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Beck: Obamacare Violates Separation of Church and State

Glenn Beck seems to have developed an almost supernatural ability to torture an analogy until it screams. In this hilariously idiotic rant, he claims that Obamacare violates the separation of church and state because it’s the “tithe” you pay to the “church of man.” It’s a serious WTF screed.

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  1. raven says

    In this hilariously idiotic rant, he claims that Obamacare violates the separation of church and state because it’s the “tithe” you pay to the “church of man.” It’s a serious WTF screed.

    It’s also wrong.

    1. Obamacare is supposed to save money, not cost money. The CBO says it will save $20 billion a year. There are costs to Obamacare but also huge savings to offset it.

    2. So what is Medicare and Social Security in Glenn Beck’s wacko world? Tithes to the Church of satan?

    It’s OK with me if any devout xians or Mormons refuse to sign up for Medicare or Social Security. And it’s OK with me if their political party, the GOP tries to abolish both of them. (FWIW, both programs work, they are wildly popular, and most recipients are…xians.)

  2. says

    Weird. Back when I was a stripper I worked a bunch of shows at The Church of Man. I had no idea that our money was going there. It’s a classy joint, but still…

  3. Chiroptera says

    Glenn Beck seems to have developed an almost supernatural ability to torture an analogy until it screams.

    His god sends analogies to Hell to burn forever.

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    …he claims that Obamacare violates the separation of church and state because it’s the “tithe” you pay to the “church of man.”

    Wow, I had a response based on my expectation of what he said based just on the quote title, but this actual quote is way dumber than what I was expecting.

    At any rate, what I was going to say is something I’ve said before: if religious organizations (or believers) get a pass on the same labor and tax laws that other similar organizations (or people with equally strong convictions), then that would be a violation of church and state.

    Expecting that everyone gets treated the same under secular laws having a secular purposed enforced by a secular government is not a violation of church and state. Just the opposite, in fact.

  4. MikeMa says

    OT: I need a like button for all modus’ comments. I rarely read one that doesn’t cause a chuckle (at least) and he really should get some regular recognition for his efforts.

    Back to the regularly scheduled inanity that is Mr Beck.

  5. says

    If a superior civilization from somewhere else in the cosmos was ever thinking about destroying ours before we gain warp drives–let’s hope that they aren’t monitoring Glennie Bek–if they are, we’re fuckin’ toast.

  6. shadowwalkyr says

    You have to believe these things, and you have to pay tithing to our church, otherwise you’re not, uh, you’re not a legal citizen.

    Odd, I’ve been hearing exactly that from Christians since about the first grade.

  7. Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden says

    Modusoperandi:

    You actually got me that time, I had to google to see if there was a “Church of Man” strip club.

    I got a bunch of Bowie lyric pages.

  8. Sastra says

    Oh look, another belief = faith argument. If we can’t be forced to pay for someone else’s “beliefs” then that pretty much kills all taxes. Or was that the point?

    Beck’s also implying that secular humanists have a lock on anything and everything which is supposed to be fair, reasonable, and humane so that secular = religious, too.

  9. tbp1 says

    It’s simple, anything any conservative doesn’t like is wrong for any and all reasons he can think of. They don’t actually have to have any logical connection to the subject nor be consistent with any position said conservative has taken in the past.

  10. says

    Why doesn’t Beck focus on a truly important religious matter like determining whether Marie Osmond wears proper Mormon undergarments? Doesn’t look like it to me.

  11. Crudely Wrott says

    On the back of little Glen’s hat is the clever phrase, “In His Grip”.
    Methinks his god should try squeezing harder.
    Not that Beck would suddenly change his schtick, mind you. But his yelping might be amusing.

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