Why Is Glenn Participating in an Armadillo Race?

Consider, briefly, the greatest moments in racing history.

Which moment tops the rest? Was it the multi-medal triumph of Jessie Owens at the 1936 Munich Olympic Games?

Or perhaps Pheidippides crying "Nike" (victory) before he died after running 26.2 miles from Marathon to Athens in 490 B.C.? How about Secretariat’s 31-length shellacking of the competition at the Belmont Stakes, sealing the 1973 Triple Crown?

Now, consider this: a race of smaller proportions and humbler, rounder contestants --- namely, armadillos. That's right. Official "racing" armadillos are coming to the 2017 M1 Ball: American Cowboy, the annual fundraising event for Mercury One, hosted by Glenn and Tania Beck.

While probably not destined for the history books, this race is certain to be epic in its own right --- and just the kind of race Glenn would find himself joining.

We just can't wait to see it for ourselves.

How will it work?

On November 18, 2017, six personalities from TheBlaze TV will enter an armadillo of their choice into a "Dillo Derby" at the M1 Ball in Dallas, Texas. Viewers can support their favorite personality by donating to Mercury One on his behalf. Whoever garners the most support will get first dibs on his armadillo.

Who are the contestants?

The lineup includes Glenn Beck, Doc Thompson, Stu Burguiere, Pat Gray, Jeffy Fisher and Brad Staggs. As of Tuesday afternoon, Glenn isn't doing so great compared to the others --- he's only raised one dollar so far... And chances are, he donated that dollar himself.

Screen shot from MercuryOne.org/armadillo, taken on November 7, 2017.

Want to support a contestant? Donate to support your favorite here.

How can I watch the race?

If you are unable to attend in person, the race will be broadcast on Facebook Live via Mercury One's Facebook page. Stay tuned for updates by following Mercury One on Facebook here.

How does the race benefit Mercury One

The race and the M1 Ball event support Mercury One, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, by "keeping the lights on" so they can work in 2018 to restore the human spirit. You may be familiar with the work they've done in 2017, from helping Christians and other persecuted minority religions in the Middle East, to rescuing individuals held captive by ISIS, fighting human trafficking, helping youth become strong members of their community and sending aid to natural disaster zones such as Florida, Puerto Rico, California and Houston.

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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?"

Watch the video clip below or find the full episode here.


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