"Warning!": Glenn denounces Russia's efforts to punish LGBT community

For months, Glenn has been warning about the threat posed by Russia to the Western way of life. While he plans to go in-depth on the historical roots of the issue, he did point out to one very disturbing story on radio this morning. The BBC reports that Russia has banned transgendered and transexual people from obtaining driver's licenses, claiming they are "tightening medical controls for drivers" in light of rising accidents on the road. Should any government be able to deny a driver's license for such reasons?

"Russia just banned giving driver's licenses to people who are gay or transgendered or cross-dressing. Because they are psychologically unfit to drive. Warning. Warning. This is the way it began in the 1930s. It is time to unite. It is time for people who believe in less power for government, more power for people, people who believe that governments, when they go bad, round people up," Glenn said.

Get more on the threat posed by Russia during tonight's special episode 'The Red Storm' - airing at 5pm ET on TheBlaze TV.

Below is a rough transcript of this segment:

Glenn: I'm warning you with everything in me. We are seeing the 1930s play out all over again. It's -- it's all playing out, the same way again.

What did Hitler do? The first thing Hitler did was he changed the Nazi flag, and he made sure that it was in a sea of red. Why did he do that? Because that was the color of communists. Communists, they were national socialists against communists. Communists said, workers of the world unite. National socialists said, Germans unite. But they were both socialist, both Marxist.

So what Hitler did was, he said, let's change the flag, let's make sure it has red in it so we appeal to the communists. So we let them know, we're socialist too. We're socialist just like you. Come our way. We're about Germany, not about Russia.

Let's get these Russians out of here. The next thing he did was clean up the moral filth. If you hear -- if you read any of his speeches or hear any of his speeches before he's chancellor, he talks a lot about the moral filth. And he talks an awful lot about how Christianity is the answer. We just have to be pure in our Christianity. And we have to clean things up for God.

And so he went after the gays and anybody else that he decided to target. Why?

Because he could unite people. Remember, when things go out of control, people turn to God. What's happening in the Islamic world? How can people in the Islamic world believe this nonsense? The reason why is the clerics are saying, this is all happening to you because you're not paying attention to the Koran. You're not living the principles of the Koran.

That's how they get people. What's happening to us right now? I'm even telling you, the reason why this is happening is because we're not living the rules of God. We are not listening to the scriptures.

When we listen to the scriptures, we'll be okay. When we listen and obey God, we will be okay. But there's a difference. There's a difference. There's a difference between those that is listen to God and obey him. Listen to him and obey him. And those who instead say, listen to me, I will tell you what God says and obey me and what I'm saying is, God is telling me, let's go kill those people.

So what happened in Germany? So they started rounding up the Jews. They started rounding up any Christians, Bonhoeffer. Any Christians that disagreed. Remember, he was huge. He was huge. Hitler loved Jesus, until he got power. And within months, the crucifix and any image of Christ was taken off of the altars of the churches. And what was it replaced by? A picture of Adolf Hitler. So what's happening in Russia now? We were just talking about this during the break.

This is truly terrifying. You think it's Muslim extremists that hate gays and hate women. Listen to what they just passed Friday.

STU: Yeah. The law now bans drivers licenses for people who are not only gay -- all the gay things they're kind of hedging on, they're saying it's a disorder of sexual preference is what they're calling it. The Association of Russian Lawyers for Human Rights, says the law bans all transgender people by gender, asexual, transvestite. Cross-dressers and people who need sex reassignment for driving.

PAT: If you don't have sex at all, you can't drive.

STU: Right? You have to do it exactly the way they want.

PAT: If you're asexual, you don't have sex.

GLENN: Why is that? It's the opposite reason why you have a one-child policy in China. You can't stop the children from being born in China. In Russia, nobody is having babies. They need to populate mother Russia.

STU: Also bans -- excuse me -- it says people with hereditary eye diseases, those with a height shorter than 150 centimeters, or 5 feet, limb amputees, as well as all of the sexuals.

So they're really banning -- they've had issues on the road, as we've seen Pat & Stu with Russian dash cams. They're not good drivers. But I don't think it has anything to do with the sexual orientation of the people controlling the cars.

GLENN: And, remember, it was two years ago or maybe a year ago, last Christmas that I was on CNN. And this is when everyone said, Glenn Beck has changed his views on gays.

I've never been for anything like this. I held the stance that the president now holds long before the president did.

But the story came out where one of the big Hollywood, you know, actors of Russia, one of the big stars in Russia, I think he was the number one TV star, came out and said, gays should be put in the ovens like Hitler did. Excuse me?

And I warned two years ago about heterofascism. It's here. Now, why is it there? Why is Russia doing this? Well, I explained a minute ago, the Hitler analogy, what happened last time with Hitler. This is exactly the same play that they did with Hitler.

But there's something else: What else?

If you go back and see history and you look at what he's now saying, he is talking about rebuilding the third Roman empire. This is critical to understand. And if you see the moves that he's been making and what he's doing, you will see that he's planning on destabilizing the West and marching through Europe. And the first thing he's doing is he's just like Hitler, changing the colors of the flag, he's helping fund the neo-Nazis. He is helping fund some of these things that are going on now that are anti-Islamic. Make no mistake. I am not anti-Islamic. I'm anti-jihadist, and I also believe in a melting pot.

If you come over here, you meld with us and become part of our society. You meld with us. Because you see something different in America. If you don't like the Constitution, if you don't believe that our system is the best system currently, not to say we can't improve it, not to say you have to be lock stock in with everything we do. But you believe all men are created equal. They're endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That we have a right to freedom of speech and freedom of religion. We have a right to keep and bear arms. We have a right for no search and seizure of our papers. We can't be arrested, you know, just pulled aside without being able to face our accuser. That we have a right to a trial.

If you don't believe in those rights, get the hell out. Get the hell out because you're a problem. And there's lots of countries that don't believe in that. Go to one of those. Go to one of those. This is not one of those countries.

Soros is trying to elect MORE TEXAS RINOs. Here's how YOU can stop him.

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Texas is under threat of a George Soros-backed takeover.

Soros-funded RINO judges have been elected in some of the highest courts in Texas. These judges implemented restrictions that have blocked nearly a thousand cases of voter fraud from being investigated or prosecuted from across the state. These new restrictions are similar to ones in place in states like George, Arizona, and Wisconsin, leaving Texas more susceptible to election corruption than ever. If Texas falls to corruption, America will lose its largest bastion of conservative electoral power in the nation. Without Texas, Republicans WILL NOT be able to win national elections and liberal corruption will go unchecked across the country.

Fortunately, there is a way to stop this: YOU.

If you live in Texas you have a chance to stand up against corruption and to fight back! Starting Tuesday, February 20th, early voting for the primaries begins, where three of these judges are up for election. Go out and vote. If the right people are voted in, there's a good chance the restrictions will be lifted and election fraud can once again be prosecuted.

But remember, you can't just go in and vote for anyone who has an "R" next to their name. Sorors knows that a registered Democrat would never stand a chance in Texas, so his lackeys register as Republicans and ride the little "R" right into office. So who do you vote for?

Fortunately, Glenn had Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on his show today and Ken gave us his list of judges that he vouches for. His list is as follows:

  • Gina Parker
  • Lee Finley
  • David Schenck
The Primary Election runs from February 20th to March 5th. This is your chance to get out there and make a difference. It might be the most important election you ever participate in. If you need to know where your nearest polling location is, or any other information regarding the election, you can go to votetexas.gov to find out more.
It's time to stand up.

Hypocrisy EXPOSED: The 'Amazon Files' and what WE are doing about it

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Who is really banning books?

For years now, Conservatives have been taking flak from the left for supposed "book bans." The left likes to compare these "bans" to Nazi book burnings, accusing the right of sweeping authoritarian decrees designed to suppress information. In reality, this is a movement largely motivated by parents, who want to remove inappropriate books from children's libraries.

But if you want to discuss authoritarian book bans, look no further than the White House. As Glenn recently covered, the Biden administration has been pressuring the world's largest bookseller, Amazon, into suppressing books they disagree with.

On February 5th, 2024, Ohio Representative Jim Jordan released a slew of subpoenaed documents that exposed pressure placed on Amazon by the Biden Administration. The documents, which Jordan dubbed "The Amazon Files" after Elon Musk's "The Twitter Files," revealed an email conversation between Andrew Slavitt, a former White House senior adviser, and Amazon employees. In these emails, Slavitt complained that the top search results for books on "vaccines" were "concerning" and then requested that Amazon intervene. Amazon initially refused, not out of some altruistic concern for the free exchange of information. They thought any action taken would be "too visible" and would further exasperate the “Harry/Sally narrative,” referring to the outrage that followed Amazon's removal of Ryan T. Anderson’s book When Harry Became Sally.

Despite this initial refusal, Amazon agreed to meet with the White House a few days later. The number one item on their agenda was removing books from the website. An Amazon employee even admitted that the reason they even took this meeting was due to the pressure being placed on them by the Biden Administration.

What was the result of this meeting? Amazon caved. They began to implement ways of limiting the outreach of books that challenged the mainstream vaccine narrative and other books the White House might not like.

The White House was caught red-handed pressuring the world's largest bookseller to restrict the sale of books they consider in opposition to their narrative, and they have the gall to accuse conservatives of information suppression. This is just ONE of many actions committed by the Biden Administration that are more characteristic of a dictator than a president.

What can you do about it? Fortunately, you are not dependent on Amazon and its corrupted algorithm to help you find books. Every week right here on GlennBeck.com, we highlight books that Glenn is reading or talking about in our "Glenn's Bookshelf" series. Here you can find a wide selection of books free from Amazon's filters. Be sure to sign up for Glenn's newsletter to find out about new additions to "Glenn's Bookshelf" every week.

10 times Biden has acted like a DICTATOR

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The left-wing media's most recent tirade is accusing Trump of being a dictator. But, as Glenn said, "Everything they're accusing us of, they're doing."

Since day one, the Biden administration has overstepped the bounds placed on the executive branch set by the Constitution. In Glenn's most recent TV Special, he examined ten times Biden acted like a dictator, NOT a president. Here are 10 of Biden's Dictator Moves, and click HERE to get ALL of the research that went into this week's Glenn TV special:

5 ways to protect your First Amendment rights. Number 4 will surprise you.

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Every day it seems Glenn covers another story revealing how people across the world at all levels of power DESPISE the fact that YOU have rights, and they are actively trying to curtail them. Recently, there has been a string of attacks against the rights outlined in the First Amendment: the freedom of religion, the freedom of speech, the freedom of press, the freedom of assembly, and the freedom to petition.

As a refresher, the First Amendment reads as follows:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

This is powerful stuff, there is a good reason the Founding Fathers made it the FIRST Amendment. It's also the reason why power-hungry elites are attacking it. These attacks are designed to control the way you think, speak, and believe, vote, what you read, and who holds your representatives responsible. The First Amendment is our strongest weapon against tyrants, and they know it.

So what can you do about it? Hope that some wig in Washinton will eventually do something? We know how well that works. The best thing to do is to stay active, engage in the issues you care about, and exercise your rights.

So where to start? Here are a few things YOU can do to protect your First Amendment rights:

Religion

The best way to flex your Freedom of Religion is to—you guessed it—practice your faith. Become an active member in your place of worship, go to scripture studies, invite your friends to that late afternoon event, and walk the life. This can impact the way you spend money as well. Shop the businesses and brands that share your values, and don't shop at the ones that scorn them. Keeping the community alive and healthy is the best way to ensure that generations to come will be able to experience the freedom you enjoy.

Speech

Much like religion, the best way to protect your freedom of speech is... to speak. Engage your friends and family in polite, civil conversation. Stand up for what you believe in, and make your case to your peers. Just remember to keep it friendly. No one ever won an argument by shouting down their opponent. The civil exchange of ideas is the cornerstone of our republic, and a dialogue where the participants are well-informed, considerate, compassionate, and open-minded can have permanent impacts on all involved.

Press

Freedom of the Press seems a little tricky at first. Unless you work for the media, what are you supposed to do? Quit your job and go work for the local newspaper? The good news is that exercising this right is not nearly that difficult. In fact, you are currently doing it. The best thing you can do is to read from outlets that produce informative content. Want to know what Glenn consumes to stay informed every day? Sign up for Glenn's Morning Brief newsletter to get all the stories Glenn gets sent to his desk every day sent straight to your inbox.

Assembly

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Freedom of assembly is one of the more impactful yet underutilized freedoms in the First Amendment. Peaceably assembling and protesting with like-minded individuals can hugely influence politicians and policies while simultaneously creating community and fellowship between attendees. It's understandable why more people don't turn out. We're all busy people with busy schedules, and flying out to D.C. for the weekend seems like a daunting task to many. Thankfully, you don't have to go out all the way to D.C. to make a difference. Gather some like-minded people in your town and bring awareness to issues that impact your community. Big change starts locally, and exercising your freedom to assemble can be the catalyst to lasting impact.

Petition

If you've been a long-time listener of Glenn, then you will have heard a few of his calls to action where he asks his audience to contact their representatives about a particular piece of policy. There is a good reason Glenn keeps on doing those: they work. Whether it's your local mayor or your senator, a call and an email go a long way. If you really want to make a change, convince your friends and family to reach out as well.