Glenn talks to American Bible Challenge host Jeff Foxworthy

On radio this morning, Glenn interviewed author and television host Jeff Foxworthy of GSN’s American Bible Challenge.

“The American Bible Challenge was a huge success. The last time I talked to you about this, I think it was getting ready to premiere last year and you said, we're just going to try this out. We're not really sure if it's even going to work, or whatever. We'll just try it. Here it is a success and now back the second year,” Glenn said.

American Bible Challenge became the highest rated show in the history of GSN – a remarkable feat given GSN is not a faith-based network. Glenn compared the show’s success to another show – The Bible on the History Channel, which similarly became the highest rated show in that network’s history.

“Highest rated thing in the history of the network, which is very interesting,” Foxworthy said. “A show about the Bible, you know, on a network that's not devoted to faith programming. I think that's pretty cool.”

Foxworthy attributes the show’s success to its positive message and unique format. “You know, if you just talk about faith, it becomes boring pretty quickly. But unlike any game show, nobody keeps the money,” he explained. “They turn around and they give it away to somebody in their community. They love on somebody in their community.”

In the wake of the election of the new Pope, media coverage of the event has focused largely on modernizing the Catholic Church. Considering the Catholic Church, like any sect of Christianity, is rooted in the words and teachings of the Bible, there is only so much ‘modernizing’ any of these religions can do. “I mean, Glenn, you're talking about the scriptures,” Foxworthy said. “If you believe that it's the – you know, that it is the inspired Word of God, it wasn't just written for people 2,000 years ago or 3,000 years ago. It's still relevant today.”

“You're supposed to take care of each other, and when that happens within the faith community, then there's no longer this big requirement for the government to do it. It's not their job,” he continued. “We're supposed to take care of each other.”

Glenn proceeded to ask Foxworthy about the lack of coverage the success of shows like American Bible Challenge and The Bible receives from the mainstream media. Glenn suggests that it is most likely because the left is afraid to admit the power such shows wield in shifting the conversation away from the power of government toward the power of faith and the Bible, and Foxworthy had similar insight.

“It's because it's a positive thing. And, you know, we've kind of become in this country to where the thing that we worship is the government. The government is going to take care of us. And it was never intended to be that way,” Foxworthy said. “I mean, if you go study the Constitution that was never the way it was supposed to be.”

Foxworthy’s favorite passage from the Bible is Galatians 1:10, which talks about whether one if seeking the approval of man or of God. And as a result, he takes any criticism the show or he might face in stride. “I just figure if I live my life in such a way that God approves of it, then do I really care what anybody else says about it,” he said. “Because you've got to think if I'm doing it in a way, you know, I'm probably a pretty good citizen of my country and of my state and of my community. I'm probably a good father. I'm probably a good friend. I'm probably a good husband. So what does it matter what you say about it?”

“I really like that guy,” Glenn said about Foxworthy. “A really, really normal, nice guy… Put something positive and something fun in your life. The American Bible Challenge – tomorrow.”

Critical Race Theory: A special brand of evil


Part of what makes it hard for us to challenge the left is that their beliefs are complicated. We don't mean complicated in a positive way. They aren't complicated the way love is complicated. They're complicated because there's no good explanation for them, no basis in reality.

The left cannot pull their heads out of the clouds. They are stuck on romantic ideas, abstract ideas, universal ideas. They talk in theories. They see the world through ideologies. They cannot divorce themselves from their own academic fixations. And — contrary to what they believe and how they act — it's not because leftists are smarter than the rest of us. And studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country. Marx was no different. The Communist Manifesto talks about how the rise of cities "rescued a considerable part of the population from the idiocy of rural life."

Studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country.

Instead of admitting that they're pathological hypocrites, they tell us that we're dumb and tell us to educate ourselves. Okay, so we educate ourselves; we return with a coherent argument. Then they say, "Well, you can't actually understand what you just said unless you understand the work of this other obscure Marxist writer. So educate yourselves more."

It's basically the "No True Scotsman" fallacy, the idea that when you point out a flaw in someone's argument, they say, "Well, that's a bad example."

After a while, it becomes obvious that there is no final destination for their bread-crumb trail. Everything they say is based on something that somebody else said, which is based on something somebody else said.

Take critical race theory. We're sure you've noticed by now that it is not evidence-based — at all. It is not, as academics say, a quantitative method. It doesn't use objective facts and data to arrive at conclusions. Probably because most of those conclusions don't have any basis in reality.

Critical race theory is based on feelings. These feelings are based on theories that are also based on feelings.

We wanted to trace the history of critical race theory back to the point where its special brand of evil began. What allowed it to become the toxic, racist monster that it is today?

Later, we'll tell you about some of the snobs who created critical theory, which laid the groundwork for CRT. But if you follow the bread-crumb trail from their ideas, you wind up with Marxism.

For years, the staff has devoted a lot of time to researching Marxism. We have read a lot of Marx and Marxist writing. It's part of our promise to you to be as informed as possible, so that you know where to go for answers; so that you know what to say when your back is up against the wall. What happens when we take the bread-crumb trail back farther, past Marxism? What is it based on?

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism.

It's actually based on the work of one of the most important philosophers in human history, a 19th-century German philosopher named Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism. And, as you'll see in just a bit, if we look at Hegel's actual ideas, it's obvious that Marx completely misrepresented them in order to confirm his own fantasies.

So, in a way, that's where the bread-crumb trail ends: With Marx's misrepresentation of an incredibly important, incredibly useful philosophy, a philosophy that's actually pretty conservative.

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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