Glenn Beck does not oppose gay marriage

Glenn Beck does not oppose gay marriage


From the August 11 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor:

Loading the player reg...

O'REILLY: But let's take the gay marriage deal. Big ruling in California. You really didn't cover that much, right?

BECK: Nope.


BECK: Because honestly I think we have bigger fish to fry. You can argue about abortion or gay marriage or whatever --


BECK: -- all you want.


BECK: The country is burning down. I personally think these--

O'REILLY: But isn't that one of the reasons because we are getting away from the traditional way we used to live into this progressive--

BECK: So let's get back to -- instead of arguing about these divisive things, let's get back into our churches and our synagogues and--

O'REILLY: You're not going to get people going back unless there is a reason to go back.

BECK: But here is the reason, America. Your country is burning down. I don't think marriage, that the government actually has anything to do with -

O'REILLY: But they do have.

BECK: --what is a religious right.

O'REILLY: I know, but they do have something to do, because gay marriage is going to be a reality in this country in 10 years.

BECK: Why do they have anything to do with it?

O'REILLY: Because they choose to, and you're not going to stop 'em.

BECK: This is where we disagree.

O'REILLY: The Supreme Court may rule against gay marriage, very possible it would be a 5-4.

BECK: You're willing to continue to go down the road of just accepting well that's the way it is.

O'REILLY: I'm not accepting anything. I wrote a book about it! Don't give me this "accepting." Come on.

BECK: He's so hostile.


BECK: Need a little Jesus?

O'REILLY: I have to correct you. I do. You are ignoring the profound change in the American family. In the way --

BECK: No, I'm not. No I'm not.

O'REILLY: But you are not covering it?

BECK: Because I think that the thing that needs to be covered -- Bill, I believe in a symphony. If we are all playing clarinets we ain't gonna get very far. A symphony needs to sound. I'm covering what I cover. You cover what you cover. Both of us are saying the same thing. Watch the culture.

O'REILLY: Do you believe -- do you believe that gay marriage is a threat to the country in any way?

BECK: A threat to the country?

O'REILLY: Yeah, it going to harm the country?

BECK: No, I don't. Will the gays come and get us?

O'REILLY: OK. Is it going to harm the country in any way?

BECK: I believe -- I believe what Thomas Jefferson said. If it neither breaks my leg nor picks my pocket, what difference is it to me?

O'REILLY: OK, so you don't. That's interesting. Because I don't think a lot of people understand that about you.

BECK: As long as we -- as long as we are not going down the road of Canada, where it now is a problem for churches to have free speech. If they can still say, hey, we --

O'REILLY: Oppose it --

BECK: -- we oppose it --

O'REILLY: Right.

BECK: -- but we're not trying to kill anybody or trying to --

O'REILLY: In Sweden they have that too. OK, so gay marriage to you, not a big a threat to the nation.

We've changed our commenting system to Disqus.
Instructions for signing up and claiming your comment history are located here.
Updated rules for commenting are here.