Independence Through Education: Pat Gray opens up about how he and his wife have been homeschooling for over two decades

A sold out crowd filled The Grand America’s Grand Ballroom in Salt Lake City for the Independence Through Education Conference, which featured speakers Michelle Malkin, Kyle Olson and more. The first speaker and host of the event was Pat Gray. While many fans know Pat as the co-host of the radio show and a longtime friend of Glenn Beck, Pat has been active in education and he spoke of having homeschooled his kids for twenty-three years and recently opening up a school in Texas.

To kick things off, Pat recapped his history in radio and with Glenn. They worked together in Baltimore and became close friends, and stayed together until Pat went to Houston for a new job. Glenn was always influential

“It was about a cause, it was about something much bigger than that,” Pat said. “We knew we had something to do together.”

For Pat, a big part of that cause is education of the next generation of Americans.

“What qualifies me to host an education conference? The same thing that qualifies you to be here at an education conference. We are all concerned husbands, mothers, and wives who love our children,” Pat said, “Who is better qualified to take an active role in their education that we are?”

Pat and his wife Jackie have homeschooled our children for twenty-three years. Their oldest son was diagnosed ADHD and the school insisted he be placed on Ritalin, which they did despite their resistance. And after watching him crash on the Ritalin every day, they decided to take him off and he was subsequently not allowed in the classroom. Pat and Jackie decided to take him out of school, and they’ve been homeschooling ever since.

Pat said they wanted to make God a part of their children’s education, and he and the crowd all agreed that ever since God was taken out of public school the education system has gotten far, far worse. He cited Common Core and out of control nonsense, such as kids being taken out of class for making guns with their fingers, as just a few examples of how common sense has left schools.

He also pointed out that schools are a hotbed of indoctrination, citing the LA school system planning to train kids to promote Obamacare to their friends and family members. He mentioned a friend whose 8-year-old kid came home and was counting their shoes as part of an exercise to guilt trip the

“I’m a believer in charity, I’m not a believer in teaching my kids about Marxism and redistribution of wealth,” Pat said.

So what can concerned parents do? “I don’t know” Pat said.

“I don’t know what you should be doing,” Pat said. “Do what my wife continues to say: pray on it. Listen for the answer, counsel with your spouse. Think about what your skills are. And seriously think about what the answer is."

So what have Pat and his wife Jackie done? They recently decided to open up a small K-12 school with about forty kids where the parents were actively involved in the education of their children. Many of the teachers are parents themselves.

“It’s not fun, it’s not glamorous and it’s certainly not profitable,” Pat said. “But it was absolutely the right thing to do.”

Pat encouraged others to find ways to take action, whether it be to become active in the PTA to make sure your kid’s education reflects your values, or stand up against Common Core and similar program, or take them out of the public school system to find an alternative like homeschooling.

He said that whatever parents decide to do, they should figure it out soon and take action.

“Do it soon, because our children’s future is at stake and we have a nation to save,” Pat said.

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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One of the most dangerous existential threats to the United States is Critical Race Theory, or CRT. As Glenn Beck has exposed over the past year, CRT is gaining momentum and has been preached in our universities for a while now.

Then last August, leaked documents revealed that Marxism, activist ideology of Black Lives Matter, is making its way into grade school classrooms across the country. And since then, things have only gotten more intense.

On next week's Wednesday night special, Glenn will expose the new ways progressives are systematically indoctrinating our kids and culture with this dangerous ideology. But first, it's crucial that you know what your kids may already be learning.

"What I'm about to show you is just the beginning," Glenn said, introducing the leaked documents.

"I found it shocking that Black Lives Matter supporters have developed lesson plans that start from preschool all the way up to the 12th grade," he continued. "Do you know the money it would take to tailor things ... and get it out to the schools and the unions for each age, to be able to brainwash the kids on Marxism and how to destroy capitalism by using race, sexual orientation, and gender?

"Our children don't stand a chance," Glenn added later. "They're not being taught anything except how to be radical activists. What the hell has happened?"

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During his campaign, President Joe Biden survived scandal after scandal involving his son Hunter — the Ukraine/Burisma scandal, the laptop scandal, the one involving a stripper from Arkansas and a long-lost child. And yet, after it all appeared to have been swept under the rug, Hunter has now released a memoir — "Beautiful Things."

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere discussed Hunter's "horrible" response when asked on "CBS This Morning" if the laptop seized by the FBI in 2019 belonged to him and reviewed a few segments from his new book, which they agreed raises the question: Is Hunter trying to sabotage his father's career?

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