'Tremendous respect': Capt. Dan Quinn tells Glenn about bold stand that got him kicked out of the military

Joining Glenn on the air Thursday morning was former Special Forces Captain Dan Quinn, who recently made headlines after being relieved of his command for refusing to ignore the sexual abuse of minors at the hands of an allied commander in Afghanistan.

At the end of the interview, Glenn said how much he admires Quinn what his brave actions at the risk of of his career.

"It will be an honor to shake your hand," Glenn said. "You will be blessed for taking a stand. You didn't kill this guy. I would have snapped the guy's neck, quite honestly. But you didn't kill him. You didn't get out of control. You did all the right things."

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

DAN: We got the report that you just went through before I came on saying that, you know, one of our commanders had kidnapped a 14-year-old boy, chained him to his bed, and raped him repeatedly for over the course of ten days to two weeks. And when this boy's mother came to get her son back, she was beaten as well. So the mother and her son came to our camp and just said, "Look, we know this is going to continue to happen. We've gone to the local government. They're indifferent. You and I both know they're not going to do anything to stop this. You're the only ones that can do something about it. So please help."

So at that point, I just felt compelled that both Charles Martland and myself felt compelled that there was -- that we had to take action and we couldn't just, you know, kind of blame our -- you know, the military rules and regulations and kind of pass the buck to the next guy in our chain of command and decided to -- and all we decided to do was -- we said, "Hey, we'll have this guy -- we'll invite this guy to our camp and make sure that this is true and explain the severity of his actions. And, you know, we'll go from there."

So we invited him to our camp. He came over. And we explained. We said, "Hey, these are the allegations against you." He agreed to them. And he said, "Yeah, that did happen." We explained the severity of the actions, and he just started laughing and saying it wasn't a big deal.

And all we were saying was, "Look, this may be acceptable in your culture." But it wasn't because, you know, the elders had complained about it to us. So like the whole, it's part of their culture, and you have to accept it. That's not necessarily true because the majority of the population does not support this type of behavior. And it's something that the elders had complained to us about as well.

GLENN: I don't care if they like it in that culture, it's evil. And if the culture embraces it, it's an evil culture and we shouldn't have anything to do with it.

DAN: I agree, Glenn.

PAT: So at that point, did you -- you or Martland hit him at that point? Right?

DAN: I did. I was first and Charles followed too.

GLENN: Hold on just a second. May a just say.

PAT: Yes.

(applauding)

GLENN: Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

DAN: I appreciate it.

GLENN: Okay. So then what happened?

DAN: It didn't last long. We just made sure that we got our message across, which is if you go near that boy again or his father, there are going to be very serious consequences. And, you know, we sent him home. And that was it. Then at that point, he had told -- he had told a few of his friends who had told the other Americans in our area, the Americans that are about an hour away from us. They called me and asked me what happened. And I said, "Yeah, I absolutely did assault him. And here's why I did it. And if there's any repercussions, you know, that's fine. Send them my way." And the next day, we had a helicopter come, pick Charles and I up. We were relieved of our command immediately.

PAT: Wow.

DAN: And they went about an investigation and found that Charles and I were going to be both relieved of command, sent home from Afghanistan early. We were mission complete.

GLENN: Dan, let me tell you something. I have -- I know a lot of heroes that have done a lot of great things in our military. As you may know, I know a lot of you guys. And I have tremendous respect. But I have to tell you, it will be an honor to shake your hand. There is -- there is almost no one that I have heard their story that I have more respect for than you. And I have to tell you, the two of you, you will be blessed for taking a stand. You didn't kill this guy. I would have snapped the guy's neck, quite honestly. But you didn't kill him. You didn't get out of control. You did all the right things. You just did the right thing and said, "Hands off." And if we're over there trying to win the hearts and minds of people, how can we possibly win the hearts and minds of people when we're allowing people to be raped under our nose? It's disgusting.

PAT: It's unbelievable.

GLENN: But I just want to tell you, I admire you. I really admire you.

"Restoring Hope" has been a labor of love for Glenn and his team and tonight is the night! "Restoring the Covenant" was supposed to take place in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Gettysburg and Washington D.C. but thanks to COVID-19, that plan had to be scrapped. "Restoring Hope" is what was left after having to scrap nearly two years of planning. The Herald Journal in Idaho detailed what the event was supposed to be and what it turned into. Check out the article below to get all the details.

Glenn Beck discusses patriotic, religious program filmed at Idaho ranch

On July 2, commentator Glenn Beck and his partners will issue a challenge from Beck's corner of Franklin County to anyone who will listen: "Learn the truth, commit to the truth, then act on the truth."

Over the last few weeks, he has brought about 1,000 people to his ranch to record different portions of the program that accompanies the challenge. On June 19, about 400 members of the Millennial Choir and Orchestra met at West Side High School before boarding WSSD buses to travel to a still spring-green section of Beck's ranch to record their portion of the program.

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The current riots and movement to erase America's history are exactly in line with the New York Times' "1619 Project," which argues that America was rotten at its beginning, and that slavery and systemic racism are the roots of everything from capitalism to our lack of universal health care.

On this week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck exposed the true intent of the "1619 Project" and its creator, who justifies remaking America into a Marxist society. This clever lie is disguised as history, and it has already infiltrated our schools.

"The '1619 Project' desperately wants to pass itself off as legitimate history, but it totally kneecaps itself by ignoring so much of the American story. There's no mention of any black Americans who succeeded in spite of slavery, due to the free market capitalist system. In the 1619 Project's effort to take down America, black success stories are not allowed. Because they don't fit with the narrative. The role of white Americans in abolishing slavery doesn't fit the narrative either," Glenn said.

"The agenda is not ultimately about history," he added. "It's just yet another vehicle in the fleet now driven by elites in America toward socialism."

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Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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