Conservative commentator Glenn Beck on
Monday launched a campaign to teach Christians to oppose, among other
things, the marriages of gay and lesbian couples.
Beck's Never Again is Now initiative
will raise awareness and provide aid to Christians displaced and
threatened by ISIS. A separate component of the campaign includes a
speaking tour of churches where Beck will train Christians on how to
carry out boycotts, civil disobedience and non-violent resistance to
the threat such as marriage equality.
“If you think there is trouble now,
what happens when the Supreme Court decides to say that homosexual
marriage is the law of the land?” Beck
rhetorically asked his audience, a reference to an upcoming high
court ruling that could strike down the nation's 13 remaining state
bans on same-sex marriage.
“Will this administration then force
our churches to comply? Will you be forced to violate your own
faith? We must together wake the most powerful force on Earth: the
people of God.”
Beck made multiple references to Martin
Luther King, Jr., who is best known for advancing civil rights using
non-violent civil disobedience, and other human rights activists,
including Mahatma Gandhi.
“I'm going to begin where Martin
Luther King began,” he said. “On August 28, I'm going to be in
Birmingham, Alabama in a church just down the street from where
Martin Luther King began his historic stand against Bull Conner …
We are going to begin to gather like-minded people and we are going
to begin to train ourselves for non-violent resistance and civil
disobedience. We're going to begin to train ourselves for boycotts
and sit-ins. We're going to do all of the things that we thought
were too radical or too hippy-like to do because we have to
understand that we are now David and Goliath has all of the power.
But we all know how that story ends.”