9 Questions to Ask Your Dad on Father's Day

Dads --- they've been there through it all. They were there to change your diaper, coach your little league team, watch you get married and everything in between. Dads are the ultimate hero and the original Superman. However, sometimes it feels like a challenge to connect with them on a deeper level. Believe it or not, they have a story of their own apart from being your dad --- and chances are they would love to tell you about it. Here are some questions to spark conversation with your dad and uncover what made him into the father he is today.

What Is a Favorite Memory of Your Dad?

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Nothing shapes a dad more than his own father. Chances are, a big chunk of how he raised you was influenced by how he was raised. The memories he has with his own father are priceless, and can only be passed down by telling them to others. So, listen up! These stories are worth remembering, and your dad would probably love to share them.


What Is the Best Advice Your Dad Ever Gave You?

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Maybe it was advice on how to get the girl or maybe it was on how to grill the perfect burger. Whatever it was, it's stuck with your dad and played a vital role in shaping him into the man he is today. The best advice his dad ever gave him could end up being the best advice your dad ever gives you.


Who Was Your Childhood Hero?

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Your dad --- all big and tall and strong and grown --- used to look up to someone, probably both figuratively and literally. He admired someone in the same way that you probably admire someone today. That person was your dad's idol, his icon and his inspiration. It's definitely worth asking about the person that your father aspired to be when he grew up.


What Were You Like as a Teenager?

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It's almost impossible to imagine, but your dad was a teenager at one point too. So, what kind of teenager was he, exactly? The possibilities are endless. Was he a straight-laced, straight-A student? Was he the classic story of teenage-angst? Did he stay out way too late and get into way too much trouble? The answer might surprise you, and make for a hilarious (and hopefully not awkwardly uncomfortable) story.


Who Was Your Favorite Singer in High School?

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Imagine your dad cranking up the music in his room and your grandparents screaming at him to turn down that nonsense. Imagine him flying down backroads blaring his favorite tape through his car radio. These things probably happened during his childhood, and chances are history repeated itself with you. Ask about his favorite singer and you may have found the coolest vintage music --- or just an awesome excuse to make fun of him.


What's the First Album or CD You Ever Bought?

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This can tell you a lot about the kind of childhood your dad had. Hardcore rock and roll album? Your dad probably wore a lot of leather and smoked a lot of cigarettes. Album full of emotional ballads and love songs? Your dad probably wrote a lot of poetry and went over the top to romance your mother. Your dad might put on a tough act for you now, but music doesn't lie.


Where Did You and Mom Go on Your First Date?

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Now you see them as your mom and dad, but at one point your parents were two, young love-birds going out for dinner and a movie, probably writing each other cheesy love notes. Their story is the beginning of your story, so it's worth hearing about! Plus, you might even get some dating-advice, because whatever your dad did to impress your mom obviously worked.


Were You in the Delivery Room When I Was Born?

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The day you made your grand entrance into the world. . . where was Dad? Was he tearing up watching the miracle of birth? Or was he in the waiting room trying not to vomit? Or maybe he was just stuck in traffic. (Believe it or not, there was a time when dads weren't welcomed in the delivery room.) Your day of birth is a pretty huge day for both of you, so imagine hearing it from his perspective.


What Was a Favorite Family Tradition When You Were Growing Up?

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Ever wonder why every Christmas you have the most absurd tradition that nobody else you know does? It's probably because your father had the same tradition when he was growing up. Traditions are cool because they are passed down and get to influence you the same way they influenced generations before you. Or maybe your dad's favorite tradition is one that died along the way before it got to you. Either way, it was an important part of his childhood and certainly an important part of who he is today.

Here's wishing you and your dad an enlightening and enjoyable Father's Day!

This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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The former ambassador to Russia under the Obama Administration, Michael McFaul, came up with "7 Pillars of Color Revolution," a list of seven steps needed to incite the type of revolution used to upend Eastern European countries like Ukraine and Georgia in the past two decades. On his TV special this week, Glenn Beck broke down the seven steps and showed how they're happening right now in America.

Here are McFaul's seven steps:

1. Semi-autocratic regime (not fully autocratic) – provides opportunity to call incumbent leader "fascist"

2. Appearance of unpopular president or incumbent leader

3. United and organized opposition – Antifa, BLM

4. Effective system to convince the public (well before the election) of voter fraud

5. Compliant media to push voter fraud narrative

6. Political opposition organization able to mobilize "thousands to millions in the streets"

7. Division among military and police


Glenn explained each "pillar," offering examples and evidence of how the Obama administration laid out the plan for an Eastern European style revolution in order to completely upend the American system.

Last month, McFaul made a obvious attempt to downplay his "color revolutions" plan with the following tweet:

Two weeks later, he appeared to celebrate step seven of his plan in this now-deleted tweet:



As Glenn explains in this clip, the Obama administration's "7 Pillars of Color Revolution" are all playing out – just weeks before President Donald Trump takes on Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the November election.

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Modern eugenics: Will Christians fight this deadly movement?

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Last month, without much fanfare, a new research paper disclosed that 94 percent of Belgian physicians support the killing of new-born babies after birth if they are diagnosed with a disability.

A shocking revelation indeed that did not receive the attention it demanded. Consider this along with parents who believe that if their unborn babies are pre-diagnosed with a disability, they would choose to abort their child. Upwards of 70 percent of mothers whose children are given a prenatal disability diagnosis, such as Down Syndrome, abort to avoid the possibility of being burdened with caring for a disabled child.

This disdain for the disabled hits close to home for me. In 1997, my family received a letter from Michael Schiavo, the husband of my sister, Terri Schiavo, informing us that he intended to petition a court to withdraw Terri's feeding tube.

For those who do not remember, in 1990, at the age of 26, Terri experienced a still-unexplained collapse while at home with Michael, who subsequently became her legal guardian. Terri required only love and care, food and water via feeding tube since she had difficulty swallowing as a result of her brain injury. Nonetheless, Michael's petition was successful, and Terri's life was intentionally ended in 2005 by depriving her of food and water, causing her to die from dehydration and starvation. It took almost two excruciating weeks.

Prior to my sister's predicament, the biases that existed towards persons with disabilities had been invisible to me. Since then, I have come to learn the dark history of deadly discrimination towards persons with disabilities.

Indeed, some 20 years prior to Germany's T4 eugenics movement, where upwards of 200,000 German citizens were targeted and killed because of their physical or mental disability, the United States was experiencing its own eugenics movement.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas documented some of this history in his concurring opinion in Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc., Justice Thomas describes how eugenics became part of the academic curriculum being taught in upwards of 400 American universities and colleges.

It was not solely race that was the target of the U.S. eugenics movement. Eugenicists also targeted the institutionalized due to incurable illness, the physically and cognitively disabled, the elderly, and those with medical dependency.

In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down Roe v. Wade, which wiped out pro-life laws in nearly every state and opened the floodgates to abortion throughout the entirety of pregnancy. Since then, 60 million children have been killed. Abortion as we know it today has become a vehicle for a modern-day eugenics program.

Since the Catholic Church was established, the Truth of Christ was the greatest shield against these types of attacks on the human person and the best weapon in the fight for equality and justice. Tragically, however, for several decades, the Church has been infiltrated by modernist clergy, creating disorder and confusion among the laity, perverting the teachings of the Church and pushing a reckless supposed “social justice" agenda.

My family witnessed this firsthand during Terri's case. Church teaching is clear: it is our moral obligation to provide care for the cognitively disabled like Terri. However, Bishop Robert Lynch, who was the bishop of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida, during Terri's case, offered no support and was derelict in his duties during the fight for Terri's life.

Bishop Lynch had an obligation to use his position to protect Terri from the people trying to kill her and to uphold Church teaching. Indeed, it was not only the silence of Bishop Lynch but that of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), which also remained silent despite my family's pleas for help, that contributed to Terri being needlessly starved and dehydrated to death.

My family's experience, sadly, has turned out to be more of the rule than the exception. Consider what happened to Michael Hickson. Hickson was a 36-year-old, brain-injured person admitted to a Texas hospital after contracting COVID-19. Incredibly—and against the wishes of Michael's wife—the hospital decided not to treat Michael because they arbitrarily decided that his “quality of life" was “unacceptably low" due to his pre-existing disability. Michael died within a week once the decision not to treat him was imposed upon him despite the efforts of his wife to obtain basic care for her husband.

During my sister's case and our advocacy work with patients and their families, it would have been helpful to have a unified voice coming from our clergy consistently supporting the lives of our medically vulnerable. We desperately need to see faithful Catholic pastoral witness that confounds the expectations of the elite by pointing to Jesus Christ and the moral law.

A Church that appears more concerned with baptizing the latest social and political movements is a Church that may appear to be “relevant," but one that may also find itself swallowed up by the preoccupations of our time.

As Catholics, we know all too well the reluctance of priests to preach on issues of abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, and other pro-life issues. We have heard that the Church cannot risk becoming too political.

At the same time, some within the Church are now openly supporting Black Lives Matter, an organization that openly declares itself hostile to the family, to moral norms as taught by the Church, and whose founders embrace the deadly ideology of Marxism.

For example, Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, knelt in prayer with a cardboard sign asserting his support for this ideology.

Recently, during an online liturgy of the mass, Fr. Kenneth Boller at The Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York, led the congregation with what appears to sound like questions affirming the BLM agenda. Moreover, while reading these questions, pictures of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, assumed victims of racial injustice, were placed on the altar of St. Francis Xavier Church, a place typically reserved for Saints of the Catholic Church.

Contrast these two stories with what happened in the Diocese of Lafayette, Indiana, where Rev. Theodore Rothrock of St. Elizabeth Seton Church fell victim to the ire of Bishop Timothy Doherty. Fr. Rothrock used strong language in his weekly church bulletin criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement and its organizers. Consequently, Bishop Doherty suspended Fr. Rothrock from public ministry.

In 1972, Pope Pius VI said, “The smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God." It seems that too many of our clergy today are enjoying the smell.

I encourage all who are concerned about the human right to life and about Christ-centered reforms in our culture and our Church to raise your voices for pastoral leadership in every area of our shared lives as Christian people.

Bobby Schindler is a Senior Fellow with Americans United for Life, Associate Scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, and President of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network.