Ted Cruz: Religious liberty is in the crosshairs

How does Senator Ted Cruz plan to handle the gay marriage issue if he’s elected President? The candidate joined the radio show Monday morning to give his thoughts on the issue, as well as the steps he would take to protect traditional marriage and reign in an activist Supreme Court.

"Last week, twice in two days, the Supreme Court disregarded the Constitution. You know, reasonable minds can disagree on the question of marriage. Personally, I am a strong supporter of traditional marriage, of the union of one man and one woman. And marriage was not created by man. It was ordained by God. But I've also spent decades fighting to defend the Constitution. And under the Constitution, marriage has always been a question for the states," Cruz explained.

How does Sen. Cruz plan address the issue of gay marriage and the activist court?

"Several months ago, I introduced in the United States Senate a constitutional amendment to protect the authority of state legislatures to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman," Cruz said.

"Number two, I introduced legislation in the United States Senate stripping the federal courts of jurisdiction over a tax on marriage. That's one of the explicit checks and balances the Constitution gives Congress to reign in an overreaching judiciary."

"And then number three, in the wake of last week's rulings, I have publicly called for us to adopt a constitutional amendment to make Supreme Court justices subject to periodic judicial retention elections. Twenty states across the union do that. And if these Supreme Court justices are going to jump into the political sphere, are going to violate federal law and violate the Constitution, then we've got to have a meaningful check for we, the people, to reign in judicial tyranny."

Cruz also took time to address his stance as a fighter for religious freedom.

"Where I very much agree with you, Glenn, is that religious liberty is in the crosshairs. One of the things I write about at great length in my new book, A Time for Truth, is the two decades I've spent fighting to defend religious liberty over and over again. Solicitor General of Texas defending the ten commandment monuments on the state capitol grounds, winning 5-4 before the Supreme Court. Defending the Pledge of Allegiance, the words "one nation under God," winning unanimously before the Supreme Court. And in private practice, representing pro bono, for free, over 3 million veterans defending the Mojave Desert Veterans Memorial, a lone white Latin cross erected over 70 years ago to honor the men and women who lost their lives in World War I, and winning 5-4 before the US Supreme Court."

"And this next battleground, you're right. Tax exemptions of Christian universities. Of Christian schools. Of Jewish schools. Of charity. Anyone who believes in the traditional definition of marriage, the Obama Justice Department admitted at the oral arguments, that they're next on the chopping block for persecution."

"And I'll tell you what's sad watching these religious liberty battles, just how many of the 2016 Republican presidential candidates have run for the hills. I've spent two decades fighting for religious liberty, and I believe 2016 will be a religious liberty election, and I will never shy from fighting to defend the religious liberty of every American to live according to his faith and his conscience."

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

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Glenn Beck and The Nazarene Fund have been working tirelessly to evacuate Americans and our allies from Afghanistan, thanks to the U.S. government's failure to do so. But it's been far from easy. A recent Newsweek article, titled "Taliban Holds Up Glenn Beck Group's Planes," addressed some of the most recent challenges. The article claimed that six planes — filled with Americans and SIVs ready for takeoff — were "grounded by the Taliban amid negotiations with the U.S. State Department." So, what's actually going on? Why is the State Department meddling in the rescue? And what are the next steps to get these Americans home?

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn breaks down the whole story:

UPDATE: Leaked Email Shows State Department STILL Blocking Afghanistan Rescue Flights


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Bill O'Reilly joined "The Glenn Beck Program" Friday to discuss a recent House Homeland Security Committee briefing on the impact of the 9/11 terror attacks, during which "national security experts" claimed "right-wing" groups pose a greater threat to the United States than groups like the Taliban or Al-Qaeda.

Glenn played two video clips from the briefing that showed Senior Fellow Brookings Institute Center for Middle East Policy, Daniel Byman, and former National Intelligence Council Chair during the Obama administration, Christopher Kojm, in apparent agreement that "right-wing extremists" are a bigger threat to Americans today than "jihadists."

"I'm someone who has written extensively on both jihadist groups, but also right-wing, white supremacist groups," Byman says in the first video clip. "And in my mind, there's no question that today in the United States, the right-wing and white supremacist violence is a much greater risk."

"I agree with your assessment and those of my colleagues who have spoken already, there's little doubt that the domestic terrorist threat from white nationalists and right-wing extremist groups is greater than the jihadist threat today," Kojm states in the second clip.

"Who are those idiots?" O'Reilly exclaimed. "It's just unbelievable ... they're not even in the same universe. Yeah, there are bad neo-Nazi Americans running around, yeah, but there are very few of them. I mean, the jihadists are causing death and destruction, death and destruction all over the world. Not just in the United States. These people are so blatantly irresponsible and ignorant, it's just staggering."

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The Biden administration was recently caught lying about the White House dog, Major, and his history of biting Secret Service agents, according to newly released emails.

On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn argued that, if the current administration is willing to lie about something so meaningless to the American people, what else are they willing to lie about? For instance, the State Department claims that there are only about 200 American citizens left in Afghanistan who want to be evacuated. But Glenn has heard very different reports from people on the ground. Is it safe to assume they're currently lying to us about all kinds of things — from the "new and improved" Taliban, to the number of Americans left behind in Afghanistan?

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