Mercury Confidential interview with Glenn Beck part 3: “It’s about what you watch on TV, it’s about your music, movies, and school"

by Meg Storm

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

In the wake of what proved to be a truly historic week of service and charity, we sat down with Glenn to get his thoughts on how Restoring Love completes the Restoring trilogy he began two years ago in Washington D.C., how he feels coming out of this remarkable chapter of his life, and what comes next.

In an age when our culture has been dominated by leftists in Hollywood (i.e. Glee), conservative principles always seem to be playing catch-up when it comes to making it into the ‘mainstream’. Glenn has made it clear that in order for us to succeed in restoring this country, we will have to take back our culture.

“It’s about what you watch on TV, it’s about your music, movies, and school,” Glenn told the crowd at Dallas Cowboys Stadium. “It’s about your America, the America we are building for you right now.”

With TheBlazeTV already making its mark in the television world, Glenn has recently turned his attention to music. As a medium that has the power to convey a message in ways spoken words often can’t, music seems like it will play a key role going forward.

“This is the beginning of something that I have had in my head for 15 years,” Glenn said. “We are going to be moving into all realms of music because music is the language of the heart, and conservatives always screw it up.”

In the weeks leading up to Restoring Love, Glenn introduced his radio and television audiences to the wide variety of talent he had found. From gospel to pop and just about everything in between, Glenn made it clear that music would play a big part in his July 28 event at Cowboys Stadium and in his future plans.

When it came to the actual music selected for the show, there was a delicate balance that needed to be struck. “It was important to me that we didn’t shock people who are conservatives,” Glenn explained. “We are always spoon fed Lee Greenwood. And there is nothing wrong with Lee Greenwood. But Lee Greenwood was good for 1990 – that’s not where we are anymore.”

Restoring Love featured performances from a classical orchestra, a gospel choir, and a pop singer to name a few. Singer/songwriter Kalai shared the stage with pastor and Christian pop singer Kari Jobe. Alex Boye brought the house down with his soulful rendition of the National Anthem, while Matt Maher performed an acoustic version of his hit, “Hold Us Together.”

Editor’s Note: All the music from Restoring Love can be found at www.glennbeck.com/music

A lot of thought went into finding the best way to marry these different genres in the same show. Creating a show that was entertaining and inspiring, but also comfortable was the primary goal.

“So I wanted to start the show with the National Anthem,” Glenn said. “And actually the way that we did the National Anthem – I kind of did it kicking and screaming. I wanted to flip the National Anthem in a completely different direction, but the staff thought that it would be a little too jarring to start."

“We wanted to make everyone feel comfortable with what they were about to see,” he continued. “We pushed them with Kalai a little bit. For those who like country, you know, we pushed them into pop. For those of you like pop, we pushed them a little bit into classical. I wanted to push the envelope with everybody without making them feel uncomfortable.”

Never one to waste even a second, Glenn is already forging ahead – planning out the rest of the year and the years to come. Music will be key to this plan, as Glenn plans to take on a new attitude as he goes ahead with his mission to take back our culture.

“[Composer Clyde Bawden] is currently composing a symphony for me. He is also composing a Christmas CD – a whole new way to celebrate an Andy Williams Christmas, if you will. This really was a marriage between the two of us,” Glenn said. “Clyde and I were working two projects ahead the whole time that no one really understood then nor do they understand yet.”

“Next year we will be one step closer,” he continued. “I have an end destination for this, but I try to do it in small chunks to make sure that we prove to ourselves that we can do it because we are now moving into territory that no one has ever done.”

The success of Restoring Love is a direct result of the devotion, charity, and compassion of a very special group of people: you, the fans. History was made because of your dedication and sacrifice, and tomorrow Glenn finally has the opportunity to say thank you and share his favorite fan moments from Restoring Love.

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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Glenn Beck and The Nazarene Fund have been working tirelessly to evacuate Americans and our allies from Afghanistan, thanks to the U.S. government's failure to do so. But it's been far from easy. A recent Newsweek article, titled "Taliban Holds Up Glenn Beck Group's Planes," addressed some of the most recent challenges. The article claimed that six planes — filled with Americans and SIVs ready for takeoff — were "grounded by the Taliban amid negotiations with the U.S. State Department." So, what's actually going on? Why is the State Department meddling in the rescue? And what are the next steps to get these Americans home?

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn breaks down the whole story:

UPDATE: Leaked Email Shows State Department STILL Blocking Afghanistan Rescue Flights


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