Dear Glenn Beck,
I know it’s ludicrous to assume that you’ll read this, but really i’m just writing this for me. Sometimes it’s fun to yell into the abyss of the Internet. But I digress.
You’re a practicing Mormon, right? As a Mormon you believe that Joseph Smith restored the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the earth, correct?
See, that’s where I get tripped up. I’ve watched your show a few times, and it seems like you’re constantly drawing up communist conspiracy theories on your chalkboard. But never once have I seen the prophet Joseph Smith appear on your chalkboard.
I just finished reading Doctrine & Covenants section 42, which reads:
30 And behold, thou wilt remember the poor, and consecreate of thy properties for their support that which thou hast to impart unto them, with a covenant and a deed which cannot be broken.
31 ..impart of your substance unto the poor, ye will do it unto me; and they shall be laid before the bishop of my church and his counselors, …
32 …after they are laid before the bishop of my church, and after that he has received these testimonies concerning the consecration of the properties of my church, that they cannot be taken from the church…
34 …the residue shall be kept in my storehouse, to administer to the poor and the needy…
35 And for the purpose of purchasing lands for the public benefit of the church, and building houses of worship, and building up of the New Jerusalem which is hereafter to be revealed—
36 That my covenant people may be gathered in one in that day when I shall come to my temple. And this I do for the salvation of my people.
For my non-mormon friends, the above scriptures describes what is known as “The Law of Concecration.” I don’t know about you, but all that talk of consecrating my goods for the public benefit sounds vaguely…communist.
And there aren’t even any codewords here like social justice or economic justice – God via Joseph Smith commanded his people to give all their goods to the Bishop, who would administer to the believers.
Now you might say to yourself – Mormons don’t practice this vaguely communist practice today. But Mormons do believe that one day Jesus Christ will come back to the earth and rule everyone. And Mormon missionaries are currently serving in the tens of thousands to prepare the world for Jesus Christ to return to the earth.
And what law do you think Jesus will instill once he returns to earth? I’m betting most Mormons believe it will be some form of the Law of Consecration, as outlined in the Doctrine and Covenants.
So there you have it – Mormons have their own version of Communism and Sharia law in their scriptures.
Glenn – or any believing Mormon – please explain to me how this isn’t communism. Or how your prejudice against Muslims and other religions/lifestyles is acceptible.