Glenn met Senate candidate Matt Bevin at FreePAC Kentucky… did he live up to the hype?

On Saturday, Glenn headed to Louisville, Kentucky for FreePAC. Hosted by FreedomWorks, the event featured conservative pundits, politicians, entrepreneurs, and community leaders offering solutions to the problems that face our nation. Glenn delivered the keynote speech at the event, and he also had the opportunity to formally meet some of the candidates he has come to know through radio and television interviews. On radio this morning, Glenn explained why “these are the kinds of people that we have been waiting for.”

“So we went to FreePAC in Kentucky this weekend, and I met with some candidates,” Glenn said. “These are the kinds of people that we have been waiting for. These are the kinds of people that we've been praying for. These are exactly the people that we had been begging for five years ago… They're here now.”

One of the candidates Glenn has been particularly excited about is U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin who is challenging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky. While Bevin has spoken to Glenn on both radio and TV many times over the last few months, the two have never met. Bevin spoke right before Glenn at Saturday’s event, and they got to spend a bit of time together backstage.

“I spent some time with Matt for the first time behind-the-scenes and spent about 20 minutes talking to him and his wife and his best friend,” Glenn said. “I will tell you that I was impressed with Matt Bevin beforehand. I was probably a hundred times more impressed after meeting with him personally. The guy is the real deal. And I really truly believe called by God.”

As Glenn explained, the way he felt meeting with Bevin this weekend was quite similar to how he felt when he first encountered Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Ted Cruz (R-TX).

“I think this is the best candidate I have seen behind-the-scenes. I don't think I've ever walked away feeling better about somebody than Matt Bevin,” Glenn said. “I was thoroughly impressed. Pat was, too.”

This year’s crop of small government, liberty-minded candidates truly has the potential to change the landscape of Congress. Glenn encouraged the audience to find a candidate – Republican, Democrat, libertarian – and support them in whatever way they can.

“Teddy Roosevelt's dream of a progressive Republican Party is on the ropes. You are so close to winning… But the key is: Don't listen to the progressive Republican media,” Glenn concluded. “This country has to be about principles not politics and politicians. Principles over parties. So you found your principles. But while you were busy being busy, others have heard the call and have risen up. Now you have the best of both worlds. Now you can be busy being busy doing the things you're supposed to do and have some people who can actually represent you and hold true to the Constitution. It's all here in the next few months.”

On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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