Courage Boys: Columbus' Secret

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Columbus' Secret

Not everybody in Europe liked Christopher Columbus. The year before his voyage across the Atlantic, he was nothing more than a poor geographer with a hunch --- and a strange confidence inspired by God. Upon his return, he was a hero.

Following his epic voyage, Columbus went directly to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, who waited for him on their throne, outdoors under a golden canopy. Less than a year after setting sail as a nobody, the king and queen of Spain rose from their thrones to greet him. Motioning for Christopher to join them on their platform, on their level, he humbly obliged. The king and queen of Spain then knelt before him in unprecedented fashion. Columbus had become the most celebrated man in the world.

Sadly, great success often comes with a few enemies. When the king and queen honored Christopher at a feast, nobility and great men and women came together around one table. One guest, a man jealous of Columbus, asked him sneeringly, "Do you really believe that if you were not born, nobody would have discovered the Indies?"

Christopher Columbus was humble, and he was not afraid to let this man think what he would. Indeed, there were many great and brilliant men in Spain that could have made this voyage. At the same time, Christopher knew it was his calling, and he took pride in that.

So he said nothing, but took a fresh egg from a basket and handed it to the man. "Sir, would you please stand this on its end?" Columbus inquired.

The man tried for several minutes. Most at the table tried for a while then set the egg down without success.

Christopher Columbus lifted the egg again from the basket, tapped it gently on the table, barely denting the blunt end. He tipped it on that end and took his hand away. The egg stood on the table, to which the men replied, "I could have done that."

"Yes," Christopher Columbus replied. "You could have, but only after you had been shown."

He looked at the men and the women at the table again and said, "It was the Lord who put this journey into my mind."

And so it was. Christopher never spoke too highly of himself, nor did he speak too lowly. He was simply honest and inspiring.

After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

Watch this clip to see the heated exchange:

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One of the most dangerous existential threats to the United States is Critical Race Theory, or CRT. As Glenn Beck has exposed over the past year, CRT is gaining momentum and has been preached in our universities for a while now.

Then last August, leaked documents revealed that Marxism, activist ideology of Black Lives Matter, is making its way into grade school classrooms across the country. And since then, things have only gotten more intense.

On next week's Wednesday night special, Glenn will expose the new ways progressives are systematically indoctrinating our kids and culture with this dangerous ideology. But first, it's crucial that you know what your kids may already be learning.

"What I'm about to show you is just the beginning," Glenn said, introducing the leaked documents.

"I found it shocking that Black Lives Matter supporters have developed lesson plans that start from preschool all the way up to the 12th grade," he continued. "Do you know the money it would take to tailor things ... and get it out to the schools and the unions for each age, to be able to brainwash the kids on Marxism and how to destroy capitalism by using race, sexual orientation, and gender?

"Our children don't stand a chance," Glenn added later. "They're not being taught anything except how to be radical activists. What the hell has happened?"

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