Here's the thing folks. He is the king of hyperbole, manipulation and divisiveness. What makes him worth a post on a Progressive Christian blog, is that as Boehlet of Media Matters says, he's starting to sound like a store front preacher. It is one thing when a politician co-opts God, but when a “journalist”\political wanna-be does it (and poorly at that), it is even more of a problem.
Mind you it shouldn't be. At this point, it should be easy to see that he has lost contact with reality, but for almost half the nation he's more than OK, for them he's a visionary! And that should worry us. On top of it, unlike the politicians, he has their ears for an hour a day.
That's the problem. He has now claimed (not earned) some prophetic crown and is acting like he is ordained by God, so much so that he even tried to stand in the shoes of the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. and found that he really couldn't even stand in his shadow...but that alone isn't really dangerous. What is dangerous is the way he ties his celebrity, air-time and hyperbole into some kind of godforsaken pulpit.
If the far right does not see that this self described clown is ruining their circus, well that's their problem. But as one of the thousands of voices for Progressive Christianity (and I'm Presbyterian, so boy-o-boy did I earn my ordination), I loudly renounce Beck's assumption as the Priest of FoxNews and ask him to show some small amount of respect to God and drop the pretend prophetic talk.