Rubio's Christian Themed Ad... Too Religious?

Marco Rubio put out an ad that some are saying might be too religious. Glenn played the ad during his radio program Thursday and asked his co-hosts what they thought about it.

"It's essentially proselytizing," Pat said.

Glenn begged to differ.

"It's not proselytizing," Glenn said. "He is saying, as Christians, this is the way we're supposed to behave."

He went on to ask how they would react if Glenn were to---hypothetically---run for president and say something like that about his faith.

"So I may not be electable," Glenn began. "But you don't think---I think it would be important. If you're trying to judge who I am and what's going to dictate on how I make decisions, yes. The gospel of Jesus Christ and my adherence to the laws of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, are absolutely going to play a role."

Watch the ad and share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Listen to the full radio segment here.

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

GLENN: Marco Rubio put out an ad that is very, very religious. And we want to play the ad and listen to what MSNBC had to say about this ad. And I want you to listen to it and then tell me what you think. Here it is.

VOICE: Yeah, so Senator Rubio is emphasizing his Christian faith. Joe mentioned the ad. Here it is, the new ad from Marco Rubio.

VOICE: Yeah.

MARCO: Our goal is determining the ability to live alongside our creator for all time, to accept the free gift of salvation offered to us by Jesus Christ.

The struggle on a daily basis as a Christian is to remind ourselves of this, the purpose of our life is to cooperate with God's plan. To those who much has been given, much is expected. And we will be asked to account for that. Were your treasures stored up on earth or in heaven? And to me, I try to allow that to influence me in everything that I do.

PAT: Wow. I mean, that is --

GLENN: What is wrong with that?

PAT: I'm not saying anything is wrong with it. It's just an unusual political ad. It's proselytizing. It's essentially proselytizing.

GLENN: It is. But maybe it shouldn't be.

No, it's not. Wait a minute.

PAT: I don't think it's constitutional.

GLENN: Hang on just a second. Wait. I know that. But it's not proselytizing. He is saying, as Christians, this is the way we're supposed to behave.

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: And I let that influence me. He is saying what he is, not what you should be. What he is. And if you don't like what he is, then you shouldn't vote for him. Personally, I have no problem. I would be saying that.

Pat, if I was running for president of the United States, you don't think I would get up -- now, I may not be electable.

STU: May not. May not be electable. That was funny.

GLENN: Donald Trump.

STU: Great point.

GLENN: So I may not be electable. But you don't think -- I think it would be important. If you're trying to judge who I am and what's going to dictate on how I make decisions, yes. The gospel of Jesus Christ and my adherence to the laws of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, are absolutely going to play a role. That's how I try to live my life.

PAT: Yes. I mean, you're preaching to the choir here, and you know that. But it's just an unusual way to go about it because it stands out so strongly.

GLENN: Right.

PAT: I'm not saying it's right or wrong. It's just different.

GLENN: It is very different.

PAT: And jarring.

Featured Image: Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) speaks to guests during a rally on January 6, 2016 in Marshalltown, Iowa. During the event Rubio slammed North Korea after it was reported the country carried out a hydrogen bomb test on Tuesday. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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