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Utah Governor Gary Herbert has announced that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS or Mormon) will now support the state’s ‘conversion therapy’ ban it had opposed earlier this year.

“Conversion therapy” is a loosely defined term used by media, politicians, and LGBTQ activists to discredit any therapy that claims to modify or change a person’s sexual behavior, i.e., from homosexuality to heterosexuality.

“These ‘therapy ban’ laws effectively kick the clients out of the driver’s seat of their own therapy and put politicians in the driver’s seat, instead. The government shouldn’t be deciding what people should do with their sexuality. Politicians have no business telling people their therapy goals are illegal. Nor do they have any business telling people that they, the politicians, know “who the client really is” and that the client’s legitimate identity must inevitably be ‘gay.'” — Dr. Joseph Nicolosi Jr.

Mormon leaders decided to support the ban after Herbert and Utah’s legislators “carefully tailored” the rule exempting LDS mental health therapists from it.

The newer version of the regulatory rule exempts LDS “clergy members or religious counselors acting in a religious capacity, or…parents or grandparents who happen to be a mental health therapist if they are talking to children or grandchildren.”

“If radical LGBT activists were so concerned about unethical practices in therapy, they would seek to ban therapeutic methods, like any method that uses shame, pain or coercion to try to change someone’s sexuality. … But that’s not what they’re doing. They’re actually outlawing treatment goals … to decrease one’s unwanted same-sex attractions in the privacy of one’s own therapy.” — Dr. Joseph Nicolosi Jr., clinical director, Breakthrough clinic

Although the Mormon Church opposes “same-sex marriage” and teaches that homosexuality is a sin, it denounces conversion therapy as abusive and supports banning the practice.

“The media and politicians have been using the term “conversion therapy” for any therapy that claims to modify sexuality from homosexuality to heterosexuality. But they’re not telling the full story. The term “conversion therapy” is broad, ill-defined, there’s no ethics code, no governing organization. And it’s generally practiced by unlicensed individuals.” — Dr. Joseph Nicolosi Jr., clinical director, Breakthrough clinic

The rule would ban Utah’s non-Mormon therapists from practicing conversion therapy on LGBTQ minors.

“[E]veryone has the right to walk away from sexual practices that don’t work for them. [However,] if those feelings are homosexual in nature, then it’s not OK to walk away. That it’s somehow “anti-gay” to want to walk away from homosexuality and to have help to do so.” — Dr. Joseph Nicolosi Jr., clinical director, Breakthrough clinic

People have the right to leave the homosexual lifestyle for any reason. America’s politicians, media, and LGBT advocates don’t understand or respect that desire for self-determination and individualism, the values that built this nation.

“Many hard-left proponents of identity politics hate the truth that sexuality isn’t set in stone. They approach the topic of sexuality from the political, non-scientific premise that it can’t change, that is to say, if you have these attractions, you are forever part of an oppressed minority group and it’s now your permanent identity, so all you can do is accept it. It’s very hard for them to acknowledge the reality that sexuality is something that can actually change and doesn’t comprise everyone’s core identity.” — Dr. Joseph Nicolosi Jr., clinical director, Breakthrough clinic

LGBTQ advocates, who’ve tried for years to ban what they call conversion therapy in Utah, praised the leaders of the Mormon Church for their crucial support of the ban.

The Church’s support was essential because the state’s governor, its majority of lawmakers, all six members of its congressional delegation, its two U.S. Senators, and nearly two-thirds of its population are Mormon.

“I’m grateful that we have found a way forward that will ban conversion therapy forever in our state.” Gary Herbert, Republican Governor of Utah

Utah’s conversion therapy ban will undergo a 30-day public comment period beginning Dec. 15 and will take effect January 22, 2020.

Therapy bans take away the rights of clients and put politicians in control of the client’s own therapy. They’re often based on the outrageous unscientific notion that biological sex can change but an individual’s thoughts and feelings cannot. Nothing could be further from the truth.” — Dr. Joseph Nicolosi Jr., clinical director, Breakthrough clinic

Based on the American Psychological Association’s false claims that reparative therapy aka conversion therapy is unscientific and harmful to mental health, eighteen states, plus Washington, D.C., have now banned the therapy for minors.

What most people don’t know is the American Psychological Association (APA) stopped relying on science as the foundation for mental health diagnoses in 1973 when homosexual activists began pressuring and attacking APA committee members to change what disorders appear in the organization’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).

For more on the story, see Utah set to become 19th US state to ban ‘conversion therapy,’ Utah banning ‘conversion therapy’ with Mormon church backing, and Legacy Continues for Pioneer in Reparative Therapy.


“Unbiased, Open Research [on Homosexuality] Was Never Done”

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The purpose of the “Glenn Beck Show” is entertainment, and the joke’s on those who take Glenn Beck seriously.

According to a 2010 USA feature story, “Don’t judge Beck by his cover,” Beck is not a registered Republican. In fact he accuses Ronald Reagan of selling out the American people.

Although Beck masquerades as a grass roots champion of conservative values and libertarian dissent, he’s a showman and a “rodeo clown,” a Mormon entertainer who satirizes politics and criticizes society.

Like, Bufo Bill O’Reilly, his brother from another mother, Beck uses populist rhetoric and watered-down patriotism to attract patriots and evangelical Christians to his program.

He sells books and subscriptions for his internet TV program, and he promotes his internet news site “The Blaze” for ad revenues.

Sadly, too many patriots and evangelicals have deluded themselves into believing that Beck is a kindred spirit with an elaborate strategy for saving America.

The truth is Beck is a product of an intellectually-challenged generation of gutless political illiterates who are desperate for someone to lead them and tell them what to think.

He’s not a patriot or an intellectual; in fact, he’s not even a “self-made man.” Beck is famous because of his powerful connections in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was LDS members who dried him out, resurrected his career, and set him up as a superstar in the conservative movement.

American patriots and evangelicals have not only made this Mormon a personal fortune, but they’ve also helped him grow the cult and promote a false gospel.


Glenn Beck Is a Mormon Entertainer, Nothing More

This 8:05 youtube video is taken from The Millstone Report web cast at the Resistance Radio Network.

The two-hour show aired Tuesday, November 12, 2013. TMR was broadcast live M-F from 10:00 am – noon on channel 2.


God only knows if right-thinking people will stop being intellectually lazy and begin to think for themselves instead of listening to Glenn Beck for what to think.

People who love America don’t put money ahead of their country and hire Democrats who support the progressive agenda, no matter how competent. Yet Beck surrounds himself with leftist Democrats.

Leftist Democrat Liz Julis is the editor of Beck’s Fusion magazine; Betsy Morgan, former CEO of the Huffington Post, former Hillary Rodham Clinton fundraiser, and former CBS News employee, runs his website, The Blaze, and Matt Hiltzik, Democrat power player who helped elect Hillary Rodham Clinton to the U.S. Senate, is Beck’s personal publicist.

After Obama was elected in 2008, Beck told CBS News’ Katie Kouric that a McCain presidency would have been worse for the country.

“John McCain would have been worse for the country than Barack Obama. McCain is this weird progressive like Theodore Roosevelt was,” Beck said.

To which Mark Levin responded, “McCain is no conservative … but to say that he would be worse than a president who’s a Marxist … is mindless.”

Not only did the right-wing values-crusader say that the Democrat Obama was better for the nation than the Republican McCain, he has routinely disparaged Republicans and the country’s two-party system, which served only to undermine the Republican Party and aid the Democrat Party.

Bill Bennett has rightly said that “there is a difference between the Republican and Democratic parties. To ignore these differences, or propagate the myth that they don’t exist, is not only discouraging, it is dangerous.”

Beck proudly claims to be non-partisan with no vested interest in helping Republicans return to power. Alexander Zaitchik was right to pen that Beck is “A Savvy Fraud Who Knows Just How to Please His Audience of Conservative Suckers.”

It’s an irony almost too mind-boggling to comprehend to think that someone who surrounds himself with leftist Democrats, thinks George Clooney is “a good, honest man,” and believes that people cause global warming has made millions off patriotic evangelicals and conservatives who desperately want to preserve their republic.


Glenn Beck Lacks Core Principles

This 11:11 youtube video is taken from The Millstone Report web cast at the Resistance Radio Network.

The two-hour show aired Tuesday, November 12, 2013. TMR was broadcast live M-F from 10:00 am – noon on channel 2.

For more clips from The Millstone Report web cast visit I.M. Kane 2012 on youtube. To see a rebroadcast of the last show, visit the Ought to be Headlines web page.

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Part 1

Glenn Beck reminds me of Larry “Lonesome” Rhodes, the persuasive con artist from Elia Kazan’s 1957 film  A Face in the Crowd.

Rhodes’ “every man” shtick and populist message bring him fame and fortune. His sagebrush wisdom and colloquial charm connect with rural Americans, whom he secretly despises.

This whole country’s just like my flock of sheep! … Rednecks, crackers, hillbillies, hausfraus, shut-ins, pea-pickers – everybody that’s got to jump when somebody else blows the whistle. … They’re mine! I own ’em! They think like I do. Only they’re even more stupid than I am, so I gotta think for ’em.” Lonesome Rhodes

Beloved and idolized by his fans, Rhodes becomes a scheming, manipulating megalomaniac who uses people and discards them in his climb to the top.

His meteoric rise from jailbird to TV star, to political king-maker reveals the public’s gullibility for demagogic media personalities.

Like Rhodes, Beck’s patriotic spiel and carney barker routine have resonated among O’Reilly’s folks and many Christians. But in truth Beck’s crew cut, wide eyes, and cherubic smile are a guise for the duplicitous chameleon whose political viewpoints change with the direction of the political winds.

 “I have no idea what philosophy Glenn Beck is promoting. And neither does he. It’s incoherent. One day it’s populist, the next it’s libertarian bordering on anarchy, next it’s conservative but not really…” Mark Levin

Beck’s an entertainer; he’s a shock jock/stand-up comedian who uses news, issues, and hysterics as bread and circuses for the folks. He comes across as being so patriotic that many Americans ignore the red flags and applaud him for anything he says and everything he does.

It’s sad that so many patriots have not yet realized that the operative word in the phrase “The Glenn Beck Show” is “show.”


This 12:02 youtube video is taken from The Millstone Report web cast at the Resistance Radio Network.


Part 2

Glenn Beck is a duplicitous assclown who portrays himself as a courageous patriot championing the country’s founding principles. But Beck’s not the only flag waving scoundrel picking the bones of America’s Founders.

Both Bufo Bill O’Reilly and Ma-hedonist Rushie Limbaugh have equated themselves to American folk hero Paul Revere, who participated in the Boston Tea Party and alerted the Lexington Minutemen of the British invasion.

Neither O’Reilly nor Limbaugh have exhibited anything that comes close to the courage, valor, and bravery displayed by Revere to warrant the comparison. Yet, patriotic Americans will stand in line for hours just to hear them speak or to get their autograph.

I’m not just an entertainer. I’m an influence, a wielder of opinion, a force… a force!” Lonesome Rhodes

During one his shows on Fox, Beck – who is a Mormon – demonstrated what he claimed were similarities between ancient American Indian earthen structures and the Egyptian pyramids.

He claimed that the Bat Creek stone, which was found in an Indian burial mound in Tennessee in 1889, was in fact a Hebrew artifact.

Beck didn’t tell his audience upfront that the authors, scientists, and teachers he cited on his program were Mormons. He presented Mormon theology as “historical fact,” and accused historians and scholars of rewriting American history and engaging in a cover up.

Beck never mentioned that mainstream archeologists, with no ax to grind, have thoroughly debunked Mormon claims that Hebrew artifacts have been found in American Indian burial sites.

The Mormon Church teaches that American Indians are descendants of a lost tribe of Israel even though there’s not a shred of evidence that the civilization Joseph Smith wrote about ever existed in North America.

Major media know that Beck can do more harm than good to the conservative cause. They promote little-known personalities like Glenn Beck to national prominence in order to distract Americans from ever finding another effective, articulate spokesman for conservatism like Ronald Reagan.



This 11:55 youtube video is taken from The Millstone Report web cast at the Resistance Radio Network.


Part 3

Many Glenn Beck supporters found his August 18, 2010, Fox program strange because he failed to tell them that he was presenting the Mormon doctrine on ancient American peoples and the propaganda of a Mormon group known as the Heartlanders, which produced “Lost Civilizations of North America” the DVD “documentary” that Beck referenced in the segment.

Adding insult to injury, Beck stated that the belief in Manifest Destiny (a 19th century belief that Americans were destined to expand their political, social, and economic influence over North America) resulted from an American conspiracy to hide the story of an ancient North American Indian culture.

The Heartlanders claim that the Book of Mormon records events that took place in the northeastern United States. The Heartlanders say that Hebrew descendants lived in North America but not Central America, and in the “documentary” they twist the words of archaeologist and anthropologists to justify their beliefs.

But Beck did not disclose the connection to the Mormon legend because the make up of his audience is not Mormon and could care less what “evidences” a Mormon group has for believing the Book of Mormon is a literal historical record of real people and places.

In a December 29, 2010, response to the program published in the Columbus Dispatch, archaeologist Bradley Lepper of the Ohio Historical Society wrote:

The Lost Civilizations of North America DVD can be ignored since it misrepresents reputable interpretations of Midwest archaeological data—except, perhaps, by those interested in the persistence of pseudoarcheological claims about the cultures and peoples of North America before European colonization.

It is unfortunate that Glenn Beck did not use his forum to emphasize the true charge that Manifest Destiny propaganda fed the racist denigration of America’s past and its ethnic citizens.”

The bottom line is Glenn Beck used deceit and lies to proselytize his Mormon beliefs in an attempt to evangelize an unsuspecting audience.

He presented Mormon legend, Mormon revisionist history, and Mormon propaganda as historical fact; then he stated the reason people don’t know their history is that there’s been a vast American conspiracy to keep it hidden.

Beck is a liar and a hypocrite. He tells his audience to check out what he’s saying, knowing full well that he hasn’t done so himself. Yet he claims that he has to purposely deceive his listeners.

Beck is far worse than just a distraction. He’s a real danger to patriots and tea-party members who are trying to remove Democrat statists and neoconservative Republicans from power to reestablish Constitutional principles and the rule of law and set America right.

It’s heartbreaking that so many Americans ignorantly assume that he’s well read, knows Republican politics, and is good for the nation.


This 10:25 youtube video is taken from The Millstone Report web cast at the Resistance Radio Network.

The two-hour show aired Monday, November 11, 2013. TMR was broadcast live M-F from 10:00 am – noon on channel 2.

For more clips from The Millstone Report web cast visit I.M. Kane 2012 on youtube. To see a rebroadcast of the last show, visit the Ought to be Headlines web page.

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