Glenn Beck: Prom night plans in place



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by Marcus Luttrell

GLENN:  Yeah, it is strange, but -- we have Marcus on the phone?  Marcus Luttrell is joining -- you must be so proud, Marcus Luttrell, to join us in this conversation.

LUTTRELL:  I am.

GLENN:  Hey, Marcus, I tried to call you the other day.

LUTTRELL:  I was fishing.

GLENN:  You were what?

LUTTRELL:  I was fishing.

GLENN:  You were fishing?

LUTTRELL:  Yes, sir, I don't take my phone out there.  Sorry about that.

GLENN:  What do you mean?  Okay, hang on just a second.  I believe I learned in your number one New York best times -- New York Times Best Seller Lone Survivor that a cell phone is kind of important.  You never know when you might need one for a helicopter to come pick you guys up.  Marcus, I wanted to talk to you because remember we talked, what was it, about two, three weeks ago and I was getting ready to go on vacation and I called you, and if I'm not mistaken -- I just want to make sure I understood this right -- you said, "Glenn, you can call me anytime.  If you ever need anything, you let me know.  Whatever you need, I'm there."  Right?

LUTTRELL:  Yes, sir.

GLENN:  Now, that wasn't just like, hey, Glenn, if you ever need any radio thing.  That was kind of like, hey, if your family or you need anything personally, right?

LUTTRELL:  You need anything, you just call.

GLENN:  All right.  Here's what I have.  You ready?

LUTTRELL:  Yes, sir.

GLENN:  All right.  The night before the NRA speech -- by the way, are you coming with me or are we going to meet there?

LUTTRELL:  Yeah, I'll be there.  Oh, yeah.

GLENN:  Are you going to come with me or are you going to meet me there?

LUTTRELL:  (Inaudible).

GLENN:  What did you say?

LUTTRELL:  I'll come out there with you.

GLENN:  Okay, good.  On the way to the airport I might have to make a stop, and I was wondering if you wanted to come in, you know, and meet somebody.  I'm sure he's going to be a fan of yours.  Here's the thing.  Here's the thing.  My daughter has a prom the night that we're supposed to go to the NRA convention and I just thought, totally unconnected, I just thought the guy that's going with her to the prom might enjoy meeting somebody who fought 400 Al-Qaeda members and lived.

LUTTRELL:  Oh, we can definitely do this.  We can have a blast with this ole boy.

GLENN:  Oh, I just thought, I just thought since we're going to be together, I might as well take The Lone Survivor just -- I mean, just, you know, I would recommend -- what do you think, Marcus?  She should be home at 10:00?

LUTTRELL:  Yeah.  Whatever time you pick her up, we'll start from there, pick her up at 8:00, you better have her home by, you know, 9:00.  An hour, we better get moving then, boy.  Whatever happens to her tonight is going to happen to you.  Do you understand what I'm saying?

GLENN:  Have you ever -- I mean, I just want you to know I'm not above using you to protect my daughter.  Do you have any friends that are as slimy as me, they are just willing to use you as a prop?  "He'll kill you if you touch my daughter."

LUTTRELL:  What's this guy's name?

GLENN:  I'd rather not say.

LUTTRELL:  All right.

GLENN:  Unless I have to.  What did you say?

LUTTRELL:  I'll stay on him right now.  Just sit in front of his house every day, don't say anything to him.

GLENN:  Are you back in New York?

LUTTRELL:  Yes, sir.

GLENN:  What are you doing --

LUTTRELL:  It's the one day of the year that I come up here.  You said yourself before I got on the show.

GLENN:  It's nice, isn't it, Marcus?  Have you been out on the streets yet?

LUTTRELL:  Yes, sir, it's a great day.  I mean, everybody's walking around here, beautiful women everywhere.

GLENN:  I know, I know.  Hey, listen.  Take my advice.  Some prostitution rings are safer than others.

LUTTRELL:  57th, right?

GLENN:  Yeah.  I don't think that's a good -- I don't think that's a good -- I think they are all unsafe but maybe that's just the prude in me.  Marcus, we'll talk to you, my man.

LUTTRELL:  Yes, sir.

GLENN:  Thank you.  We'll see you soon.

On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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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!"

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