Glenn reacts to NFL Draft drama: ‘We are one step away from book burning’

Glenn is not exactly a sports aficionado, and he typically shies away from conversations on the topic. But on radio this morning, Glenn reacted to the controversy surrounding the negative tweets sent out by Miami Dolphins safety Don Jones about Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted by a NFL franchise. Regardless of how you feel about Jones’ tweets, Glenn couldn’t help but ask: “Can we stop driving people out of society for having a different opinion?”

Shortly after the St. Louis Rams selected Sam in the seventh round on Saturday, Jones tweeted “OMG” and “Horrible.” The tweets were ultimately taken down. As TheBlaze reported, Jones apologized for his comments Sunday and described them as inappropriate. He has been fined an undisclosed amount Sunday and has been excused from all team activities until he completes educational training related to his comments.

ESPN was carrying the draft on its network, and after the Rams selected Sam the camera focused on him kissing his boyfriend. As Pat and Stu described, it is not uncommon for draftees to be seen hugging and kissing family, friends, or significant others. Stu did admit, however, the coverage of Sam seemed a bit superfluous.

“They decided to stick with an extensive PDA between Michael Sam and his boyfriend,” Stu said. “It seemed like this more extensive than was usual. But [ESPN] probably stayed with it longer because, you know, the historic nature of it.”

When you consider the story from last week involving brothers David and Jason Benham being let go from HGTV because of their Christian views on marriage and abortion, Glenn wondered if we are still a nation that allows for the free exchange of ideas.

“Here's the thing. We have got to stop. I don't care if it's a gay person or religious person or atheist person. We have got to stop driving others that we disagree with out of the marketplace,” Glenn said. “We were saying this a long time before Barack Obama got into office. You've got to stop trying to boycott people that you disagree with… We are one step away from book burning.”

Glenn believes the outrage surrounding Jones’ remarks is just the latest example of the pendulum swinging too far, too fast.

“Stu brought up the thing about the pendulum I've been talking about it for a long time. The pendulum swings back and forth,” Glenn said. “You go from conservative to liberal, conservative to liberal. And it swings back and forth. But the swings are becoming so dramatic.”

“If you want to disagree with me, you can disagree with me all you want. That's your right. But let's make the standard of not driving the other point of view out of business, out of the public square, and into the shadows,” he concluded. “I have a right to free speech. I have a right to worship my god, and I have a right to practice that religion out in the open. And if you don't like it, that's fine. But what's happened is the government and the media have become one, and they are driving people out of the public square.”

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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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