"We were being transformed": Glenn reviews Broadway's Amazing Grace

There are many shows on Broadway. The most successful promote lifestyles that do not reflect 90% of our nation, or they openly mock God, the religious, conservative principles, our nation or those live in the center of the country.

There are shows, usually the older shows, that are just plain fun and don't hurt anyone but I find them to be rare.

Recently I saw Larry David's A Fish In the Dark. It included a couple of dark scenes but if you could get past that it was flat out hysterical and the cast was classic.

But there is something very different that is about to open on Broadway. It is called:

Amazing Grace.

I saw cuttings during rehearsal and recently saw the show in previews. It lives up to its name.

It is the story of Captain John Newton. The man who was a slave ship captain who had a road to Damascus moment that not only changed him but through him changed the world.

It is one of my favorite historic stories that everyone should know. But they don't, even though everyone loves the song he wrote.

The first half was good, the acting off the charts as was the singing talent. But my hopes were so high I was bound to be disappointed. When we went to intermission those around me had already shed a tear and were buzzing about how great it was.

I thought to myself, I guess I was expecting a spiritual slap in the face. A profound and personal wake up call.

Then the curtain came up for the second half. From the moment the lights came up it was if the theater transformed. You could feel the spirit. Song after song as they told the story more and more tears were shed.

The large black church congregation that was sitting just behind me from Brooklyn began to say, "amen" as did the quiet, reserved white guy sitting at the end of my row. Everyone was sucked in and apart of what was happening.

What was happening was something far greater than a really special broadway show.

We were being transformed, our hearts were softened and there was a spiritual healing that was happening.

When, in the end, Amazing Grace was sung, I and others apparently, felt pulled out of our seats. It felt almost wrong to sit and I, for one, could not.

Half of the audience stood up almost together, weeping.

The other half leaped to their feet the minute the song was over.

I have seen 100's of Broadway's shows over the years but I do not recall one where people were as fast to give a standing ovation as this show.

It was the original cast of Les Miserable except the storyline was more powerful and the timing was only as God could time it. That is saying something I know.

I never stay for the end of shows as we always leave on the last line. We stood for the 8 minute ovation. On the way out white and black were crying and some of us even hugged each other.

"Oh, if everyone in the country could experience this show, many of our problems would fall away." I thought and heard others say.

This show has the power of the spirit without EVER preaching. It shows slavery for what is was but it also shows the evil black princess who was also part of the evil as she sold her own people in to slavery. None of it felt PC, nor did it feel forced or worse yet like it was trying to teach a lesson.

It just did.

If you are anywhere near New York you must see this show. It is worth the drive, the airfare or whatever it takes to get there.

Amazing grace isn't just amazing, it's a miracle.

This cast will look again for this experience for the rest of their lives. This is special.

The New York Times and others will not experience this show the same way and because it treats this in Gods light, I would imagine it will be ignored. It couldn't be panned. It is up to you. Buy tickets and spread the word.

Former President Barack Obama sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper recently for an interview scheduled to air in full on Friday. During the interview, Obama scoffed at the idea that critical race theory could be a "threat to our Republic," while claiming that "right-wing media venues" are "stoking the fear and resentment of a white population."

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck set the record straight: the right-wing media's efforts to call out the far-left have nothing to do with race in America, but rather everything to do with protecting our way of life that is being threatened more and more each day by the radical, Marxist ideology seeping into government.

"Mr. Obama, you lied," Glenn asserted. "You used the IRS to hunt down your enemy. You spied on the media. And your health care package, which was supposed to save every American $3,000 per year, has helped some, perhaps, while raising the cost of everyone's health care in double and triple percentages. But the worst thing that you did, is you planted, you watered, and you protected the Marxist seeds, by crying race."

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Our sacred republic has never been in more danger than it is today. Little by little, industry by industry, the far Left is fundamentally transforming the country we love. And it's an aggressive, hostile kind of takeover we've only seen in some of the world's darkest societies.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how the Biden administration and Democrats are aggressively scrambling to reset everything: our free and fair voting system, our kids' education, our policing, immigration and border security, our economy, our military, and our energy supply.

Finally, Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) joins to discuss how Biden's "woke" policies are threatening America's national security and our way of life.

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Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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