Ralph Reed: It is time to take on the raging, global war against faith

On radio this morning, Glenn welcomed Ralph Reed of the Faith & Freedom Coalition to the program to discuss the growing war on faith worldwide. The Faith & Freedom Coalition has launched a campaign entitled “Demand Religious Freedom,” which seeks to shed light on the persecution of Christians and Jews in the Middle East and elsewhere and to demand action from the Obama Administration.

Throughout his presidency, Obama has not been particularly vocal or vigilant in advocating for religious freedom, so Glenn asked Reed why his group has chosen to bring forth this campaign and petition at this point in time. As Reed described, the rise of radical Islam throughout the Middle East has put Jews and Christians in the region in particular danger.

“There is a war against faith that is raging around the world, particularly and most violently in the Middle East, where you now have a safe sanctuary for a uniquely violent, vicious, and psychotic form of Islam under the leadership of ISIS that stretches from the banks of the Euphrates outside of Damascus to the banks of the Tigris outside of Baghdad,” Reed explained. “And they are driving tens of thousands of Christians out of Mosul, giving them the option of either to convert, live under subjection of radical Islam, or be murdered.”

The Faith & Freedom Coalition was recently in the news for its work to free Mariam Ibrahim from a Sudanese prison. Earlier this year, Ibrahim was sentenced to death by hanging for refusing to renounce her Christian faith, but she was ultimately freed in an unprecedented decision.

“We have not seen this kind of rampage against people of faith, this kind of persecution in centuries in the Middle East,” Reed said. “It's not anywhere else in the world. So what we've done we've launched – as we did on the Mariam Ibrahim case – we've launched a nationwide petition claim.”

“Our goal is to get over a million Americans to sign this petition to the White House, to the State Department, and to every member of the Senate of the House,” he continued, “demanding that religious freedom and protection of Christians and other persecuted religious minorities occupy the centerpiece of the conduct of our foreign policy.”

Ultimately, Reed believes the right leadership can once again make the United States the global leader and advocate for religious freedom. He hopes getting Americans to sign the Faith & Freedom Coalition petition will at least make the U.S. government aware of how the people fell.

“What it demonstrates, Glenn, is that leadership matters,” Reed concluded. “Nobody thought we would be able to get Mariam Ibrahim out of Sudan. That's one of the most brutal and inhuman places on the planet… We need to take that kind of moral action right now for our other brothers and sisters around the world who are suffering and who are in danger even as we speak this morning.”

You can sign the Demand Religious Action petition HERE.

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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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.

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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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