It's time for Reconciliation

Last night on TV Glenn and David Barton talked with a studio audience about the need for reconciliation. We have been so conditioned to 'win' arguments and to be pitted against one another. But real power, and real progress can only come through reconciliation.

Below is a transcript of this segment:

Glenn: This summer, I’m going to launch something specifically on all lives matter. Not black lives, not white lives, not police lives, all lives matter. The key to solving, because we are at that place now that I’ve warned about for so long that it’s now happening, and it’s only going to get worse from here. It’s coordinated. You’re watching a play, and the only player that has not arrived on the scene is a true civil rights movement.

I’ve said this from the very beginning that I believe our audience is the civil rights leaders. They are the civil rights leaders of this time. You just don’t know it yet, but you are because what we’re fighting for are those basic civil rights—I am a man. Treat me as a man. But to be that civil rights leader, we cannot be worried about our rights first. We must be worried about others’ rights. You want to solve your problems, worry about other people. Your problems go away. Worry about other people.

So, we now have to come to a very disciplined place of reconciliation. Reconciliation is something that Martin Luther King taught that is crucial, and no one is talking about it now. What happened? Barack Obama got in, and what really is the attitude of many people in his administration? I’m going to show you what it’s been like. That’s not reconciliation. That’s revenge. We can’t want to win.

We (A) have to want to love and serve, and we look for reconciliation because reconciliation means we’re just going to reconcile the truth. Yes, you have some problems, we have some problems. Let’s find our way back to one another. It’s what Lincoln did at the end of the Civil War. He did not say now we make them pay. He said take your foot off gently, send them home, tell them to be with their families. With malice toward none and charity for all, that’s how we reunited the country. That’s how King was doing it in the 1960s. It’s how Gandhi did it. It was what Jesus was preaching, and that’s what we have to do, but that takes extraordinary discipline, extraordinary insight.

We are going to have to be much better than we think we can be at this point. We cannot be poisoned with anger. We have to absolutely love and truly be disciplined. There are going to be times they’re going to throw you up against the wall. Another reason why he said nonviolence works is because does anybody here have sympathy for the people in Baltimore, I mean the people who are breaking into CVS and burning it down? I don’t. Nobody will.

If you are standing there and you’re yelling and screaming and you’ve got guns or you’ve got Molotov cocktails or you are pushing people around, even if you’re right, nobody’s going to listen to you. They just want you to stop. So, reason why nonviolent resistance works is because you’re going to take a billy club to the head, and you’re going to take it. And when people see that, people, as long as you’re not too far gone, and we may, we’re approaching this time. As long as we’re not too far gone as human beings, people will see that image, and they will say that’s wrong, that is wrong. I may not even agree with him 100%, but I know that’s wrong. And that’s what leads to reconciliation. No hatred, that’s tough, but that’s our mission

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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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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