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Published: Thursday, Sept. 6 2012 3:01 p.m. MDT

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Hutterite
American Fork, UT

If I were mormon I'd start denouncing anything this guy has to say before he starts to say it. His leaps of logic are legendary, but his grasp on reality is very tenuous.

Phranc
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

So honestly how many of the faithful LDS posters on these threads really wants this guy out their representing your beliefs?

Caprice
PROVIDENCE, UT

Glenn Beck is very good, decent man. His conversion to the Mormon Church is very sincere and heartwarming because of the struggles he suffered through before he became a Mormon, as well as afterwards. You may not agree with his views, but one thing for sure it that he is 100% honest. I admire his candor, but above all, I admire his intelligence. He is a brilliant soul who has invested countless hours studying every subject of importance to his growth. He is hard working, a kind and devoted husband and father, a caring neighbor, the truest of true friends, a deep thinker, knows history better than anyone I know, and above all, he would give his life for his family and friends. His understanding of Mormonism is worth examining because he did not come to it easily, yet he is a stalwart in defending its truths and beautiful plan for happiness. There is a great deal of good to be learned from Glenn Beck.

Dave D
Pocatello, ID

Please, no! Anyone but him. The email exchange alone shows what a terrible spokesperson he will be. I'm all for a member of the Church speaking up about his/her beliefs, but when you have a forum as he does, and a tendency to exaggerate like crazy I fear for my faith.

woolybruce
Idaho Falls, ID

After listening to his comments and "education" on the constitution, his comments on the Church should be just as delusional.

Allen#2
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

There are enough people who have a negative opinion of the LDS Church without having Glenn Beck reinforce their opinion.
We have listened to Glenn Beck - but only for a minute or two at a time until it became obvious he has extreme views and lack of compassion for the poor and needy.

Truthseeker
SLO, CA

McKay, there are so many better ways you could contribute than being with Beck on his radio program.
What about exploring the lives of U.S. children living in poverty?

I have a couple of questions for Beck:

What does it mean to "bear false witness?"

Do you think it is helpful or harmful to the LDS church to promote/publicize LDS members who bear false witness?

grandmagreat
Lake Havasu City, AZ

Boy some times I wonder about people that with opinions about another persons faith,or knowledge. I have learned more about the constitution and our American History from listening to Glenn Beck than I did in all of my years in school. Keep up the good work Glenn, I admire you for your willingness to defend the church, as a convert. I have been a member all of my life, in fact my genealogy goes back to the early leaders of the church. I have spent a lot of my life where there were not many LDS people, and have some good friends that are not members, but they never question my thoughts or ideals, and I am grateful for that. You have this old ladies support and I am almost 86 years old.

Lehicoug
Lehi, UT

"If I were mormon I'd start denouncing anything this guy has to say before he starts to say it. His leaps of logic are legendary, but his grasp on reality is very tenuous."

Please cite examples regarding his "leaps of logic" and how his "grasp on reality is very tenuous."

XelaDave
Salem, UT

Glen Beck needs people to follow him- and give him money- thus he will discuss Mormonism now so that 1000 more people will listen and each give him $100 more dollars- just imagine- get 10,000 people to listen to you and get each to give you $100 a year and- not a bad living- yell loudly and some percentage will always listen- it has always worked

FDRfan
Sugar City, ID

Please Mr. Beck, tell them to just read the Book of Mormon and visit the Church site.
The Church is doing just fine in answering questions for those who really want to know the truth. Why don't you show how the Book of Mormon has shaped or influenced your views.

skeptic
Phoenix, AZ

Glenn Beck directing Mormonism, this has all the makings of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

UtahBlueDevil
Durham, NC

I am not going to bash this dude on how he lives his religion. Faith is a deeply personal thing, and manifests itself differently to different people. What I would encourage though is people talk to a plurality of members, because in doing so they will find being a member of the LDS faith is hardly the monolithic experience many try to make it out to be.

Dadof5sons
Montesano, WA

@ woolbruce,
OK please cite for us Glenn Beck's false statements of the US Constitution?

JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

Please cite examples regarding his "leaps of logic" and how his "grasp on reality is very tenuous."

Well, let me help out. Since you asked.

All Glenn Beck gems.

“this president has exposed himself, I think, as a guy, over and over and over again, who has a deep-seated hatred for white people, or white culture.”

"I'm thinking about killing Michael Moore, and I'm wondering if I could kill him myself, or if I would need to hire somebody to do it. ... No, I think I could"

"I think there is a handful of people who hate America. Unfortunately for them, a lot of them are losing their homes in a forest fire today."

I could go on and on and on, but....... why

l.cee
Ridgefield, WA

I heard Glen Beck tell his story of his conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It was very touching.

What happened to him? How did he get to a point of needing to hold up a bunny rabbit and a chain saw to make a point? How about his hate of Muslims (God's children, too)? How about when he questioned whether Osama bin Laden was really dead? Or the conspiracy that Obama is not an American?

Nope, don't want him to represent my church for me even if he is truthful on our faith's beliefs.

Canyontreker
TAYLORSVILLE, UT

Glenn Beck has a show?

Cowboy Dude
SAINT GEORGE, UT

Your right Glenn, you are not a spokesman for the LDS Church. So, please emphasize each time you speak that this is your belief, your ideas, & don't speak for 13 million people.

Truthseeker
SLO, CA

DN won't post my comment giving specific examples of Beck lies.

A frequent guest on Beck's shows is self-proclaimed historian David Barton (who has no educational background in history). Barton's latest book was pulled by the publisher due to inaccuracies and falsehoods.

Beck's lies about Van Jones were a factor in Jones resigning his position.

Beck's lies about George Soros, portraying him as a Nazi sympathizer, brought wide-spread condemnation from Jewish organizations.

Beck proved more than even Fox could handle. That is saying something.

spring street
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

@dadof5sons and lehicoug

Glenn claims that Obama has more “czars” then any president in history. Presidents don’t hire czars. "Czar" is a label bestowed by the media and sometimes the administrations as a shorthand for the often-cumbersome titles of various presidential advisers, assistants, office directors, special envoys and deputy secretaries. of the 32 “Czars” Glenn list nine where confirmed by the senate, eight where appointed by others government officials that Obama has no influence over, Fifteen of the "czarships" Beck lists, including seven that are in neither of the above categories, were created by previous administrations. In all, of the 32 positions in Beck’s list, only eight are Obama-appointed, unconfirmed, brand new czars.

Glenn falsely claimed that the government will get complete access to your computer and all of your files when you log on to official government website for the Cash for Clunkers program.

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