Mercury One funds storm shelters in Oklahoma school, provides disaster relief after latest tornadoes

With tornadoes hammering Oklahoma for the second time in weeks this past Friday, Mercury One was once again on the ground within hours and providing relief to those who were affected. Mercury One and Glenn Beck donated $350,000 to “Shelter Oklahoma Schools”, a new group that builds storm shelters and safe houses within schools in Oklahoma.

“Anyone who has a child will tell you the safety and security of their children is tops on their daily priorities list. Knowing that our donation will go toward shelters that make kids safer during the school day is a heart-warming thing,” Glenn said.

“Seeing this group do so much good already so soon after the storm is proof positive of how people can quickly come together and provide for one another without having to wait on government to take care of them,” he added. “The Shelter Oklahoma Schools organization is proof of how great things can happen when people stand together to help one another.”

Mercury One presented the $350,000 check on Saturday.

Mercury One also donated $250,000 to the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office to help them fund the purchase of a mobile command center to better prepare them for tornados and other disasters. Several of the deputies who had their homes destroyed also received funds from Mercury One.

So far, Mercury One has raised over $1.7 million for tornado relief efforts in the Midwest.

Much of the fundraising for the tornado relief was done via social media. Immediately after hearing about the devastating tornado that tore through Moore, Glenn took to Twitter to find volunteers with trucks to bring food, water and diapers to Oklahoma. Within hours volunteers answered Glenn's call for assistance by providing trucks and drivers. Operation Blessing, a charity that Mercury One has partnered with before, filled the relief tractor-trailers with the needed supplies.

In one day, Mercury One was able to raise over $500,000 for disaster relief through 6,000 donations. Currently, they have raised a total of $1,738,885 with over 19,000 donations. Their current goal is to raise $2 million.

Glenn also used his TV and radio shows to tell inspiring stories of neighbors helping neighbors in Oklahoma, and to raise funds and awareness for Mercury One’s disaster relief efforts.

"Glenn Beck is our biggest advocate and supporter. Not only did he freely give of his radio and TV time to ask his audience to donate but he came to Oklahoma, to the heart of the devastation, to broadcast his radio show. The donations to Mercury One exceeded our highest expectations because Glenn was there and able to describe what we saw and felt," said Mercury One President Joe Kerry.

Speaking on radio after returning from Oklahoma on May 22nd, Glenn took a moment to praise the people in his audience who had done so much to help others with their time and donations.

“I believe this radio audience and this growing network has the most incredible listeners, readers, and viewers in the country, possibly the world,” he said. “I am fortunate enough to be surrounded by people who really do believe that the world can be a better place.”

This isn’t the first time that Glenn has called on his audience to help others. When Hurricane Sandy devastated New York City, Mercury One was one of the first organizations to provide relief to hard hit areas like Coney Island.

In two days, Mercury One raised over $300,000 in relief for Hurricane Sandy. Eventually Glenn's audience raised just under $2,000,000 for the Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund.

Joe Kerry met with members of New York Christian Resource Center at a church in Coney Island not long after the Hurricane hit, and was surprised to find that no other organization had reached out to them to provide relief. The church had no power and their basement and parts of the first floor were flooded. Mercury One donated $100,000 so repairs could begin immediately on the church.

Mercury One also teamed up with Operation Blessing to immediately disperse $100,000 in supplies to 46 churches and synagogues in the area and continued to provide funds and volunteers to assist in the clean up.

Jim Esposito of the NYCRC praised Mercury One’s efforts, saying “You have no idea what you guys have brought to us today – the hope that’s descended here in Coney Island, Brooklyn and beyond. You were the first people to come to this community, to this church and to see what we need. And that’s God’s honest truth. They didn’t know where they were going to turn today. And I’m glad that you were there. Thank you so much, sir.”

Mercury One also partnered with HopeNYC for their Day Of Hope providing funds to purchase food, supplies, teddy bears and hot meals for a community on Long Island.

The NYPD and its officers were especially hard-hit and while many people in other professions were able to take time off to rebuild, the officers of the NYPD were working longer shifts to deal with the effects of the hurricane. Mercury One contributed $250,000 to the NYPD Hurricane Sandy Assistance fund so its members and officers could focus on the safety of the citizens of NYC and not about finding the money to rebuild.

Mercury One doesn’t just provide disaster relief. The group also helped raise over $600,000 dollars to honor Chris Kyle, an American hero who served overseas and helped recovering veterans with his time and through his foundation. A fellow veteran killed him in February of 2013. Donations raised by Mercury One went to the Chris Kyle Memorial and FITCO Cares, a foundation started by Kyle and the Littlefield family.

Mercury One also organized the Day of Service during Restoring Love in Dallas, TX last summer. During that day, thousands of volunteers were sent out across the Dallas/Ft. Worth area to work at a variety of service projects.

Mercury One has been an active presence at Glenn’s summer events over the past two years. These events help raise money to cover Mercury One’s administrative and operating costs so that 100% of donations raised during a tragedy can go to providing relief efforts to the people in need.

Mercury One was founded with the motto: “For government to do less we need to do more.” The organization serves as an example of the principles of personal responsibility and individual charity being put into action.

Visit MercuryOne.org for details on how you can donate.

This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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The former ambassador to Russia under the Obama Administration, Michael McFaul, came up with "7 Pillars of Color Revolution," a list of seven steps needed to incite the type of revolution used to upend Eastern European countries like Ukraine and Georgia in the past two decades. On his TV special this week, Glenn Beck broke down the seven steps and showed how they're happening right now in America.

Here are McFaul's seven steps:

1. Semi-autocratic regime (not fully autocratic) – provides opportunity to call incumbent leader "fascist"

2. Appearance of unpopular president or incumbent leader

3. United and organized opposition – Antifa, BLM

4. Effective system to convince the public (well before the election) of voter fraud

5. Compliant media to push voter fraud narrative

6. Political opposition organization able to mobilize "thousands to millions in the streets"

7. Division among military and police


Glenn explained each "pillar," offering examples and evidence of how the Obama administration laid out the plan for an Eastern European style revolution in order to completely upend the American system.

Last month, McFaul made a obvious attempt to downplay his "color revolutions" plan with the following tweet:

Two weeks later, he appeared to celebrate step seven of his plan in this now-deleted tweet:



As Glenn explains in this clip, the Obama administration's "7 Pillars of Color Revolution" are all playing out – just weeks before President Donald Trump takes on Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the November election.

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Modern eugenics: Will Christians fight this deadly movement?

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Last month, without much fanfare, a new research paper disclosed that 94 percent of Belgian physicians support the killing of new-born babies after birth if they are diagnosed with a disability.

A shocking revelation indeed that did not receive the attention it demanded. Consider this along with parents who believe that if their unborn babies are pre-diagnosed with a disability, they would choose to abort their child. Upwards of 70 percent of mothers whose children are given a prenatal disability diagnosis, such as Down Syndrome, abort to avoid the possibility of being burdened with caring for a disabled child.

This disdain for the disabled hits close to home for me. In 1997, my family received a letter from Michael Schiavo, the husband of my sister, Terri Schiavo, informing us that he intended to petition a court to withdraw Terri's feeding tube.

For those who do not remember, in 1990, at the age of 26, Terri experienced a still-unexplained collapse while at home with Michael, who subsequently became her legal guardian. Terri required only love and care, food and water via feeding tube since she had difficulty swallowing as a result of her brain injury. Nonetheless, Michael's petition was successful, and Terri's life was intentionally ended in 2005 by depriving her of food and water, causing her to die from dehydration and starvation. It took almost two excruciating weeks.

Prior to my sister's predicament, the biases that existed towards persons with disabilities had been invisible to me. Since then, I have come to learn the dark history of deadly discrimination towards persons with disabilities.

Indeed, some 20 years prior to Germany's T4 eugenics movement, where upwards of 200,000 German citizens were targeted and killed because of their physical or mental disability, the United States was experiencing its own eugenics movement.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas documented some of this history in his concurring opinion in Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc., Justice Thomas describes how eugenics became part of the academic curriculum being taught in upwards of 400 American universities and colleges.

It was not solely race that was the target of the U.S. eugenics movement. Eugenicists also targeted the institutionalized due to incurable illness, the physically and cognitively disabled, the elderly, and those with medical dependency.

In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down Roe v. Wade, which wiped out pro-life laws in nearly every state and opened the floodgates to abortion throughout the entirety of pregnancy. Since then, 60 million children have been killed. Abortion as we know it today has become a vehicle for a modern-day eugenics program.

Since the Catholic Church was established, the Truth of Christ was the greatest shield against these types of attacks on the human person and the best weapon in the fight for equality and justice. Tragically, however, for several decades, the Church has been infiltrated by modernist clergy, creating disorder and confusion among the laity, perverting the teachings of the Church and pushing a reckless supposed “social justice" agenda.

My family witnessed this firsthand during Terri's case. Church teaching is clear: it is our moral obligation to provide care for the cognitively disabled like Terri. However, Bishop Robert Lynch, who was the bishop of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida, during Terri's case, offered no support and was derelict in his duties during the fight for Terri's life.

Bishop Lynch had an obligation to use his position to protect Terri from the people trying to kill her and to uphold Church teaching. Indeed, it was not only the silence of Bishop Lynch but that of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), which also remained silent despite my family's pleas for help, that contributed to Terri being needlessly starved and dehydrated to death.

My family's experience, sadly, has turned out to be more of the rule than the exception. Consider what happened to Michael Hickson. Hickson was a 36-year-old, brain-injured person admitted to a Texas hospital after contracting COVID-19. Incredibly—and against the wishes of Michael's wife—the hospital decided not to treat Michael because they arbitrarily decided that his “quality of life" was “unacceptably low" due to his pre-existing disability. Michael died within a week once the decision not to treat him was imposed upon him despite the efforts of his wife to obtain basic care for her husband.

During my sister's case and our advocacy work with patients and their families, it would have been helpful to have a unified voice coming from our clergy consistently supporting the lives of our medically vulnerable. We desperately need to see faithful Catholic pastoral witness that confounds the expectations of the elite by pointing to Jesus Christ and the moral law.

A Church that appears more concerned with baptizing the latest social and political movements is a Church that may appear to be “relevant," but one that may also find itself swallowed up by the preoccupations of our time.

As Catholics, we know all too well the reluctance of priests to preach on issues of abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, and other pro-life issues. We have heard that the Church cannot risk becoming too political.

At the same time, some within the Church are now openly supporting Black Lives Matter, an organization that openly declares itself hostile to the family, to moral norms as taught by the Church, and whose founders embrace the deadly ideology of Marxism.

For example, Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, knelt in prayer with a cardboard sign asserting his support for this ideology.

Recently, during an online liturgy of the mass, Fr. Kenneth Boller at The Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York, led the congregation with what appears to sound like questions affirming the BLM agenda. Moreover, while reading these questions, pictures of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, assumed victims of racial injustice, were placed on the altar of St. Francis Xavier Church, a place typically reserved for Saints of the Catholic Church.

Contrast these two stories with what happened in the Diocese of Lafayette, Indiana, where Rev. Theodore Rothrock of St. Elizabeth Seton Church fell victim to the ire of Bishop Timothy Doherty. Fr. Rothrock used strong language in his weekly church bulletin criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement and its organizers. Consequently, Bishop Doherty suspended Fr. Rothrock from public ministry.

In 1972, Pope Pius VI said, “The smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God." It seems that too many of our clergy today are enjoying the smell.

I encourage all who are concerned about the human right to life and about Christ-centered reforms in our culture and our Church to raise your voices for pastoral leadership in every area of our shared lives as Christian people.

Bobby Schindler is a Senior Fellow with Americans United for Life, Associate Scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, and President of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network.