Why does Glenn Beck hate Jesus?



Scott Baker from Breitbart TV

GLENN: Now, I have to tell you there are several people that help this program out. In research there are people that work around the clock. Literally they have worked around the clock doing research on things different times of the year. Scott Baker is one of those guys from Breitbart TV and, Scott, you were when did I e mail you? About eight weeks ago or so about a new advisor on the president?

BAKER: Yeah, you, I think it was maybe six, eight weeks ago saying, you know, Jim Wallis. And I didn't know him personally.

GLENN: Right.

BAKER: But I've heard him speak and I had 25 years of watching him. And so I knew exactly what your areas of concern would be. It was very clear to me.

GLENN: It doesn't, it doesn't take a genius.

BAKER: Yeah.

GLENN: Although he has cloaked himself so very well into, into just a, oh, he's just a spiritual advisor for the president.

BAKER: I think it's kind of like, you know, you've talked about this on your programs before, that there seems to be a new marching order for progressives. You know, it's like we're not going to sell this stuff if we look like hippies, right?

GLENN: Yeah, yeah.

BAKER: And so it's like dress it up, put the suit on, slick it up.

GLENN: Van Jones.

BAKER: Exactly.

GLENN: Van Jones, he is an avowed communist and yet nobody will ask him that question and if they did, I can guarantee who would say, "Look, I'm a green jobs guy."

BAKER: Right.

GLENN: I am looking for social justice.

BAKER: Right.

GLENN: I think this economy is out of control. I mean, capitalism, it's not working the way it's running right. That's the way he will answer it. And it happened strangely all at once with all of these radicals. They all of a sudden decided to change their language, independently. Am I wrong?

BAKER: No, I think you are absolutely right. I think they did and, you know, Jim Wallis is a very effective spokesman for his set of ideas. And I did ask him, by the way. I interviewed him on Friday for about 40 minutes and I said, what do you, what do you call yourself? Are you a Christian Marxist or something? And he's like, "I'm not left, I'm not right. Don't go liberal, don't go conservative. Go deeper." Right? That's sort of his

GLENN: Deeper? Deeper?

BAKER: Mantra.

PAT: Oh, please.

GLENN: And you know what? Jim, I want you to know this is not a personal attack on you. I really don't care about you or your church or anything else. You know, I don't, I don't mind if anybody goes to a church that I don't go.

BAKER: Right.

GLENN: I'm not trying to, you know, change your mind or anything. I just want an open and honest conversation happening in America.

BAKER: Right.

GLENN: And that's not what you want. That's not what your ilk wants. You hide. And if you had the courage of your conviction, you would Stott bearing false witness against your brother and you would actually just say what you mean and mean what you say. That's what Jesus did. That's, of course you know, you don't want to take the chance that you might lose. Jesus was crucified because he said what he meant and meant what he said.

BAKER: I wait. I thought Glenn Beck hated Jesus? That's what I saw in Time magazine.

GLENN: I know. That's amazing. So I don't want to talk about him because

BAKER: Can I give let me give you just one because when you said that phrase

GLENN: You're dieing.

BAKER: bearing false witness.

GLENN: Yeah.

BAKER: Well, no, it's like, you know, a horse in the gates ready to go.

GLENN: Yeah, I know.

BAKER: And I know you want to keep your focus on healthcare but I'm telling you there is a lot to get here.

GLENN: Oh, I know.

BAKER: And it's not peripheral stuff. This is when I heard you talking to the mother of the girl at Wheaton College last week, Wheaton College was my college and these debates were big debates for us back when we were at school in the Eighties. And when she was talking about kind of that feeling of the loss of her daughter, what happened to this bright girl that went off and now has kind of bought into this. That's what I used to think when I was there and I would see the people rallying and all this kind of stuff. How are you people buying this crap? You know, and so here when I and I sent that phrase bearing false witness to you because that's what I tried to press on outside of all these issues to say there may be people that are less religious, that don't follow the debates about social justice and all of that, that might not know what Glenn Beck was talking about. But if there's anybody in America who really does know exactly what Glenn Beck is talking about, it would be Jim Wallis. He knows that for a century there's been debates in Christianity about social gospels and personal gospels and his issues have been very divisive within the church. And so for him to come out and say this is what Glenn Beck is speaking against, caring for your neighbor and loving your neighbor as yourself, absolute bull. And I said

PAT: And he knows it.

BAKER: But he wouldn't come to. I asked him three times. I said, you know that's not what he's talking about because and the problem was he said, yes, well, I yes, back I grew up in the Plymouth brethren and these were great debates. I was like, exactly. You know that they're great debates and you know that's what he was talking about. So why are you bearing false witness?

PAT: What did he say?

GLENN: What did he say?

BAKER: He just says, I have no idea what he's talking about and he needs to he's offended people and he needs to apologize.

GLENN: Yeah. Jim, that's not going to happen. Gosh darn it.

BAKER: He will be upset about that.

GLENN: I know he will, and I hate when Marxists get upset because yeah.

PAT: Now, you would have to be preaching redistribution of wealth to be called a Marxist.

GLENN: No, he wouldn't no, he wouldn't preach that, would he, Pat? Would he preach that?

PAT: I'm sure not. I'm sure he's he's been asked about it. I'm sure he's absolutely not!

VOICE: Are you then calling for the redistribution of wealth in society?

WALLIS: Absolutely, without any hesitation. That's what the gospel is all about.

GLENN: Oh. Oh, I didn't

PAT: Wait. Hold it.

GLENN: Hmmm. The widow's mite.

PAT: I was waiting for "Absolutely not." Not "Absolutely."

GLENN: I'm waiting.

PAT: Now, was the widow's mite, that came from a government agency, right?

GLENN: No, no. But I do remember in the gospel that I read Jesus saying you only had one might? That guy over there, he's got too many mites! Get his mites and we can give it to you! Do you remember that scene? No, I don't, either. I don't, either. Isn't that weird? But that's absolutely what

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: That's absolutely what he believes the gospel is about. You know better than that. If you want to give your wealth to someone, that's what you do. Jon Huntsman is more what the gospel is about. He's made billions of dollars. He's going to die broke because he chooses to give it away.

BAKER: But Jim Wallis says that voluntary charity is not enough.

GLENN: You don't happen to have that audio?

PAT: We do.

GLENN: Gosh darn it, we'll have to take a break and come back for that audio. But I don't want to, I don't want to say this is a you know, I don't want to get, you know, onto the Jim Wallis bandwagon today because, oh, Jim, I have a plan, you see?

BAKER: I'm just going to put my computer away then because I've got all of these clips and all the

GLENN: Oh, no, no. No, no, we've got oh, no, I've got a special way to debut all of this, Jim, and educate America. Because I know you're for education, too. I am as well. So we're going to educate America on this together and it will be great. And you just keep listening, Jim, because I've got a special way to do that. But I'm not going to get pulled off of healthcare because that's almost like what an adviser to the president would like me to do this week is be focused on something other than healthcare. Now here's the good news. It's the good news according to Glenn, not to Jesus. But I'm not sure you recognize the good news according to Jesus. The good news according to Glenn is we're going to spend a lot of time talking about social justice in the coming days. Could happen at any time. So you just keep listening. But we're going to do it in a special way because I'm not going to help you sell books. We're going to do it in a special way. And we're, we're going to you are going to like it. You are going to like it a lot. You are going to like it a lot. So just stay with us, okay, Jim? And that goes for you at moveon.org and the Huffington Post, you just stay with us. You just keep listening because we've got some really, really special coming.


 

The number of people serving life sentences now exceeds the entire prison population in 1970, according to newly-released data from the Sentencing Project. The continued growth of life sentences is largely the result of "tough on crime" policies pushed by legislators in the 1990s, including presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Biden has since apologized for backing those types of policies, but it seems he has yet to learn his lesson. Indeed, Biden is backing yet another criminal justice policy with disastrous consequences—mandatory drug treatment for all drug offenders.

Proponents of this policy argue that forced drug treatment will reduce drug usage and recidivism and save lives. But the evidence simply isn't on their side. Mandatory treatment isn't just patently unethical, it's also ineffective—and dangerous.

Many well-meaning people view mandatory treatment as a positive alternative to incarceration. But there's a reason that mandatory treatment is also known as "compulsory confinement." As author Maya Schenwar asks in The Guardian, "If shepherding live human bodies off to prison to isolate and manipulate them without their permission isn't ethical, why is shipping those bodies off to compulsory rehab an acceptable alternative?" Compulsory treatment isn't an alternative to incarceration. It is incarceration.

Compulsory treatment is also arguably a breach of international human rights agreements and ethical standards. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) have made it clear that the standards of ethical treatment also apply to the treatment of drug dependence—standards that include the right to autonomy and self-determination. Indeed, according to UNODC, "people who use or are dependent on drugs do not automatically lack the capacity to consent to treatment...consent of the patient should be obtained before any treatment intervention." Forced treatment violates a person's right to be free from non-consensual medical treatment.

It's a useless endeavor, anyway, because studies have shown that it doesn't improve outcomes in reducing drug use and criminal recidivism. A review of nine studies, published in the International Journal of Drug Policy, failed to find sufficient evidence that compulsory drug treatment approaches are effective. The results didn't suggest improved outcomes in reducing drug use among drug-dependent individuals enrolled in compulsory treatment. However, some studies did suggest potential harm.

According to one study, 33% of compulsorily-treated participants were reincarcerated, compared to a mere 5% of the non-treatment sample population. Moreover, rates of post-release illicit drug use were higher among those who received compulsory treatment. Even worse, a 2016 report from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health found that people who received involuntary treatment were more than twice as likely to die of an opioid-related overdose than those with a history of only voluntary treatment.

These findings echo studies published in medical journals like Addiction and BMJ. A study in Addiction found that involuntary drug treatment was a risk factor for a non-fatal drug overdose. Similarly, a study in BMJ found that patients who successfully completed inpatient detoxification were more likely than other patients to die within a year. The high rate of overdose deaths by people previously involuntarily treated is likely because most people who are taken involuntarily aren't ready to stop using drugs, authors of the Addiction study reported. That makes sense. People who aren't ready to get clean will likely use again when they are released. For them, the only post-treatment difference will be lower tolerance, thanks to forced detoxification and abstinence. Indeed, a loss of tolerance, combined with the lack of a desire to stop using drugs, likely puts compulsorily-treated patients at a higher risk of overdose.

The UNODC agrees. In their words, compulsory treatment is "expensive, not cost-effective, and neither benefits the individual nor the community." So, then, why would we even try?

Biden is right to look for ways to combat addiction and drug crime outside of the criminal justice system. But forced drug treatment for all drug offenders is a flawed, unethical policy, with deadly consequences. If the goal is to help people and reduce harm, then there are plenty of ways to get there. Mandatory treatment isn't one of them.

Lindsay Marie is a policy analyst for the Lone Star Policy Institute, an independent think tank that promotes freedom and prosperity for all Texans. You can follow her on Twitter @LindsayMarieLP.

President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani joined Glenn Beck on Tuesday's radio program discuss the Senate's ongoing investigation into former vice president Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, and reveal new bombshell documents he's currently releasing.

Giuliani told Glenn he has evidence of "very, very serious crime at the highest levels of government," that the "corrupt media" is doing everything in their power to discredit.

He also dropped some major, previously unreported news: not only was Hunter Biden under investigation in 2016, when then-Vice President Biden "forced" the firing of Ukraine's prosecutor general Viktor Shokin, but so was the vice president himself.

"Shokin can prove he was investigating Biden and his son. And I now have the prosecutorial documents that show, all during that period of time, not only was Hunter Biden under investigation -- Joe Biden was under investigation," Giuliani explained. "It wasn't just Hunter."

Watch this clip to get a rundown of everything Giuliani has uncovered so far.

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For most Americans, the 1980s was marked by big hair, epic lightsaber battles, and school-skipping Ferris Bueller dancing his way into the hearts of millions.

But for Bernie Sanders — who, by the way, was at that time the oldest-looking 40-year-old in human history — the 1980s was a period of important personal milestones.

Prior to his successful 1980 campaign to become mayor of Burlington, Vermont, Sanders was mostly known around the Green Mountain State as a crazy, wildly idealistic socialist. (Think Karl Marx meets Don Quixote.) But everything started to change for Sanders when he became famous—or, in the eyes of many, notorious—for being "America's socialist mayor."

As mayor, Sanders' radical ideas were finally given the attention he had always craved but couldn't manage to capture. This makes this period of his career particularly interesting to study. Unlike today, the Bernie Sanders of the 1980s wasn't concerned with winning over an entire nation — just the wave of far-left New York City exiles that flooded Vermont in the 1960s and 1970s — and he was much more willing to openly align himself with local and national socialist and communist parties.


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Over the past few weeks, I have been reading news reports of Sanders recorded in the 1980s — because, you know, that's how guys like me spend their Saturday nights — and what I've found is pretty remarkable.

For starters, Sanders had (during the height of the Soviet Union) a very cozy relationship with people who openly advocated for Marxism and communism. He was an elector for the Socialist Workers Party and promoted the party's presidential candidates in 1980 and 1984.

To say the Socialist Workers Party was radical would be a tremendous understatement. It was widely known SWP was a communist organization mostly dedicated to the teachings of Marx and Leon Trotsky, one of the leaders of the Russian Revolution.

Among other radical things I've discovered in interviews Sanders conducted with the SWP's newspaper — appropriately named The Militant (seriously, you can't make this stuff up) — is a statement by Sanders published in June 1981 suggesting that some police departments "are dominated by fascists and Nazis," a comment that is just now being rediscovered for the first time in decades.

In 1980, Sanders lauded the Socialist Workers Party's "continued defense of the Cuban revolution." And later in the 1980s, Sanders reportedly endorsed a collection of speeches by the socialist Sandinistas in Nicaragua, even though there had been widespread media reports of the Sandinistas' many human rights violations prior to Sanders' endorsement, including "restrictions on free movement; torture; denial of due process; lack of freedom of thought, conscience and religion; denial of the right of association and of free labor unions."

Sanders also traveled to Nicaragua and met with socialist President Daniel Ortega. He later called the trip a "profoundly emotional experience."

Sanders also traveled to Nicaragua and met with socialist President Daniel Ortega. He later called the trip a "profoundly emotional experience."

Comrade Bernie's disturbing Marxist past, which is far more extensive than what can be covered in this short article, shouldn't be treated as a mere historical footnote. It clearly illustrates that Sanders' brand of "democratic socialism" is much more than a $15 minimum wage and calls for single-payer health care. It's full of Marxist philosophy, radical revolutionary thinking, anti-police rhetoric, and even support for authoritarian governments.

Millions of Americans have been tricked into thinking Sanders isn't the radical communist the historical record — and even Sanders' own words — clearly show that he is. But the deeper I have dug into Comrade Bernie's past, the more evident it has become that his thinking is much darker and more dangerous and twisted than many of his followers ever imagined.

Tomorrow night, don't miss Glenn Beck's special exposing the radicals who are running Bernie Sanders' campaign. From top to bottom, his campaign is staffed with hard-left extremists who are eager to burn down the system. The threat to our constitution is very real from Bernie's team, and it's unlike anything we've ever seen before in a U.S. election. Join Glenn on Wednesday, at 9 PM Eastern on BlazeTV's YouTube page, and on BlazeTV.com. And just in case you miss it live, the only way to catch all of Glenn's specials on-demand is by subscribing to Blaze TV.

Justin Haskins (Jhaskins@heartland.org) is editorial director of The Heartland Institute and editor-in-chief of StoppingSocialism.com.

Candace Owens, BLEXIT founder and author of the upcoming book, "Blackout," joined Glenn Beck on Friday's GlennTV for an exclusive interview. available only to BlazeTV subscribers.

Candace dropped a few truth-bombs about the progressive movement and what's happening to the Democratic Party. She said people are practically running away from the left due to their incessant push to dig up dirt on anybody who disagrees with their radical ideology. She explained how -- like China and its "social credit score" -- the left is shaping America into its own nightmarish episode of "Black Mirror."

"This game of making sure that everyone is politically correct is a societal atom bomb. There are no survivors. There's no one that is perfect," Candace said. "The idea that humanity can be perfect is Godless. If you accept that there is something greater than us, then you accept that we a flawed. To be human is to be flawed."

Enjoy this clip from the full episode below:

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