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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Protests following the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr quickly devolved into violence, rioting, and looting in Philadelphia, and BlazeTV's Elijah Schaffer was there to document what the mainstream media won't. But while filming the carnage inside a Five Below on Tuesday, Elijah was surrounded and attacked by looters.

Elijah joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to detail his experience and to explain why mainstream media efforts to downplay the violence just show that independent media has never been more important.

"Unfortunately, [the attack] escalated from one person to about a dozen very quickly," Elijah explained. "I'm actually really happy to be alive. Because in that same shopping center, right there, there was a 15-year-old girl who was shot, according to reports. And I heard multiple gunshots throughout the night. Another individual is reported to have heard a gunshot as well, so we try to confirm. I watched people get pummeled beyond belief."

Glenn asked Elijah to respond to mainstream media claims that conservatives are exaggerating the looting and violence in Philadelphia.

"It's so funny to hear people that aren't there try to counter what we're reporting," Elijah replied.

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In the final days before the 2020 election, President Donald Trump is gaining among black voters, particularly men, because his record of accomplishments "speaks for itself" and the "façade" that President Trump is a racist "just doesn't ring true," argued sports columnist Jason Whitlock on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday.

Jason, who recently interviewed the president at the White House for OutKick.com, shared his thoughts on why he believes many black Americans — notably celebrities such as Kanye West, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent — are breaking from the "façade" that President Trump is a "flaming racist."

"I really believe the facts are starting to speak for themselves, and that Donald Trump's record of accomplishments, particularly as it relates to African Americans, speaks for itself," Jason told Glenn. "He actually has a record to stand on, unlike even Barack Obama. When [Obama] was president, I don't think he had much of a record to stand on, in terms of, 'Hey, what did he actually deliver for African Americans?' President Trump has things he can stand on and, you know, beyond that I think black people understand when he starts talking about black unemployment rate. And America's unemployment rate. And then, when you add in for black men, the façade we've been putting on [President Trump] … you know, this whole thing that he's some flaming racist, it just doesn't ring true."

Jason suggested that Trump's fearlessness, unabashed masculinity, and record of keeping his promises resonates with men in the black community. He also weighed in on how media and social media's bias plays a huge role in convincing people to hate President Trump while ignoring Antifa and others on the Left.

"I keep explaining to people, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, they're some of the most secular places on earth. And we've reduced everyone to a tweet, that we disagree with," he added.

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Megyn Kelly is not happy about the "disgusting" media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl's "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that they've lost their own credibility — and now they can't get it back.

"It's disgusting. It's stomach-turning," Megyn said of the media's coverage of the president. "But it's just a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of years. Their 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' has blinded them to what they're doing to their own credibility. They can't get it back. It's too late. They've already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news."

Megyn also discussed how she would have covered the recent stories about Hunter and Joe Biden's alleged corruption. Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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