During his speech today at a Tea Party rally outside the U.S. Capitol building, conservative media mogul Glenn Beck insisted to the crowd that Martin Luther King Jr. drew his inspiration from God, not progressive liberals.

“What they all did was not progressive or new, it was ancient,” Beck announced. “Hollywood, Woodstock and the hippie culture was not the source of the power of the 1960′s civil rights movement, it was God and God alone.

“It was God that led those men and women risking their lives over that bridge in Selma, Alabama — not Janis Joplin, not Columbia University, and it sure the hell wasn’t a labor union," Beck scoffed. “It wasn’t John Lennon that taught people about peace and peaceful resistance — that job fell on the shoulders of the a Jewish carpenter a long time ago.”