Why does Glenn think Ebola is the "ultimate weapon"?

Terrorists are more than willing to use unconventional weapons in order to attack the Western way of life, and yet no one seems to think they could use the outbreak of Ebola to their advantage. The effects of a pandemic could be disastrous for the United States, but our leaders have been handling the situation with unheard of arrogance. Why are flights still going back and forth to infected areas? Why is the threat being downplayed? Is it arrogance? Glenn discussed the effect an Ebola outbreak could have and how Americans can spiritually prepare on radio this morning.

"I have to tell you, I can see saying to my family: We're staying home. We're just staying home. That's it. This stuff starts to spread, and we're all going to be doing that," Glenn said.

Glenn said Ebola was the second "ultimate weapon" only trailing an EMP.

"You drop an EMP over the skies of the United States of America, and we're done, and three-quarters of the nation dies within the first year. An EMP is the ultimate weapon with us."

"The second is a plague. This one affects the entire world. But you want to talk about an economy that goes south, you got nothing. You got nothing. Who's going grocery shopping? You want to have a reason to have gold? You want a reason to have guns? You want a reason to have God? You want a reason to have food storage? It's called Ebola."

Glenn has been saying for a while that he thinks something is coming to America, and that it disease will be a part of it. But what is it? Glenn described it as a humbling.

In a dinner with Gov. Bobby Jindal, Glenn told him "we're headed for a humbling, a massive humbling."

"We refuse to humble ourselves. Look at the secret service. Look at the way we're dealing with everything in the Middle East. Looking at the way we're still dealing in the financial sector. We haven't learned anything. We've become more arrogant."

"The arrogance is getting worse," he continued. "Think about how the things that are said and done in our society now, they don't make sense. We all know that doesn't make sense. 'Our borders are the most secure they've ever been.' No, it's not. And we all know that. 'Well, this was a workplace violence situation.' No, it wasn't. We know it's Islamic extremism. Your arrogance tells you that we're going to believe that, but none of us do, but we accept it.

"'Common Core math', no, that doesn't work. Your arrogance. 'Don't worry. We can bring Ebola in, and we don't have to close the airspace.' I have news for you, gang, a humbling is coming. And unless we turn now and start to be more humble, more kind, more gentle, and reroute ourselves in common sense in the things that we learned from the gods of the copybook headings, to quote Kipling, if we don't start routing ourselves to things that all men once found self-evident, a humbling is coming. And I fear this might be the beginning of one. And you should prepare."

"Now is the time. Hopefully all of this passes, but now is the time to prepare. One way or another, whether it's this or something else, a humbling is coming."

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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