The video above is a case in point of why I don’t care for Glenn Beck’s politics. It doesn’t matter to me that he is an economic and national defense conservative. He treats the greatest human rights crisis of our time (abortion on demand) as an afterthought, and he’s totally out to lunch on gay marriage. This is libertarianism, and I’m not a fan.
Here’s a bit from the exchange on gay marriage:
O’Reilly: Do you believe that gay marriage is a threat to country in any way?
Beck: A threat to the country?
O’Reilly: Yeah, is it going to harm it in anyway?
Beck: No I don’t. Will the gays come and get us?
O’Reilly: No, okay. Is it going to harm the country?
Beck: I believe that Thomas Jefferson said: “If it neither breaks my leg nor picks my pocket what difference is it to me?
(HT: Elizabeth Tenety)