Spoiler alert: Indiana isn't anti-gay

Indiana just passed new legislation allowing business owners to deny service based on freedom of religious conscience. Of course, the left has come out and attacked the state and the Governor Mike Pence, saying that the new law legalizes discrimination against gays. But progressives are totally missing the point.

On radio this morning, Glenn made the argument that the bill isn't designed to legalize discrimination, but only protect people who are truly religious from being forced to participate in a ceremony that violates their beliefs. This is a point that Governor Mike Pence is failing to make when he appears on national news shows to defend the law.

"I think the governor is doing a horrible job in defending this Religious Freedom Act," Glenn said. "No one is for discrimination against anybody. Do you know anybody that's for discrimination? No. I don't know anyone who is for discrimination."

"Let's be really clear. I'm not for discrimination against gays. But I'm also not for discrimination against religious people. There comes a time when we all have to live together. There comes a time when we're all going to have to accept that people are different and celebrate true diversity," he said.

Glenn has said time and time again that marriage is between the individuals getting married and God, not the government, but that an individual's church or faith shouldn't be forced to participate if it violates their church doctrine.

"They have the right to get married. If they want to get married, they can get married. Does my church have to marry gay people? No. Do you have to get married in my church? No. Do you have a right to find a church that will marry you? Yes," Glenn said.

"So your right to be gay. Your right to frequent stores. Your right to do all of those things. You're protected. You don't have a right to discriminate against someone because they're gay. But gay people, you don't have a right to force people who are religious to participate in your ceremony. Then we all get along. It's just that easy. You don't have a right to discriminate against gay people, sell them a cupcake, sell them flowers, sell them a cake, when they ask you," Glenn said.

It's important that the individuals objecting based on their religious beliefs truly truly be conscientious objectors. This new law should not allow blanket discrimination.

"This is the key here. You actually have to be religious. You can't just be someone, I hate them gays. So I won't do it. No, tell me a little about your religion. Because this is not a right to discriminate. This is a right that you have to protect your sensibility. You're a conscientious objector," he said.

"We just need to talk to the reasonable people on both sides. You don't have a right to discriminate. If you're coming into your bakery and want to buy a cupcake, I'm selling you a cupcake and I have to sell you a cupcake. If you're coming in and asking me to participant in your ceremony which is something against my religion, I need to kindly tell you, 'I can't do this. I'm really sorry. I just can't do this. You may not want to be a customer with me anymore, but I hope that's not true, because I don't have anything wrong with you. I just can't participate in your ceremony. Because for me, this is a deal between man, woman, and a God. And you don't see it that way. And that's fine. That's totally fine. I'll sell you anything in the store. I can't participate in your ceremony.' What is the problem with that?" Glenn said.

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Dallas Jenkins is a storyteller — and he's telling the most important story of all time in a way that many believed was impossible.

Jenkins is the creator of "The Chosen," a free, crowdfunded series about the life of Jesus that rivals Hollywood productions. And Season 2 could not have arrived at a better time — on Easter weekend 2021. Church attendance has dropped, people are hungry for something bigger than all of us, and many are choosing social justice activism, political parties, or even the climate change movement as "religions" over God.

This Easter weekend, Jenkins joined Glenn on the "Glenn Beck Podcast" to discuss the aspects of Jesus that often get overlooked and break through the misconceptions about who Jesus really is to paint a clear picture of why America needs Emmanuel, "God with us," now more than ever.

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Award-winning investigative journalist Lara Logan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program this week to argue the Biden administration's border crisis is "enabling" drug cartels, allowing them to exploit migrants, use border wall construction roads, and cross the border much more easily.

Lara, who has witnessed and experienced firsthand some of the worst violence around the world as a war correspondent for CBS News, told Glenn it's "not an overstatement" to call the cartels in Mexico "the most violent and powerful criminal organizations on the face of the earth." And while they're "at war with us, we've been asleep at the wheel."

But Lara also offers solutions that the U.S. can enact to stop these horrific atrocities.

"There's more than 30,000 Mexican civilians who are massacred every year in Mexico by the cartels. And that's just the bodies that the Mexican government owns up to or knows about, right?" Lara said. "There's Mexicans buried in unmarked mass graves all across the country. I mean, everyone knows that the violence of the cartels is not like anything anyone has ever seen before. It even pales in comparison to, at times, to what terrorist groups like ISIS have done."

Lara went on to explain some of the unspeakable acts of violence and murder that occur at the hands of the Mexican cartels — 98% of which go uninvestigated.

"That's not unprosecuted, Glenn. That's uninvestigated," Lara emphasized. "[Cartels] operate with impunity. So the law enforcement guy, the policemen, the marine, the National Guardsmen, who are trying to do the right thing, who are not in the pocket of the cartels — what chance do those guys have? They've got no chance. You know where they end up? In one of those unmarked graves."

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Have you noticed an insane number of companies "going woke" lately? There's a big reason for why this is happening NOW, and it's not just virtue-signaling. Big corporations, one by one, are pulling the trigger on an initiative that has been in the works for about a decade.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes the framework that was built and inserted into business schools all across the countries. Critical race theory, gender, and "social justice" were given a higher priority than just doing good business.

Glenn has the documents that reveal what's coming to YOUR business or the company you work for and what will happen to companies that don't comply. And what started out as an indoctrination at the university level is now being taught in public schools K-12. They're teaching our kids to be equity activists right under our noses, and the indoctrination is working.

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First, President Joe Biden nixed the Keystone XL Pipeline, driving the price at the pump through the roof. Now, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg has floated the idea of taxing every mile you drive as a way to pay for Biden's massive infrastructure spending proposal. So much for buying an electric car to save money at the pump. It's almost as if they want you to feel the coming pain as deeply as possible.

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