Who’s the bigot: Christians? Or those attacking them?

An article came out yesterday that universally declared anyone who supported Chick-Fil-A, Christians, and believes in the traditional definition of marriage are bigots. No word on if the author felt Obama was a bigot up until a few weeks ago, when he flip flopped on the issue. And no word if the author considers himself a bigot for ostracizing all believers.

The other day, Glenn gave a response on air to an article attacking the owners of Chick-Fil-A as bigots for their support of traditional marriage. Glenn supported the owners, saying that being pro-traditional marriage did not mean you were inherently anti-gay. The author of the article responded by calling Glenn, and anyone who agrees with him, a bigot.

"I would assume that you guys are as well, have been labeled a bigot just because, you know, I say that a sandwich shop really can't oppress anybody, I'm a bigot, you're a bigot.  We're all bigots now," Glenn said.

"Dan Cathey's a COO.  He does not command some sort of elite chicken police force that's grappling down the sides of people's houses.  He has an ad campaign where cows suggest people eat more chicken," he said. "Besides the chicken, I don't think he's oppressing anybody."

"We didn't get into the same‑sex marriage.  We didn't discuss sexuality at all.  What we talked about was not mentioned in the article.  What was mentioned is that now the year is 2012 and because it's 2012, all bets are off.  Everything you once believed, everything that doesn't fit the new and improved belief structure in this country is apparently no longer allowed because it's 2012.  No punches will be pulled.  If you have a different point of view, it's okay for you to be ostracized.  It's okay for you to be ridiculed.  It's okay for you to be demonized.  Even if you don't actually say anything hateful, if you don't even address anything about somebody else's point of view, you're a hate monger."

"Keep in mind these are the same people that hate labels and hate to be labeled.  They are the same people who preach tolerance, yet they have no tolerance, especially for people who have a biblical view of the world.  They preach diversity, but they only want to hear their opinion.  No diverse opinions are allowed."

"The left has the same problem with the Bible that they do with the United States Constitution. Every time they talk about the Bible, it's old, it's dusty, it doesn't apply anymore. Every time they talk about the Constitution, it's old, it's dusty and the thing, it's just, we're an enlightened people now. Really? This is what enlightenment looks like? Then I'd ‑‑ I'd like to ask for a little bit more darkness if this is what it looks like in the light. Because look at what we're doing to each other. Now that we've outgrown the cute, quaint little notions of right and wrong, good and bad, evil and righteousness, this is it? And because so many Christians refuse to let go of those crazy notions, we can't tolerate them anymore. We have to be marginalized and demonized. Their scriptures have to be taken out of context, distorted, and shown how silly they really are in 2012."

"The only problem, the only problem with the left's theory is that Christians, the people who really do understand the Bible, still represent about 3/4 of this country. And you know what? I don't know about you, but I am tired of being misrepresented. I'm tired of being ridiculed. I've taken it. We've all taken it. The country has taken it. And ‑‑ because we don't hate people. And, you know, whatever. You want to say that? Whatever. But it's time it stops. And it's going to. But not through muscle, not through shutting you down. Just, we're going to dismiss you now. You're really pathetic. We're sick and tired of hearing it, and it doesn't work anymore. You keep playing your one‑note refrain of hate and bigotry and racism. Actually it's not one note. Actually I think technically that's three."

 

Ezra Levant, founder of Rebel News, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to describe the shocking footage he and his team captured of Canadian police harassing and even arresting Rebel News reporters during a protest in Montreal.

Video clips show officers making remarks about the "Jew" reporters and calling Rebel News "Jew media." Reporters are pulled out of crowds, handcuffed, slammed against vehicles and arrested. Some have been fined "thousands and thousands" of dollars "because they had cameras pointed at the police," said Levant.

Another video clip shows Canadian police demanding entrance to a rented Airbnb houseboat without a warrant.

"They the claimed it was an illegal gathering. It was just a B and B," Levant explained. "I told them to get a warrant. I went out there ... and they wouldn't let me back in.... It turned into a ten-hour standoff. They couldn't find a judge willing to give them a search warrant, so to punish us, they called the whole thing a crime scene. They actually wouldn't let any of my team off the boat unless they submitted to a personal search, which is illegal. And the craziest part, is that they arrested one of my guys, took him to jail, and they said this to us: We will hold him in jail until you let us search the Airbnb without a warrant."

Levant said nearly all Canadian media have ignored the insane attacks, warrantless searches and seizures, and the jailing of journalists, and warned Americans to take note and protect our First Amendment rights.

"If you do not protect your First Amendment, if you do not hold those hard-won freedoms, you will be like what we are," he said. "This is your future if you don't protect your First Amendment."

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On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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