Outkick.com’s Jason Whitlock made the move from sports talk over to the news side of things Tuesday morning filling in for Glenn Beck as the conservative talk show host is taking a break for Thanksgiving. Whitlock used the platform to address mostly racial issues.
Whitlock appeared as a guest last week on Beck’s program, and said the two popular personalities hit it off.
“Our spirits just connected,” said Whitlock. Following the appearance, Beck’s program reached out to the Outkick host and partner to explore having him fill-in on the show.
“I am so thankful for his voice and others in independent media who continue to speak the truth,” added Whitlock. “That’s why I moved over to Outkick, so I could speak the truth. I am so thankful to have this platform.”
At times, however, that platform seemed more like a pulpit as Whitlock continually couched most of his points in religious overtones.
“I’m just a sinner saved by grace,” Whitlock said. “I grew up in a Baptist Church, but now I see Black people being pulled away from Christianity and instead they have been told by the mainstream media to start worshiping their skin color instead of God. God, Jesus and Christianity are how Black people made it through the evils of slavery and yet now we are told by liberals that Christianity is the cause of all of our problems. They don’t know history.”
Whitlock added that celebrities like LeBron James and others are disciples of this “new religion”.
“LeBron and other NBA players this season wore slogans on their jerseys that said “Love Me”. What does that even mean?,” Whitlock asks. “I guess they are saying love me because I’m Black, but if a White player had that message on their jersey, we (African-Americans) would be highly upset. For me, it’s not a skin color issue. Jesus calls me to love all people, no matter what. I don’t see people as Black or White. I see people as people. Yet today we have people competing like it’s the Olympics to see who can be the most Black and that’s why race relations in America have not improved lately.”
In keeping with the religious theme, Whitlock had his own personal Amen Corner during the three hour show. James “Uncle Jimmy” Dodds, who is a regular contributor to the FS1 program Speak For Yourself, regularly said “Amen” when Whitlock made a point he agreed with. It was a reunion of sorts for Dodd and Whitlock, as Whitlock co-hosted Speak For Yourself before moving to Outkick.
Whitlock covered many other controversial topics during the time slot, including how he feels the Black Lives Matter movement is a Marxist organization. These points were likely designed to appeal to Beck’s conservative demographic. Based on Twitter reactions though, Whitlock may help expand that demographic to include those who normally only consume sports media. Several replies to Whitlock’s promotional Tweet about his hosting The Glenn Beck Show were sports fans wanting to know how to tune in because they don’t normally listen to news talk programs.
Whitlock will also fill in for Beck on Wednesday, November 25th from 9 AM to 12 PM. The Glenn Beck Show is carried by over 400 stations nationwide.
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