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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Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable. Leaders from state and local governments across the U.S. have flattened the curve of some of our most basic constitutional rights, but some Americans are fighting back — and risking jail time or losing their businesses.

On Wednesday night's GBTV special, Glenn Beck argued that we're witnessing the birth of a new civil rights movement — and it's time to build a coalition of common sense to keep America as we know it free.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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