Glenn Beck apologized and retracted his statement about Reform Judaism on his show yesterday. Folding to pressure from all sides about the comment that offended many, Beck said:
I was wrong on this. I also apologize for it… I’ve always told you to do your own homework and in this case I didn’t do enough homework.
On Tuesday, Glenn Beck compared Reform Judaism to radical Islam in an apparent dig at George Soros. Glenn’s comment, that Reform Rabbis resemble radical Islamists because they let politics overshadow their religious beliefs, prompted considerable outrage, most notably from the Anti-Defamation League. Abe Foxman, the chairman of the Anti-Defamation League, is old friends with Fox News president Roger Ailes.
Beck penned the following letter as well:
I just wanted to write to you personally and thank you for bringing to my attention the inaccurate comments I made on Tuesday. I was admittedly misinformed on Reform Rabbis and made a horrible analogy that I immediately attempted to clarify-quite honestly, I blew it on this one. When I believe I’m right, I am always willing to defend my ground. But, when I make a mistake, I hope you understand that I am willing to say so. It is why I led my show today with an admission that I was wrong and an apology to everyone I offended-within Reform Judaism and throughout the Jewish community.