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People Just Want to Watch Football ‘Without All the Politics’

On Sunday, the NFL commemorated Veterans Day with flag displays, and players who have been kneeling or raising an arm in protest stood with teammates for the anthem. Tennessee Titans receiver Rishard Matthews, who has been one of the players protesting, came onto the field hand in hand with soldiers.

The NFL has sparked controversy after former San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality last season. When President Donald Trump condemned players who protested as “sons of b****es,” the issue became a nationwide story.

On today’s show, Glenn had a “newsflash” for the football organization: It’s not enough to add in patriotism for Veterans Day when you’ve alienated Americans by kneeling in protest.

“You can’t fix this with a parade and theatrics,” Glenn said.

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GLENN: Well, the NFL did their best yesterday in trying to make their fan base forget the past two months. Giant flags were draped across the field during the national anthem. Players that had previously sat or kneeled were now standing, beside the two members of the 49ers. And pre-game tributes were kicking off all over the country. Officially, the NFL hasn't changed their policy during the national anthem. And the commissioner has made that very clear in a statement on Saturday. He said, and I quote, there has been no policy change in the current policy regarding the national anthem. The agenda will be a continuation of how we make progress on important social issues that players have vocalized, end quote.

So the NFL has been locked into a PR battle for over two months. How do they reconcile with the players, who the country is thinking, you know, you're disrespecting the entire country, but how remain receptive to their employees, the players?

The solution was to let their national anthem and flag protest continue, but sneak in a little patriotic imagery wherever possible.

Yesterday, Veterans Day displays were the culmination. But they've been working on this now for weeks. Has anybody noticed the camouflage gear that the players and the coaches have been wearing on the sidelines?

That has just mysteriously increased as the NFL ratings were going down and calls for boycotts were increased. One Facebook page called the boycott the NFL had over a quarter of a million fans vowing to watch something else on Veterans Day.

So are you fooled by any of this?

Do you care about any of this?

Here's a news flash to the NFL: You can't defecate all over the flag every other day leading up to Veterans Day and then all of a sudden pretend, oh, no. You can't fix this with a parade or theatrics or camouflage clothing. If you want to fix the problem for real, you have to change the policy. You have to require your employees to show a little protest. They can protest their country all they want, just not during working hours.

Encourage them to use their fame at the local levels. Go to police departments. Engage in actual conversations. That could do some good. And the premise wouldn't be crapping all over the men and women that have died to keep them safe. Men and women who have died to ensure that they could make millions of dollars chasing an oval-shaped pigskin ball around a field, after they've knelt and taken a knee in disrespect.

Now, I want to make it clear, I don't think the players actually intended to insult veterans and the country when they began this protest. I just think none of them actually thought it all the way through. There's many ways to get the point across. Most football fans are just sick and tired of this. They want to watch football again, without all the politics. Yesterday's tribute was a good start, I guess.

Seemed a little hollow and meaningless. But if a change in policy doesn't follow, I don't think the NFL is going to fool anyone.

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Did Joe Biden tell America to stop praying?

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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WATCH this pastor chase 'communist' cops out of his church: 'Gestapo is not allowed here!'

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!"

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Who Is the Real Jesus? | Dallas Jenkins | Ep 103

Dallas Jenkins is a storyteller. And he's telling the most important story of all time in a way that many believed was impossible. Jenkins is the creator of "The Chosen," a free, crowdfunded series about the life of Jesus that rivals Hollywood productions. And Season 2 could not have arrived at a better time — on Easter weekend 2021. Church attendance has dropped, people are hungry for something bigger than all of us, and many are choosing social justice activism, political parties, or even the climate change movement as "religions" over God. Glenn and Dallas break through the misconceptions about who Jesus really is and paint a clear picture of why America needs Emmanuel, "God with us," now more than ever.

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Comply or Die: How America Will Enforce TOTAL Wokeness

Have you noticed an insane number of companies "going woke" lately? There's a big reason for why this is happening NOW, and it's not just virtue-signaling. Big corporations, one by one, are pulling the trigger on an initiative that has been in the works for about a decade.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes the framework that was built and inserted into business schools all across the countries. Critical race theory, gender, and "social justice" were given a higher priority than just doing good business.

Glenn has the documents that reveal what's coming to YOUR business or the company you work for and what will happen to companies that don't comply. And what started out as an indoctrination at the university level is now being taught in public schools K-12. They're teaching our kids to be equity activists right under our noses, and the indoctrination is working.

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