Glenn Beck has been on a kick recently hailing the Bible as the solution to every single one of our nation’s problems, so it comes as no surprise to see him now throwing his support behind an effort led by Hobby Lobby president Steve Green to get the Bible taught in public schools all over the nation.
Hailing the Green family as “true Americans” during his morning meeting, Beck turned directly to the camera and urged viewers to shop at Hobby Lobby in order to support them because “these people are the best.”
On last night’s television program, Beck then interviewed Jerry Pattengale, who is overseeing the development of this Bible curriculum program, declaring that trying to build a Western democracy without studying the Bible is like trying to become a chef without ever reading a cookbook.
“This is our cookbook,” Beck said of the Bible. “If you don’t understand this, you ain’t gonna be able to make anything that looks like a Western government and a free society.”
Later in the discussion, Beck said that the more he reads the Scriptures, the more convinced he becomes that the Bible is “the only textbook we needed” because every piece of human wisdom comes directly out of that book.
“I really, truly believe,” Beck proclaimed, “you could use that book and that book alone and teach a man to be a great man with no other book than that”: