Sponsor drops golfer because... he likes Glenn?

There is a story burning up TheBlaze today involving an aspiring pro-golfer, the Bible, and Glenn. Until recently, it looked like Jeff Cochran may have finally gotten the ‘big break’ he needed to make it into the PGA. In January, Cochran was contracted by Virginia-based businessman Brian McMahon to help promote Nebraska Golf Card (NGC), a promotional operation “designed to give golfers reduced rates and access to private clubs.” But it now appears that Cochran’s Christian faith and appreciation for conservatives like Glenn and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) may be the reason he was dropped from his sponsorship.

“I mean everybody has their own right to their own point of view and whatever it is they want to do. God bless them,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “There are, however, disturbing ways to take care of things I think, and this is one of those cases.”

TheBlaze reports:

After playing most of the year for Nebraska Golf Card, Cochran’s sponsorship was abruptly terminated. The initial reason given seemed quite surprising — his support for Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz; Cruz’s father, Raphael; and Glenn Beck — but faith, and specifically a Bible verse, also played a big part in the termination of the contract.

The verse in question? Philippians 4:13, which reads, ” I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

In late October, Cochran, his agent David Reynolds and NGC’s Brian McMahon were at a dinner and the conversation turned to Cruz. Cochran says he praised Cruz and his father, Raphael, mentioning that he had seen the elder Cruz on an episode of “The Glenn Beck Program.”

Cochran told TheBlaze that his sponsor was taken aback by this statement and was also troubled by the fact that his business associate was a fan of Beck. Following his pro-Cruz statement, Cochran said McMahon asked him, ”Would you be willing to give up our support to stand with that wackjob (Beck)?” Cochran answered “yes” and said the dinner continued without any additional tension or drama.

According to Cochran’s agent, his client lost his sponsorship the very next day. The agent received an email from NCG announcing that it was pulling all financial and product support from Cochran.

“David, I have never had an issue with you or really Jeff for that matter, but this situation is very disturbing,” the email reads. “I have been tolerant of his religious views and even supported his off course speaking. However, I just can’t allow my company to be associated with these radical political views. The idea that Jeff would line up with the likes of Glenn Beck or Ted Cruz or any other individual interested in destroying America, just isn’t something I can swallow.”

Glenn explained that his staff learned of the story several weeks ago, and initially chose to not get involved. Subsequent events, however, led TheBlaze to go forth with investigating and publishing the incident.

“So we had this and it was brought to our attention… And I don't want to get involved in something where his career is going to be made worse for it… If it's his business, he has a right… I believe that if you have a problem with somebody in business, for any reason, it's your call,” Glenn said. “We were in the process of of investigating the story, exchanging e-mails with Jeff Cochran and his agent, establishing a timeline of the events, when received an unsolicited e-mail from Brian McMahon of NGC.”

Mike Opelka, a writer for TheBlaze, received the following email from McMahon regarding NGC’s decision to terminate its sponsorship of Cochran

McMahon Note

“This guy is a dirtbag,” Pat said after hearing the letter.

On the other hand, Glenn had a slightly different take. “He has every right,” Glenn said. “Congratulations for having the courage of your convictions and admitting who you are. I have no problem with that. I have no problem with this guy. That's what he believes. Now, I don't know anything about his company at all. But, personally, I would rather know that – without any malice or anything else, I would rather know that…. If I was in the market for his card or whatever it is I wouldn't get it. I would go and find some place else. If I really thought it was a really, really good deal then I would have to say, ‘Well, I mean look at the way he talks about Christians and the way he talks about other people. It's his way or the highway. And so I don't know if I would do it. I wouldn't.”

Glenn asked the audience to pray for McMahon “because he's got some sort of rage in him that comes from some place deep.” He also asked the audience to consider what they could do for Cochran.

“Now, if there's a sponsor out there that wants to sponsor this guy in a golf tournament, Jeff Cochran is available,” Glenn said. “Forget about [McMahon]. We know who he is. He announced who he is. He's proud of who he is. Good. Now you decide what you're going to do about it. You going to do business with him or not? I think Jeff should be glad that he's not. I don't know Jeff at all, but he should be glad that he's no longer in business with him… So now is there somebody that wants to sponsor him?”

Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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The prices of our houses and food are already rising fast, but they will skyrocket to record highs if we don't fix the problem soon. So what's causing the inflation?

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck said he doesn't believe it's the fault of our loggers, farmers, or truckers — many of them are really struggling. But the big corporations that control these industries are making record profits, all while the Biden administration is making some very odd decisions that could make the crises even worse.

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The crisis at the border continues to worsen, with the U.S. Border Patrol recently releasing some shocking statistics that illuminate just how bad the situation has become. But Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) is doing everything he can to prevent any additional unlawful crossings into the Lone Star State.

Abbott joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to describe recent action he has taken to ensure that those who do cross into Texas illegally know they came to the "wrong state."

After noting that both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris "have completely abandoned post as it concerns the Texas border," Abbott explained how "Texas is stepping up" to combat the flood of dangerous gangs and cartels, human traffickers and drugs he says are pouring into border communities.

"Beginning in March, I deployed a thousand Texas Department of Public Safety officers to the border. I deployed the National Guard to the border. And they made well over a thousand arrests of some of these criminals we talked about. They've apprehended more than 33,000 illegal immigrants coming across the border." Abbott said. "But because of the way the Biden administration has abandoned the border, we are now elevating our game. What I did yesterday, in response to more than a dozen counties along the border ... I granted their request for a disaster declaration," he added.

Abbott went on to describe how his disaster declaration gives Texas the authority to toughen penalties for lawbreakers, including criminal trespassing, smuggling, and human trafficking.

"We're going to begin arresting everybody coming across the border and charging them with criminal trespass and putting them in jail. They are coming in here, thinking they'll get the Biden free-ride, and go wherever they want to go. Not in the state of Texas. We'll start arresting them right and left, and putting them behind bars, and saying they came in to the wrong state."

Asked by Glenn if he is prepared for the inevitable "media onslaught", Abbott simply answered, "We're prepared to see a reduction in the number of people coming across the border — because Texas is enforcing the law, period."

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