Faith and the future


"If I didn't have faith, I would have thrown myself off the top of a building a long time ago," Glenn said on radio this morning.

"If I didn't know the history of our country, if George Washington were just, you know, a cartoon figure like he is for most people, if Abraham Lincoln, if I didn't really know who Abraham Lincoln was and I didn't know how the Republic came to be and all the times that we had been in these kinds of jams and how God played a role, I would just have no faith ‑‑ I would have absolutely no faith."

"Somebody said to me the other day, 'So why do you think Romney's going to win?' I said God. They're like, okay, I got it. But, like, why do you think? And I said, uh, God.'Well..."' and I said, look, you've got to go back to ‑‑ I'm sorry, but you've got to go back to the times when people said in documents, with firm reliance on the protection of divine providence. I know that phrase. I believe that phrase. My only question is whether we have done enough to be on his side. God's never on man's side. He's never on anybody's side. He's always on man in the general sense, he's always on man's side. But he's on freedom's side. He's on the truth side. Now, have we restored enough truth in our own lives to be able to afford to ask him for that divine providence? Have we done that? That's the only thing that remains out there."

"I keep going back to people like Ralph Reed and all the pastors and the preachers. I mean, look what just happened with Billy Graham. Billy Graham took the cult status of the Mormons off of his website. Billy Graham. That is ‑‑ I mean, a few years ago Billy Graham didn't want to meet with me. Then we meet and we have a heartfelt conversation about Christ, and he really questions me on it. Sounds to me like you understand Christ. Now, that wasn't endorsement of my religion, but we had an open conversation about it. A good conversation. I mean, I like ‑‑ I mean, like how many times in the last six months, in the last six months I've corresponded with Billy or his daughters, you know, just in, 'How's your dad?' 'Hey, Dad was talking about you today,' things like that. I mean, it's bizarre. And then Mitt Romney comes in and meets with Billy Graham. And Billy Graham takes that off of his website. I'm sorry, but I think that's pretty miraculous. That's pretty miraculous to show how people have changed."

"I've had people in all faiths say, and Graham included, 'Look, I don't agree with your faith, but it's time we come together not to merge our faiths but to stand together and to stand with him.' This is what happened in the American Revolution. I can't tell you how many preachers and pastors and rabbis have said something's happening. God is absolutely involved. And we've never seen people of faith act like this before. I know I haven't. I've seen ‑‑ in five years I've seen a massive change in people of faith. Massive."

"Now the question is, 'Is that enough?' I'm like, I have no idea. Does he believe us this time? We don't have a good track record of saying, 'No, this time's going to be different, God.' But there are millions crying out to him. Millions. We're going to have to pay for the mistakes of the past. He's not going to punish us. We punish ourselves. Our actions punish ourselves."

"You know, people will cry out, why are ‑‑ why don't we have enough food? Why can't I afford this? Because that's the choice we made as a society. You know, how many Americans now will listen and dismiss the warnings of inflation, real true, frightening inflation? And they will mock and ridicule anybody who says 'Food storage'" Well, God's not going to punish you for that."

"But your actions will punish you and your family down the line. And then they'll cry out, 'Where is...' what are you talking about? He's been here the whole time. You can turn to Him and He'll help ease your heart but it may not ease your pain. We've got pain coming in front of us."

"How many Americans really, truly even understanding that, that what's happened to us in the last four years is the beginning. Romney's not going to get in and everything's going to be rosy. This is the beginning. And we're lucky. We're fortunate. Because we will be the leaders of this next phase. If we hold true to our principles and our values. When Romney gets in, we can either watch his back or if he decides to play more of the same with, you know, the GOP and Washington, if that's who he turns out to be, then we have to do the Tea Party against him. Have to. If they're coming after him because he is doing the right things, we have to stand with him. One way or another I don't know how it's going to turn out, but we can't change."

"Because I do believe in the protection of divine providence. I do believe those words. Because we're talking about man's freedom. You can talk about democracy all you want. Democracy, God doesn't care about democracy. God cares about man's freedom. That's what He cares about. And while we're not perfect, we are the best that the world has to offer. We've screwed things up you so royally and we are becoming less and less free every day. But we are still the best in the world for freedom. We are also the only ones that truly understand where our rights come from. And a lot of our citizens don't understand that anymore. What is there? But we're really willing to die for? My rights come from God. Not from anyone else. What do you think that is? 20%? Maybe? The rest haven't been taught. They don't know."

"When you think that only about 20% of this country really understands where their rights come from and are willing to really stand, in the end really stand for them and then you take that and you reduce that number? That's 20% of this country. Tell me Canada really understands rights come from God. Tell me Mexico understands that. Tell me Russians, anybody else. This is it. This is a very, very small number of people that really, truly understand it.

"You can't tell me that those people, if they live righteously, will not find themselves under the blanket of divine protection. It doesn't mean that things are going to go well for you. It doesn't mean that your business is going to prosper. It doesn't mean that your family's not going to go through trouble. It doesn't mean any of that stuff. It just means in the end you will be victorious. Remember God usually defines the end differently than man does. But in the end you are victorious. And that's all that matters. But it's a very small number of people, which makes the responsibility on our shoulders so profound. Because He will, as Bonhoeffer said, He's not going to hold you guiltless. You're going to be judged, and you know, you know the truth sucks. I hate this. This is the part I hate about God. It's like, 'Oh, well, then why did you tell me?' Have you ever had like ‑‑ we have fast Sunday in our church. It was like this with lent when I was growing up Catholic and it was like, you know, I'm having a chicken sandwich and I've got one bite in my mouth and somebody would say, 'no, no, it's Friday. You're not supposed...' and you'll be like, 'Why did you tell me? Now I can't eat it. I could have been fine. You could have waited 10 minutes and told me after and I went, oh, crap, I didn't know. Now I have to stop. That's the bad thing about God is once you know, oh, crap. Couldn't you tell me? There's parts of ‑‑ that are just like, 'I don't want to know.' Please."

"But it's an honor to serve at this time. It's an honor."

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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