There's an amazing story behind this painting you may have never heard

Last week, Glenn introduced you to Ben McPherson, head of the American Dream Labs. While you have seen Ben's influence on TheBlaze in video shorts, set design, and visual aesthetics - you may not be familiar with his work as an painter and artist. On radio Friday, Ben discussed his first painting "And It Was Night", a recreation of the The Last Supper.

You can purchase a print of 'And It Was Night' HERE.

"My favorite artist would be Caravaggio and the classic painters that did very Catholic-driven stuff. So I wanted to just kind of play in that field and see what it was like. So it was an ambitious first endeavor. At the time when there was so much controversy with the 'Da Vinci Code' and Mary and so forth. So I thought, I'll set it straight," Ben explained.

"I was just really set on telling the story from the lens that I saw it. I always saw these men as very salt of the earth. They were fishermen, very blue-collar men. I thought, I needed guys who have real beards and are authentic. And eventually I found the only place I could find those type of men were in homeless shelters."

Ben said he would go to homeless shelters to find men to model for the painting and capture the "tans and faces" in order to reflect the soul of those people in the painting.

"Some of them would sit for us there at the shelter. Some would come into the studio. And you never knew if you would see them again. So you had to knock out what you needed. You had to get the scrap. They call it scrap in painting. Tans and face. The parts that you need to capture the soul of that person. So if you can't get them again to sit, you have something to go off."

In the painting, Ben attempted to capture the full story of that night in Jesus's life.

"When you see Christ's expression, you can tell he knows something everybody else doesn't. You can tell there is the classic sort of exchange where Peter and John -- they're pantomiming, where they're like, who is it that will betray the savior?...When Judas was in the doorway, so this area in front of the table is where he would have been. And the title of the painting is actually "And It Was Night," which is what John said as Judas exits the supper. And I thought that was a powerful metaphor for everything that was to come. Gethsemane, the crucifixion."

"For me, it was important to have this narrative from beginning to end. And you can really see a story in this painting. That's ultimately what we want to do is tell stories."

It seems the Left wants a civil war and some on the Right want a national divorce. The country is split right now unlike anything Glenn Beck has ever witnessed. There are two sides: Those who want to fundamentally change this country and those who believe in KEEPING the experiment of liberty that the Founding Founders intended.

The ideological gap seems impossible to cross, but Glenn explains why he won't secede. David Reaboi, Claremont Institute senior fellow and author of "National Divorce Is Expensive, but It's Worth Every Penny," tells Glenn why a national breakup is not an impossibility just because it will be difficult.

What can we do to fight back … peacefully? How can the states that still believe in the Constitution create pockets of freedom in the shadow of tyranny? On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn answers that and provides a road map to preserving what the Left is trying to destroy.

Finally, James Simpson, author of "Who Was Karl Marx? The Men, the Motives and the Menace Behind Today's Rampaging American Left," provides solutions on the issues the "red states" must unite around before Left and Right America officially call it quits.

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An Afghan interpreter who helped save then-Sen. Joe Biden's life in 2008 was among those stranded in Afghanistan after Biden's troop withdrawal. He has now escaped the country with his family, but not with President Biden's help.

Thanks to private organizations, including The Nazarene Fund, the interpreter and his family have now been rescued.

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A shocking new report by The Daily Wire reveals that the furious father whose arrest at a school board meeting likely sparked the call for the FBI to investigate anti-CRT parents like domestic terrorists was furious for good reasons: The Loudoun County School Board allegedly tried to cover up his daughter's rape.

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss the incident and explain why he joined 60 lawmakers in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding answers for why the FBI is targeting parents.

"We want to know ... what kind of coordination took place between the White House, activist groups and teachers unions, and the Department of Justice," Stewart told Glenn. "Because we have evidence that there was [coordination] and, in fact, that the White House are the ones who initiated this. They asked for these activist groups to write this inflammatory letter to the Department of Justice saying they were 'intimidated' and that they 'felt threatened', giving the Department of Justice Attorney General Garland, the excuse to say, 'Okay, well, we have to respond'."

Stewart went on to say he believes the federal government would only involve the FBI in such an issue if its purpose is to silence and intimidate parents concerned about the "poison" being taught to their kids in school. So, what can he and the other representatives who disagree with the Biden administration's overreach of power do to stop it?

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Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu is now warning that his nation is preparing for war with China after Beijing flew a record number of warplanes over Taiwanese territory. Wu reached out to another country for help, but it wasn't the United States.

In a video, Wu urged Australia to help prepare for a possible invasion, but gave the U.S. no mention.

"The defense of Taiwan is in our own hands, and we are absolutely committed to that. And if China is going to launch a war against Taiwan, we will fight until the end. And that is our commitment. And, of course, during this period of time, we would like to exchange with other countries for security cooperation," Wu said on ABC News In-depth's China Tonight program. "We would like to engage in security or intelligence exchanges with other like-minded partners, Australia included, so that Taiwan is better prepared to deal with the war situation. And so far, our relations with Australia is very good. And that is what we appreciate it for."

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere discussed whether or not America would do anything during such a conflict — because it sure seems like President Joe Biden is more focused on working with China to fight climate change. Plus, why did China just cut off all cryptocurrency?

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