"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.

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn explain:

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

Watch the video clip below for more or find the full podcast with Abigail Shrier here:

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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Our Fourth Amendment, which protects our right to privacy, has never been in more danger. Journalist Lara Logan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to explain how the digital world has given leaders — both in government and corporations — the ability to not only spy on Americans, but to track their patterns of behavior, too.

Lara explained why, even if you think you have nothing to hide, you should be very concerned. Because these digital "human terrain maps" could be used to manipulate you in any way those in control see fit.

"The purpose of your privacy is much more than just being out of public view," Lara said. "There is really nothing that's more central to our democracy than the right to privacy. I mean, all of the rights in the Constitution have a real purpose, and a real value, and if we allow people to take them away from us, we voluntarily are surrendering that. We are lambs to the slaughter.

"They're not just looking at what you have to hide. They're looking to manipulate you into doing what they want. These are control systems. That's what they are," Lara explained. "What they do with the information is they create a 'human terrain map' for every single person on the planet, anyone within a digital signature or within their reach. They are creating a human terrain map that can be used against you, by anyone."

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