PHOTOS & VIDEOS - What you missed on 8/28 and 8/29 in Birmingham

Programming Note: More tonight on TheBlaze​ TV.

  • 5pm ET - Highlights from the weekend in Birmingham
  • 8pm ET - Glenn's full speech from Restoring Unity
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    When the long-awaited week of Restoring Unity arrived, downtown Birmingham caught fire with an excitement unlike anything the city had ever seen. Thousands gathered from far and near, united with a clear understanding of their purpose - to stand together, regardless of racial or religious differences, firm in the belief that All Lives Matter.

    Before the scheduled events began, impromptu gatherings began to form where people assembled to share in the excitement. Watch.

    On Friday afternoon, volunteers met at Guiding Light Church for training and to build signs in preparation for the march the following day.

    IMG_2332 Volunteers build signs for the Restoring Unity march at Guiding Light Church in Birmingham, AL, August 28, 2015 (Photo by Ted Tuttle)

    IMG_2335 Volunteers build signs for the Restoring Unity march at Guiding Light Church in Birmingham, AL, August 28, 2015 (Photo by Ted Tuttle)

    IMG_2334 Volunteers build signs for the Restoring Unity march at Guiding Light Church in Birmingham, AL, August 28, 2015 (Photo by Ted Tuttle)

    IMG_2338 Volunteers build signs for the Restoring Unity march at Guiding Light Church in Birmingham, AL, August 28, 2015 (Photo by Ted Tuttle)

    Later that evening, Glenn joined Bishop Jim Lowe at Guiding Light Church to deliver his message to a very full church, as well as thousands more who had gathered outside.

    Crowds fill the Guiding Light Church sanctuary in Birmingham, AL, August 28, 2015 (Photo by Joel West) Crowds fill the Guiding Light Church sanctuary in Birmingham, AL, August 28, 2015 (Photo by Joel West)

    IMG_2330 Thousands gather on the lawn outside Guiding Light Church in Birmingham, AL, August 28, 2015 (Photo by Ted Tuttle)

    IMG_2340 Thousands gather on the lawn outside Guiding Light Church in Birmingham, AL, August 28, 2015 (Photo by Ted Tuttle)

    The following is a brief snippet from Glenn's speech at Guiding Light Church on Friday evening.

    "If you are trying to protect yourself, what is the ultimate protection?" Glenn asked. Listen to his answer below.

    The music provided by the Guiding Light Church gospel choir was absolutely beautiful.

    On Saturday morning, more than twenty thousand people gathered to march the same route as the one trod by Martin Luther King, Jr and his followers, making it the largest march in Birmingham to date, since that one in 1963.

    _MG_6624-L Glenn Beck speaks to marchers gathered in front of 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher)

    Raphael Cruz offers an invocation with marchers gathered in front of 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher) Raphael Cruz offers an invocation with marchers gathered in front of 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher)

    IMG_2358 Crowds assemble to march as a blimp displaying "#AllLivesMatter" flies overhead in Birmingham, AL, August 28, 2015 (Photo by Ted Tuttle)

    Thousands of marchers follow the same route Martin Luther King, Jr. marched in 1963 in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher) Thousands of marchers follow the same route Martin Luther King, Jr. marched in 1963 in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher)

    A man plays a shofar as marchers follow the same route Martin Luther King, Jr. marched in 1963 in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher) A man plays a shofar as marchers follow the same route Martin Luther King, Jr. marched in 1963 in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher)

    Marchers hold signs as they follow the same route Martin Luther King, Jr. marched in 1963 in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher) Marchers hold signs as they follow the same route Martin Luther King, Jr. marched in 1963 in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher)

    Drummers play on the street as marchers follow the same route Martin Luther King, Jr. marched in 1963 in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher) Drummers play on the street as marchers follow the same route Martin Luther King, Jr. marched in 1963 in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher)

    The march ended right outside of Legacy Arena at the BJCC, where the main event was to be held. Before the crowds arrived, Glenn rehearsed his speech to an empty stadium.

    Glenn Beck rehearses his speech before the event in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher) Glenn Beck rehearses his speech before the event in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher)

    Staff members listen as Glenn Beck rehearses his speech before the event in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher) Staff listen as Glenn Beck rehearses his speech before the event in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher)

    Glenn Beck rehearses his speech before the event in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher) Glenn Beck rehearses his speech before the event in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher)

    Glenn Beck and his wife Tania wait backstage with David Barton before the Restoring Unity event in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher) Glenn Beck and his wife Tania wait backstage with David Barton before the Restoring Unity event in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher)

    Soon, crowds began to fill the arena and the show started in full swing.

    The choir from Guiding Light Church sings at the Restoring Unity event in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher) The choir from Guiding Light Church sings at the Restoring Unity event in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher)

    Attendees raise their hands to the music at the Restoring Unity event in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher) Attendees raise their hands to the music at the Restoring Unity event in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher)

    Actor Jon Voight dances with the choir on stage at the Restoring Unity event in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher) Actor Jon Voight dances with the choir on stage at the Restoring Unity event in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher)

    _MG_7331-L Audrea Taylor addresses millennials in the crowd at Restoring Unity in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher)

    _MG_7399-L Falma Rufus talks about the power of prayer at Restoring Unity in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher)

    _MG_7564-L The band "I Am Spartacus" plays at Restoring Unity in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher)

    _MG_7615-L Matthew West sings at Restoring Unity in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher)

    _MG_7408-L Pastor Jonathan Gentry speaks at Restoring Unity in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher)

    _MG_7473-L Bishop Jim Lowe of Guiding Light Church delivers a rousing speech at Restoring Unity in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher)

    _MG_7770-L Glenn Beck speaks at Restoring Unity in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher)

    IMG_2379 Crowds assembled at Legacy Arena at the BJCC listen to Glenn Beck speak in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Ted Tuttle)

    IMG_2384 Crowds assembled at Legacy Arena at the BJCC turn on their phone lights in a display of unity during Glenn Beck's speech in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Ted Tuttle)

    IMG_2383 Crowds assembled at Legacy Arena at the BJCC turn on their phone lights in a display of unity during Glenn Beck's speech in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Ted Tuttle)

    _MG_7675-L Glenn Beck speaks at Restoring Unity in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher)

    _MG_7657-L Glenn Beck speaks at Restoring Unity in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher)

    Later that night, Glenn and the Erwin Brothers showed the crowd a premiere of the movie Woodlawn at Legacy Arena at the BJCC.

    Glenn introduces makers and cast members of Woodlawn in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher) Glenn introduces makers and cast members of Woodlawn in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher)

    Makers and cast members discuss Woodlawn in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher) Makers and cast members discuss Woodlawn in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher)

    Want more photos and videos of the event? Instagram showed over 1,400 photos tagged with the hashtag #NeverAgainIsNow and around 450 tagged with #RestoringUnity.

    'Lord, we are SORRY it has taken us this long': BlazeTV hosts react to historic Roe v. Wade decision

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    The Supreme Court of the United States officially overturned Roe V. Wade, and the debate over abortion rights has been given back to the states. On this historic day, BlazeTV hosts celebrate the Supreme Court's incredible decision and take a look at some of the insane reactions as the left comes completely undone.

    Jason Whitlock: Today will forever stand as a pivotal moment in our nation’s history

    The Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v. Wade. The decision and the reaction to it have already revealed a lot about our people and politics. Pro-life groups celebrate, pro-choice groups call for “a night of rage,” and Nancy Pelosi just seems completely confused by the United States Constitution.

    Glenn Beck reacts LIVE to Roe v. Wade ruling: 'Lord, we are SORRY it has taken us this long'

    I never thought that in my lifetime, I would see Roe v. Wade be overturned. But today, that day has come. The Supreme Court has voted 6 to 3 to return decisions about abortion to the states. But this fight isn't over. We are about to see good versus evil side by side. Many states will stand with the unborn. But others will become abortion mills. It's your turn to choose now, America!

    Allie Beth Stuckey: 'Praise God, Roe v. Wade is overturned!'

    I don't know about you, but I just had the most euphoric feelings. It almost seems too good to be true. I didn't think there was any way that this would actually happen, especially with all the backlash, intimidation, and violence toward the Supreme Court justices. And yet, here we are. Roe v. Wade has been overturned. This is an amazing day!

    Dave Rubin: Big disagreement on what happens next now that Roe v. Wade is overturned

    Dave Rubin, Libby Emmons, Jeffrey A. Tucker, and David Reaboi debate what will happen in the wake of the Supreme Court’s breaking decision on Roe v. Wade. Now that abortion rights have been pushed back to the states, will there be a summer of massive riots or not? Will the Roe v. Wade ruling make America’s political polarization significantly worse?

    Stu Burguiere: Here are the reasons SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade

    I never thought this would happen. I never thought I would see this day. I just never ever ever ever never ever believed that Roe v. Wade would actually be overturned. I really didn't. But let's take a look at the reasons this day has finally come ...

    The Rick & Bubba Show: 'This is history! Unfortunately we're 60 million lives too late'

    We were live on the air when news broke of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

    Today, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned its controversial 1973 Roe v. Wadeopinion, concluding that there is no constitutional right to an abortion.

    "The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives," the syllabus of the decision reads.

    As expected, the leftist outrage erupted instantaneously, fueled largely by the misinformed idea that overturning Roe v. Wade means abortion will be banned nationwide. But, as stated in the above-mentioned Supreme Court syllabus, the authority has actually been returned to individual states and their duly elected lawmakers.

    One such misinformed leftist, Parkland shooting survivor Cameron Kasky, was infuriated that those awful Supreme Court justices "just voted to kill women." So he took to Twitter to urge people to go to the homes of said Supreme Court justices to "let them know how you feel."

    "Go to the home of every Supreme Court justice who just voted to kill women. Let them know how you feel," Kasky tweeted.

    The backlash was immediate:

    Kasky decided to delete his original tweet because he is apparently "sick of republicans talking to [him]." But, unfortunately for Kasky, the internet is indeed forever:

    Speaking from the White House, President Joe Biden dutifully helped spread the misinformation about the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and took the opportunity to prompt voters to elect more Democrats in November so that Congress can write abortion protections into law. Did the president just let slip the real reason Congress hasn't made any effort to start writing such laws in the nearly two months since Justice Samuel Alito's draft opinion was "leaked" in early May?

    Watch Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguere discuss how Biden's speech reveals that Democrats are absolutely terrified of the upcoming midterm elections. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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    CNN reporter tries to 'ambush' GOP candidate Kari Lake, IMMEDIATELY regrets it

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    CNN senior national reporter Kyung Lah thought she'd caught Republican Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake off guard when she asked for an impromptu interview outside an event, but ended up sorely regretting her decision.

    Lake, a former Fox news anchor, shook hands with Lah as she approached and immediately pointed out that the CNN reporter wasn't wearing a mask any more, a barbed reference to a contentious interview in October 2021, in which Lah smeared the GOP candidate as a “rising star of the right-wing and proud spreader of lies." Lah asked if Lake had “a minute to chat.”

    “I’ll do an interview," Lake answered, "as long as it airs on CNN+. Does that still exist? I didn’t think so, because the people don’t like what you guys are peddling, which is propaganda. Thank you.”

    Lake then walked into the event, leaving Lah utterly speechless.

    It looks like Lake gained quite a few fans on Twitter:

    Kari Lake has been a longtime friend to "The Glenn Beck Program." She joined Glenn last August to tell Glenn why she left the corrupt world of media, what prompted her to enter "the even more corrupt world of politics," and how she plans to make a big difference in her battleground state of Arizona.

    Watch the video clip below to catch the conversation. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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    Hunter's Biden's latest BIZARRE scandal reveals how red-flag laws REALLY work

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    Even if red-flag laws weren't unconstitutional (which they are), they've never been about your safety. They're about your submission, argued Glenn Beck on the radio program. Think of it this way: If red flag laws became the law of the land, do you think President Joe Biden’s son Hunter would lose his guns or face charges for violating the gun laws we already have?

    You may have heard that he once "lost" a gun in a dumpster by a school. But there's a whole lot more to the bizarre tale. Newly revealed texts from Hunter's abandoned laptop detail the strange drama that unfolded when Hallie Biden, Hunter's sister-in-law-turned-lover, threw his handgun into a dumpster near a Delaware school in October 2018. The gun was found and turned in to police, but like so many of the Biden family scandals, the chaos created a sandstorm that conveniently helped cover Hunter's tracks. Only tidbits of information have emerged, the most significant of which is that the gun in question was purchased by Hunter illegally and, of course, no charges were filed as a result.

    Glenn broke down the details of the most recently revealed Hunter Biden scandal, noting in particular that no charges or arrests were ever made as a result.

    "If you voted for Joe Biden and you believe in all of these red-flag laws, then why isn't Hunter Biden in jail today?" Glenn asked.

    "You and I both know that the ramifications of Hunter Biden's activities and his tragic saga go well beyond Hunter Biden, because they are teaching people a lesson. We are moving towards a society that has a ruling class that lives above their own edicts. They tell us they know better. They tell us that our neighbors and even some of us are dangerous, while ignoring the dangers in their own lives or in their own families ... We saw it during COVID-19 and we will see it again with gun regulations, 'The rules are for thee and not for me.' This is why Americans cannot give an inch, not one inch of our liberty away on the grounds of the government's good faith. They have no good faith left. They have violated every single principle of liberty and they've done it in a name of they know better," he said.

    "Don't be fooled," Glenn added. "Just as we saw during COVID-19, just as we saw with the Patriot Act that is now being horribly abused by the people in power that swore they'd never abuse it, red-flags are not about your safety. Period. They are about your submission."

    Watch the video clip below to catch the conversation. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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