Salon {.com} accuses Glenn Beck of Neo-Confederate Ties

Oh my! Ties to the League of the South AND Alex Jones? This just might be enough to drive Beck to drinkin’ again.- Editor


Family Research Council executive vice president Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin has backed out of speaking at a conference promoted by Glenn Beck after learning that the event has ties to the League of the South, a neo-Confederate group.

“Yes, that is true. When it was brought to our attention that there were connections to this group that does not share our values, General Boykin withdrew from the event,” FRC’s vice president for communications, J.P. Duffy, said in an email to Salon, confirming an earlier blog report.

Boykin is still listed as the top speaker of the Founding Faith Conference, a two-day event scheduled to take place in Texas in late September that aims to “train fellow citizens in the Founder’s view of Law and Government and be equipped to give them a working knowledge of our Founding Documents.” The conference’s website also notes that Boykin will be available for a VIP dinner, photo op and panel discussion.

Conservative broadcaster Glenn Beck has been enlisted to promote the event. “On September 20 and 21, join my good friend General Jerry Boykin,” Beck says in a radio spot recorded to promote the event. “Sign up today for the Founding Faith Conference and learn how to boldly defend your conservative principles in any situation.”

But the retired general-cum-social conservative activist has dropped out of the conference after questions were raised about the conference’s ties to the League of the South and another controversial group.

One of the scheduled speakers at the event, David Whitney, is the chaplain of the Maryland chapter of the League of the South. And Michael Peroutka, the founder of one of the conference’s original sponsors, the Institute on the Constitution, was elected to the board of directors of the League in June and pledged IOTC resources to help the neo-Confederate group. Peroutka ran for president in 2004 on the Constitution Party ticket, earning endorsementsfrom the League and conspiracy broadcaster Alex Jones.

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One Response to “Salon {.com} accuses Glenn Beck of Neo-Confederate Ties”

  1. I am a current and active member of the League of the South. Take it from me, we have no affiliation with Glenn Beck in any sense of the word. We despise Glenn Beck. By the way, “paleo-Confederate” is a more accurate description of our org. We desire, and are actively working for, an independent Dixie and homeland for the traditional Southern people. Deo Vindice!

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