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.

Soros is trying to elect MORE TEXAS RINOs. Here's how YOU can stop him.

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Texas is under threat of a George Soros-backed takeover.

Soros-funded RINO judges have been elected in some of the highest courts in Texas. These judges implemented restrictions that have blocked nearly a thousand cases of voter fraud from being investigated or prosecuted from across the state. These new restrictions are similar to ones in place in states like George, Arizona, and Wisconsin, leaving Texas more susceptible to election corruption than ever. If Texas falls to corruption, America will lose its largest bastion of conservative electoral power in the nation. Without Texas, Republicans WILL NOT be able to win national elections and liberal corruption will go unchecked across the country.

Fortunately, there is a way to stop this: YOU.

If you live in Texas you have a chance to stand up against corruption and to fight back! Starting Tuesday, February 20th, early voting for the primaries begins, where three of these judges are up for election. Go out and vote. If the right people are voted in, there's a good chance the restrictions will be lifted and election fraud can once again be prosecuted.

But remember, you can't just go in and vote for anyone who has an "R" next to their name. Sorors knows that a registered Democrat would never stand a chance in Texas, so his lackeys register as Republicans and ride the little "R" right into office. So who do you vote for?

Fortunately, Glenn had Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on his show today and Ken gave us his list of judges that he vouches for. His list is as follows:

  • Gina Parker
  • Lee Finley
  • David Schenck
The Primary Election runs from February 20th to March 5th. This is your chance to get out there and make a difference. It might be the most important election you ever participate in. If you need to know where your nearest polling location is, or any other information regarding the election, you can go to votetexas.gov to find out more.
It's time to stand up.

Hypocrisy EXPOSED: The 'Amazon Files' and what WE are doing about it

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Who is really banning books?

For years now, Conservatives have been taking flak from the left for supposed "book bans." The left likes to compare these "bans" to Nazi book burnings, accusing the right of sweeping authoritarian decrees designed to suppress information. In reality, this is a movement largely motivated by parents, who want to remove inappropriate books from children's libraries.

But if you want to discuss authoritarian book bans, look no further than the White House. As Glenn recently covered, the Biden administration has been pressuring the world's largest bookseller, Amazon, into suppressing books they disagree with.

On February 5th, 2024, Ohio Representative Jim Jordan released a slew of subpoenaed documents that exposed pressure placed on Amazon by the Biden Administration. The documents, which Jordan dubbed "The Amazon Files" after Elon Musk's "The Twitter Files," revealed an email conversation between Andrew Slavitt, a former White House senior adviser, and Amazon employees. In these emails, Slavitt complained that the top search results for books on "vaccines" were "concerning" and then requested that Amazon intervene. Amazon initially refused, not out of some altruistic concern for the free exchange of information. They thought any action taken would be "too visible" and would further exasperate the “Harry/Sally narrative,” referring to the outrage that followed Amazon's removal of Ryan T. Anderson’s book When Harry Became Sally.

Despite this initial refusal, Amazon agreed to meet with the White House a few days later. The number one item on their agenda was removing books from the website. An Amazon employee even admitted that the reason they even took this meeting was due to the pressure being placed on them by the Biden Administration.

What was the result of this meeting? Amazon caved. They began to implement ways of limiting the outreach of books that challenged the mainstream vaccine narrative and other books the White House might not like.

The White House was caught red-handed pressuring the world's largest bookseller to restrict the sale of books they consider in opposition to their narrative, and they have the gall to accuse conservatives of information suppression. This is just ONE of many actions committed by the Biden Administration that are more characteristic of a dictator than a president.

What can you do about it? Fortunately, you are not dependent on Amazon and its corrupted algorithm to help you find books. Every week right here on GlennBeck.com, we highlight books that Glenn is reading or talking about in our "Glenn's Bookshelf" series. Here you can find a wide selection of books free from Amazon's filters. Be sure to sign up for Glenn's newsletter to find out about new additions to "Glenn's Bookshelf" every week.

10 times Biden has acted like a DICTATOR

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The left-wing media's most recent tirade is accusing Trump of being a dictator. But, as Glenn said, "Everything they're accusing us of, they're doing."

Since day one, the Biden administration has overstepped the bounds placed on the executive branch set by the Constitution. In Glenn's most recent TV Special, he examined ten times Biden acted like a dictator, NOT a president. Here are 10 of Biden's Dictator Moves, and click HERE to get ALL of the research that went into this week's Glenn TV special:

5 ways to protect your First Amendment rights. Number 4 will surprise you.

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Every day it seems Glenn covers another story revealing how people across the world at all levels of power DESPISE the fact that YOU have rights, and they are actively trying to curtail them. Recently, there has been a string of attacks against the rights outlined in the First Amendment: the freedom of religion, the freedom of speech, the freedom of press, the freedom of assembly, and the freedom to petition.

As a refresher, the First Amendment reads as follows:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

This is powerful stuff, there is a good reason the Founding Fathers made it the FIRST Amendment. It's also the reason why power-hungry elites are attacking it. These attacks are designed to control the way you think, speak, and believe, vote, what you read, and who holds your representatives responsible. The First Amendment is our strongest weapon against tyrants, and they know it.

So what can you do about it? Hope that some wig in Washinton will eventually do something? We know how well that works. The best thing to do is to stay active, engage in the issues you care about, and exercise your rights.

So where to start? Here are a few things YOU can do to protect your First Amendment rights:

Religion

The best way to flex your Freedom of Religion is to—you guessed it—practice your faith. Become an active member in your place of worship, go to scripture studies, invite your friends to that late afternoon event, and walk the life. This can impact the way you spend money as well. Shop the businesses and brands that share your values, and don't shop at the ones that scorn them. Keeping the community alive and healthy is the best way to ensure that generations to come will be able to experience the freedom you enjoy.

Speech

Much like religion, the best way to protect your freedom of speech is... to speak. Engage your friends and family in polite, civil conversation. Stand up for what you believe in, and make your case to your peers. Just remember to keep it friendly. No one ever won an argument by shouting down their opponent. The civil exchange of ideas is the cornerstone of our republic, and a dialogue where the participants are well-informed, considerate, compassionate, and open-minded can have permanent impacts on all involved.

Press

Freedom of the Press seems a little tricky at first. Unless you work for the media, what are you supposed to do? Quit your job and go work for the local newspaper? The good news is that exercising this right is not nearly that difficult. In fact, you are currently doing it. The best thing you can do is to read from outlets that produce informative content. Want to know what Glenn consumes to stay informed every day? Sign up for Glenn's Morning Brief newsletter to get all the stories Glenn gets sent to his desk every day sent straight to your inbox.

Assembly

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Freedom of assembly is one of the more impactful yet underutilized freedoms in the First Amendment. Peaceably assembling and protesting with like-minded individuals can hugely influence politicians and policies while simultaneously creating community and fellowship between attendees. It's understandable why more people don't turn out. We're all busy people with busy schedules, and flying out to D.C. for the weekend seems like a daunting task to many. Thankfully, you don't have to go out all the way to D.C. to make a difference. Gather some like-minded people in your town and bring awareness to issues that impact your community. Big change starts locally, and exercising your freedom to assemble can be the catalyst to lasting impact.

Petition

If you've been a long-time listener of Glenn, then you will have heard a few of his calls to action where he asks his audience to contact their representatives about a particular piece of policy. There is a good reason Glenn keeps on doing those: they work. Whether it's your local mayor or your senator, a call and an email go a long way. If you really want to make a change, convince your friends and family to reach out as well.