‘Miracles still happen’: Did a mother’s prayer prevent a massacre at McDonalds?

There is an incredible story in Fort Worth, TX. A crazed man attempted an armed robbery at a local McDonalds restaurant, but when he tried to shoot his gun, it failed. He went outside and successfully fired into the air. When he went back into the store, the gun failed again. Did a prayer from the mother of the suspect prevent a massacre?

TheBlaze reports:

When Jestin Anthony Joseph walked into a McDonald’s and asked for a cup of water, that’s not all he was after.

Fort Worth police say surveillance video shows Joseph pulling the trigger at least five times while pointing it at individuals inside the restaurant — but the gun wouldn’t fire.

At least one man tried to wrestle the gun away from the Joseph, who then went outside and fired a shot into the air, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram says.

As people ran from the restaurant, Joseph went back inside and again pointed the gun at individuals and pulled the trigger.

Again the gun didn’t fire, police said.

“I want to make sure you have this. He walked in, demanded people give him the money. They were complying. He points the gun. He pulls the trigger five times. It misfires five times,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “He just gets frustrated. He goes outside, pulls the trigger up into the air. It fires. He goes back in, points the gun again several times, click, click, click. He goes back outside, points it at a passing vehicle. He fires two rounds in its direction; it doesn't hit the car. The car never stops. But it did fire.”

Joseph was soon arrested, and the police confirmed there were no injuries. The police could not explain, however, why the gun was misfiring.

“I’ve never seen anything like that before,” robbery Sgt. Joe Loughman told the Star-Telegram. “It must not have been their time to go.”

But the story doesn’t end there.

As it turns out, Joseph’s mother was concerned about the well-being of her son after a phone call she had with him earlier in the day in which she feared her son was suicidal. She told the Stat-Telegram she believes the gun malfunctioned “because we were praying.”

“Last night I told God to keep Jestin safe,” she said. “And that’s what I do believe happened. I did not know he even had a gun.”

“Joseph's mother, who did not want to be identified, told the police four hours before the robbery she feared her son was suicidal based on a phone call with him. She went down to the police station and said, ‘You've got to help him. I don't know where he is, but there's trouble.’ He called me and he said, ‘They're trying to kill me, Mom. I'm going to die tonight. I'm going to die tonight,’” Glenn explained. “He had been experiencing a mental breakdown just like his father had a few years before, a condition that runs in the father's family. She said, ‘The only thing I can tell you is it wasn't my son. He was not in his right mind.’ The gun was loaded. The gun was loaded and misfired over and over and over again. He's in jail today.”

It is an incredible story that certainly could have had a very tragic ending, and yet, inexplicably, everyone is just fine.

“So you have to ask yourself, did a mom's prayer make it? Did a mom's prayer help save all the people in that McDonald's in Fort Worth,” Glenn asked. “The number one story on TheBlaze – in a world gone insane. In a world gone insane, in a world that shows so little light, it's good to see that good still exists. It's good to see that miracles still happen and can be called down by the righteous. Because we need some miracles.”

Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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