Ruth Graham opens up about her faith and her family in candid interview with Glenn

On Thursday's Glenn Beck Program, Glenn sat down with Ruth Graham, the daughter of Reverend Billy Graham, for a wide-ranging interview on life, lessons, and her dad. Glenn has gotten to know Ruth very well over the last couple of years, and when Glenn attended Rev. Graham's 95th birthday party last fall, he and Tania were seated at Ruth's table. "I feel as though I've known her my whole life," Glenn said to open the show. And over the course of the next hour, Glenn and Ruth dove deep into her personal journey and her father's legacy.

Glenn asked Ruth if she would be willing to talk about her three marriages and divorces because people might be "shocked" to learn Rev. Graham has a daughter who is divorced three times. Ruth spoke about her marriages - which included infidelity and abuse - quite candidly, for those experiences ultimately helped form her life and her faith.

One of the most powerful moments of the interview came when Ruth described what it was like to return home to her parents after fleeing from her second husband who was abusive. Her parent's had warned her not to marry the man, and she did so anyway. Ruth described her two-day drive back home as she wondered how she would be received. As it turns out, she was received with open arms.

"My father was standing there," Ruth said. "And when I got out of the car, my father wrapped his arms around me and said 'Welcome home.'"

It was that grace that changed Ruth's life forever.

Glenn has been speaking about the importance of finding unifying principles in order to bring people together. Unfortunately, that is much easier said than done. Glenn wondered how to go about sharing and spreading truth in a way that is not divisive or alienating but inclusive and loving. "It's about how we speak the truth," Ruth said. And we as a people must learn to "accept people where they are and love them to the next step" as Jesus did in order to achieve that unity and peace.

In the last couple of weeks, Rev. Graham's condition has deteriorated and improved several times, and it is unclear how much time he has left. Ruth and her siblings have come to terms with the fact that each time they see their father it may very well be the last, but she is actually quite excited for her father to return home to God.

Ruth explained that when he mother passed away, she was sorting through some of her things with her sister. At one point, they entered there father's room and in that moment realized he had no earthly possessions of real value.

“My sister looks at me and says, 'The man of God doesn’t care about the things of the world,'" Ruth said of that moment. "I said, 'You know, that is right,' and I hope that will be said of me at some point. The worldly things are not what is important. It was the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our father gave his life for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. That will be his legacy - change lives”

It is that peace of mind that allows Ruth to look at the end of her father's life with great joy. She believes his arrival in heaven will be a great celebration of the life he lived.

"He wants to hear 'well done,'" Ruth said of what will happen when he father comes face to face with God. "And he will."

Bill O'Reilly joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" on Friday for his weekly take on the 2020 presidential race.

O'Reilly emphasized what a dangerous candidate socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) really is, and how the media is working to mislead voters by depicting other Democratic candidates, such as former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, as "moderate."

"The Democratic Party has been hijacked -- and this is no breaking news -- by the progressive left. Which is now being enabled by the national media," said O'Reilly.

"Bernie Sanders is a dangerous man. In any sane time, media time, that would be clear to everybody. But it's not," he added. "It's like, 'Oh, there's uncle Bernie and he just wants to give stuff away. What a great guy.' [He's] not a great guy, all right? He's a totalitarian. He'll take your freedom, in every area, away. Every area. There isn't one area, that Bernie Sanders wouldn't intrude upon, in your personal freedom. Yet, that's not reported. You don't know it unless you pay attention. It's all a bunch of dishonest blather that has obliterated the so-called moderate Democrat. And there are millions of those people. They don't know what to do because they have no voice in the media."

Glenn pointed out that the media has been "trying to make Pete Buttigieg into a moderate" ever since his strong showing in the Iowa caucuses last week.

"So, Pete Buttigieg: Harvard grad. Rhodes Scholar. Brilliant man, he is brilliant. Great speaker. Almost as good as Beck and I. Not quite, but almost," O'Reilly said. "He's only 38, all right? So, the guy goes out and runs for president after being the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, for eight years, and almost destroying that city. The city is in chaos, yet he's re-elected with 80% of the vote the second time. That's what a good BS'er Pete Buttigieg is.

The two went on to break down Buttegieg's radical policy plans on immigration, abortion, gun control, and more.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and his chief researcher, Jason Buttrill, have uncovered new evidence that suggests the coronavirus death toll numbers coming from China are grossly inaccurate.

After vetting several deep-fake videos circulating on social media, Jason unearthed shocking whistleblower-videos released by citizens of the communist state that show entire warehouses filled with body bags, along with other atrocities.

Jason and Glenn break down the real numbers and discuss the possibilities of the outbreak coming to America. Watch the video below for more details:

Don't miss next Wednesday's TV special on the coronavirus in its new time slot at 9PM ET.

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Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg has surged in the polls in the past month.

With former Vice President Joe Biden dropping below far-left presidential candidates such as the unapologetically socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.), and the almost equally extremist Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass), Democratic voters seeking a more moderate alternative are setting their sights on Mayor Pete.

But are Buttigieg's policies actually moderate? Not even close, Glenn Beck said Thursday on the radio program.

"[Pete Buttigieg] wants people to see him as a moderate. The mayor of a Midwest city in a red state ... and he's going for the middle, even though he is not a moderate candidate in any way," said Glenn.

Here are just a few example of where Buttigieg stands on the issues:

  • Supports late-term, partial-birth abortion
  • Eliminate the Electoral College
  • Buyback program for assault weapons
  • Raise the federal minimum wage to $15/hour
  • Expand Medicare
  • Decriminalize illegal immigration
  • Pay for infrastructure through changing taxes on corporations, the wealthy
  • Study reparations
  • Legalize marijuana
  • Increase existing taxes on upper-income Americans
  • Cancel some student debt
  • Don't use tariffs to pressure countries
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An official at the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations' health agency, has issued a warning, calling the coronavirus "the worst enemy you can imagine" and more of a threat than "any terrorist attack," during a media briefing on Tuesday.

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO's director general, said that a vaccine for the coronavirus will likely take 18 months to develop. The virus has reportedly killed hundreds and infected tens of thousands of people, primarily in China.

"To be honest, a virus is more powerful in creating political, social and economic upheaval than any terrorist attack. It's the worst enemy you can imagine," added Ghebreyesus.

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck noted that the same agency in charge of developing this life-saving vaccine, has taken the time to officially change the disease's name to COVID-19, citing the concern of "stigmatizing" any specific geographical location, individual, or group of people.

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