Media personality and former Fox News host Glenn Beck says he was personally asked by Fox CEO Rupert Murdoch not to talk about God on the air.
Beck shared a story in which he claimed Murdoch told him specifically not to use the word “God” on air. “This is something that bothers Rupert deeply, deeply bothers him,” said Beck. “I was told not to use the word ‘God’ on the air anymore.
In an April 26 post on Twitter, Beck wrote: “I don’t know if Tucker Carlson’s speech about God and prayer was the final straw, but I have a feeling it DEEPLY bothered Rupert Murdoch.”
During the segment, Beck read from a recent report from Vanity Fair alleging that Carlson’s departure from Fox was less about a nearly $800 million settlement with Dominion Voting Systems over the network’s reporting on the 2020 election and instead about Carlson’s “religious talk.”
According to the report, Murdoch was unhappy with a speech Carlson delivered at the Heritage Foundation just days before the Fox News announcement in which Carlson spoke bluntly about the moral state of America and an ongoing battle between “good” and “evil.”
But while Carlson’s Heritage speech could be considered more of a sermon, it was a dinner Murdoch had with his ex-fiancée and Carlson that some suspect might have been the final straw.
Citing an anonymous source, Vanity Fair reported that Murdoch was put off by “Carlson’s messianism because it echoed the end-times worldview of Murdoch’s ex-fiancée Ann Lesley Smith,” who reportedly called Carlson “a messenger from God.”
The source told Vanity Fair: “Murdoch had seen Carlson and Smith discuss religion firsthand. In late March, Carlson had dinner at Murdoch’s Bel Air vineyard with Murdoch and Smith…During dinner, Smith pulled out a Bible and started reading passages from the Book of Exodus.”
Days later, Murdoch and Smith broke off their engagement and Carlson was no longer with the network. “By taking Carlson off the air, Murdoch was also taking away his ex’s favorite show,” the report added.
What will the response be of Murdoch and people like him when Jesus appears in the sky with His angels. God’s Word tells us that all the world will see Him when He appears and His angels gather the elect from the earth prior to God pouring out His wrath on an unrepentant world.
“Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.” Matthew 24:29-31
During the time God pours out His wrath upon the earth with the Trumpet and Bowl judgements, one would hope that some people would repent and ask God for forgiveness but the Word tells us that instead, people curse God right up to the end (7th Bowl judgement).
“The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands nor give up worshiping demons and idols of gold and silver and bronze and stone and wood, which cannot see or hear or walk, nor did they repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts.” Revelation 9:20
“The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and it was allowed to scorch people with fire. They were scorched by the fierce heat, and they cursed the name of God who had power over these plagues. They did not repent and give him glory. Revelation 16:8-9
“The fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and its kingdom was plunged into darkness. People gnawed their tongues in anguish and cursed the God of heaven for their pain and sores. They did not repent of their deeds.” Revelation 16:10-11
“The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple, from the throne, saying, “It is done! … And great hailstones, about one hundred pounds each, fell from heaven on people; and they cursed God for the plague of the hail, because the plague was so severe.” Revelation 16:17,21