Are we repeating the mistakes from the biblical story of Lot?

Almost everyone is familiar with the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, but there’s a lesson in there you may have never heard. On radio this morning, Glenn explained how the story is a warning against the dangers of compromising your religious principles under pressures from society.

Rush transcript of this segment is below, it may contain grammatical errors:

GLENN: Do you remember the period of time in my life when my daughter was going to Fordham University and the priests at Fordham were teaching her that the Bible was not true?

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: And the priests were teaching her that the Bible was not true and that the reason why Sodom and Gomorrah was destroyed by God had nothing to do with homosexuality. Because, you remember, the angels came in and Lot took them in and said stay in the house.

PAT: Yep.

GLENN: Then what happened? This is a fascinating story.

PAT: The people of Sodom came to visit and demanded --

GLENN: They didn't come to visit.

PAT: They demanded that the angels be sent outside so they could have them.

GLENN: So they could have sex with them. Yes. And what did Lot do?

PAT: Offer his daughter instead.

GLENN: His virgin daughter. So just remember this. I want to come back to this in a second. So my daughter is being told, that the homosexuality, that was just a way of greeting. This was what the priests were teaching. That that was just a way of greeting. That it was a traditional greeting back then, that you would say, hey, welcome to our town, I'm going to have homosexual sex with you now.

PAT: Oh, you have to be kidding.

GLENN: No. And it was traditional, and it was normal back then. That's what it was. It had nothing to do with the reason why they were destroyed.

PAT: So they were just knocking on the door to greet them --

GLENN: They were too happy. They were too nice. Okay? So that's what she was taught. And she came back. And you remember the time where I couldn't even have a conversation with my daughter because they had so drilled into her head that people like me had a problem with homosexuals.

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: And I'm like, honey, you know how many homosexual friends we have, how many homosexual employees we have? There's no problem. We have no problem. Okay.

She came to me about three, four months ago, and she said, now, being away from school now, she said, Dad, this is not what they were talking about. They're not forcing everybody to comply.

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: And I said --

PAT: Oh, yeah.

GLENN: And I said, that's, honey, what I was talking to you about. That this had nothing to do with love. This had everything to do with power.

PAT: Tolerance. All that.

GLENN: Everything to do with power. And they're going to destroy. So she sees it now. That is really important. If -- if the youth begins to see that this is not about love. Because the argument used to be. What difference does it make if two people love each other and want to get married? Right. Right. But that's not the agenda.

Now they can see, that's not the agenda here. The agenda is control and the destruction of anyone else who disagrees.

So let me go back to the story of Lot. See if we're not repeating this.

So Lot goes, and the angels come. And they're just trying to find one good guy. They find Lot. He says, it's not safe here. You can't be two strangers sleeping out on the streets. You have to come to my house. No, no, we're fine. No, you have to come to my house. They come. They have dinner. There's a knock on the door. It's the guys of the community. And they're like, you have two guys in there. Let them come out. We want to have sex with them. And Lot is like, no. No. In fact, guys, you can have my virgin daughters. Don't do this to them.

They say, we're not taking your virgin daughter. We want those guys. Okay? That's the story of Lot in the Bible.

Notice what Lot has done. Lot has offered something that he shouldn't have offered. Lot has said in his language of his day, guys, don't force us to comply. Don't force us to comply. Here, have this. You can take this. Just don't do that. We don't want to do that.

No, you will comply.

It shows that even back then, the religious were willing to -- they didn't want to fight. They don't want -- they're not trying to control everybody. They're just saying, no, I don't want to participate. Think of this. Think of the -- the gay -- the people who won't do floral arrangements for gay weddings, think about the people who are bakers. Now there's another one with a DJ. They just say, I don't want to participate. That's what Lot was saying: We don't want to participate.

And in exchange for not participating, I'll give you something I shouldn't be offering. But I'll comprise this far. But no further.

We're making exactly the same mistakes. And they are making exactly the same demands as were happening in Sodom and Gomorrah. You will comply. No, guys, whatever you want to do outside, you do. But we're inside. We don't want to do that. You will comply.

The question is: Are there enough good people that will stand up without hatred, without trying to force somebody on their belief, and will just stand up and say, no, we're not going to comply. We're not going to do this. I am a man, and with that comes all of the rights given to me by God.

Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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