Glenn Beck promised that his "Restoring Honor" weekend will be a "non-political event." This always seemed highly dubious given the involvement of conservative organizations and GOP officials and Beck's own political rhetoric in promoting the rally. And indeed, the first part of Beck's rally -- his religious revival at the Kennedy Center tonight -- was steeped in politics.
Here is a sampling of what took place at Beck's Kennedy Center "Divine Destiny" event tonight:
- Speaker Patrick Lee denounced abortion rights, same-sex marriage, and the constitutional prohibition on prayer in schools.
- Pastor John Hagee attacked the "politically correct fog" that has led the country away from "the righteousness and moral clarity of our godly forefathers."
- While again insisting that the rally is "non-political," Beck took a very thinly veiled swipe at President Obama. Beck said, "We are 12 hours away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America." Beck has repeatedly attacked Obama for talking of the "fundamental transformation of America."
So, to sum up, at Beck's supposedly non-political event, one speaker denounced progressive positions on social issues, another speaker attacked political correctness that has led us away from God, and Beck himself attacked Obama.
Yup, it was a totally non-political event.