Glenn Beck organizes global movement of peace and freedom

 

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Over the weekend news broke that Glenn Beck flew from the United States to Europe in order to organize an international movement of peace and freedom. He was invited to meet with leaders of several European Tea Party groups, and separately with several key officials in the Catholic Church. The meetings are the latest in a series of discussions that Glenn has had with major political and religious figures over the past few years. Again and again, Glenn’s conversations with these leaders have focused on looking beyond politics for solutions, but rather to individuals, personal responsibility, and faith. As part of this message, Glenn has called for the faithful to remain distinct and separate in theology, but to stand together as a people of faith. These ideas will culminate at Glenn’s “Restoring Love” event in Dallas, TX on July 28th at Cowboy’s Stadium.

When Glenn signed off of radio last Wednesday he gave little indication of where he was going except that it was a “special assignment” and his audience needed to tune in on February 20th to get the details. Last night, it was revealed that he had actually travelled to Europe in order to organize an international movement of peace and freedom.

Glenn was invited to Europe to speak with leaders from Serbia, Georgia, Milan, Rome, Germany, Austria, London, and Israel. These leaders had heard of Glenn’s work in America and in Israel and were interested in bringing his message of individual freedom and personal responsibility to their own countries. The meeting, organized by FreedomWorks and Mercury One, sought to bring people on the front lines of the freedom and peace movement overseas together to learn from one another and to find ways to work together to spread the message of freedom to their own communities and beyond.

Glenn told the assembled leaders that they were not alone, but that they had friends in America and in other European countries who were all working for individual freedom and personal responsibility.

Uniting with the international community has become increasingly important over the past several months, as these groups see America headed down the same path that Europe as been on for decades. Personal freedoms are being sacrificed in order to give the government expanded power in order to take care of the people, rather than let people take care of themselves. In Europe, this decades long trend toward socialism has been an utter failure, as best represented by the chaos and financial ruin of Greece. The assembled group was looking to not only understand why America would follow a path that is known to lead to failure and economic collapse, but also were hoping to learn from Glenn and FreedomWorks about America’s Tea Party movement and what they were doing to change the dangerous slide towards socialism.

While a wide range of problems and solutions were discussed, the overarching theme of the meeting was that politics alone would not change anything. Instead, it would take individuals uniting on a national and international level to restore personal responsibility, peace, and freedom.

Restoring Love, a three-day nonpartisan and non-political event, will celebrate personal freedom and faith as thousands unite to engage in service projects in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, culminating in an evening of celebration, inspiration, and reflection at Cowboys Stadium (Get more details HERE). Separately, FreedomWorks will be kicking off their peace and freedom initiative that week as well, more details to come.

Following his meeting with leaders in Europe, Glenn travelled to The Vatican visited with several high-ranking officials including Cardinals, Monsignors and Archbishops over the course of several days. They discussed the recent attacks on freedom of expression and freedom of conscience, as well as standing against the rise of secularism and the rise of anti-Semitism.

The news of the meetings with Catholic leaders comes on the heels of Glenn announcing a movement to protect religious freedom from government intrusion, currently best represented by “We are all Catholics now” – a call to action for people to stand up against mandated coverage of contraception by Catholic institutions. The movement, of course, is not about just contraception (or just Catholics), but rather the overall loss of religious freedom in America and the world.

Before heading home, Glenn also made a stop in Greece as part of research for a “special project” that will be revealed at a later date.

While the overseas meetings this weekend were very important, they were just the most recent discussions that Glenn has had with major religious and political leaders, both from American and the international stage.

Over the past two years, Glenn has been invited to meet with Billy Graham, Dr. James Dobson, Joel Olsteen, John Hagee, and James Robison. He has also met with many of the biggest names in the evangelical community, Chief Rabbis from four continents, high-ranking officials from the Eastern Orthodox Christian community, Coptic Christians from the Middle East, and many others.

Glenn has worked with many of these leaders to find ways for people of faith to stand together in support of religious freedom while remaining distinct and separate in their own theology. He has also spoken extensively on the disturbing rise of anti-Semitism and the attacks on faith from secularism.

“Because we have a right to worship freely, let us declare: We have a responsibility to fight for the rights of others to worship freely,” Glenn said in his keynote address at “Restoring Courage” in Jerusalem, Israel.

Over the past few years, Glenn has led a serious effort to unite people of faith together and to stand up for individual and religious freedom.

The movement began on 8.28 at The Restoring Honor Rally in Washington, D.C. when Glenn called for America to unite together and “turn back to God”. Many expected a politically charged speech targeting the federal government, but Glenn ended up telling the hundreds of thousands gathered in D.C. a very different message.

“This day is a day that we can start the heart of America again. And it has nothing to do with politics. It has everything to God. Everything turning our place back to the values and principles that made us great,” Glenn said on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

The Restoring Honor event concluded with Glenn being joined on stage by a “Black Robed Regiment”, a group of rabbis, preachers, imams, and other religious leaders all locked arm and arm. The gathering represented the call for unity that Glenn was making to people of faith across the country. Regardless of what you believe in, unite with other people who believe in God.

Not long after the Restoring Honor Rally in D.C., Glenn was already planning another event in Jerusalem, Israel, that would become “Restoring Courage”. Again, Glenn said people of faith needed to come together.

When announcing the event, Glenn encouraged people to stand up and declare their support of Israel and “do it as a globe and not just one country. Do it as people of faith.”

And at that event in Israel - at the crossroads of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam – Glenn again called for people of faith to unite.

“Today I propose a new path. I propose a path led by you – the individual, linked in arms with other individuals. A path where governments and so-called human rights organizations get out of the way and people come together to solve our problems. As God intended,” he said.

Glenn pointed to history for examples of significant human rights movements, such as the end of Jim Crow laws in the American South, and how the hatred at the time was overcome not by a small, powerful elite but by individuals of faith.

“In each case, the work was done by individuals who would not abide convenient lies. They saw injustice and they called it out. They saw their nation wage war against a single group and they said ‘Not in My Name.’ They didn’t wait for the conventions of society to catch up to God’s laws. They pushed. They pressed. And they were victorious,” Glenn said.

“This spirit lives within us. I believe that you will link arms with others and stand with courage, and walk behind the pillar of fire,” he added.

The event ended with Glenn calling for a global movement of human rights and responsibility.

“America corrects its course through religious institutions,” Glenn told GlennBeck.com. “From the end of slavery to Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights movement. Our Judeo-Christian have always been at center of setting things right.”

On July 28th, Glenn will once again be calling for people of faith to unite together at “Restoring Love” in Dallas, Texas.

A town in Sweden is under fire after denying requests to ring church bells in the 1990s and the 2000s but recently approving a mosque's request to conduct a weekly Islamic call to prayer.

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Authorities in the town of Vaxjo in southern Sweden have given the local mosque a one-year permit to recite the call to prayer every Friday for about four minutes. But Fr. Ingvar Fogelqvist of St. Michael's, the local Catholic church located about a mile from the mosque, says similar requests to ring church bells were denied.

On today's show, Pat and Jeffy talked about this story and favorable bias toward the Muslim faith. The issue isn't that the Islamic call to prayer is allowed; it's that all religions are not being treated equally.

Somebody might want to check the temperature in hell, it might be just a tad chillier than normal.

If you missed Friday's episode of The Glenn Beck Program, you missed something you probably never thought you'd see in this timeline or any other. Glenn actually donned President Trump's trademark red "Make America Great Again" hat and laid out the case for why he thinks Trump will win in a landslide in 2020.

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Bottom line: Nancy Pelosi and the mainstream media may have pushed Glenn to this point, but believe it or not, Trump's record will make this next election a walk in the park for number 45. At this point, the sitting president has done enough to earn even Glenn's vote.

Glenn broke down what he thought were the 10 biggest campaign promises that — unlike those made by most politicians — Trump actually kept.

10. Impose a 10% repatriation tax to bring jobs back to America

Not all of Trump's promises were good ones, but regardless of what the consequences may be — he did keep this one.

"Now, I think this one is dangerous," Glenn said on radio Friday. "He did it. Ten percent. Bring all of your money back into the United States. It will create jobs. Yes. It will also create inflation. But it's creating jobs."

9. Withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

This has been one of Trump's most passionate issues.

"The stop the TPP. Uh-huh. Right. Sure you are. Uh-huh. Yes. He did," Glenn admitted.

8. Withdraw from the disastrous Paris Climate Accord

Glenn found himself eating crow on this.

"I'm on record saying he will never do that because his daughter is a huge global warming person and he only listens to the family. Eh. Wrong," Glenn said with a puff of crow feathers coming from his mouth.

7. Bring North Korea to the table and rein them in

This looked impossible. Not so.

"'I'm going to bring North Korea to the table.' Are you? Everybody has tried to do that," Glenn said. "Now, they're at the table. We don't know what's going to happen. So the result of that is unknown. But has anybody else done that?"

6. Stop over-regulation and jump-start the economy

It's the economy, stupid.

"Does anybody feel like America is beginning to get on track somewhat economically? You know why? Because he fulfilled another promise," Glenn said. "Stop over-regulating the American people. Give them their money. Give the companies the opportunity to expand and bring their money back into the country, and maybe they'll build buildings. Maybe they'll build offices. Maybe they'll build new products. Maybe they'll build new factories. Maybe they'll hire a bunch of people."

Glenn went on.

"Now, I know Seattle is trying to do everything they can to make sure everybody in their city is homeless and unemployed, but the rest of the country is enjoying the feeling of, wow, maybe things are going to be okay."

5. Reverse Obama's executive orders

If you're like Glenn, you've gotten used to politicians promising "no new taxes," but you can really tell they're lying if their lips are moving. Guess what? That's apparently not Trump.

"The executive orders? Yeah. He's reversed a lot of Obama's executive orders," Glenn said. "These are outrageous promises."

4. Pull out of the Iran nuclear deal

No big deal...

"'I'm going to cancel the Iran Deal.' Yep. None of these are small. You know, I've got maybe ten minutes. I think we can get that done in the first term. And they did," Glenn said.

3. Give tax cuts to middle-class Americans

Maybe this could have been better, but we'll take it.

"I don't like the tax cut. I think he could go a lot further," Glenn said. "But that's not even his job. His job is to sign things that Congress puts in front of him. Not to design it. You Republicans in Congress, you disgust me. You disgust me. 'Imagine what we could do if we had the House and the Senate and the White House.' I can imagine what you'll do — nothing. You'll do nothing."

2. Change strategy and defeat ISIS

The mainstream media have been radio silent on this.

"How about the president's — well, I know I can defeat ISIS. I know I can do it. I'll defeat ISIS. He did," Glenn said. "And did you notice no one in the press even talked about it? All of a sudden, we're not talking about ISIS anymore. How come? Oh, I know. President Trump. That's why."

1. Recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and relocate the US embassy

This one is a true game-changer.

"Now, every president will say to you, when he's running, 'I'm going to make Jerusalem the home.' Well, really? The home of the embassy. Really, are you? Because everybody says that, nobody does it. He did it," Glenn said. "And I think that's going to go down as the biggest game-changer possibly in my lifetime. This is going — it already is — it is changing the game in Iran."

Glenn continued.

"And when it does, this president is going to come out and say something directly to those people, that we support them," he said. "And that's going to add fuel to the fire. And you might see a regime change and a collapse of the Islamic regime in Iran. And it will be 100 percent Donald Trump that made that responsible. One hundred percent. You're going to see changes because of this. He kept that promise. A promise I said, he's not going to do that. Nobody is going to do that. He did."

One chapter of ISIS has ended, but another may be starting

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For the most part, ISIS has fallen in Syria and Iraq. But before we celebrate the demise of this awful terrorist group, before we let our guard down, we should zoom out a bit, because ISIS is spreading. ISIS has largely just scattered out of the region as if someone turned on the kitchen lights and they scrambled.

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The Wall Street Journal spoke with Rohan Gunaratna, head of the International Center for Political Violence and Terrorism Research at the Nanyang University in Singapore. “Although Islamic State's ideology has suffered, it still has a huge potential," he told them. “Islamic State has entered a phase of global expansion, very much the same way al Qaeda extended globally in late 2001."

ISIS has spread into West Africa, and throughout much of Southeast Asia, and, as is typical of ISIS, they have done it violently, with a sick venom.

The world is their potential rubble, and their fight is endless.

Again, from the Wall Street Journal: “One chapter of ISIS has finished and another is beginning," said Hassan Hassan, a specialist on Islamic State at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy in Washington. “Their resurgence is coming sooner than expected."

The world is their potential rubble, and their fight is endless.

'The Handmaid's Tale' got it right, just with the wrong religion

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Just in case The Handmaid's Tale's heavy-handed message wasn't already heavy-handed enough, a recent episode made it clear there's always room for further hysteria. Particularly, in relation to depictions of a “patriarchal society" run by Christian doctrine and determined by men — oh those dastardly men.

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The show appropriates Margaret Atwood of the same name, depicting a totalitarian society led by Christian doctrine in which women's bodies are controlled, and they have no rights. The story sounds familiar, but not in the same way Atwood and the show's creators have so smugly assumed.

Just as tone-deaf as 4th wave feminism itself, and tone-deaf in all the exact same places. Most notably, the show's heavy-handed indignation toward Christianity. Toward the patriarchy. Toward conservatives and traditional values. And just like 4th wave feminism, the show completely overlooks the irony at play. Because there is a part of the world where women and children are being raped and mutilated. In fact, in this very real place, the women or girls are often imprisoned, even executed, for being raped, and they are mutilated in unspeakable ways.

Theirs is a cruel, bloody, colorless life.

There is a place, a very real place, where women are forced to cover their entire bodies with giant tarp-like blankets, which is all the more brutal given the endless heat of this place. There is a place where women literally have one-third of the rights of men, a place where women are legally, socially and culturally worth less than men.

They cannot drive cars. They cannot be outside alone. They cannot divorce, they cannot even choose who they marry and often, they are forcibly married at a young age.

They are raped. A lot. Theirs is a cruel, bloody, colorless life. This is the life of tens, perhaps hundreds of millions of women. And, I'll tell you, their religion isn't Christianity.