‘It's a biblical thing to do’: David Barton offers a Biblical perspective on the border crisis debate

Earlier this year, David Barton endorsed Georgia State Senator Barry Loudermilk (R) in the race for Georgia’s 11th Congressional District. Loudermilk faces primary opposition from former Congressman Bob Barr, and during a debate earlier this week, Barr bizarrely attacked Loudermilk for accepting Barton’s endorsement.

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Barr claims Barton has “has been roundly and uniformly criticized with facts for taking positions that are anti-Semitic [and] that are against women voting." Loudermilk, however, did not cave to the pressure and denounce Barton.

After Glenn offered a strong defense of his friend to open the radio program, Barton called in later in the show to discuss the criticism and the situation at the border.

Considering Glenn has personally traveled to Israel with Barton to several occasions and has seen the work he has done for the Jewish people first hand, the accusations are utter hogwash. While Glenn referred to Barr’s statement as “one of the most incredible things” he’s ever heard, Barton said he has been dealing with the same criticism for many years.

“You know, that is something that has been kept really active… by a bunch of Soros funded bloggers and groups,” Barton said. “And it's really disturbing that Bob Barr, who is portraying himself as conservative, is pulling this information down from Soros groups.”

Glenn then asked Barton to discuss the situation at the border and the differences between the legal issues the government must deal with and the humanitarian needs Glenn believes should be handled privately.

Barton said he “stands firmly,” with Glenn’s assessment of the crisis, and he offered further insight into what the Bible says about compassion and caring for the poor. Of the 205 versus pertaining to the topic, just one mentions the role of government. 204 speak to the responsibility and role of the churches and Synagogues.

“You mentioned this is a Christian thing to do. It's a biblical thing to do. There are 205 verses in the Bible that tell us to take care of the poor, to take care of needy, take care of those who have problems,” Barton said. “Out of 205 verses, the only thing that government is told to do is that when the poor come into court, make sure they get justice. Everything regarding their physical needs comes back to family and to the church or to the Synagogue.”

When you employ the idea of a hard head and warm heart, the political tension in this scenario begins to ease. As Barton explained, if he were to come across an individual lying in the middle of the road, he is not going to waste time asking how they got there – he is going to help.

“If I see someone lying in the middle of the road, I'm not going do ask how they got there or whether I'm facilitating them being there again,” he said. “ I'm going to meet their need. That's the simple bottom line to it.”

That is not to say, however, the law does not come into play.

“Ecclesiastes 7:11 says when a law is not enforced it encourages other lawbreakers,” he continued. “That's our problem not only with immigration law… That's our problem with the whole bunch of laws that we're not enforcing. And it's causing the same kinds of problems. So that's a politically area that has to be dealt with in the political realm.”

Ultimately, Barton believes it is quite dangerous for people to harden their hearts because of a political opinion.

“If you don't have that heart and compassion – if you harden your heart to needs because you think that's politically incorrect for your viewpoint,” Barton concluded, “then that is just not a good deal.”

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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