Glenn's recap on the most humbling funeral he has ever attended

Having attended the funeral for Deputy Darren Goforth in Houston Friday, Glenn shared with his radio audience some of the most memorable aspects of the what he said was "probably the most humbling funeral or anything like that I've been to."

Listen to the segment and see photos from the funeral below.

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

GLENN: Officer Goforth. Incredible funeral. Probably the most humbling funeral or anything like that I've been to. Really, truly remarkable. There were 11,000 people that attend. There was 6,000 in the actual church, and it was remarkable. When they dismissed the audience -- or, the congregation, they said if the VIPs, the judges, and the politicians, any VIP, if you will stay, and if the family will stay, we want to release everybody one by one.

Family members and fellow police officers gather at funeral for Deputy Darren Goforth. Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by Sean Foster.Family members and fellow police officers gather at funeral for Deputy Darren Goforth. Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by Sean Foster.

So let's start with the honor guard. And this whole section got up, maybe about 5 percent of the audience got up. And that was police honor guard from Canada and all across the United States. Remarkable.

Police officers gather at funeral for Deputy Darren Goforth. Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by Sean Foster. Police officers gather at funeral for Deputy Darren Goforth. Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by Sean Foster.

Then they said, if the police officers will stand up and be excused and head for the exits. And I would say 80 percent of the audience stood up. And those were uniformed police officers and then followed by the plainclothes police officers. The only ones left to excuse were the maybe 300 VIPs and then the family of about 30 people. The rest of that audience was police officers.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: And when they went out -- when we went outside and they brought the casket outside. I've never seen anything like this. It was so powerful.

Casket of Deputy Darren Goforth at funeral in Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by  Sean Foster. Casket of Deputy Darren Goforth at funeral in Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by Sean Foster.

Casket of Deputy Darren Goforth at funeral in Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by Sean Foster. Casket of Deputy Darren Goforth at funeral in Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by Sean Foster.

Kathleen Goforth, his wife, when she walked in, there was an audible gasp when she walked in. She was held on each elbow by a police officer and brought in by the sheriff's department.

Wife of Deputy Darren Goforth at funeral in Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by Sean Foster. Wife of Deputy Darren Goforth at funeral in Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by Sean Foster.

And we couldn't figure out. None of us in our group had ever seen anyone react this way. We had never seen anyone's expression. We couldn't place it. We looked at that and said, I've never seen that in a movie. I've never seen that in real life. I've never seen anyone's reaction this way. And she was almost a blank slate, as if -- as if she was in a total state of shock right then. And the way she was looking at the audience as she walked in, literally caused you see to gasp.

Wife of Deputy Darren Goforth at funeral in Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by  Sean Foster.Wife of Deputy Darren Goforth at funeral in Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by Sean Foster.

People immediately started to cry. When it was over and she walked out, the only thing I could compare it to, the only thing I could begin to get my arms around is that she was -- she was almost confused or she was blown away by how many people were there. Because what she was doing was, she was looking. As she walked by us, she was looking -- slowly walking by and slowly looking at each individual face, as if she was trying to imprint on us, as if she was trying to remember who was there and having us remember that she saw us and was thanking us for being there.

Wife of Deputy Darren Goforth at funeral in Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by  Sean Foster.Wife of Deputy Darren Goforth at funeral in Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by Sean Foster.

It was -- it was heartbreaking. Absolutely heartbreaking. The gas station where he was shot -- what, 15 times -- is just overwhelmed with flowers.

Flowers displayed at gas station where Deputy Darren Goforth was shot in Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by Sean Foster. Flowers displayed at gas station where Deputy Darren Goforth was shot in Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by Sean Foster.

Flowers displayed at gas station where Deputy Darren Goforth was shot in Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by Sean Foster. Flowers displayed at gas station where Deputy Darren Goforth was shot in Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by Sean Foster.

And now we're starting to see great things happening around the country. People are starting to watch the backs of police officers. Not just here in Texas, but all across the country.

A woman holds a sign with the phrase "All Lives Matter" following the funeral services for Deputy Darren Goforth in Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by Sean Foster. A woman holds a sign with the phrase "All Lives Matter" following the funeral services for Deputy Darren Goforth in Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by Sean Foster.

And I will tell you that I am -- I think that we're at a turning point. I think we're at a disconnect. Let me say it this way. I really believe that history will go back in time and look at this particular period of time and they will say, this was the turning point.

Flag hangs from fire truck ladders during funeral services for Deputy Darren Goforth in Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by Sean Foster. Flag hangs from fire truck ladders during funeral services for Deputy Darren Goforth in Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by Sean Foster.

This was the fork in the road. And because they chose this direction, they either destroyed themselves or they survived. But it was this season. It was this fall. This end of this summer. It was this time that the Americans chose who they would become.

Police officers walk outside following the funeral services for Deputy Darren Goforth in Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by Sean Foster. Police officers walk outside following the funeral services for Deputy Darren Goforth in Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by Sean Foster.

And I don't know which one we're going to choose yet. I have hope that we are starting to wake up and we are starting to choose the right way.

Funeral for Deputy Darren Goforth. Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by  Sean Foster. Funeral for Deputy Darren Goforth. Houston, Texas, September 4, 2014. Photo by Sean Foster.

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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Who were the people and groups involved with coronavirus research, and what really went down before and after the pandemic began? On "Glenn TV" this week, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard to outline a tale of negligence and then, coverup. The elites of the world - the people calling themselves experts - trusted the Chinese Communist Party with one of the most dangerous weapons we can imagine on this planet--a virus.

Glenn reveals who was involved in a definitive timeline, and argues: If proof of a lab leak does come out, the worlds needs to know EVERYONE that was involved. We must expose the coverup and attempt to control the narrative of the pandemic origins. Everyone from Big Tech, the media, the Chinese and even our own government have been involved. What lies behind the coverup could reveal the dirty secret that, in order to cut corners, the academic elites and government entrusted Communist China with a civilization-killing virus.

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