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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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

Watch a clip from the full interview with Matthew Yglesias below:


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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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The former ambassador to Russia under the Obama Administration, Michael McFaul, came up with "7 Pillars of Color Revolution," a list of seven steps needed to incite the type of revolution used to upend Eastern European countries like Ukraine and Georgia in the past two decades. On his TV special this week, Glenn Beck broke down the seven steps and showed how they're happening right now in America.

Here are McFaul's seven steps:

1. Semi-autocratic regime (not fully autocratic) – provides opportunity to call incumbent leader "fascist"

2. Appearance of unpopular president or incumbent leader

3. United and organized opposition – Antifa, BLM

4. Effective system to convince the public (well before the election) of voter fraud

5. Compliant media to push voter fraud narrative

6. Political opposition organization able to mobilize "thousands to millions in the streets"

7. Division among military and police


Glenn explained each "pillar," offering examples and evidence of how the Obama administration laid out the plan for an Eastern European style revolution in order to completely upend the American system.

Last month, McFaul made a obvious attempt to downplay his "color revolutions" plan with the following tweet:

Two weeks later, he appeared to celebrate step seven of his plan in this now-deleted tweet:



As Glenn explains in this clip, the Obama administration's "7 Pillars of Color Revolution" are all playing out – just weeks before President Donald Trump takes on Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the November election.

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