Thank you Birmingham

In the news and online, it's not hard to find people speaking words that are divisive. People tend to avoid listening to voices that don't seem to fit with their perspective.

On radio Friday, Glenn expressed his appreciation to the people of Birmingham, who have demonstrated how to truly be people of unity.

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Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors.

GLENN: Bishop Lowe is an amazing, amazing guy. Who studied the Koran.

Actually left Christianity when he was very young because -- this was back in the '60s or '70s. He was in college. And all of his Christian friends who were all white, he thought he was buddies. And he was going to date a woman, ask a woman to go out. She was white. And all of his Christian friends went away and said, no. No, we shouldn't mix. And he's like, aren't we the same on the inside?

Yeah, well, but no, Jesus -- Jesus doesn't want us to mix. So he left Christianity. And he started studying the Koran. And he was going down the -- he was going down the Elijah Muhammad road and started going, you know, really dark.

PAT: Wow. I didn't know that part about him.

GLENN: Yeah, he's very much like Hutch. He's very much like Hutch. You know, he was in the 16th Street Baptist Church when they tried to blow it up. He was in the next room. So he was safe. But he lost friends that way. I mean, he has walked the walk. And he is serious about unity. He is, you know, it doesn't matter what color you are. It doesn't matter what religion you are. He is serious about coming together because now is the time. He's amazing.

STU: And he's taking a chance too. You would think by -- you know, I'm sure he's had a lot of pushback.

GLENN: It was not popular to invite Glenn Beck to his black church.

STU: No. But when you have people and you find people who are willing to step out and do stuff like that, you really need to show them a lot of respect. And you need to say -- really point that out. Because we complain about this sort of thing all the time, that so many people are divisive. And they won't listen to voices that support the values that we talk about. I mean, they've done a great job here in Birmingham to go out of their way to do that. They've really opened up to people here. People you wouldn't necessarily think would be part of this type of a movement.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: And, you know, the fact that that's happening is really encouraging.

GLENN: It's really encouraging. A lot of people -- in fact, I will tell you that the 16th Street Baptist Church, which is more of a progressive church, is right down where the -- where the -- the event starts tomorrow. The march starts. And, well, they've asked me not to speak in the church. You know, not to address. They've opened their doors to -- to all of us graciously. And are making sure everyone is comfortable and everything. That's really nice. Really nice. So we appreciate the hospitality of Birmingham. So appreciate the hospitality of Birmingham and all the people involved. If you'd like to get involved, you still can. Just find out about all of the events and how you can get tickets. Some of them -- most of them don't need tickets. Just join us. Just go to now.mercuryone.org.

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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The prices of our houses and food are already rising fast, but they will skyrocket to record highs if we don't fix the problem soon. So what's causing the inflation?

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck said he doesn't believe it's the fault of our loggers, farmers, or truckers — many of them are really struggling. But the big corporations that control these industries are making record profits, all while the Biden administration is making some very odd decisions that could make the crises even worse.

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The crisis at the border continues to worsen, with the U.S. Border Patrol recently releasing some shocking statistics that illuminate just how bad the situation has become. But Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) is doing everything he can to prevent any additional unlawful crossings into the Lone Star State.

Abbott joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to describe recent action he has taken to ensure that those who do cross into Texas illegally know they came to the "wrong state."

After noting that both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris "have completely abandoned post as it concerns the Texas border," Abbott explained how "Texas is stepping up" to combat the flood of dangerous gangs and cartels, human traffickers and drugs he says are pouring into border communities.

"Beginning in March, I deployed a thousand Texas Department of Public Safety officers to the border. I deployed the National Guard to the border. And they made well over a thousand arrests of some of these criminals we talked about. They've apprehended more than 33,000 illegal immigrants coming across the border." Abbott said. "But because of the way the Biden administration has abandoned the border, we are now elevating our game. What I did yesterday, in response to more than a dozen counties along the border ... I granted their request for a disaster declaration," he added.

Abbott went on to describe how his disaster declaration gives Texas the authority to toughen penalties for lawbreakers, including criminal trespassing, smuggling, and human trafficking.

"We're going to begin arresting everybody coming across the border and charging them with criminal trespass and putting them in jail. They are coming in here, thinking they'll get the Biden free-ride, and go wherever they want to go. Not in the state of Texas. We'll start arresting them right and left, and putting them behind bars, and saying they came in to the wrong state."

Asked by Glenn if he is prepared for the inevitable "media onslaught", Abbott simply answered, "We're prepared to see a reduction in the number of people coming across the border — because Texas is enforcing the law, period."

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