Glenn Beck sees Wednesday’s murder of a reporter and a cameraman on live television as God’s “final warning” before the end of the world.
Just a few hours after Vester Flanagan opened fire on former WDBJ colleagues Alison Parker and Adam Ward during a local news broadcast in Roanoke, Virginia, Beck made the wild claim during his show on The Blaze TV.
“I think that God is giving me one final warning,” Beck said. “He’s telling us, ‘you got one more chance, this is it.’ I’m telling you, this is it. This is God saying, ‘Last chance.'”
In a subsequent sermon, Beck read from the scriptures and apologized to anyone who “doesn’t want to hear it” or who “doesn’t understand it.”
“I’m telling you, as we watch things like a shooting on television and a shooting on the street, this is the beginning of sorrows,” he said. “This is the beginning, and we have a final call.”
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Flanagan, a disgruntled former WDBJ employee, fled in his Ford Mustang after the shooting. Police recovered the vehicle after he dumped it in favor of a Chevy Sonic he rented earlier this month. Attempts to stop Flanagan’s vehicle were unsuccessful, but the man died from self-inflicted gunshot wounds at approximately 1:30 p.m. ET.
The shooter posted video of him walking up a balcony and approaching the reporter and photographer before shooting them. Flanagan used Bryce Williams professionally and on social media.