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Beck bats .500

September 7, 2010 - Jim Anderson

It’s not very often (well, up until now, probably never) that I have positively highlighted something said by Glenn Beck.

But here goes.

At his new Web site project,, Beck weighs in on plans by a Florida-based church to burn copies of the Koran on Saturday’s anniversary of the 9/11 attacks:

“We must be the better person,” Beck writes. “We must be bigger than our problems. Bigger than the times in which we live. Burning the Koran is like burning the flag or the Bible. You can do it, but whose heart will you change by doing it? You will only harden the hearts of those who could be moved. None of those who are thinking about killing us will be affected, but our good Muslim friends and neighbors will be saddened. It makes the battle that they face inside their own communities even harder.

Let us rise above the current levels and elevate ourselves and our country.   The only thing this act would prove is that you CAN burn a Koran. I didn’t know America was in doubt on that fact. Let’s prove to each other that while there are many things we can do, there are maybe many more things that we choose not to do.”

Awesome, Mr. Beck.

Of course, Beck introduced those comments by drawing a correlation between burning the Koran and what he calls “the Ground Zero mosque plan.” Both are simply wrong, he says.

He loses me with that judgment.

Nonetheless, a calendar notation: Sept. 7, 2010. Glenn Beck batted .500.



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