David Barton tells Glenn he thinks the Third Great Awakening has now begun

On his flight back to Dallas from Birmingham Sunday, Glenn was talking to David Barton about the Restoring Unity events they had just concluded. At one point, David said just matter-of-factly, "we're in the awakening." Glenn had to do a double take. "What did you just say?" Glenn asked.

Watch Glenn recount the conversation and get his reaction below.

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

GLENN: The people that were there -- when we went into the coliseum, the arena, and that was electric. I heard from so many people -- I don't know if you guys heard this or felt this, but the people that I talked to that had gone to all of our events said by far this was the most impactful event we had ever done.

PAT: I heard that many times.

GLENN: I think this is -- I think we're at the beginning. I flew back with David Barton yesterday. And David said, just matter-of-factly, he said, we're in the awakening. And I said, I leaned up and I said, hold on. What did you just say. And he said, we're in the awakening. And I said, the third great awakening? And he said, oh, yeah. I truly believe it's happening now. That's great that's great. He's the one that told me about the great awakening. He's like, we need the great awakening to happen. And we had people of all different faiths walking together.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: I mean I marched with -- you know, that famous picture of the Woolworth's. Lunch counter. The guy is sitting at the counter. Clarence Henderson was one of the guys sitting at that counter. I found out -- I was giving speech -- I don't remember, one of the 18 speeches I gave this weekend. And I think it was at the Guiding Light Church. And somebody came up to me right before and said, that guy, do you know who he is? I'm like, no. He was the 18-year-old kid at the lunch counter in the 1960s. And showed me the picture.

And I'm like, oh, my gosh, I've seen that picture in our history books all the time. And he's the guy that marched next to me. He's the nicest guy. And I said, why are you doing this? He said, because a friend of mine told me -- he comes from Greensboro, North Carolina. And he drove down by himself to go. And I said, what made you do this? He said, it's time. It's just time. We have to come together or we're going to tear each other apart. Isn't that fantastic?

STU: It's great. I mean, it was nothing compared to the Black Lives Matter.

GLENN: Yeah. Of course.

PAT: 350 people. 350.

STU: I kind of screwed that up. Because we were talking before we went on the air, and I told you it was 350 people as reported by the media. Kind of was wrong on that. We should give them a little more credit. 325. So legitimately they reported at 325.

GLENN: Well, that's the media saying 325. It was probably 350.

STU: Maybe. PJ Media pointed this out brilliantly, which was, in Minnesota, 325 people marched. Reuters has a story about it. Reuters. And then the coverage of All Lives Matter, you've got 20,000 people. And it's good coverage, but by local Alabama -- local Alabama media, which is great. I'm glad they did it.

But it's like, why would a 20,000-person rally where you have a conservative host, who we're told all the time that conservatives and African-Americans can't get along, speaking at multiple African-American churches, where crowds are filled with black, white, every color, marching in unity.

PAT: That's exactly why didn't cover it.

GLENN: They need us to be apart.

PAT: Yep.

GLENN: They'll say, we didn't know about it. That's the first thing. The only national coverage that I saw besides PJ Media, which I didn't know. The only national coverage that I saw was Mediaite, which is a New York-based media website that people who are in the media read.

So Mediaite covered it on Saturday. So they all knew. All these journalists, they all knew. They dealt -- what -- the next logical excuse besides I didn't know was -- or would be, well, good news doesn't sell. That's what they'll say. We need conflict. The editors, well, there's no conflict there. Yeah, well, here's the conflict, good versus evil.

JEFFY: A perfect example of that, the main picture of the Alabama website for Restoring Unity was the march and everyone holding God is the answer, courage, justice, and the cover of the Black Lives Matter picture is, Black Lives Matter protesters chant, pigs in a bacon, fry them like bacon. Good versus evil. Unbelievable.

PAT: Yeah, we have that audio.

VOICE: Pigs in a blanket! Fry them like bacon! Pigs in a blanket, fry them like bacon! Pigs in a blanket, fry them like bacon!

GLENN: See, here's the thing, Martin Luther King knew that when it came down to it -- and I've told you this for years. When it comes down to it, we have to be able to A, B compare. You have to give the American people a choice. So we had people from all different faiths. One of the leaders from the Southern Baptist Convention was there. Leaders from all different churches were there. Pastors, priests. All marching together. All different colors. At one point, Alveda was leading the march and singing Jesus Loves the Little Children. Now, are you going to go with that, pigs in a blanket fry them -- whatever they were saying.

STU: Fry them like bacon. When you're in the middle of this controversial time when we're told we're at such odds with each other, here's an opportunity to celebrate two different groups coming together and everyone having a great time, no arrests.

GLENN: No arrests.

STU: There was no throwing things at cops. There was no anger. It was just people coming together in a wonderful way for an entire weekend of service. And, you know, do you get that from Reuters. Do you get that from national media at all? No, you get 325 people walking around threatening pigs lives. That's what you get. That gets coverage.

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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Our Fourth Amendment, which protects our right to privacy, has never been in more danger. Journalist Lara Logan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to explain how the digital world has given leaders — both in government and corporations — the ability to not only spy on Americans, but to track their patterns of behavior, too.

Lara explained why, even if you think you have nothing to hide, you should be very concerned. Because these digital "human terrain maps" could be used to manipulate you in any way those in control see fit.

"The purpose of your privacy is much more than just being out of public view," Lara said. "There is really nothing that's more central to our democracy than the right to privacy. I mean, all of the rights in the Constitution have a real purpose, and a real value, and if we allow people to take them away from us, we voluntarily are surrendering that. We are lambs to the slaughter.

"They're not just looking at what you have to hide. They're looking to manipulate you into doing what they want. These are control systems. That's what they are," Lara explained. "What they do with the information is they create a 'human terrain map' for every single person on the planet, anyone within a digital signature or within their reach. They are creating a human terrain map that can be used against you, by anyone."

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