Glenn: Why are we more outraged by the Indiana pizza parlor than by Christians slaughtered in the Middle East?

The Islamic State beheaded over 20 Ethiopian Christians in a video released last week - but how much coverage did you see about it on the news networks? It seems like the Indiana pizza parlor that refused to cater a (hypothetical) gay wedding generated more interest from the mainstream media and Christians alike than people being executed for their religious beliefs. Why is that? Glenn gave this important story the spotlight on Monday’s TV show.

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Below is a transcript of the opening monologue of Monday's Glenn Beck Program

The video is 29 minutes long, carefully edited, but most importantly, it tells a story, a story that provides a window into the twisted, perverted vision behind the cold-blooded killers that call themselves ISIS.

When we said that they had a mission to end polytheism, what that means is Jesus and God, that is they don’t believe in the Trinity, and they believe that we are polytheists if you’re a Christian. And there is no arguing with them. I want to warn you, I’m going to show you something that is extremely graphic, but I think it is important that we watch at least a part of this video. We will see all kinds of things, but for some reason we always turn away, and that’s how the terrorists win.

For the second time this year, they have captured a group of 30 Christians, and they marched them straight into the seashore before shooting them. The text underneath labeled the captives worshipers of the cross, belonging to a hostile Ethiopian church. There it is there.

In February, ISIS labeled the murder of the 21 Egyptian Christians a message signed with blood to the nation of the cross. The latest video begins with a rant in Arabic about Muslim Christian history and then shows them destroying the Christian churches while declaring Christians will not be safe until they accept Islam.

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M: And we swear to Allah, the one who disgraced you by our hands, you will not have safety even in your dreams until you embrace Islam. As Prophet Muhammad stated, our battle is a battle between faith and blasphemy, between truth and falsehood, until there is no more polytheism.

Why won’t we watch this? Why won’t we address this? We watch all kinds of stuff. We watch The Walking Dead, which is just as horrific as what I saw, but that’s not real. So, we watch The Walking Dead, but this is real. This is real. Good God.

The administration did mention Christians by name in their denouncement of the murders this time, something they failed to do in February, but then they called for a political resolution to the conflict in Libya. How do you find a political solution to people who just did that, considering that their goal is to end all worship of any other God besides Allah? That’s a final solution, not a political solution.

Despite the US airstrikes that have been going on for what, seven months now, ISIS continues to gain ground. Thousands of families have now fled Ramadi as US officials admitted the city is at risk of falling into the hands of the terrorists. The question that comes to mind for me is again, why doesn’t it seem that anyone cares? Why? Why does no one care?

When we talked about a Christian pizza parlor just the other day, Christians responded in large numbers when Christian-owned businesses are threatened for their beliefs. Here people are getting executed. Shouldn’t the response be exponentially greater when Christians are literally being beheaded and crucified, children being raped and killed every single day? Why is the response so mute? I don’t have an answer. I have this question, and I cannot find an answer that I’m comfortable with. I don’t know.

I know why China doesn’t care. They’ve been desensitized, trained not to value human life. We’ve seen the results of godlessness in their country. You remember this video? This child is hit by a car, killed, laying there in the streets forever. People walk by, drive by, and no one does anything. So, I get why China. The Middle East, I mean, they’re the perpetrators of this. Body parts are strewn about, chaos, poverty, death, murder, abuse, I mean, this is their everyday life. It’s been this way for thousands of years. They get this. This is what they live. This is nothing new for them.

Europe, why doesn’t Europe get it? Perhaps Europe is so secular, they’re worried so much about multiculturalism, and because they’re so far down that rabbit hole of offending somebody, God forbid Muslims, you’re in trouble. They rarely speak out against anything anymore, let alone Muslims rising up against Christians, or they’ll burn their cities to the ground.

So, I guess I can kind of see how the rest of the world doesn’t react to this, but I don’t understand us. It’s not an excuse. Christianity just isn’t their thing. Okay. I can explain the lack of major action from all of them, but what is our excuse? This is a really bad thought I had this weekend as I was sitting in a Greek Orthodox Church on Saturday. I met these wonderful Greek people, wonderful Greek Orthodox Christians, and I thought maybe we don’t react to these things because we don’t think of the Greek orthodox or the Coptic Christians. We don’t know what the Coptic thing is. Are they Christian?

Because would we care would we care if the victims were Methodist or Baptist or Catholic or Mormon? I guarantee you we would. Is the president right, is it race? If the victims were white instead of Arab or black, would we care more? I thought maybe it’s we’re too far removed from our creature comforts here in America. It’s just not even real to us, and we don’t have the energy to care about anything happening half the world away because our world is burning down here.

The only thing that I come up with that I’m comfortable with is that we feel helpless, and we don’t know what to do, and so we do nothing. A, that’s not an excuse, not from Americans. Necessity is the mother of invention. We’re told all the time, “can’t go to the moon,” “oh, you can’t do that,” “can’t have the internet.” We always think our way out of the box. We’re always told we can’t do it, and we do it. What are you talking about?

There are soldiers right now, we’ve shown you soldiers, American soldiers who have joined the fight, not for ISIS, but against ISIS, going over there on their dime risking their life because they just couldn’t take it anymore. There are churches that are clothing and feeding the Christians over there, people, I’ve talked to them just in the last week. So, I don’t buy into the fact that we don’t know what to do, because—I’m sorry to out my wife on this, and I don’t lecture her on this because she’s the normal one; I am the oddball. She won’t watch those videos.

I can guarantee you if the TV were on at my house today and she was at home, she turned it off before we got to that video. I don’t want to put that in my head. And yet, well watch The Walking Dead. They win if we don’t watch it. They want you to look away. They need you to look away. Did you hear what he said? We will haunt you even in your dreams.

I don’t know why we don’t care. But I don’t believe in coincidence, so let me share a story. Yesterday, I taught Sunday school. It was Matthew 15. Jesus feeds 4,000 people, and prior to that, he has an interaction with a Canaanite woman. Canaanite woman, Gentile, not even supposed to be in that area, just don’t talk to the Jews. Gentiles didn’t talk to Jews back then. So, she comes up to Jesus and she says hey, I need a miracle. The disciples tried to chase her away. She says Jesus, just heal my daughter.

Jesus responds in a really un-Jesus sort of way. I mean, he’s not the Jesus that I know. First, he’s silent. He ignores her, and she’s like hey, dude, I need a miracle. He’s, I guess, testing to see if she would push a little harder. She did, and so then he pushes back. And he reminds her of his primary mission which was tending to the house of Israel. I’m here for the Israelites. That doesn’t sound like Jesus.

And then she persists again. She pushes back, and then he really pushes back, and he says it’s not right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs. Is that Jesus calling this woman a dog because she’s not a Jew? What? Why is Jesus treating her this way? And as usual, the answer is he’s teaching us a lesson—not her, not her, the disciples. Have you ever seen anybody treat somebody really horribly and you’re like, “Dude, what are you doing?” And then you realize oh crap, that’s what I’ve been doing the whole time.

He’s teaching the lesson to the apostles. That’s what you’re saying. You’re calling her a dog; chase her away. She’s not a dog. And her faith was even greater than the disciples and the Pharisees. Her answer to him was even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table. Jesus honors this woman that he’s not even supposed to talk to. He heals her daughter, and her story is etched in the Bible. And she becomes one of the first Gentiles to enter the kingdom, something that at the time Jews didn’t even think was possible.

Later in the chapter, he’s being followed by 4,000 Gentiles. They’ve come a long way. They’re exhausted. Many are sick, they’re seeking healing. He’s like oh geez, the doctor is in, but he says I’ve got to feed them. The apostles were like we don’t have stuff. Are you kidding me? I’ve already fed 5,000. How much do you got? What do you got? Show me what you got. We’ll feed 4,000. The disciples doubt that he can feed so many. They still didn’t get it, but again, he does a miracle and feeds them.

One thing about Jesus is economy of miracles; he just doesn’t waste miracles. There’s always several layers of a point in his miracles. He’s already fed. Why is he doing the same magic trick? He’s already fed 5,000. It’s not as great. He fed 4,000 this time. Last week it was 5,000. Why did he do it? Because last time he did it to the Jews. This time he did it to the Gentiles. The whole point is to see people who are completely different than you, to reach out beyond your comfort zone, to reach out to the outsiders, in some cases people who society considers dogs.

So often we cry out for justice. We raise our hands on Sunday. We call for the enemy to be crushed, but then we retreat into our humble abodes, castles by global standards, and go about our daily lives. And we get busy, honestly busy, wrapped up in our own day and our own chaos, honestly busy, and we forget that the second part of justice is mercy and compassion. That’s our job, to show mercy, to have compassion, to kindle it in our heart and the hearts of others.

ISIS sent a message to the followers of the cross. You want to know the worst reason? I mean, I’ve come up with some really bad reasons on why we don’t hear it, but I just want to ask you, could it possibly be that the deafening silence is precisely due to that reason? It’s a message for those who actually follow the cross and not those who just say they’re following the cross.

A virus has escaped the university labs and is super-spreading through our culture. It's called Critical Race THEORY and what used to be a fringe topic in the academic world is now a dangerous Marxist REALITY infecting our public schools where students are taught the U.S. is a "parasitic system" based on the "invasion" of "white male settlers."

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how some teachers are being instructed to "cash in on kids' inherent empathy" in order to train them to become "activist intellectuals," starting as early as first grade.

CRT is an absolute toxin to America and Glenn warns that in just one generation the Constitution, freedom, and true equality will be totally destroyed. Yet, any opposition to the spread of this disease is shouted down as racism and bigotry. If Critical Race Theory is not already in your local school curriculum, it will be soon.

Joined by Asra Nomani, Vice President for Strategy and Investigations at Parents Defending Education, Glenn arms you with the facts about CRT so you can stand up to this tyranny in your community.

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Ezra Levant, founder of Rebel News, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to describe the shocking footage he and his team captured of Canadian police harassing and even arresting Rebel News reporters during a protest in Montreal.

Video clips show officers making remarks about the "Jew" reporters and calling Rebel News "Jew media." Reporters are pulled out of crowds, handcuffed, slammed against vehicles and arrested. Some have been fined "thousands and thousands" of dollars "because they had cameras pointed at the police," said Levant.

Another video clip shows Canadian police demanding entrance to a rented Airbnb houseboat without a warrant.

"They the claimed it was an illegal gathering. It was just a B and B," Levant explained. "I told them to get a warrant. I went out there ... and they wouldn't let me back in.... It turned into a ten-hour standoff. They couldn't find a judge willing to give them a search warrant, so to punish us, they called the whole thing a crime scene. They actually wouldn't let any of my team off the boat unless they submitted to a personal search, which is illegal. And the craziest part, is that they arrested one of my guys, took him to jail, and they said this to us: We will hold him in jail until you let us search the Airbnb without a warrant."

Levant said nearly all Canadian media have ignored the insane attacks, warrantless searches and seizures, and the jailing of journalists, and warned Americans to take note and protect our First Amendment rights.

"If you do not protect your First Amendment, if you do not hold those hard-won freedoms, you will be like what we are," he said. "This is your future if you don't protect your First Amendment."

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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?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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