Who will stand with those who lose their jobs because of what they believe?

Who will stand with those who lose their jobs because of what they believe? On Monday’s episode of The Glenn Beck Program, Glenn said that he would stand, as would TheBlaze, for anyone being  bullied because they speak up about their religious beliefs or have a point of view that isn’t popular with outraged liberals. To illustrate his point, he welcomed the Benham brothers, who had been fired for anti-gay comments from HGTV, onto the show.

Below is a transcript of Glenn’s opening monologue:

Hello, America, and welcome to TheBlaze.  This is the network that you are building, and this is The Glenn Beck Program.  Last week, I was reminded about how deceptive the media can be.  I read a story about two brothers who were taping a new show on HGTV, they were canned before it even aired because of alleged anti-gay and anti-Muslim comments that were uncovered.

And the quotes that the media used sounded really offensive.  I mean, I read them, and I thought, and I think I said on the radio if these are true, I mean, they might as well be members of the Westboro Baptist Church.  They weren’t true.  In fact, it didn’t take much investigation to find out that the quotes were either completely wrong or taken wildly out of context.

We invited the two brothers on the radio show on Friday.  I didn’t know what to expect.  Turns out lo and behold they’re good, decent people.  They’re incredibly gracious.  They won’t even lash out at HGTV.  I mean, I don’t know if I would be that kind.  We looked into their story, and before HGTV even green lit this show, they knew what their background was.  HGTV decided to go ahead anyway with the show.

But then the bullies showed up with the pitchforks and the torches, and then HGTV caved.  And the bullies caused everyone around who didn’t have a spine to just stop and go away and abandon freedom of speech, freedom of thought.

They don’t deserve to be treated like this.  Nobody does.  They’re not hateful people, and they’re being marked now as haters.  They, yes, are pro-life.  They believe babies have the right to be born.  They believe in traditional marriage, but those aren’t controversial or even new ideas anymore.  Or are they?  I guess you’re not allowed to say those things.

This is flat-out bullying, which I thought we were supposed to be against, not supposed to tolerate bullying.  We at this network stand with anyone who is being bullied, anybody who is being bullied for their views, whether they are atheist, gay, Muslim, liberal, Christian, doesn’t matter.  I may not agree with their worldview.  You may not.  We can disagree, but we have the civil right to be who we are and to believe what we believe and not be persecuted for it, period.

Yes, and I did say civil rights.  This may sound a little crazy, but the civil rights movement did not begin, nor did it end in the 1960s.  Any attack on freedom anywhere, anytime is a civil rights issue.  Martin Luther King said injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.  So as Christians now continue to be targeted for their views, as parents are intimidated and arrested for opposing Common Core, as farmers are harassed and punished by the EPA, as conservatives are being audited by the IRS, as reporters are being threatened by the White House and the DOJ, in a sea of self-serving and self-preserving cowards hoping against hope that time itself will cure all injustice, who will stand?

Who will stand with the terrified 14-year-old girl confronting a school board that just arrested her dad?  Who will stand with those who lose their jobs because of what they believe?  Who will stand when it is uncomfortable to do so or unpopular?  I will stand.  This network will stand.  I believe you will stand.

Whether we like it or not, we are the new civil rights leaders, mostly because no one else appears willing to shake loose from the chains of conformity and fight injustice with peaceful resistance.  That’s what happened to my two guests. Tonight, you will see a matter of injustice.  Just for sharing their own personal beliefs, they have been smeared and run out of business.

Watch the interview with the Benham brothers below:

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  • Anonymous

    Glenn, put these men on the Blaze. Give them a show, an audience.

    • Rebecca Christensen


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    • Mike Nelson

      I second the motion.

  • tamara little

    I saw the movie God’s not Dead, it was based on the very political correctness that goes on in the country. Here a student in a philosophy class was tried or correct into stating that God is dead, but to his christian belief he could not do that. He stood up for his belief and had to defend God and the students had to be the jury. As it was stated in the movie to the Professor we all had choices and yes it is a form of bullying in order to make themselves feel good. People forget we live in a country that we can make our own decisions where else in the country are people allow to do that

  • landofaahs

    It won’t stop until boycotts hurt their bottom lines. Only when business fears the right will this garbage stop. I have eliminated cable TV. I don’t support sports which are nothing but modern day gladiator type of events that elevate the worst things of self ego and now run by PC people who are so vapid that they resemble the most yellow of cowards.

  • Brad Rowland

    I stand with Glenn. I fear persecution for my Christian beliefs, and state directed regulatory loss of our family ranch. I did not start a tea party chapter because I feared the IRS (turns out with good reason). For a man whose family and friends think is brave, I have been (and am) a coward.

    I always feared that I would not stand up when it matters. I fear being a silent objector (like WWII Germans), instead of those brave unknown and forgotten people who stood against tyranny and lost their lives, families, and property. I can now truly understand the average WWII German, because it is so easy to compromise, accept, and avoid persecution.

    God forgive me, and others like me. May we not sell our American birthright and that of future generations.

    Thanks Glenn

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    THIS is NOT our government.

    —————————-HUAC/ NUREMBERG 2014—————————-

    Everything OLD —is NUREMBERG AGAIN!

  • Anonymous

    Here we find a brief overview of the Obama regime’s lies about the 2013 sequester: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/341553/obama-caught-lying-about-sequester-deroy-murdock

  • Samuel Sung

    In this YouTube video we find delusional liar Hussein Obama referring to debt increases as “unpatriotic”: http://youtu.be/DyLmru6no4U?t=5s

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