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)

Legal scholar and famed criminal defense attorney Alan Dershowitz has a message for partisans dividing America: "A plague on both your houses." He voted for Hillary Clinton. He endorsed Joe Biden. He's a man who is basically the Forrest Gump of American judicial history.

Look up a big court case over the past few decades, and you'll probably see him standing in the background. He's represented notorious clients like Mike Tyson, Patty Hearst, Harry Reems, Harvey Weinstein, Jeffrey Epstein, and yes, Donald Trump. It's made him a target for both the left and right.

Alan also describes himself as a "civil libertarian," and that's probably why he and Glenn Beck get along despite their opposing political views. His story is like a history lesson, spanning half a century, and it just might be the key to bridging the political divide.

On this week's podcast, Alan explained that while he's a strong defender of the Constitution, he's never been a big fan of the Second Amendment. In the past he's called it absurd and outdated, and even today, he admits that he wouldn't have ingrained it into our Constitution if he was a framer. However, with the whole Bill of Rights under attack, he's now fully in defense of our right to bear arms. Because if the Second Amendment changes, any amendment could be next.

"I'm now a supporter of the Second Amendment. I don't want to change it. I don't want to change one word of it, because I'm afraid that if I get to change the Second Amendment, other people will get to change the First Amendment, and the Fifth Amendment," Alan said. "So, I am committed to preserving the Bill of Rights, every single word, every comma, and every space between the words."

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Investigative reporter David Steinberg joined the radio program Monday, to explain how a new video may provide enough evidence to begin a FBI investigation into alleged illegal practices by Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar's campaign.

In the video, which was produced and released by Project Veritas, residents of Omar's community describe campaign teams that not only conduct illegal ballot harvesting practices but also pay people for their blank absentee ballots.

Steinberg told Glenn that, if these charges prove to be true, the federal government could bypass Omar's friend and protector, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison. Could 2020 be the beginning of the end for Omar's political career?

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Mike Fratantuono is the manager of Sunset Restaurant in Glen Burnie, Maryland. He wrote in the Washington Post's COVID-19 series about the recent, heartbreaking loss of his business, a restaurant that has been in his family for "four generations and counting."

"I know this virus is real, okay? It's real and it's awful. I'm not disputing any of that," Mike wrote. "But our national hysteria is worse. We allowed the virus to take over our economy, our small businesses, our schools, our social lives, our whole quality of life. We surrendered, and now everything is infected."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck reacted to Mike's letter, which he shared in full, adding his hope that those in government are ultimately held responsible for what he called the biggest theft of the Western world.

"This is the biggest theft of, not only money, but of heritage and of hope," Glenn said. "The United States government and many of the states are responsible for this, not you. And hopefully someday soon, we'll return to some semblance of sanity, and those responsible for this theft, this rape of the Western world, will be held responsible."

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We did our homework over the weekend; we did the research so we can tell you what is likely coming from Senate Democrats regarding President Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett. Based on our research and the anonymous people who have already come forward to talk about Coney Barrett's youth, these are the main shocking things you can expect Senate Democrats to seize on during the confirmation process…

A man has come forward under the banner of "#MenToo," to say that in second grade, Amy Coney Barrett and her best friend at the time, cornered him at a birthday party at Chuck-E-Cheese and "injected him with a full dose of cooties." Which, if true, would obviously be disqualifying for serving on the highest court in the land.

Then there's a woman who says when she was nine-years-old, she lived on the same street as Amy Coney Barrett. She alleges that Coney-Barrett borrowed her VHS tape of Herbie Goes Bananas and did not return it for at least six months. And then when she did finally get the tape back, the woman says Coney Barrett did not even bother to rewind it. The FBI has interviewed at least two witnesses so far who say the tape was indeed not rewound and that it was very upsetting to the owner of the tape. Again, if true, this is troubling – clearly not the kind of integrity you want to see in a Supreme Court justice.

Apparently, in their elementary school days, they liked to drink milk – and lots of it.

The same neighbor also dropped a bombshell allegation about the drinking problem of Amy Coney Barrett and her closest friends. Apparently, in their elementary school days, they liked to drink milk – and lots of it. The neighbor says she "frequently" witnessed Coney-Barrett and her friends chugging entire cartons of milk – often Whole Milk, sometimes Chocolate Milk, occasionally both at the same time through a funnel.

Unfortunately, shooting-up cooties, injurious rewinding, and potential calcium-abuse are not even the worst of it.

A third person has now come forward, another man, and this is just reprehensible, it's hard to even fathom. But he alleges that in fourth grade, when they were around ten-years-old, Amy Coney Barrett and a group of "four or five of her friends" gang-GRAPED him on the playground during recess. He alleges the group of friends snuck uneaten grapes out of the cafeteria and gang-GRAPED him repeatedly in broad daylight. In other words, and I hate to have to spell this out because it's kind of graphic, but the group led by ten-year-old Amy Coney Barrett pelted this poor defenseless boy with whole grapes. He recalls them "laughing the whole time" as they were gang-GRAPING him.

He recalls them "laughing the whole time" as they were gang-GRAPING him.

Obviously, even if just one of these allegations is half-true, no Senator with a conscience could possibly vote to confirm Coney Barrett. When there is a clear pattern of destructive childhood behavior, it always continues into adulthood. Because people do not change. Ever.

Fortunately, for the sake of the Republic, Democrats plan to subpoena Coney Barrett's childhood diary, to see what, if any, insights it may provide into her calcium habits, as well as her abuse of illicit cooties and the gang-GRAPING incident.

We will keep you posted on the latest, but for now, it looks like Democrats will find plenty in the reckless pre-teen life of Amy Coney Barrett to cast doubt on her nomination. And if not, they can always fall back on her deranged preference for letting babies be born.

[NOTE: The preceding was a parody written by MRA writer Nathan Nipper.]