Glenn Beck, Christians and Mormons


Fox Information host Glenn Beck’s Aug. 28 rally — “Restoring Honor” — on the Nationwide Mall in addition to his latest criticisms of President Obama have centered strongly on faith, and particularly Christianity. On an Aug. 24 broadcast, for instance, Beck characterised Obama’s non secular beliefs as “liberation theology,” which he referred to as a “perversion of the gospel of Jesus Christ as most Christians comprehend it.” However Beck has additionally acknowledged that many U.S. Christians might query whether or not his personal denomination — the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, or Mormons — is a Christian group. In an interview with Chris Wallace on “Fox Information Sunday,” Beck mentioned, “[L]ook, I’m Mormon, and most Christians don’t acknowledge me as a Christian….”

It could be incorrect to state that “most” Christians don’t view Mormonism as a Christian faith. A 2007 survey by the Pew Analysis Middle reported {that a} majority of Catholics (52%) say that Mormons are Christian; 29% say they aren’t. Amongst all Protestants, extra say Mormonism is a Christian faith than say it’s not by a 49%-to-34% margin. This consists of 62% of white mainline Protestants who say Mormons are Christians.

Of the foremost Christian teams, white evangelical Protestants are the most probably to say Mormonism isn’t a Christian faith: 45% say Mormons should not Christians, whereas 40% say they’re Christians.

Whereas many Christians see Mormonism as a Christian faith, most Christians don’t see their religion having a lot in widespread with Mormonism. Amongst all non-Mormon People who specific a non secular desire (most of whom are Christians themselves), totally 62% say that Mormonism and their very own faith are “very completely different.” This opinion is held by 67% of white evangelical Protestants, 61% of white non-Hispanic Catholics and 56% of white mainline Protestants.

For extra particulars about public attitudes towards Mormons, see these reviews and commentaries from the 2007 survey:

“Public Expresses Combined Views of Islam, Mormonism,” Sept. 25, 2007

“Clinton and Giuliani Seen as Not Extremely Non secular; Romney’s Faith Raises Issues,” Sept. 6, 2007

“Public Opinion About Mormons,” Dec. 4, 2007


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