Reaction to 'Restoring Courage' announcement

Ever since Glenn announced the “Restoring Courage” rally, people on both sides of the aisle have come out with an opinion – and most of the have missed the point completely.

One of the most inaccurate comments have been those saying that Glenn is out to teach Israel about courage. Untrue. Rather, Glenn is looking for people around the world to find their own personal courage again.

“This is a personal journey. I don't think the Israelis -  what did I say? How many times have I said this? I said this when I went over in 2002. I feel safer there than I do here. Why? Because everybody's aware. Everybody's awake,” Glenn said.

“It is imperative for our safety to let Israel know you are not alone. And to do it as a globe and not just one country. Do it as people of faith. For me I believe, I believe the hatreds of the past are coming back, and I believe that Jews will be persecuted again. And I have made my choice, and I have thought about this for a long time,” Glenn said.

“I will protect, I will defend, I will stand, I will speak, and in the end if it be his will, I will die right alongside my brother. That is the stand. You can do with it what you want. But it's certainly not to teach the Israelis a darn thing.”

But even people who all themselves fans are missing the point.

“These are fans of The Blaze. These are readers of The Blaze,” Glenn said to introduce their thoughts.

“The first one: The economy is collapsing. The nation is going to hell in a hand basket, socialist style. We have new laws every single restricting us. We have the TSA giving us anal problems allowing us to fly and Beck wants to go to Israel? Is this some kind of joke? I have nothing against Israel, Glenn, but pal, we have too much here to worry about. Thanks but no thanks,” Glenn read.

“How about this one. Dear Glenn, get this out of your system before the big election push for next year. I was listening this morning when you announced this and I was dumbfounded. I anticipated a huge constitutional revival or a huge move to a broader state for a showdown against the lefties on the border security and illegal immigration. I hope you get your manic brain wrapped around the home front before the big push in November 2012.”

But perhaps the worst came from a fan who wrote, “Glenn's big announcement is that he has converted to Judaism. Not that there's anything wrong with that, they write. But his need to go to Israel, "Need" is in quotation marks. Along with the fact that he now publicly is wearing a yarmulke. [Yes, sir, when I go to the Western Wall, all people wear a yarmulke, as to not offend others. Yes, sir. When I'm in Rome, I do as the Romans do. – Glenn] That points to his obvious choice that what he is saying is he has a big surprise, a change in his life that he's been thinking about some time. And all the while he's been meeting with more and more rabbis and Israeli religious leaders. It's becoming pretty clear. Like I said, nothing wrong with becoming Jewish. It's not any worse than being a Mormon. So regardless what faith he chooses, although it's pretty clear at this point, I'll still be a fan of his and I'll listen every day.”

What did Glenn think of this poster? “You know what, sir? I don't want you to be a fan of mine. No thank you. That's okay. You should go listen to another show,” he said.

“I appreciate that Judaism is no worse than Mormonism. I do appreciate those crumbs from your table. But no thank you,” Glenn said with sarcasm.

“I will tell you this: The world is headed for Nazi like evil again. The same players are involved. Fascists, socialists, communists, and radical Islam. Well, that's the making of a fine, fine soup. No thank you. Just talk to those who get it. Don't worry about the others. You prepare yourself and you know what you believe. And you talk to those that get it and unite. Get your church to wake up. There will be some things that we're going to be doing. We'll explain later on this week. But get them to wake up,” Glenn said.

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The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

Watch the video clip below to hear more updates from Glenn:

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

Watch the video clip below to catch more of the conversation:

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below:


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