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.

Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to discuss the Left's current efforts to rid the U.S. military of "extremism," Democrats' push to separate President Joe Biden from the nuclear codes, and how conservatives can use government to battle the far-left, their policies, and their efforts to control Americans.

Crenshaw called the military's efforts to rid their ranks of extremism, "so obviously and clearly politically motivated," as the entire premise is based on reports that some active service members and veterans participated in the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol.

"Mathematically, that's not a good indication of where active duty military stand or where veterans stand more broadly," Crenshaw said of the generalization that military personnel are extremists. "And I thought we were against that kind of profiling. Right? I thought that was against the liberal values that supposedly the Left stands for."

"But, Glenn, you know very well the Left is not liberal," he added. "The Left is very anti-liberal. And I think as conservatives, we have to say that more often. They have become genuinely authoritarian. Progressivism is not in sync with liberalism. All right? There's a big difference between an Alan Dershowitz liberal and a Democrat Party progressive. They're totally different."

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Given how focused Democrats are on rooting out vaguely defined "right-wing extremism," Garland's work in supervising the prosecution of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing suspects gives us a hint, Glenn suggested on radio this week. He said he's "all for" stopping dangerous extremists, but couldn't help noticing how Garland isn't talking about any of the destruction that happened over the summer.

"I am all for justice. I am all for making sure we catch the bad guys, as long as the bad guys are not defined to be on only one side," Glenn said. "Merrick Garland said [Monday] that there was no comparison between what happened on January 6th and what happened over the summer. That is because the Washington elites see themselves as better than somebody who owns a taco stand. I don't. The Constitution doesn't. They are the same crime."

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