Saturday, August 28, 2010

Elmer Gantry = Huckster & Charlatan Glenn Beck


Here's another clip from the movie Elmer Gantry. You can see how devious this charlatan Gantry is. He is truly a Huckster by the way he slips in and manipulates people with his smooth talking and feigning religion just to take advantage of them later. (As Beck is doing with his "Take Back the Civil Rights Movement" rally today.)

1 comment:

Vicente Duque said...

Excellent comparison of Glenn Beck to Elmer Gantry. The Best in Hypocrisy, using Religion to make money.

This is an excellent comparison. I love the movie.

Elmer Gantry is a satirical novel written by Sinclair Lewis in 1926 and published by Harcourt in March 1927.

From Wikipedia :

Lewis did research for the novel by observing the work of various preachers in Kansas City in his so-called "Sunday School" meetings on Wednesdays. He first worked with William L. "Big Bill" Stidger (not Burris Jenkins), pastor of the Linwood Boulevard Methodist Episcopal Church in Kansas City, Missouri. Stidger introduced Lewis to many other clergymen, among them the Reverend L.M. Birkhead, a Unitarian and an agnostic. Lewis preferred the liberal Birkhead to the conservative Stidger, and on his second visit to Kansas City, Lewis chose Birkhead as his guide. Other KC ministers Lewis interviewed included Burris Jenkins, Earl Blackman, I. M. Hargett, and Bert Fiske.[citation needed]

The character of Sharon Falconer was based on elements in the career of Aimee Semple McPherson, an American evangelist who founded the Pentecostal Christian denomination known as the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel in 1927.

Vicente Duque

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