Will Glenn Beck’s Creepy “Black Robe Regiment” Use Churches to Sway Voters?
Glenn Beck’s newly created Black Robe Regiment — which he has said would be apolitical — apparently has a clear political direction, according to two of its members.
Dr. Richard Lee of the First Redeemer Church in Atlanta, Ga., and Dr. Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention, both said part of the group’s mission is to return to their places of worship and boost voter involvement.
“We know the people of America are good, morale, decent people,” Lee told me Tuesday. “If they look within their own hearts, they will vote the proper way and allow themselves to stand up at the voting polls.”
Beck has repeatedly insisted that the new group and his recent rally would be apolitical.
On his radio show Monday, Beck discussed the first meeting to create the new group. He said: “I had a couple people that had helped put this together, and some of them had been involved in the Christian Coalition. And when I first called them and talked to them, I said, ‘Look, I know you were involved in the Christian Coalition, but this isn’t Christian, this has to be everybody, and it cannot ever be made about politics. If it’s about politics, it’s worthless.’ And all of them said the same thing: ‘Amen.’ ”