Glenn shares message of hope following the tragic shooting of a Chicago police officer

In the wake of the shooting death of yet another police officer, Glenn decided to channel his frustration into a message of hope to his radio listeners on Wednesday.

"I want to tell you the story of the widow's mite," Glenn said before recounting the famous biblical tale of a poor widow who gave up all the money she had. Although the monetary value was practically worthless, her gift was cherished above all others by God.

Glenn went on to tell a similar story in his own life, when his team was trying to raise money to meet in Washington, DC for 8/28. Not knowing how they would ever come up with the money, Glenn said he received a very special contribution that was completely unexpected.

"The guy who was sitting on the plane next to me handed me an envelope," Glenn said. "There were eight pennies inside of this envelope. They're here on my desk now. I started crying because it was the greatest donation we had ever received."

Then, Glenn related this story to the police officers who are being shot.

"We don't have the ability to stop this. We're not equipped. We don't really even know what to do. I don't even know what the answer is. The hatred and the anger has been buried so deep in our society," Glenn said.

The solution, Glenn suggested rests with us, in doing whatever small thing we can do.

"They need to know that somebody appreciates them," Glenn said. "I would suggest to you that the best thing we can do is stand in our own communities. If you don't go to a church, then get your kids to make a card. To bake some cookies."

He went on:

"May I suggest that you gather together and you go arm in arm, hand in hand, and you ring those police departments all across the country, and you cover them with a blanket of prayer. A lot of people will think this won't matter, but I think it will," Glenn said.

Listen or read the full segment below.

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

GLENN: We had another shooting of a police officer yesterday in Illinois. There are hundreds that have joined the manhunt for these three people that have killed the police officers. I want to tell you the story of the widow's mite. A woman who came and gave all that she could. The widow's mite is the smallest amount of money you could possibly give. And that's the one that the Nazarene said had given the most.

I have on my desk eight pennies. I had them framed. Eight pennies. They came from Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Smith. All they had to give. We were trying to raise money so we could meet in Washington, DC. And the pressure was on like nobody's business. It was -- it was about eight days before 8/28. We were I think about half a million dollars behind in paying for it. And then we were supposed to raise money for the Wounded Warriors on top of it. And as it was turning out, we weren't going to be able to raise any money for the Wounded Warriors. And we were going to take all of that money and just pay for the event. And that Friday, I got a call from Washington, DC. And they were asking us to provide more security. And it was the Justice Department. And they were doing it because they were trying to bankrupt us.

And we had to pony up with another 500,000 dollars' worth of security. And we were securing ourselves against the Black Panthers, if you remember right. If you look at any of the pictures that you might have taken on the mall, if you took any pictures of anybody speaking and behind us, on top of the Lincoln Memorial, you'll see black clad figures. Those were snipers.

The security was intense and overwhelmingly expensive. The same thing happened here in Birmingham. You didn't see them. But there were snipers on the rooftops. We want to make sure that if we go and do something in this crazy world, we're prepared.

Well, we were now over a million dollars in the hole. And I went down to a fundraiser in Florida, and I had been promised by the people who were doing this that they would raise a million dollars for us. And I got on the plane, and that fundraiser it only raised $75,000. Because everybody there wanted a political solution. And they wanted to be able to see something tangible for their money. And I understand that. But I had wasted 36 hours on the ground because they didn't want me to just come in. I had to go in, speak, then I had to go have breakfast, then I had to have meet-and-greets. And I could have done speeches and made more money. And I got on the plane and I said, what's wrong with us? $75,000, I've just wasted all of this time.

And the guy who was sitting on the plane next to me handed me an envelope after a three-hour flight in complete silence. Because when I heard that we had only raised $75,000, I looked up to the -- to the fan -- to the little air vent in the airplane and I was mad at God. And I said, what else do you want from us? We're willing to risk our lives. We're willing to lose our business. We're doing exactly what you tell us to do, to the best of our ability. What else do you want from us?

There was silence on the plane for about three hours as we flew back to New York. As we were getting to land into the airport, the guy who was with me handed me a letter and said, this might make you feel better. And I read the letter and it said, this is all we have to give. We don't have anymore. But we can't let this go without us making our contribution to make it happen.

And there were eight pennies inside of this envelope. They're here on my desk now. I started crying because it was the greatest donation we had ever received. I understood the story of the widow's mite. It's the small stuff that's the most meaningful, not the million dollars from a bunch of people who are standing around at a cocktail party. But people who search their soul and search the cushions of their couch. That's what makes the difference. Those who are willing to give it all.

I told that story on the air the following Monday. And I don't know how much we raised, but it was well over the million dollars that we were then in the hole. And I believe we ended up for Wounded Warriors, giving them about $3 million in that week, and it all happened because of these 8 cents. It all happened because of these people who gave everything they had.

Now, let me relate this to the police officers that are being shot. You and I don't -- we don't have the ability to stop this. We're not equipped. We don't really even know what to do. I don't even know what the answer is. The hatred and the anger has been buried so deep in our society.

We have opened up wounds that, quite honestly, should have been lanced a long time ago. But they've sat there and they've festered. And then we've had people in our own country that have encouraged it and added to the poison. We in our own homes haven't done enough. We've listened to the so-called experts, and we've given our kids trophies when they didn't deserve it. We didn't teach them our true history. We haven't had to really, truly struggle in our life. And even the poorest among us haven't really, truly struggled. We don't know what real poverty is. The first time I ever saw real poverty, I went to Mexico City, it was just outside of the city limits where people were living in cardboard boxes, and they didn't even have clothing. That's poverty. And that was right across our border.

So we haven't really even struggled. All we're being asked to do is to give whatever we can. And I'm not talking about money. We have been racking our brains to try to figure out, what are we going to do? How can we help support Houston, the police department there, and let people know that we're behind them?

Now, there's going to be thousands of people that I think that are going to show up for this funeral. I'm going to be there for the funeral on Friday. There's going to be people from Houston that will go to this funeral. People that will just go stand outside of this church. You'll probably have to park a ways away. They're worried about how many people are going to come. And I know there will be people within the sound of my voice that will want to be there, that will want to join hands, and they will want to pray.

But may I suggest that we consider something else. That those of us in communities all over the country that know that there are bad cops, but the lion's share, the vast majority are good men and women who risk their lives every single day. Whether they're standing at a gas pump and they get shot in the back of the head or they're chasing people and they get shot while they're trying to arrest them. Or they're just approaching a car for speeding, and they get shot. These people risk their lives every day.

May I suggest that you call your church, you call your friends, I would like to see us all over this country ring our police departments, standing hand in hand, praying a blessing over the people that work in that building, the people who leave those buildings in every community. This isn't going to be solved on the national front. This isn't going to be solved by a president, especially a president who refuses to call evil by its name. But it's not going to be solved by any president. It's going to be solved at the local level.

And our police department, they're being hunted. They need to know that somebody appreciates them. Because I don't care where the police officers are. You don't have to be in Chicago or Houston to feel this. You don't have to be in Chicago or Ferguson or Baltimore to feel that you're being hunted. You don't have to be in any of these cities where we have lost police officers, to have your wife or your husband look at you as you're putting on your uniform and saying, let's -- why are you doing? Nobody appreciates it. It's not worth it. I want you to come home to me.

I suggest that there's going to be a lot of people in Houston. And if you're in Houston, you stand. There's going to be a march next week. We'll tell you about it, in Houston.

But I -- I would suggest to you that the best thing we can do is stand in our own communities. If you don't go to a church, then get your kids to make a card. To bake some cookies. In today's world, they probably will throw them in the trash, but it's the thought that counts. In the sick world we live in, cops probably won't eat a tray of cookies or cupcakes that have made for them to say thank you. We can't just go into our local police station because some sicko would probably poison it and they can't trust it, so they probably won't eat it. But they will notice. Because we live that and we notice it when people do it to us.

May I suggest that you gather together and you go arm in arm, hand in hand, and you ring those police departments all across the country, and you cover them with a blanket of prayer. A lot of people will think this won't matter, but I think it will. And even if you think there is no God, it's the gesture that we're standing behind them and we worry about them and we appreciate them, that I think needs to be said.

And because I believe in God, I do believe that our prayers can help give them the armor that is beyond the body armor that they currently wear.

Election interference? BMW billionaire — with Nazi ties — wants EUROPE to make sure Trump can't get reelected

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During a speech for his mother’s charitable foundation, billionaire heir of BMW Stefan Quandt told attendees that the people of Europe "should do everything in [their] power" to stop Donald Trump from being reelected in 2024.

"Now, that seems like election interference," BlazeTV's Glenn Beck said on the radio program. "How is it they're going to prevent Donald Trump from over in Europe?"

So, who is this money mogul from Germany who is attacking the former president of the United States and urging Europe to meddle in our elections?

According to historian and author of “Nazi Billionaires: The Dark History of Germany’s Wealthiest Dynasties” David de Jong, Quandt comes from a long line of auto-industry titans who owe their economic success to the Nazi Party.

"Today, two of the [Quandt] family’s heirs have a net worth of roughly $38 billion, control BMW, Mini, and Rolls-Royce,and have significant holdings in the chemical and technology industries. The family’s patriarchs, Günther Quandt and his son Herbert Quandt, were members of the Nazi Party who subjected as many as 57,500 people to forced or slave labor in their factories, producing weapons and batteries for the German war effort.

"Günther Quandt acquired companies from Jews who were forced to sell their businesses at below-market value and from others who had their property seized after Germany occupied their countries. Herbert Quandt helped with at least two such dubious acquisitions and also oversaw the planning, building, and dismantling of an uncompleted concentration subcamp in Poland ... two of his children, Stefan Quandt and Susanne Klatten, are Germany’s wealthiest family, with near-majority control of BMW. The siblings manage their fortunes in a town near Frankfurt from a building named after their grandfather," de Jong wrote in a New York Times op-ed.

De Jong also noted that while none of this is "exactly a secret in modern Germany," these "heirs of Nazi fortunes" are still widely celebrated as "symbols of German industrial ingenuity and excellence."

A recent report by Germany’s "Focus Money" would seem to confirm de Jong's assertion. The publication called Quandt "Germany's model industrialist" before going on to relay how the "usually reserved" entrepreneur called on the people of Europe to interfere with America's presidential election.

“Fortunate for Europe and the entire free world is that Joe Biden is the legitimate President of the United States today. And we should do everything in our power to keep it that way,” Quandt urged.

"If we want to keep the economic power in the country, then we have to do more," Quandt went on to add.

A Fortune Magazine article jumped on the opportunity to use Quandt's warning to spread more fear about the possibility of a second Trump presidency. The article highlighted Trump’s "abrasive" history with Germany while conveniently leaving out any mention of the Quandt dynasty's part in Germany's dark past.

"Quandt and his older sister Susanne Klatten, Germany’s wealthiest woman, control nearly half of the outstanding stock in BMW. The stake was inherited from their father, Herbert, who rescued the company in 1960 with the help of BMW trade unionist Kurt Golda," reported Fortune.

You'll notice that there's no mention of Herbert Quandt's nefarious activities in Germany during the Nazi era or how he "rescued" BMW from bankruptcy after inheriting an ill-gotten fortune from his father.

But, sure, the real danger to "the entire free world" is that bad orange guy who cracked down on "Germany's model industrialist" in an effort to strengthen the U.S. economy, create jobs, and boost domestic production.


Canadian Ministry denies 'climate police' plans — but leaked 'armoury' draft suggests otherwise

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Architectural plans have been leaked from the Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Canada (ECCC) that indicate Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's administration intends to "weaponize the climate change agenda," according to reporter Keean Bexte of the Counter Signal.

The report reveals detailed plans to build a new "Climate Police" facility in Winnipeg, Canada, complete with a "firearms armoury, interrogation rooms, biological labs, media relations offices, controlled quiet rooms, and intelligence facilities."

Bexte also notes a job posting on showing that the Ministry is actively recruiting an unspecified number of "Environmental Enforcement Officers," but Environment Canada has denied "creating a new enforcement function," specifying "Our Enforcement Branch is not new," on a September 1 Twitter post.

"If you want to see what 'climate enforcement' looks like, take a look at what Canada is building: A massive facility in the middle of Canada's agricultural heartland that will house everything from an armory and interrogation rooms to biolabs and 'controlled quiet rooms,'" Glenn Beck said on the radio program.

"And, lo and behold, the plan for this facility — and to allow 'climate police' to enter premises without a warrant — was hidden in a massive bill," he added. "The Impact Assessment Act is what gave it power — this passed in the final days of Trudeau's majority government — and it gave sweeping power to Minister Enforcement Officers. But nobody knew what that was. It was just in that bill."

In recent months, the Biden administration (which would, of course, never hide anything sketchy in a massive bill) has increased its own climate enforcement. But are all these policies making things better or worse? Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn break it down. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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Hate HOAX? Did the accused BYU fan really yell racial slurs at a Duke volleyball player?

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Brigham Young University banned a fan accused of yelling racial slurs at Duke women’s volleyball player Rachel Richardson during a high-profile match in Provo, Utah, last Friday. But while Duke, BYU, and the media have quickly jumped on the story, John Ziegler, host of "With the Benefit of Hindsight" argues there are some major problems with this story.

Ziegler joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to lay out how the story evolved, why he believes it is actually a hoax, and why he thinks it proves "journalism is dead."

"This [story] if true, is obviously horrendous," Ziegler began. "Also, if true, at a sold-out event — this was sold out at BYU with over 5, 000 people — in 2022, where everyone has a cellphone and where this game was being streamed live ... and there [was] no video evidence of it. None. I mean this is impossible. It is absolutely impossible that in this day and age there would be no witnesses, no video, no indication of this whatsoever. But that doesn't necessarily prove it didn't happen," he continued.

Ziegler went on to explain that the story evolved after Richardson’s godmother, who is apparently running for political office, made the incident public by tweeting about it after the game (though it is unclear if she was actually there) and ended in a "human sacrifice being thrown into to the PC volcano."

Ziegler also told Glenn he believes this story proves truth no longer matters in today’s society: "It’s dangerous, it’s really frustrating, and it’s really sad."

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In defense of the Bible

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Liberals love to talk about all the words that Shakespeare invented. They love to use words based in mythology. But bring up the influence of the Bible and they’ll start hissing like a viper. Everything they claim to be is nothing but a bad imitation of Christianity.

Their delusions have no basis in reality. The Bible has had a greater impact than Shakespeare or Mythology ever could. Not to mention the fact that Shakespeare’s work, with an estimated 1,350 Biblical references, is proof of this.

As for mythology, the Bible tells a story unlike anything ever told, most of all by myth, which is accurately a synonym for “lie.”

The Bible is the most influential book ever written.

From the works of Michelangelo to the films of Quentin Tarantino, the Bible is foundational. One of the most powerful scenes in pulp fiction is when Samuel L. Jackson’s character quotes Ezekiel 25:17.

Reports about the spread of atheism often imply the death of religion, like it’s a victory. But really, what they mean is that they hate Christianity. What they’re doing isn’t religious, it’s POLITICAL.

In reality, it could never lead to a post-religion world, because politics is a child to religion, so the collapse of religion would lead to annihilation.

This is not an exaggeration. Society itself is founded on religion. So while atheism may occasionally APPEAR to be on the rise, there’s no such thing as an atheistic society.

Some of the Biblical phrases that appear in our everyday language include:

  • "eye for an eye"
  • “land of milk and honey”
  • “forbidden fruit”
  • "bottomless pit"
  • "two-edged sword"
  • "God forbid"
  • "scapegoat”
  • “scandal”
  • “Land of Nod”
  • “by the sweat of your brow”
  • “apple of my eye”
  • “fire and brimstone”
  • “ashes to ashes, dust to dust”
  • “a man after my own heart”
  • "broken heart”
  • “wits’ end”
  • “bite the dust”
  • “put words in my mouth”
  • “put your house in order”
  • "nothing but skin and bones”
  • “by the skin of your teeth”
  • “Behemoth”
  • "nothing new under the sun”
  • “a little birdie told me”
  • “rise and shine”
  • “can a leopard change his spots”
  • “eat drink and be merry”
  • “writing on the wall”
  • “drop in a bucket”
  • “fly in the ointment”
  • “four corners of the earth”
  • “see eye to eye”
  • “salt of the earth”
  • “go the extra mile”
  • “pearls before swine”
  • “fall by the wayside”
  • “straight and narrow”
  • “wolf in sheep’s clothing”
  • “blind leading the blind"
  • “the 11th hour”
  • “kiss of death”
  • “give up the ghost”
  • “wash your hands of the matter"
  • "the truth will set you free”
  • “twinkling of an eye”
  • “labor of love”
  • “live by the sword die by the sword”
  • “fall from grace”
  • “fight the good fight”
  • “the powers that be”

You know the famous line from the song Money by Pink Floyd? It’s a rip-off of Timothy 6:10.

But the Bible is even more influential than these phrases.

More than a lamp to our feet and a light to our path, the Bible reveals the foundation of language itself. In fact, the philosophical study of language is based on the prologue to the Gospel of John. In “the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

Teddy Roosevelt once said that “no other book of any kind ever written in English has ever so affected the whole life of a people.”

A literary masterpiece written by uneducated men, the Bible is the best-selling book of all time, with between five and seven BILLION copies sold. For reference, an estimated 800 million copies of the Quran, and 200 million copies of A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.

The Bible is also the most shoplifted book.

It was the first book ever printed, after Johannes Gutenberg chose it as the first book for his printing press. Education as we know it is based on the Bible.

Christianity is the foundation of modern politics and law. Leviticus 25:10 (“Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the Land unto all the Inhabitants thereof”) appears on the Liberty Bell.

When Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech on the National Mall, 250,000 people witnessed a sermon. He referenced four scriptures in the speech. Amos 5:24, Isaiah 40:4, Psalm 30:5, and Galatians 3:28.

Without the Bible, freedom as we know it could not exist. Sure, Plato talked about Democracy 300 years before Jesus came to earth. But Democracy is nothing without the political freedom that Christianity gave us.

The right to a fair trial appears in Deuteronomy 19:15 and Exodus 21:23–25.

Christian monks founded the earliest health care systems using the principles of the Bible as their guide.

The Left’s obsession with destroying Christianity is the same as their obsession with destroying Western society.

They remind me of Daniel 7:25, which describes the Antichrist, “And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.”

They speak like children, they understand like children, they think like children. Ultimately, they’re just hypocrites, who may be able to evaluate the appearance of the sky, but not the signs of the times.