Trump's Leading Candidate for the Supreme Court Wrote Law Cited for Advancing Transgender Regulations

Two religious liberty cases have sparked an internal war among conservatives over Judge William H. Pryor, the leading candidate to take Judge Antonin Scalia's seat on the Supreme Court.

Both the Federalist Society and the Heritage Foundation approved Pryor as one of 20 candidates on President-elect Trump's list for Supreme Court nominees, but second thoughts are seeping in. Additionally, Dr. James Dobson and Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council have raised concerns about a law crafted by Pryor that various Obama administration agencies --- including the Departments of Justice, Labor and Education --- began citing as their justification for advancing transgendered litigation and regulations.

"We cannot afford to have anyone chip away on religious liberty," Glenn said.

It's critical that the judge chosen to replace Scalia serve as a conservative benchmark on the court.

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

GLENN: Two religious liberty cases have sparked an internal war among conservatives over Judge William H. Pryor. Stu.

PAT: Is Pryor one of the -- is he one of the main considerations?

GLENN: He is the main. He's the leading candidate.

PAT: Is he really?

STU: Yeah, and he's been talked about in Republican circles for a long time for a Supreme Court seat. I've heard problems from Libertarians with him. Although, the problems you're describing here are not really from that angle.

GLENN: Right. Federalist Society and Heritage Foundation put him on the list. Both of them did.

However, there is a problem. And the problem was found by The Federalist Society, and it started to ripple around that community. And they were like, "Oh, crap, we put this guy on the list." And members of the Federalist Society were like, "Yeah, I know you did."

And now the ripples are going through the Heritage Foundation, and no one is willing to say anything about it.

But you need to know about it. Everybody loves him because his judicial record. 2003 Senate confirmation, he said, "Roe vs. Wade is the worst abomination in the history of constitutional law." Big.

PAT: Love that. It's great.

GLENN: Now, let me see.

No one in the conservative movement or the religious movement care to say anything about this, except James Dobson and the Family Research Council, Tony Perkins.

They have now circulated and are persistently open about their concerns with Pryor. One of the cases that concerns them is Keaton versus Anderson-Wiley. It involved a Christian counseling student, whom a state college expelled after she refused to agree to a remediation measure, such as one of her choices, she could attend a gay pride parade intended to change her views on homosexuality.

PAT: Oh, my gosh.

GLENN: When she said no, she was suspended from school. A three-day -- or, I'm sorry, a three-judge panel, including Pryor, ruled the school did not discriminate against the student because the school would treat anyone with her belief the same way.

PAT: Well, then they would discriminate against anyone. Right?

GLENN: Right. They would discriminate against anyone who would believe that.

PAT: That's unbelievable. Wow.

GLENN: More problematic is the majority opinion in Glenn versus Brumby. Brumby. A case involving a biological male fired after he wanted to dress as a woman and begin medical treatments.

Pryor again concurred with the circuit court's liberal former Judge Rosemary Barkett, ruling that the equal protection clause of the United States Constitution protected the employee from discrimination based on sex, which the court interpreted to include gender identity.

So now, he is saying that sex is whatever you decide it to be. Slate -- Slate called the opinion absolutely revolutionary for transgendered employment rights.

PAT: How did this guy get recommended by the Heritage Society?


GLENN: Right.

Various Obama administration agencies, including the Departments of Justice, Labor, and Education began citing Glenn as their justification -- as their justification for advancing transgendered litigation and regulations.

So he's the guy who wrote the -- the current law --

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: -- that allows them to say, "Bathrooms."

STU: You know, look, that's -- those are a couple of cases. And, you know -- you know, there's a lot of good with Pryor. He is -- you know, here's -- this is --

PAT: That's what they said about Stephen Breyer too.

STU: But you have hundreds -- hundreds and hundreds of cases, can you find a couple that are going to --

GLENN: Are those pretty big.

STU: But let me give you this: This is from SCOTUS blog, talking about religion.

Pryor has consistently, although not uniformly, ruled in favor of parties raising religious liberty claims.

And so that's -- he's --

GLENN: We cannot afford to have anyone chip away on religious liberty.

PAT: No, we can't. No, we can't.

STU: Exactly.

GLENN: We can't afford it.

STU: Especially when there are people on that list that you probably could say have uniformly --

PAT: Yes. You've got the Lee brothers. So many guys on there who would be consistent.

GLENN: You have 20. There are three that are unacceptable. Pryor is one of them.

STU: You think unacceptable is the right term for Pryor? I feel like that's going too far honestly.

GLENN: I think when you have Scalia -- you're replacing Scalia.

STU: Right.

GLENN: Okay?

PAT: In that context, he is unacceptable, I think.

GLENN: He's unacceptable. You have no one holding the benchmark. It's like, if you're replacing Ginsburg, you would replace Ginsburg -- I mean, I wouldn't, you wouldn't, but they would replace Ginsburg -- and if it was the only one, they would not roll the dice. We have no one --

PAT: And they would replace her with someone more radical than she is.


PAT: We never do that.

GLENN: We never do it. We never do it.

PAT: We never do it.

For the first time in the history of "The Glenn Beck Program," former President Donald Trump joined Glenn to give his take on America's direction under President Joe Biden compared to his own administration. He explained why Biden's horrific Afghanistan withdrawal was "not even a little bit" like his plan, and why he thinks it was "the most embarrassing event in the history of our country."

Plus, the former president gave his opinion on China's potential takeover of Bagram Air Base, the Pakistani Prime Minister, and Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Glenn asked President Trump how similar the Biden administration's withdrawal from Afghanistan was to his administration's plan.

"Not even a little bit," Trump answered. "We had a great plan, but it was a very tenuous plan. It was based on many conditions. For instance, you can't kill American soldiers. ... You have to understand, I did want to get out. But I wanted to get out with dignity, and I wanted to take our equipment out. And I didn't want soldiers killed. ... What [Biden] did was just indefensible. He took the military out first and he left all the people. And then we became beggars to get the people out. I had a plan to get them out very quickly. But first, the Americans would go out."

Trump told Glenn that his plan included maintaining Bagram Air Base and explained why he would not have left "a single nail" behind in Afghanistan for the Taliban to seize.

"We were going to keep Bagram open," he explained. "We were never going to close that because, frankly, Bagram is more about China than it is about Afghanistan. It was practically on the other border of China. And now we've lost that. And you know who is taking it over? China is taking it over. We spend $10 billion to build that base. It's got the longest, most powerful runways in the world. And China has now got its representatives there and it looks like they'll take it over. Glenn, it's not believable what's happened. You know, they have Apache helicopters. These are really expensive weapons, and they have 28 of them. And they're brand-new. The latest model."

Glenn mentioned recent reports that Gen. Milley, America's top military officer, made "secret phone calls" to his counterpart in China while President Trump was in office.

"I learned early on that he was a dope," Trump said of Gen. Milley. "He made a statement to me — and I guarantee that's what happened to Biden — because I said, 'We're getting out of Afghanistan. We have to do it.' And I said, 'I want every nail. I want every screw. I want every bolt. I want every plane. I want every tank. I want it all out, down to the nails, screws, bolts ... I want every single thing. And he said, 'Sir, it's cheaper to leave it than it is to bring it.'

"The airplane might have cost $40 million, $50 million ... millions and millions of dollars. So, you think it's cheaper to leave it than to have 200 pilots fly over and fly all the equipment out? ... I said, you've got to be nuts. I mean, give me a tank of gas and a pilot and I just picked up a $40 million-dollar airplane. It was amazing. So, I learned early that this guy is a dope. But what he did, is he hurt our country ... and he shouldn't have been allowed to do it. And bad things should happen to him."

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In a shocking but underreported conversation ahead of the G7 Speakers' meeting in London last week, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admitted that the administration knows China is committing "genocide" against the Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region, but thinks working with the regime on climate change is more important.

On the radio program, an outraged Glenn Beck dissected Pelosi's speech and broke down how — along with the Biden administration's abandonment of Americans in Afghanistan, and the Democrat decision to follow measures of medical "equity" — the far left is revealing how little they really care about human life.

Glenn played a video clip of Pelosi making the following statement:

We've always felt connected to China, but with their military aggression in the South China Sea, with their continuation of genocide with the Uyghurs in Xinjiang province there, with their violation of the cultural, linguistic, religious priority of Tibet, with their suppression of democracy in Hong Kong and other parts of China, as well – they're just getting worse in terms of suppression, and freedom of speech. So, human rights, security, economically [sic].

Having said all of that ... we have to work together on climate. Climate is an overriding issue and China is the leading emitter in the world, the U.S. too and developed world too, but we must work together.

"We have Nancy Pelosi admitting the United States of America knows that they're not only committing [genocide], they're continuing to commit it. Which means, we've known for a while," Glenn noted. "And what does she say? She goes on to say, yes, they're committing genocide against the Uyghurs, but having said that, I'm quoting, 'the overriding issue,' is working together on climate change.

"Would we have worked with Hitler on climate change? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the bomb? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the Autobahn? Would we have worked with Hitler on his socialized medicine? Would we have worked with Hitler on any of his national, socialist ideas?" he asked.

"The answer is no. No. When you're committing genocide, no! She said 'we have to work together on climate,' because climate is the 'overriding issue.' The overriding issue? There is no way to describe this mindset. That, yes, they are killing an entire group of people because of their ethnicity or religion. They are systematically rounding them up, using them for slave labor, and killing them, using their organs and selling them on the open market. They are nothing more than cattle. For us to recognize it and do nothing about it is bad enough. But to say, 'we recognize it, but we have bigger things to talk to them about,' is a horror show."

Glenn went on to urge Americans to "stand up together in love, peace, and harmony," or risk watching our nation become the worst plague on human life yet.

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The fall of Lehman Brothers in 2008 marked the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history and economic collapse was felt throughout the world. But now China's own version of Lehman Brothers, Evergrande, is teetering closer and closer to that edge, too. On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck gave the latest update and predicted how it will affect Asian markets and what it could mean for America's economy.

Glenn explained why he believes a major collapse that is happening now in China will have a cascading effect into a "controlled collapse," a managed decline that will dramatically change America's economy and the way we all live.

"You will not recognize your lifestyle. Hear me," Glenn warned. "And that's not a right-left thing. That's a right-wrong thing. We're on the wrong track. I'm telling you now, there's new information and you are not going to recognize the American lifestyle. ... It could happen tomorrow. It could happen in five years from now, but it will happen. We are headed for a very different country. One where you don't have the rights that you have. And you certainly don't have the economic privileges that Americans are used to."

"The same thing that happened in 2008 is now happening in China," Glenn continued. "This time, it's going to take everything down. When it collapses, it will take everything down."

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Justin Haskins, editorial director of the Heartland Institute, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to expose a shocking conversation between two Great Reset proponents — Klaus Schwab, chairman of the World Economic Forum, and Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank (Europe's equivalent to the Fed).

The way Schwab and Lagarde discuss the role central banks should play in establishing societal norms, determining your way of life, and defending against potential crisis is proof that the Great Reset is upon us, Justin explained. And the scariest part is that they're not even trying to hide it. The entire, unbelievable conversation has been published on the WEF website, which you can read here.

Glenn read an excerpt from the conversation:

Christine Lagarde: At the ECB, we have now wrapped up and concluded our strategy review, which was the first one in 17 years. And I was blessed to have an entire Governing Council unanimously agree that the fight against climate change should be one of the considerations that we take when we determine monetary policy. So at least the European Central Bank is of the view that climate change is an important component in order to decide on monetary policy. ...

Can we arrive at that trade-off between fighting climate change, preserving biodiversity and yet securing enough growth to respond to legitimate demands of the population? And my first answer, Klaus, to be firm, is that to have a way of life, we need life. And in the medium term, we do have major threats on the horizon that could cause the death of hundreds of thousands of people. So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. ...

So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. How can we come together to make sure that we secure the first priority, which is life, and also protect the way of life that people have? And make sure that the cost of it is not so high for some people, that they just cannot tolerate it. I think that the trade-off that we reach will probably require some redistribution, because it is clear that the most exposed people, the less privileged people are those that are going to need some help.

"Do you understand, America, what that means?" Glenn exclaimed. "You have elites, that you never elected, that are having these meetings ... deciding what is a legitimate need for you. And telling you that your needs are going to go away in your lifetime. You may not see a time where you get wants again. Just your needs are going to be addressed. Am I reading this wrong?"

"This is absolutely what is being said here," Justin agreed. "She's very clear that we need to make sure that way of life is second to life. We have to save all these people, hundreds of thousands of people are going to die from this supposedly existential threat of climate change. And their wants, and their desires, and their quality of living, all of that has to come second."

"This is a central bank saying this. This is not an elected official, who is accountable directly to the people. This is a central bank saying, we're going to print money. We're going to use monetary policy, to impose these ideas, to rework society in order to accomplish our goals," Justin added, addressing Lagarde's call for "some redistribution."

Will Great Reset elites — not elected by the U.S. — soon be dictating to the rest of the world? Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn and Justin break it down:

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