1. The Set Up
As a conservative television and radio host, Glenn Beck is often pushing the limits of the political conversation and it just got him into hot water, again, with SiriusXM Radio.
Conservative radio host Glenn Beck suspended from SiriusXM after discussion over a Trump presidency takes odd turn https://t.co/IxA8Jlurcr
—Yahoo News (@YahooNews) May 31, 2016
2. It’s Your Words!
Glenn Beck recently interviewed thriller writer Brad Thor, and they discussed “hypothetical” situations, which included the what-if-Trump-becomes-president scenario. Thor, putting on his writer’s cap, suggested that we might need something extreme to happen…
“This could bring down incredible heat on me, because I’m about to suggest something very bad. It is a hypothetical I am going to ask as a thriller writer,” Thor said.
“With the feckless, spineless Congress we have, who will stand in the way of Donald Trump overstepping his constitutional authority as president? If Congress won’t remove him from office, what patriot will step up and do that if he oversteps his mandate as president, his constitutional granted authority as president?”
3. Don’t do it. Don’t Agree. Just Stay Quiet, Glenn.
“I would agree with you on that,” Beck said.
4. The Gauntlet, Thrown
SiriusXM Radio suspended Beck, claiming the discussion could be construed by some as advocating harm against a potential president. “For that reason, we have suspended The Glenn Beck Program from our Patriot channel for the coming week and are evaluating its place in our lineup going forward,” they said in a statement.
5. Why Does It Matter?
Our country is in a state of extreme political tumult, and it’s just getting started. Use your words wisely. Be men and women of peace. Our churches and our communities will need discerning leaders, more than ever, as we head deeper into the political season. Resist the urge to turn the conversation into a red-coat-blue-coat debate about patriotism—and choose your words carefully.