Have we lost the ‘Christ’ in ‘Christmas’?

We have all considered the commercialization of Christmas in our culture. But the two stories Glenn shared on radio this morning really make you question whether we have completely lost the ‘Christ’ in ‘Christmas’.

Over the last few weeks, TheBlaze received several tips from readers who had recently attended the ‘Candlelight Processional’ at Epcot and Disneyland parks and found “One Solitary Life,” an essay that has been read during the ‘Candlelight Processional’ since 1976, was removed from the program.

TheBlaze reports:

This overtly Christian text, written by Dr. James Allan Francis in 1926, details Jesus’ life, death and historical impact.

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The essay has been recited to complement the traditional biblical story of Jesus’ birth since 1976, making its recent removal more than noticeable.

But demand for the show and production constraints have apparently created a need, according to Disney, to shave time off of each performance so that the cast and crew can properly prepare for the three back-to-back performances that unfold each night during the holiday season.

“They have decided to cut the Jesus part out of it. But they're only doing it for time. It's like cutting 220 words out of it, which is [like] three minutes… Three minutes is nothing when you're at a Disney park. It's a 90-minute show,” Glenn said exasperatedly. “They're cutting three minutes out of it. And what are they cutting out of it… The apex of the Christmas story… So basically let's hollow out the Christmas story. Let's just take the Jesus part out of the Christmas story and just make it about peace on Earth.”

While Disney maintains the decision was solely related to time, Glenn could not help but question the changing culture at Disney.

“I don't trust the Disney brand anymore. I know a lot of people that don't trust the Disney brand anymore,” Glenn explained. “I study Disney. I sat there at the park and I looked at them. I watched the employees, as Walt used to do, with my watch, and I watched. Somebody dropped a paper; how long does it take? I saw three people trip over a carpet before I went and fixed it – with Disney employees standing right there… They've lost the culture of Disney… Now listen carefully: Once you lose the culture of a company, you lose the company.”

But Disney is not the only institution facing a cultural crisis. Controversy has swelled across the country after an Air Force base in South Carolina removed a nativity scene on Friday.

“Did you see it's not just Disney that's hollowing out the Christmas story? It's also the Air Force,” Glenn said. “The Air Force now has taken down [a nativity scene]… because one complaint came in. Within [2 hours], they had the nativity scene taken down.”

“They took it down from one complaint,” Pat added. “Because somebody sent them a threatening message that it violated the Constitution. How? Ridiculous.”

According to TheBlaze:

The debate is still unfolding at Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, S.C., after the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, a church-state separatist group, contacted the Pentagon to voice concerns this month over the nativity display.

The organization’s president, Mikey Weinsten, said that 41 airmen complained to the group about the presence of the nativity and so the Military Religious Freedom Foundation contacted the Pentagon and the Christmas display was inevitably removed from the premises, WLTX-TV reported.

The church-state group said on its website that the display “was very sectarian in nature and a direct violation of the US Constitution as well as a blatant violation of Air Force Instruction 1-1 Section 2.11.”

“So anyway, we're losing our culture here. We're hollowing out our culture,” Glenn concluded. “Wait a minute. If you lose the culture in a company, you lose the company. What happens if you lose the culture in a country?”

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As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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