Drudge Continues Assault on Religion, Mocks Young Boy's Faith

The Context

Glenn attended several Utah rallies for Ted Cruz this weekend. In Provo, he welcomed 12-year-old Dale on stage – unbeknownst to even his family. Dale shared how he had decided to fast the past three Tuesdays for the election outcome.

Matt Drudge picked out one phrase for a headline over the weekend, mocking religious expression: Beck: This is the Priesthood Rising

“I said, 'I say this to evangelicals, the body of Christ needs to stand up and stand for principles.' In our faith, we call this the priesthood; it's the men who have the priesthood blessing. And I said, 'The priesthood needs to rise,'" Glenn said on Monday on The Glenn Beck Program.

“This is the moment that Matt Drudge was mocking.”

Glenn Beck with Dale at mark 21:12

The Spirit of the Rally

Taking things out of context is nothing new in politics and the media. Frequently, it is a biased media that cherry picks certain phrases to prove a point or advance an agenda – and is most often seen on the left. This election, Matt Drudge has expanded from supporting Donald Trump to a full on assault on religion, openly mocking and ridiculing people of faith.

Does this sound like a story worthy of mocking? Especially to evangelicals and a nation that widely identifies as Christian?

“Dale has been fasting without anybody knowing it every Tuesday for the last three weeks for the right outcome in this election. This is the priesthood rising. Prepare for a time of miracles. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is real, and he is fierce. And these are his rights. Prepare for a time of miracles, and get out Tuesday and be a part of it. There's no one on the sidelines,” Glenn said.

This probably would have been quite mild in an election during the first 200-plus years of our nation. Apparently, it’s quite provocative to Matt Drudge in 2016.

Righteous Indignation

It’s one thing to stump for a candidate, and it’s another thing to promote propaganda on behalf of that candidate. But it’s a whole new ballgame when you mock people of faith because they support someone else — and Glenn was having none of it.

“Now, can I ask you a question? In what time period, in what America, in what decent society, does a man call a 12-year-old boy up and have him stand there sincerely and weeping because of the spiritual moment that it was --- this kid's life --- I talked to Dale afterwards. Dale is going to grow up --- you watch Dale. His life is already on a course, and he'll be a mover and shaker. He'll be a force to be reckoned with,” Glenn said.

Common Sense Bottom Line

The headline and linked article on The Drudge Report were taken out of context to mock and denigrate. Glenn was speaking to a predominantly Mormon crowd in a way that would resonate with them. Yes, he said "this is the priesthood rising" about young Dale. He also told the people of Utah that they "have a responsibility to the Constitution — not to Ted Cruz, not to Donald Trump," but the Constitution and its principles. But Drudge made it out to be another version of 'Ted Cruz Anointed by God to be President' – but that’s not the meaning Glenn had in mind.

"Are we really a nation that makes fun of a boy like that? With all the crap that is going on, we mock --- Matt Drudge mocks --- a boy like that? We are a nation that has lost its way," Glenn said. "I stand with Dale. My hope comes from people and kids like that. Because in the end, they'll be the ones that save us."

Listen to this segment beginning at mark 1:45:12 from The Glenn Beck Program:

Featured Image: Screenshot from rally in Provo, Utah

Former senior COVID adviser for the Biden administration Andy Slavitt suggested Americans should have "sacrificed a little bit more" to get through the pandemic during an interview with CBS' "This Morning" earlier this week.

Asked by host Tony Dokoupil how much of the pandemic was preventable, Slavitt responded by first blaming the Trump administration, then all Americans in general for not sacrificing enough.

"We obviously had a set of technical mistakes with the testing and the PPE that we know about. But if we're honest, there were also two other mistakes, that caused a lot of loss of life. One was just plainly political leadership mistakes. We denied the virus for too long under the Trump White House. There was too much squashing under divisions," Slavitt said.

"But I also think we all need to look at one another and ask ourselves, 'What do we need to do better next time?' And in many respects, being able to sacrifice a little bit for one another to get through this and to save more lives is going to be essential. And it's something that I think we could all have done a little bit better on," he continued.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck had more than a few fiery words for Slavitt, who is apparently unaware of the terrible toll this pandemic has had on the mental, physical, and emotional health of millions of Americans.

"We could have sacrificed a little bit more?" he asked. "So, the sacrifice of [nearly] 40% of all businesses now being closed, I mean permanently out of business ... was that sacrifice good enough? Or the fact that teen suicide now is up by 31%? A few more of us should have sacrificed our children, you know, throw them up on the altar of Anthony Fauci? I think we could have done it, right?"

"Go to hell," Glenn added. "Who do you think you are, telling us that we should sacrifice more?"

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President Joe Biden and world leaders are spending the week discussing the biggest issues across the globe. But Mike Pompeo, former Secretary of State during the Trump administration, believes more needs to be done.

Pompeo joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to talk about President Biden's upcoming meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin, and to explain why he believes it's not just "appropriate," but necessary to hold Putin accountable for the recent cyberattacks on the Colonial Pipeline and the JBS meat processing company.

Pompeo said it's likely that "at the very least" Putin turned a blind eye to the major attacks against U.S. infrastructure. He stressed that the Biden administration should not abandon private businesses in the face of these ransomware hacks, but rather do everything possible to make sure those businesses' assets are secure from future invasions.

"This is an attack on America," Pompeo said. "It came through an attack on a commercial enterprise, but the capacity for pipelines to move product around on our east coast is an American national security interest.... We have to help these businesses protect their systems, and then there has to be a national effort to impose costs on those who put American lives at risk by denying available product around our country.

"Putin, at the very least, is turning a blind eye to [the cyberattacks], probably more. So, it's appropriate to hold Vladimir Putin and the Russians accountable for the actions taking place inside of their country," he added. "We have to do it, and there are tools by which we can."

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On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn read from the Bible's II Timothy 3, in which Paul warns of "perilous times" to come and describes a generation that will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, and the list goes on. Sound familiar?

But Glenn said the times we're facing — which will likely become more and more difficult — are not any graver than what our Founders faced. We can overcome, and while it won't be easy, it will be worth it.

"Just like George Washington and the badge of merit, we will not be able to conquer this evil unless we are on God's side. If we don't have Divine Providence, we will not be able to survive. The things that are arrayed in front of us, are no greater no less than what our Founders had arrayed against them," Glenn stated.

"So, what will we do? You must make those decisions, as a family, right now. What is the line for you that you and your family will not cross? Because if you don't know it now, you will cross it," he warned. "You have to speak out, be that voice. You have to be strong enough to lead."

Glenn went on to thank and praise his audience, saying, "This is the kindest, most generous audience I have ever encountered."

"You will stand. This audience could be the extra 5% that is needed to change things, for the better," he added. "We have great and glorious times, when I believe we will see the hand of God. We will see miracles. Expect them. And live in such a way where you can call them down."

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How many times must the corporate media get something completely wrong — and attack anyone who dares to disagree — before we realize who they have become?

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck shared an article from the Daily Caller titled, "Eight Anti-Trump Narratives the Media Finally Had to Admit Were False All Along." From the Lafayette Square controversy to the denial that COVID-19 could have anything to do with a lab in China to the "Russian bounties" story, the list of mainstream media conspiracy theories goes on and on. If it were anyone but the liberal media who got the facts this embarrassingly wrong, they would have been out of a job long ago.

Watch the video clip below to hear eight of the most anti-Trump the narratives shamelessly pushed by the media — that were completely wrong.


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