Glenn interviews Jerry Falwell Jr.

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GLENN: Restoring Honor is our goal on 828. This is something I have potentially not talked an awful lot about what it is, for a couple of reasons. One, I honestly didn’t know exactly how we were going to pull it off and what we were going to pull off until about a month or month and a half ago. And now, I just don’t — I just don’t care to tip my hand. I ask that you would come and bring your family, bring your children, this is going to be a historic day, it is going to be a day that I think will shock those naysayers, those people on the far left, those people who think we are going to dishonor — I can’t believe they are actually printing these things now — dishonor the military, dishonor the civil rights movement, it is about Restoring Honor, and we can learn an awful lot from our military, the honorable men and women of our military and we can learn an awful lot about honor of those who stood or sat down or linked arms. I mean, anything that you think that you’re going through now, and you’re worried about, et cetera, et cetera, you have not taken a billy club to the head. None of us have. These guys did learn, restoring hon. It is really an amazing, amazing event. Trying to bring people together, and make a commitment to be the best people that we can be. It’s in Washington, D.C. on August 28th, it is a rather expensive event, and I love — as well, the media, that is printing, this is a promotion for this or that, you go ahead. I invite you to come and cover the rally. Please, cover it. Let’s have the whole world see the message of August 28th. You’ll know that what it is, not from the media coverage, but by the lack of it on August 29th. If it is what they say it is, it will be everywhere August 29th. You have to experience this yourself. Now, we have asked you to make a donation to this, all of the — all of — any dollar that is not spent goes to the special operations foundation, which these guys are the — they do all of the — you know, special forces, anybody that is hurt, anybody that is killed in the line of duty, taking care of the family, it is really, truly an amazing organization. The special operations warrior foundation, it gets all of the proceeds in and above what it cost to put this thing on. We have had some amazing people step to the plate, and help us. And is Jerry on the phone? Jerry Falwell is on the phone with us from liberty university and he has just made a donation with the university that I think is amazing. Hi, Jerry, how are you, sir?

JERRY: Hello, is this Dr. Glenn Beck?

GLENN: Yes, it is and I’ll be giving dental exams a little later on today.

JERRY: I was congratulating you on the honorary doctorate that our board of trustees conferred, for helping to bring this country back to its founding principles it’s well deserved.

GLENN: Thank you very much, sir, I truly appreciate it. And you guys have been so very helpful, and I’m looking forward to the time that we’re going to spend working on projects on trying to educate people from coast to coast on who we really, truly are. I want to thank you first of all for your donation to the 8-28 event. Can you explain what it is?

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JERRY: We’ve donated a four year scholarship to Liberty University for eight semesters beginning the fall of 2010, and this is — we’re doing this because when we read how the Restoring Honorary is to recognize our First Amendment rights, honor the service members who fight to protect our freedoms, that’s just something that’s dear to what we believe, and we have over 15,000 members of the armed forces who are serving right now who are students in our online program. So we have a special office that services them, we match whatever assistance the government those men and women of the armed forces, and it’s just because we believe it’s so important, what they’re doing. The sacrifice they’re making. And we also donated an online scholarship to liberty university online, for those who cannot relocate to Lynchburg, Virginia, that will cover an undergraduate degree or a graduate degree.

GLENN: How much does the online run? It’s 80,000 for the four year resident, what does the online run?

JERRY: It costs about 36,800 from start to finish to complete an undergraduate degree, online, or about 19,800 to complete a graduate degree, because it doesn’t take as many years, but it’s — that’s what’s being auctioned off right now to help you with what you’re doing in August, and to —

GLENN: Right now, the four year resident tuition scholarship is $27,500. I’m not even sure, do you know, Pat, when does this auction end do you know?

JERRY: 11 more days I think.

GLENN: 11 more days, so it’s another week, and we were down Pat and I were down when I gave the commencement address, we were down at liberty and I have to tell you, really not only impressed with the campus and what you guys are doing, but also I met many of the professors, many of the people that are putting your — you know, your whole curriculum and everything your whole philosophy together every year, and it is really impressive what you guys are doing. I mean it’s —

JERRY: A lot of people think it’s just a Bible school, but it’s a liberal arts university, it’s fully accredited, 140 different undergraduate and graduate programs, with 63,000 students now. We just passed Ohio state to become the 7th largest university, four year university in the United States. So it’s —

GLENN: That’s amazing.

JERRY: — because of our commitment to the founding principles to the Judeo-Christian ethic, and it’s an exciting place to be.

GLENN: The law school was wildly impressive. Tell me —

JERRY: I was in Washington yesterday meeting with the ABA, it was accredited in record time, it’s a fairly new law school, but it’s — those graduates are passing the bar, their bar passage rate is rivaling institutions that have been in existence for generations, and we’re just so proud of what’s happened here with these conservative young people.

GLENN: You have the mock courtrooms, and if I’m not mistaken this is why it was accredited in record speed, is because you have the mock courtrooms where you’re not just teaching the book, you’re actually teaching them how to apply it in courtrooms, and you even have the mark Supreme Court room.

JERRY: We emphasize on skills and actual — the more practical aspects of practicing law, and that did help us attain accreditation much faster. But the courtroom you’re referring to is an exact replica of the U.S. Supreme courtroom. So it’s a great place for students to learn, and to get the experience they need. And I remember when I finished law school, they — where I attended University of Virginia, it was mostly — mostly taught theory, and I had to learn all the practical aspects of practice in law from other lawyers, but we’ve taken a different approach here, and it’s — it’s one that’s proven to be very successful.

GLENN: Jerry, I have to speak about something we’ve spoken about privately and I hope you don’t mind, but when we first met and I went down, you asked me to give the commencement speech and I — when I first met you, I thanked you for that and I said I know you must be getting heat because you’re an evangelical in a Christian college and I am a Mormon, and those don’t seem to go hand in hand with a lot of people in their minds. And I know you took heat for that, and I thank you for that. And you told me if you don’t mind me sharing this, that you know what — you know what time of day it is, and that we all have to kind of stand together hare and put our differences aside. That doesn’t you endorse my faith or whatever, and that’s fine. But we have to unite on things that are big, because we are in trouble, here.

JERRY: If we don’t hang together we’ll hang separately, I mean, that’s what my father believed when he formed Moral Majority, was an organization of Mormon’s, Catholics, Protestants, Jews, people of no faith. And there are bigger issues now, we can argue about theology later after we save the country. And I really think that we really do need to stand together, it’s a critical time in our nation’s history, and it’s — I met with a banker this morning, and he was telling me how all the new regulations, how much they’re going to cost his bank, and how he’s going to have to pass those costs onto the consumers, and he’s going to explain how the Congress is hiding how they’re paying for this new banking reform bill by taking money out of the federal reserve, and just some scary things that public doesn’t even know about. But it’s a frightening time in our history, and we appreciate greatly what you’re doing to bring all these different groups together, Peter Littleback was so impressive with his book about George Washington, Sacred Fire, and when I got back to Lynchburg after become on your show. And we left my dad’s office just like it was when he passed away three years ago, and I didn’t notice it before but he had Peter Littleback’s book that he purchased three or four years ago open on his desk when he passed away. But you’re bringing all these types of people together on your show every day, and it’s creating a partnership between groups that may have never talked to each other otherwise, and I think nothing could be more important at this stage of our history

GLENN: God bless you Jerry, we’ll talk to you again and I thank you so much for your amazing contribution to the 8-28 rally, and we’ll see you again my friend.

JERRY: Good news, yesterday was the first day that Glenn Beck Show was on the radio here on Lynchburg on WLNI, 105.9 so we can finally pick you up over the air waves.

GLENN: That’s great. Thank you, I appreciate it. God bless you. Jerry Falwell from Liberty University. This is a university where your kids are safe, and your kids can actually learn, and not be filled with a bunch of nonsense. Liberty University, if you want to bid on that charity auction for 828, $80,000 value it’s at 27,000 now for a four year full residence scholarship. Check it out at GlennBeck.com/828.