Glenn Beck at a CPAC Hatefest - Photo: Gage Skidmore
Stating some facts will piss a lot of people off. One of them is that Mormons are not Christians.
An evangelical Christian recently pissed off a lot of Mormons by saying the following:
I do not think Mormonism is an orthodox Christian faith, with a small O. I think perhaps the most charitable way for an evangelical Christian to look at Mormonism is to look at Mormonism as the fourth Abrahamic faith.
There's nothing "charitable" about it. Mormonism is just as much of an Abrahamic faith as the other three. However, it is not Christian.
Let's look at some of the things Mormons believe.
1) Wearing magic underpants will protect them from harm.
2) Jesus existed before there were people on the Earth, and he got in a big spiritual battle with Lucifer back then. Black peoples' ancestors' souls were the punished souls of spirits that stayed out of it. White peoples' ancestors' souls fought on the side of Jesus.
3) Joseph Smith was a prophet.
4) A heterosexual male Mormon with a wife and otherwise in good standing will become a god over his own planet. (Quite the ego boost.)
5) God lives on a planet in a nearby solar system.
6) Mormons can convert people after they are dead. (That's why, by the way, they have so much genealogy information.)
You don't have to have an IQ over 150 to figure out that these beliefs are completely incompatible with Christianity. Yet, in 2008, 52% of Americans got it wrong and thought that Mormonism is a Christian religion. This is as factually inaccurate as saying that Obama is a Muslim or that the Moon is made of cheese.
Now that we have established the fact that Glenn Beck, like all Mormons, is not a Christian, we should ask why he keeps nattering on about being Christian and making claims about the Christianity of people he disagrees with.