Pastor Hutcherson reacts to Riley Cooper

Glenn talked to the always entertaining Pastor Ken Hutcherson on radio today about Riley Cooper and political correctness in general.

Transcript of interview is below:

GLENN: All right. Let me go to Hutch who's in Seattle. He is the pastor of the Antioch Bible Church. Pastor Hutch, how are you, sir?

HUTCHERSON: I'm doing good, Glenn. How are you doing?

GLENN: Very good. Very good. I ‑‑

HUTCHERSON: I'm glad to hear that about Marcus.

GLENN: He is really doing well. It's amazing what this new therapy is able to do for some of these guys.

HUTCHERSON: Yeah, yeah. You know, he was really having problems sleeping and I think that that was one of the major ‑‑ did you hear about the first time we met?

GLENN: You and Marcus?

HUTCHERSON: Yeah.

GLENN: No.

HUTCHERSON: I'm ‑‑ we were going in to do this fundraiser in the Dakotas and I'm waiting for this brother named Marcus Luttrell. Ain't no white guy named Marcus Luttrell.

GLENN: (Laughing.)

HUTCHERSON: And he walks in and I'm going, what? That's Marcus? And we had ‑‑ I mean, we laughed about that the whole weekend, man. I go, a white guy named Marcus Luttrell, come on. Give me a break.

STU: (Laughing.)

GLENN: So Ken, let me ask you a couple of questions. First of all, Riley Cooper is in trouble.

HUTCHERSON: Yeah, he is. Yeah, he is.

GLENN: And, you know, he was ‑‑ you know, I can't imagine you would know what the locker rooms at the NFL, especially today, how often that word is used.

HUTCHERSON: Oh, my lands, please.

GLENN: Right?

HUTCHERSON: Absolutely.

GLENN: Okay.

HUTCHERSON: Absolutely. But it's how you use it, bro. I mean, it's how you use it, what reference you use it. Do you say it to one another as friends, as close friends; but when you get angry and derogatory and call names out, I mean, you know, for heaven sakes.

GLENN: Right.

HUTCHERSON: The boy's in trouble. And if his teammates, which I understand one I think a running back has come out now and said that he has totally lost respect for him.

GLENN: Well, I ‑‑

HUTCHERSON: So I think he's in trouble.

GLENN: So let's ‑‑ so let me ask you this, Ken. I don't use that word. I don't like that word. I wouldn't like to hear that word coming from you, but I understand that you've just used it in a ‑‑ in a sermon.

HUTCHERSON: I used it in a sermon now and in Dallas.

GLENN: You used it in a sermon.

HUTCHERSON: Yeah.

GLENN: I'm just very uncomfortable with the word myself, but I just think we have to get over it.

HUTCHERSON: Thank you. Thank you very much. I mean, even when it comes to ‑‑ you know, we're not that ‑‑ we're not that ‑‑ we're not that conservative on black‑on‑black crime as we are blacks using the N‑word towards one another between friends. I don't understand this whole philosophy that we're going to, threatening. I mean, we'll throw someone out of the NFL for using the word, which I don't think he should be kicked out. You know, I think he should really understand what he's done and how he said it and how his teammates are and how they feel. But, you know, guys with black‑on‑black crime gets a better break.

GLENN: How about ‑‑

HUTCHERSON: ‑‑ in using that word.

GLENN: How about Paula Deen who we just chased out of the public square?

HUTCHERSON: I totally admit the best thing about Paula Deen is her hot grease.

GLENN: That's just a whole disturbing sentence there. I mean ‑‑

HUTCHERSON: I mean, the TV network, my girl will be right on there and her contract will be, you'll have to cook me some fried chicken once a week.

STU: (Laughing.)

GLENN: We're sitting in a country now where we are chasing, like the guy from ESPN who said there is a chink in the armor, and they chased him out.

HUTCHERSON: Come on. It's political correctness, Glenn.

Let me ‑‑ can I throw a question at you?

GLENN: Yeah.

HUTCHERSON: All right. I really love the way you said "yeah." Guys, did you hear the way Glenn said, "Yeah."

GLENN: Go ahead.

HUTCHERSON: He don't know what's coming, right?

All right. Do you think God discriminates?

GLENN: No, I don't think he discriminates. I think he judges.

HUTCHERSON: Okay. What's the difference between discriminating and judging?

GLENN: Well, we have changed the word.

HUTCHERSON: Thank you.

GLENN: There's discriminating taste.

HUTCHERSON: Thank you very much.

GLENN: Yeah, Discriminating taste.

HUTCHERSON: Discriminating is negative.

GLENN: Yeah.

HUTCHERSON: You know, I think we are so cautious about what we do. Even our e‑mails discriminate. If you think I'm kidding, don't get that e‑mail correct when you're trying to talk to one another. I ran into that with you.

GLENN: What do you mean?

HUTCHERSON: E‑mails discriminate. Well, I'm sorry, bro, but you got real close. So I think I sent it through anyway. E‑mail don't work that way. God don't work that way. God just says, "Hey, I'm worse than e‑mail. You've got to get it exact for what I say. Close isn't good enough."

GLENN: Oh, I see what you're saying, that we ‑‑

HUTCHERSON: We discriminate.

GLENN: Right.

HUTCHERSON: But we don't want to admit that.

GLENN: Well ‑‑

HUTCHERSON: And I discriminate against other women compared to my wife. I discriminate against different food. I discriminate against different people. I know that's really surprising, but there are some people I don't like.

GLENN: But we are ‑‑

HUTCHERSON: I love them. I don't like them.

GLENN: But we are supposed to, we're supposed to do that.

Pat, this is one of the oldest arguments that Pat and I have had with people and that is we are ‑‑ discriminating tastes used to be a good thing.

PAT: Mmm‑hmmm.

HUTCHERSON: Yes.

GLENN: We are supposed to say I don't want that kind of ‑‑ and I do. Let's go back to the N‑word. I don't want that word used around me. I don't like that word. Now, if you choose to use it, that's fine, but you better have a damn good reason for using it and, you know, in your particular sermon, I looked at it.

HUTCHERSON: Yeah.

GLENN: And I think it was exactly the right word to use coming from you. But I couldn't use that word.

HUTCHERSON: You know, you look at Jesus saying, and calling that woman a dog in Matthew 15. And today we don't understand the derogatory putdown that Jesus said to that woman. It is one of the worst things you could say back in the day. And he says it to a woman. But he got his point over because of the caliber of the decision that she had to make whether she was going to walk away from it or she was going to trust him to the end to get her daughter saved. And today we are so afraid to discriminate to someone that has a greater score to someone in a game. We want everyone to be a winner. Everyone is not a winner!

GLENN: Okay. So let me take you here and see if you can answer this.

HUTCHERSON: Sure.

GLENN: We were in our morning meeting today and we were talking about Detroit. And Stu, what are the stats on black versus white on bailout with Detroit? Do you have them handy?

STU: I don't have them handy, no.

GLENN: Well, generally speaking, generally speaking whites are against the bailout and blacks are for the bailout.

HUTCHERSON: Yeah.

GLENN: Now, I don't know if that was the same for GM or not, but it is for Detroit.

HUTCHERSON: Yeah.

GLENN: Now, I was against the GM bailout.

HUTCHERSON: Me too.

GLENN: I'm against the Detroit bailout.

HUTCHERSON: Me ‑‑ I'm right with you, right with you.

GLENN: But they are going to make this about race, that we don't care about Detroit because of race. I don't care if it's California. I don't care if it's Scandinavia. We don't bail people out.

So how do we break that cycle? Because you're getting free stuff.

HUTCHERSON: You know how we break that cycle, Glenn? We vote in good people.

GLENN: I tried that.

HUTCHERSON: We've got to vote in people, man, that's not afraid to do what's right instead of being liked. It's the same thing with radio hosts. It's the same thing with pastors. It's the same thing with our Republicans, our Democrats, our, you know, independents. I don't care what it is. We've got to have people that's going to start having guts enough to vote what's right in this state.

GLENN: I have to tell you ‑‑

HUTCHERSON: I'm writing you a letter right now for TheBlaze, what I would do if I was president. It's going to make some people really mad.

GLENN: Are you? You write it; I'll publish it. Ken, here's the problem. The ‑‑ I think that you're at the last stop. You're at, let's vote good people in. I think the people don't even know how to judge good and bad people anymore, and most people ‑‑ I mean, you've got to start at the pulpit, you have to start at the head of the households. Am I a good person? Have I done the right thing? Do I even know the difference between right or wrong? Am I holding myself to a higher standard?

HUTCHERSON: Individual responsibility starts it off, absolutely correct. That's why one of the first things I would do is I would ‑‑ if I was president, brother, I would take the 90‑week ‑‑ listen to me ‑‑ the 90‑week unemployment benefit, I would cut it to six weeks, and you can't get back on.

GLENN: You would not be popular.

HUTCHERSON: Any woman outside of wedlock that has two babies that's not married, as the government I will only help her on the first one. After that ‑‑ you know, anybody can make a mistake, Glenn. We know that. Anyone can make a mistake. I will help her on that first one. But the second, third and fourth and fifth baby that she has outside of wedlock is not a mistake. That's a lifestyle. And I will not support that lifestyle.

GLENN: Yeah, but then you would just increase the number of abortions.

HUTCHERSON: No, sir. Because I am going to get all ‑‑ I'm going to make sure that all that support we're going to Planned Parenthood and all those things, I'm going to get some good legislation going and we're going to quit paying all that money to Planned Parenthood to help people get abortions.

GLENN: Why do you hate black people so much, Ken?

HUTCHERSON: I love black people. I be one, you know.

GLENN: Pastor Ken Hutcherson, good to have you on and we'll see you soon.

HUTCHERSON: My pleasure, what you had

GLENN: Wait, wait, Ken, are you there? Shoot of the I wanted to ask him about the brown bag thing.

HUTCHERSON: What's that?

GLENN: I wanted to ask you about, because you're in Seattle, I wanted to ask you, how offended are you when somebody says we're going to brown bag it today? Because the City of ‑‑

HUTCHERSON: I ask them what's in the bag; can I have some.

GLENN: The City of Seattle says they're going to ‑‑ they're banning the use of the word, the words "brown bag."

HUTCHERSON: Brown bag, come on. You know, there's several of them that TSA can't use out here. Man, we're so liberal out here, I love it because I'm not ever going to run out of people I can deal with. I'm going to always have a job out here in Seattle.

GLENN: Thanks a lot, Ken. Talk to you later.

HUTCHERSON: Thanks, bro.

The House approved a new aid package for Ukraine of nearly $40 billion, which will increase the total U.S. funding for Ukraine's war efforts to a whopping $58 BILLION since March, if the package passes in the Senate. Meanwhile, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified before Congress that the Biden administration is considering diverting resources away from an already-struggling VA (Department of Veterans Affairs) to deal with the border crisis.

"I am not making this up -- this will [make] your head explode," Glenn Beck said in the radio program Thursday. "They are going to divert costs; the Biden administration is taking money from the VA. Now already, our veterans get seconds, and we are [considering] diverting VA funding, and doctors, and nurses, away from our vets and to the migrants at the border, so we can take money that we don't have, $58 billion, and send it to Ukraine. What the hell is wrong with us?"

"Now, some Republican lawmakers are attempting to fight this," he added. "But, most people haven't even heard of this. This is how the atrocities at the border go unchecked. Biden sweeps it all under a rug. The mainstream media covers it up. And, meanwhile, people suffer and die. And in this case, it's not only the people on the border, but it is also our veterans in VA hospitals."

Glenn went on to detail the unreported deadly consequences of Biden’s border policies which have led to enough fentanyl to kill millions of Americans pouring across the border and terrorists having found easy paths into our country.

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Corruption, greed, and death. This is what the Left’s border policy is REALLY about, not the humanitarian effort they claim it is.

On tonight's episode of "Glenn TV," Glenn Beck exposes the groups benefitting from the border chaos under the Biden administration. A leftist money supply flows to NGOs on the border that are now taking the roles that the government should be filling with immigration and helping immigrants to flood into the U.S. Glenn asks: Why is the U.N. funding the flow of migrants to our border and subverting Congress? Why are former Biden staffers working for “non-profits” that are now getting exclusive, HIGHLY irregular multimillion-dollar border contracts? Worse than that, the consequences of Biden’s border policy have now turned deadly. National Guard members at the border are dying, fentanyl from China pours across the border, and terrorists have found an easy path to enter our country.

Finally, Glenn asks Texas Rep. Chip Roy if it’s time to impeach DHS Secretary Mayorkas for his negligence that is costing American lives.

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I can no longer relate to the modern pro-choice woman. I don’t want to shout my abortion. I want to pretend it never happened. Up until the SCOTUS leak, I had done a pretty good job of burying my 20-year secret. But the Roe v. Wade information earthquake triggered an eruption. I can no longer pretend to be ambivalent or leave it to blue-check pro-lifers to speak for me. My days of repeating the “safe, legal, and rare” mantra like a good, GenX libertarian feminist are over.

Some pro-abortion activists call their life-ending procedure “self-care,” like they just booked a hot stone massage or a facial at a spa. This is a polite euphemism many women tell themselves – not because we are cold-blooded killers, but because it’s how we survive. We HAVE to lie in order to justify what is actually taking place. Denial is a protective coating, a barrier from the truth. Remember, any woman born after Roe v. Wade has been programmed to believe that abortion is a natural-born right. “It’s legal; therefore it must not be evil. This is a medical procedure. Women do it every day.” Planned Parenthood has a nice way of describing abortion on its website: “A doctor uses a combination of medical tools and a suction device to gently take the pregnancy tissue out of your uterus.” “Gently take the tissue out.” Benign euphemisms that wrap our hearts and minds in a suffocating cocoon. Benign euphemisms to keep us in line.

I was raised in the Bible Belt and to believe that sex before marriage was the gravest of sins. You’d be better off robbing a store by pistol than to be caught fornicating with a boy. And yet I did fornicate with a boy. No boy I’d ever be proud to bring around to my parents. I never gave him the option to talk me out of it. I just demanded he pay half for the procedure and never speak of it again. I told myself it would be easier to survive the hidden shame of the abortion than wear the shame of my sin on my belly for the next nine months.

...the pill I took made an ugly, painful mess, and it didn’t finish the job.

I took the so-called “easy” way out at six weeks along and swallowed a pill I got from some abortionist who gave me the creeps. He was no medical saint like the one portrayed in “The Cider House Rules,” nobly saving women from coat-hanger abortions. The doctor in my story made a quick buck at the expense of terrified “good girls.” Years later I would learn he kept aborted fetuses in buckets and was under investigation for shady medical practices. I couldn’t leave his clinic fast enough, but at least I wouldn’t have to miss work or skip my college classes. I could finish my degree and still make my parents proud. How convenient. But the pill I took made an ugly, painful mess, and it didn’t finish the job. Now I had to see a real obstetrician, get an ultrasound, and deal with the aftermath.

This doctor’s office was nicer. It had bright lights and pink walls. Although my doctor was professional, I still felt the quiet judgment in her voice. I refused to look at the image of my tortured fetus on the screen. I knew what it would mean if I did – my feminist career ambitions would lose the battle to my soul if I looked at that baby. The doctor told me the fetus was still viable but likely mentally damaged. The “kinder” thing to do would be to finish the job at an in-clinic abortion. End the fetus’ suffering and end my own self-torture. I woke up from anesthesia to learn the abortion was complete. It’s over so quickly, but the internal conflict hangs. And hangs.

You find weird ways to cope. Not long after, I discovered an abandoned robin’s egg, still perfectly intact. I wrapped it in a sock and carried it with me for over a decade. If I couldn’t do right by my own child, maybe I could keep this unhatched egg safe. Eventually, I had to come to terms with the fact that the bird egg was dead, and I got therapy. He was a good New York psychologist. Secular, liberal, tolerant. He helped me to forgive myself, but I always knew who I really needed to ask for forgiveness …

It’s easy for a young woman with all those stockpiled eggs in her ovaries to be pro-choice. She can toss away the miracle of life like a rotten banana or a bruised apple because it is easily replaced. It wasn’t until I was forced to confront the mortality of my own fertility that I felt the full force of my regret.

But I do not write this letter to achieve redemption or to be the new face of the pro-life movement. You will not see me pleading with women outside an abortion clinic. You will not see me protesting with a cutesy, homemade sign at the March for Life. You will not see me sparring on Twitter, confronting baby-killers with cold, hard facts. For now, you will not even know my name. I suppose this is not very brave, but my story is not complete and God’s work in me is in an active state. Mine is a modest mission: Maybe if I’m honest about my own wounds, I can help other women like me to heal. Maybe I can love the terrified, knocked-up woman in the Bible Belt who believes the best worst lies our society has ever told, better than any conservative talk show host ever could.

The SCOTUS leak ripped a band-aid off a festering 50-year-old wound.

The SCOTUS leak ripped a band-aid off a festering 50-year-old wound. It’s naive to think we will fix this mess for the unborn overnight and deprogram men and women plugged into 50 years of slick, well-packaged lies. Slavery was legal in the U.S. for over 200 years before we fought a war to end it. And it was another 100 years before we ended state-sanctioned racism.

When it comes to the issue of defending innocent life, I know it’s hard to be patient. This is a clear battle of good vs. evil for many on the right, but you need allies like me – the former “safe, legal, and rare” pro-choicers who are afraid to come out of the shadows. Afraid to become a political prop in the culture wars, but willing to do the quiet missionary work in our back yards.

I hope for the day future progressives look back in horror at today’s progressives fighting to keep abortion on demand. I hope for the day the New York Times publishes the pro-life version of the 1619 Project. Maybe they’ll call it the “1973 Project,” “whose mission is to reframe the country's history by placing the consequences of abortion and the contribution of the pro-life movement at the very center of our national narrative.”

Until that day, I want to help these women to be braver than me. To see beyond their impossible tomorrow. If I had allowed someone the chance to help me be brave, I might not have had the same successful career, but I would have a 20-year-old son or daughter in whom to invest this unexplained overflow in my heart.

Dear EV drivers: Think you're safe from soaring gas prices? Think again.

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Diesel fuel prices have surged to record levels, adding to already record-high inflation in the U.S. But most Americans don't drive cars that run on diesel, and many have turned to electric vehicles (EVs) to avoid the ever-increasing pain at the pump. So, how would diesel supply shortages — and the resulting sky-high prices — affect you or your budget?

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck explained why every American should be concerned about the rising cost of diesel.

"Diesel fuel is the fuel that powers the economy," Glenn began. "How does that work? Well, let's start over in China. You want something from China, you have to put it onto a big boat, a slow boat from China, and that's powered by diesel.

"Then, it gets to our docks," he continued. "You know all of those big cranes and everything else that take that crap off of the ship and then put it on the ground? Run by diesel. And then the forklifts that come and pick it up and then bring it over to the train, those run on diesel. And then the train, those engines, they run on diesel. And then the trucks that get it halfway across the country from the train where they're picked up again by the forklifts, run by diesel. Then they're put into another truck, also run by diesel."

"I sure hope all the people bragging about their electric cars as gas prices skyrocket have a backup plan for their food too. Because as diesel prices go crazy, so does the price of EVERYTHING," Glenn posted on Twitter.

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