Glenn Beck attacks Obama's religious beliefs
Are these sort of criticisms appropriate?
Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor rally has come and gone, but the conservative television host is continuing to make headlines this week. On Sunday, he strongly critiqued President Obama’s religious beliefs.
Beck claimed that Obama “is a guy who understands the world through liberation theology, which is oppressor-and-victim.”
“People aren't recognizing his version of Christianity,” Beck added.
Is Beck’s criticism of Obama a valid critique of the President’s philosophy or an inappropriate attack on a matter of personal faith?
On the one hand, Beck’s comments are troubling in that he seems willing to separate matters of faith from politics at one moment, and then blur the distinction at the next. At his Restoring Honor Rally over the weekend, Beck focused on patriotism and religion saying this wasn’t the place for a discussion of policy or personal attacks. Yet, the next day, he used the