THE SPEED-BUMP ON THE ROAD TO BECK’S RELIGIOUS AGENDA…. | The Washington Monthly
Uh oh. Those other Christians are a bit concerned about Beck’s faith and him being on top of the movement. Benen has a round up of some fundie takes on the United States of Becklistan.
It creates an interesting religio-political dynamic that’s worth watching. As we talked about over the weekend, Tea Partiers and related right-wing activists have often been split, just below the surface, between competing factions — largely secular libertarians who focus on fiscal issues and the scope of government vs. religious-right-style theocrats who are still inclined to fight a culture war. Saturday’s gathering seemed to suggest the latter contingent might have the edge.
But then there’s the other fissure — theocrats comfortable with a Mormon’s leadership role in their so-called “movement,” and theocrats who appreciate Beck’s madness, but not his LDS membership.