, by its very nature, is intolerant. Tolerate all religions, and you invite every error accept the truth, and in such a state will we be stuck repeating the question of Pontius Pilate: What is the truth? (parserjets.wordpress.com)