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

The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

Watch the video clip below to hear more updates from Glenn:

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

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