Conservative commentator Glenn Beck has
declared that the religious right is on the outs, stating that gay
marriage opponents have “lost the war.”
Beck made his comments during a
discussion with controversial pastor Mark Driscoll.
“When it comes to gay marriage, for
example, I have gay friends, I have gay employees, I don't really
care. What you do is what you do. You work that out. That's your
life,” Beck said.
He went on to explain that the debate
was really about intolerant gay rights supporters foisting their
agenda upon Christians.
“If I am tolerant, say, 'You do what
you want to do,' but I get to do what I do. And you can't force me
to say that my god says you can be married or not married. You can't
force me to do that.”
“And there's a tremendous
opportunity, I think, for Christians, because they lost the war, they
lost that,” Beck said.
“The religious right, the Moral
Majority, everybody put those t-shirts away, nobody is wearing them,”
said in agreement.
“Right,” Beck added. “The place
you have to protect is the one that wins with twenty-somethings,
which is tolerance. I'm not trying to shut you up. I'm not trying
to do anything to you. Don't do it to me.” (The video is embedded
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