Who will stand with those who lose their jobs because of what they believe?

Who will stand with those who lose their jobs because of what they believe? On Monday's episode of The Glenn Beck Program, Glenn said that he would stand, as would TheBlaze, for anyone being  bullied because they speak up about their religious beliefs or have a point of view that isn't popular with outraged liberals. To illustrate his point, he welcomed the Benham brothers, who had been fired for anti-gay comments from HGTV, onto the show.

Below is a transcript of Glenn's opening monologue:

Hello, America, and welcome to TheBlaze.  This is the network that you are building, and this is The Glenn Beck Program.  Last week, I was reminded about how deceptive the media can be.  I read a story about two brothers who were taping a new show on HGTV, they were canned before it even aired because of alleged anti-gay and anti-Muslim comments that were uncovered.

And the quotes that the media used sounded really offensive.  I mean, I read them, and I thought, and I think I said on the radio if these are true, I mean, they might as well be members of the Westboro Baptist Church.  They weren’t true.  In fact, it didn’t take much investigation to find out that the quotes were either completely wrong or taken wildly out of context.

We invited the two brothers on the radio show on Friday.  I didn’t know what to expect.  Turns out lo and behold they’re good, decent people.  They’re incredibly gracious.  They won’t even lash out at HGTV.  I mean, I don’t know if I would be that kind.  We looked into their story, and before HGTV even green lit this show, they knew what their background was.  HGTV decided to go ahead anyway with the show.

But then the bullies showed up with the pitchforks and the torches, and then HGTV caved.  And the bullies caused everyone around who didn’t have a spine to just stop and go away and abandon freedom of speech, freedom of thought.

They don’t deserve to be treated like this.  Nobody does.  They’re not hateful people, and they’re being marked now as haters.  They, yes, are pro-life.  They believe babies have the right to be born.  They believe in traditional marriage, but those aren’t controversial or even new ideas anymore.  Or are they?  I guess you’re not allowed to say those things.

This is flat-out bullying, which I thought we were supposed to be against, not supposed to tolerate bullying.  We at this network stand with anyone who is being bullied, anybody who is being bullied for their views, whether they are atheist, gay, Muslim, liberal, Christian, doesn’t matter.  I may not agree with their worldview.  You may not.  We can disagree, but we have the civil right to be who we are and to believe what we believe and not be persecuted for it, period.

Yes, and I did say civil rights.  This may sound a little crazy, but the civil rights movement did not begin, nor did it end in the 1960s.  Any attack on freedom anywhere, anytime is a civil rights issue.  Martin Luther King said injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.  So as Christians now continue to be targeted for their views, as parents are intimidated and arrested for opposing Common Core, as farmers are harassed and punished by the EPA, as conservatives are being audited by the IRS, as reporters are being threatened by the White House and the DOJ, in a sea of self-serving and self-preserving cowards hoping against hope that time itself will cure all injustice, who will stand?

Who will stand with the terrified 14-year-old girl confronting a school board that just arrested her dad?  Who will stand with those who lose their jobs because of what they believe?  Who will stand when it is uncomfortable to do so or unpopular?  I will stand.  This network will stand.  I believe you will stand.

Whether we like it or not, we are the new civil rights leaders, mostly because no one else appears willing to shake loose from the chains of conformity and fight injustice with peaceful resistance.  That’s what happened to my two guests. Tonight, you will see a matter of injustice.  Just for sharing their own personal beliefs, they have been smeared and run out of business.

Watch the interview with the Benham brothers below:

"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below:


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Glenn Beck and The Nazarene Fund have been working tirelessly to evacuate Americans and our allies from Afghanistan, thanks to the U.S. government's failure to do so. But it's been far from easy. A recent Newsweek article, titled "Taliban Holds Up Glenn Beck Group's Planes," addressed some of the most recent challenges. The article claimed that six planes — filled with Americans and SIVs ready for takeoff — were "grounded by the Taliban amid negotiations with the U.S. State Department." So, what's actually going on? Why is the State Department meddling in the rescue? And what are the next steps to get these Americans home?

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn breaks down the whole story:

UPDATE: Leaked Email Shows State Department STILL Blocking Afghanistan Rescue Flights


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Bill O'Reilly joined "The Glenn Beck Program" Friday to discuss a recent House Homeland Security Committee briefing on the impact of the 9/11 terror attacks, during which "national security experts" claimed "right-wing" groups pose a greater threat to the United States than groups like the Taliban or Al-Qaeda.

Glenn played two video clips from the briefing that showed Senior Fellow Brookings Institute Center for Middle East Policy, Daniel Byman, and former National Intelligence Council Chair during the Obama administration, Christopher Kojm, in apparent agreement that "right-wing extremists" are a bigger threat to Americans today than "jihadists."

"I'm someone who has written extensively on both jihadist groups, but also right-wing, white supremacist groups," Byman says in the first video clip. "And in my mind, there's no question that today in the United States, the right-wing and white supremacist violence is a much greater risk."

"I agree with your assessment and those of my colleagues who have spoken already, there's little doubt that the domestic terrorist threat from white nationalists and right-wing extremist groups is greater than the jihadist threat today," Kojm states in the second clip.

"Who are those idiots?" O'Reilly exclaimed. "It's just unbelievable ... they're not even in the same universe. Yeah, there are bad neo-Nazi Americans running around, yeah, but there are very few of them. I mean, the jihadists are causing death and destruction, death and destruction all over the world. Not just in the United States. These people are so blatantly irresponsible and ignorant, it's just staggering."

Watch the video clip below to catch more of the conversation:

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The Biden administration was recently caught lying about the White House dog, Major, and his history of biting Secret Service agents, according to newly released emails.

On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn argued that, if the current administration is willing to lie about something so meaningless to the American people, what else are they willing to lie about? For instance, the State Department claims that there are only about 200 American citizens left in Afghanistan who want to be evacuated. But Glenn has heard very different reports from people on the ground. Is it safe to assume they're currently lying to us about all kinds of things — from the "new and improved" Taliban, to the number of Americans left behind in Afghanistan?

Watch the video clip below for more details:

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