Tolerance: Gay hotel owners face boycott over hosting Ted Cruz

Ian Reisner, a wealthy gay businessman and hotel owner decided to host a dinner for Ted Cruz over the weekend to learn more about the presidential candidate and his views. According to the Huffington Post, after the dinner, members of the gay community responded with "backlash" and even boycotted Reisner's business, resulting in Reisner issuing an apology.

Glenn responded to the story on radio this morning with utter outrage. Glenn even used a personal story of his dealing with Diane Sawyer to prove that it has also happened to him during his career. Glenn's advice to anyone wanting to interview or have a "fireside chat" with a controversial figure it to "have balls. You have to have a set. You have to be willing to be a pariah...You have to stand."

See more of Glenn's discussion below:

Rough Transcript Below:

STU: Ian Reisner, he is a wealthy gay businessman. He's actually just a wealthy businessman who happens to be gay. And decided to host an event at his Manhattan condo with Ted Cruz who came to talk to about 12 people. Ted Cruz talking to a group of people that wouldn't necessarily support a Republican or a conservative. And that's something that you would think that the gay community would be happy about. Here's this guy that we vilified as horrible and hates gays, who actually is coming out here and doing outreach. And his position -- you know, he talked about his position on gay marriage. It should be left to the states. Went through that. But talked about other issues. The outrage from the gay community because this businessman dared to host Ted Cruz in his home was so overwhelming. He actually has come out and apologized for doing it. He said, quote, I am shaken to my bones by the emails, texts, posting, and phone calls the past few days. I made a terrible mistake. He went on to say, I was ignorant, naive, and much too quick in accepting a request to co-host a dinner with Cruz at my home without taking the time to completely understand all his positions on gay rights.

GLENN: Now, by the way, so, you know, his biggest donor to his Senate campaign was Peter Thiel. Peter Thiel is an entrepreneur and dreamer of tomorrow who is Libertarian and also happens to be gay. When the New York Times tried to do this to Peter Thiel and smeared Peter Thiel, Peter Thiel was like, screw you. Double the support for Ted Cruz.

STU: Which is awesome.

GLENN: Yeah. Now, the question is: You have to have balls. You have to have a set. You have to be willing to be a pariah.

PAT: I'm sure this guy had no idea. He's never gotten that kind of feedback before.

GLENN: Nobody does.

PAT: And he collapsed under the weight of it. Which is sad.

GLENN: What's truly amazing is, I don't think the average American has any idea. They don't have any idea. If we hadn't have gone through what we have gone through the last five years, would you have any clue?

PAT: No way.

GLENN: You would have no clue. Correct me if I'm wrong, this happens all the time. Happened with Diane Sawyer as the example that I happen to be harping on today. People say, oh, no, I know you're controversial. No, no, but you're a good guy. I know you. Blah, blah. And I say, you don't have any idea of the firestorm coming your way. Not a problem. Not a problem. We've dealt with this before. Not a problem. Not a problem. Diane Sawyer, day one, folds like a cheap suit. Folds. Day one she can't handle it. And that happens all the time. And then there are other people who are just like, yeah, I didn't see this coming. This is much worse than I thought. But get 'em! And they stand. You have to stand.

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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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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One of the most dangerous existential threats to the United States is Critical Race Theory, or CRT. As Glenn Beck has exposed over the past year, CRT is gaining momentum and has been preached in our universities for a while now.

Then last August, leaked documents revealed that Marxism, activist ideology of Black Lives Matter, is making its way into grade school classrooms across the country. And since then, things have only gotten more intense.

On next week's Wednesday night special, Glenn will expose the new ways progressives are systematically indoctrinating our kids and culture with this dangerous ideology. But first, it's crucial that you know what your kids may already be learning.

"What I'm about to show you is just the beginning," Glenn said, introducing the leaked documents.

"I found it shocking that Black Lives Matter supporters have developed lesson plans that start from preschool all the way up to the 12th grade," he continued. "Do you know the money it would take to tailor things ... and get it out to the schools and the unions for each age, to be able to brainwash the kids on Marxism and how to destroy capitalism by using race, sexual orientation, and gender?

"Our children don't stand a chance," Glenn added later. "They're not being taught anything except how to be radical activists. What the hell has happened?"

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