John M. Becker

Glenn Beck: Atheists Planted Tornado Survivor in CNN Interview

Filed By John M. Becker | May 24, 2013 10:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Fundie Watch, Media
Tags: CNN, conspiracy theories, Glenn Beck, LGBT atheists, Oklahoma tornado, Wolf Blitzer

glenn_beck_atheism.pngManic right-wing conspiracy-monger Glenn Beck wants you to be veeeeery afraid...

On his show last night, Beck discussed a now-famous interview between CNN's Wolf Blitzer and a survivor of Monday's deadly tornado in Oklahoma. In that interview, Blitzer said to the woman, "I guess you gotta thank the Lord, right? Do you thank the Lord for that split-second decision [which saved her life]?" The woman politely responded, "Actually, I'm an atheist."

Well according to Mr. Beck, the whole thing "just wasn't natural," and therefore must have been a set-up by a CNN producer -- either someone "sympathetic to the atheist plight" or a person who "just doesn't like Christians."

After the obligatory disclaimer ("Duddn't have to be nefarious..."), Beck speculates that the interview is actually a part of the Big Atheist Conspiracy to Destroy America:

We are not fighting against flesh and bone. We are fighting the forces of spiritual darkness. It doesn't matter what people's intent are. I will tell you: that was there for a reason.


Oh, by the way, Mr. Beck also recently claimed that the American people "have just been raped" by Benghazi and the IRS scandal. Seriously.

Desperate for attention, party of one? Your table's ready.

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