*From Fox News: This is a rush transcript from “Glenn Beck,” July 14, 2010. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

GLENN BECK, HOST: OK, here is my challenge, America, and I started this last night. And I want to bring in Stephen Broden. He is a senior pastor at Fair Park Bible Fellowship in Dallas. He is also running for Congress in Texas.

I don’t want to talk to you about politics. I want to talk to you about the pulpit and the role that pulpit has played in every great period from the pilgrims to Martin Luther King. Every great period there was an enlightenment, there was an awakening. And it was the spiritual side of America that woke up and took the bull by the horns.

What should pastors — and America listen to this, because you have to ask can your pastor to get off his butt if he is not doing it right now and make a choice, because there is one choice to make: You are either with the radicals and Saul Alinsky and the collective redemption, or you’re with the Founders and their understanding of human, individual rights, right?


When you talk about the Founders, you cannot detach them from the Judeo-Christian ethic that under-girds everything that has made America great. And when you say Judeo-Christian ethic, you’re talking about the Bible.

And so pastors need to recast, in the minds of their congregation, that this nation was founded on principles that are sourced within the word of God. When you talk about liberty, you cannot escape liberty given to every man, because we’re made in image of God.

When they — the Founders — said in the Declaration of Independence, “We hold the truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator,” they were saying that our liberties, our freedoms are sourced in the divine. And that needs to be recast again in America in the church.

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