Difficult times have come, but how can Americans overcome?

Glenn kicked off the radio show this morning with two stories that may seem like they don't affect your life, but Glenn really thinks that they do. In one, a woman shot a man in what she claimed was self-defense and then took his photo with her cell phone before driving off. In another, a man posted a video of his wife's temper tantrum. Reacting to the videos, Glenn was left wondering how Americans have become so self-absorbed and in love with themselves - and told listeners about a Bible passage that showed exactly what was happening in the world.

"When I watched that videotape, I saw those two stories last night and I thought to myself, we are in interesting times," Glenn said.  "Men now are lovers of themselves.  They are not ‑‑ they are not in love with anything but themselves.  Geraldo Rivera tweeting a picture of himself, he is a lover of himself, not truth.  Himself.  We are covetous.  With Al Sharpton, boasting.  That he took the anger and he organized that anger.  Look at our president the way he stands, with his chin up in the air like Mussolini.  We are proud.  We are arrogant.  We are blasphemous.  Chanting hail Satan.  Just outside of the capitol in Austin."

"We are disobedient to our parents.  Tell me the respect that we have for parents anymore.  "I want my healthcare."  You had yours, grandma.  Remember that quote?  We are unthankful.  How many times have your kids really been grateful for anything, really, truly grateful?  We are unholy.  We don't have natural affection towards people anymore.  We don't have natural affection?  We don't ‑‑ we're turning into those people in China that ‑‑ remember that video that came out about a year ago where a kid was run over in the street and they just kept running over him, and people would actually step over this child?  Do you remember that?  We are losing our natural affection for each other.  We are truce‑breakers.  Do our ‑‑ do our allies even know where we stand?  Does our word mean anything anymore?  We're false accusers.  "You're a racist!  It's your fault!"  We are despisers of those that are good.  We are traitors, we are heady, we are high‑minded, we are lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God.  There are those who have the form of godliness.  At the same time those who have the form of godliness deny the power of God.  Men are corrupt.  And those who are godly, those who try to stand for those things that are right are suffering persecution and soon prosecution."

Glenn said that the news today reminds him of 2 Timothy 3 in The Bible:

3 But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. 2 For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money,boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, [a]haters of good, 4 treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 holding to a form of [b]godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these. 6 For among them are those who [c]enter into households and captivate [d]weak women weighed down with sins, led on byvarious impulses, 7 always learning and never able to come to the [e]knowledge of the truth. 8 Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men of depraved mind, rejected in regard to the faith.9 But they will not make further progress; for their folly will be obvious to all, just as [f]Jannes’s and Jambres’s folly was also.

10 Now you followed my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, [g]perseverance, 11 persecutions, andsufferings, such as happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium and at Lystra; what persecutions I endured, and out of them all the Lord rescued me! 12 Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. 13 But evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 You, however, continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of, knowing from whom you have learned them, 15 and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is [h]inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for[i]training in righteousness; 17 so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.

Glenn said, "As I lay in bed last night truly frightened for my country and mankind in a different way, not about the red, white and blue - but about humanity. And then I turned the page to Chapter 4 as I thought to myself, 'So what do we do? What do we do?' Tell the truth. Tell the universal everlasting truth. Say it with everything in you. Reprove, rebuke, exhort, beg if you have to, with all long suffering, endurance. Because the time will come. The time is here. When most people just will not be able to endure the truth, they'll chase after their own lusts and their own desires and they'll heap those things on themselves and they will surround themselves with teachers and professors and educated of the world to give them and tell them the things they want to hear. And they will turn their ears and their heads and they will no longer even listen to the truth. And then they will just start listening and accepting fables."

"But we have to keep our eye on the truth, and nothing grand, nothing profound, if you will, nothing Earth‑shattering, nothing that anybody had to study for, you know, 40 years. I've spent my whole life. Simple. Truth. And endure all the things that will happen. And become an evangelist for that truth. The truth that there is a god. He's going to judge all of us in the end. He's the only ‑‑ he's the only time that there will ever be true justice. There will never be justice. There will never be equality. There will never be anything because man is involved. But there is coming a time when he will judge, and whether it's you or the other guy that "gets it" in the end, I got it. I'll be judged, you'll be judged and so maybe we should serve him. And the best way to serve him is to serve our fellow man. And how do we serve our fellow man?"

"You know what? As a parent, as a parent there are times when you just cannot console your own children. There's nothing you can say. They're beyond reason. And you just hold them and you just tell them it's going to be okay. It's going to be okay because I know tomorrow comes, and I know we can start all over, and I know, honey, you don't want to hear this, but this will make us stronger. It's going to be okay. Find the truth and dedicate your life to it."

"I'm a watchman on the tower and it is my responsibility to tell you the things that I see coming, but once I've told you, you are the watchman on the tower. If you don't say it, if you don't preach it, if you don't dedicate your life as much as I dedicate my life. Every second of the day I'm trying to find out how I'm trying to get more people to understand. If you don't do it, judgment's on you, not me. It's your job."

A new Pew Research Center report shows the death toll in the United States from COVID-19 is "heavily concentrated" in Democratic congressional districts.

According to the analysis, more than half of all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. occurred in just 44 (approximately 10 percent of) congressional districts, and 41 of those 44 hardest-hit districts are represented by Democrats, while only three are represented by Republicans.

"A new Pew Research Center analysis of data on official reports of COVID-19 deaths, collected by the John Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering, finds that, as of last week, nearly a quarter of all the deaths in the United States attributed to the coronavirus have been in just 12 congressional districts – all located in New York City and represented by Democrats in Congress. Of the more than 92,000 Americans who had died of COVID-19 as of May 20 (the date that the data in this analysis was collected), nearly 75,000 were in Democratic congressional districts," Pew reported.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere argued that, while the coronavirus should never have been made into a partisan issue, the study certainly makes a strong statement in favor of GOP leadership.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) once predicted the coronavirus death rate would be between 4 and 5 percent, but they've just come out with a new report and those predictions have been adjusted significantly.

According to the CDC's latest data, the fatality rate among Americans showing COVID-19 symptoms is 0.4 percent. And an estimated 35 percent who are infected by the virus will never have any symptoms. Therefore, the CDC is now estimating COVID-19 kills less than 0.3 percent of people infected.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere recalled when the mainstream media went into overdrive, hammering President Donald Trump for predicting the final COVID-19 death rate would be "under one percent."

Looks like the president was right all along.

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Michigan barber Karl Manke isn't a troublemaker. He's a law-abiding citizen who did everything possible to financially survive during the COVID-19 lockdown. pandemic. Eventually, he had no other option: he had to reopen his business in defiance of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home orders.

In an interview on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Manke, 77, told Glenn, "I'm not backing down" despite Whitmer's seemingly vindictive attempts to shut down his business.

Shortly after reopening, Manke was ticketed for violating Whitmer's stay-at-home order and charged with a misdemeanor. When he still refused to close his doors, the governor's office went a step further and suspended his barber license.

"It's kind of a vindictive thing," said Manke. "I've become a worm in her brain ... and she is going full force, illegally, when legislatures told her that she was out of place and this was not her assignment, she decided to take it anyway."

On Thursday, the Shiawassee County Circuit Judge refused to issue a preliminary injunction against Manke. Read more on this update here.

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Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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