Unforgivable Sin: Immigration Bill passes big test

Correction: This story incorrectly listed at the bottom of the article a number of Senators as having voted "yes" for the bill who in fact voted "no". We are deeply sorry for for this mistake and have updated the bottom with the accurate list.The full roll call can be read here.

The immigration bill passed a huge test in the Senate and it appears as if it will cruise to surviving the final Senate vote. Thanks to 15 votes from defecting republicans, the bill received 67 votes, 7 more than needed to ultimately pass. Glenn expressed his frustration, particularly with ‘colossal disappointment’ Jeff Flake and ‘made out of liverwurst jello’ Lindsey Graham.

Glenn has been critical of Lindsey Graham for some time, and he said it should be no surprise to anyone that he would be advancing this progressive bill. Comparing Lindsey Graham to a meal at dinner, he said that no one sits down and expects the "Lindsey Graham" to be any good. Jeff Flake and Marco Rubio, on the other hand, were elected with higher expectations.

"Look at the two names that have gone on this list that are so disappointing: Marco Rubio and Jeff Flake," Glenn said.

"Jeff Flake and Marco Rubio: you sellout pieces of garbage. You both got in there because you were voted in by constitutionalists," he said. "You were supposed to represent the people who voted you into office."

"We brought you to the dance and you have just shirked us. Fine. We know who you are, and we will not forget you."

Glenn said that he would adamantly support anyone who decided to run against Marco Rubio and Jeff Flake.

Because immigration reform would fundamentally transform the country, Glenn said that he could not see himself changing his opinion on Flake and Rubio.

"Seeing that this one issue is going to fundamentally transform our nation and be the end of our nation, yeah. Yeah, I'm pretty much done."

According to Glenn, when Jeff Flake was running for office he ended up blowing off a FreedomWorks event even though the organization had lent him a lot of support. Glenn had been vocally supportive of Flake because he had the support of FreedomWorks, but the incident left a bad taste in his mouth.

"Should have known," he said before adding, "you think I'll forget? Oh, I won't. I never forget."

Below is the list of all the "aye" votes who voted to advance the Immigration Reform bill:

Lamar Alexander

Kelly Ayotte

Jeffrey Chiesa

Susan Collins

Bob Corker

Jeff Flake

Lindsey Graham

Orrin Hatch

Dean Heller

John Hoeven

Mark Kirk

John McCain

Lisa Murkowski

Marco Rubio

Roger Wicker

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?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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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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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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