Glenn Beck: Obama's stolen prayer

GLENN: I read an editorial about Obama's pilfered prayer note. Did you see the prayer note that he wrote and stuck in the wall?

STU: I did hear about it but I didn't --

GLENN: Do you not know about it?

STU: I do not know about it.

GLENN: Okay. You're not supposed to take those out of the wall, all right? It's very taboo. You don't take those out of the wall and then read them. Well, somebody took his out of the wall and then gave it to the press, okay? Yeah. This is what he wrote. Stationery from the King David Hotel. "Lord, protect my family and me. Forgive me my sins. Help me guard against pride and despair. Give me wisdom to do what is right and just. And make me an instrument of your will." That's pretty good, huh? No, seriously.

STU: It is very good.

GLENN: It's a very good, it's a very good prayer.

STU: But it's taboo to even take them out of the wall.

GLENN: And print them in the paper, it's got to be even worse than taboo.

STU: I mean, it seems kind of disrespectful.

GLENN: Uh-huh. So this guy, Halil Hulkin (ph), says that he was over one time with his kid over in Jerusalem and they went to the tomb of Rachel in Bethlehem which is very, very sacred, you know, to Jewish, members of the Jewish faith. And basically if you are a woman, it doesn't get any better than Rachel. And so he brought his daughter to Rachel and to her tomb and there stuck all in the walls were prayers just like at the wailing wall or the Western Wall now. And so he was talking to his daughter and she -- and he said, you know, look, those are all prayers. And his daughter said, what do people pray for? And he said, all kinds of things. She said, what kind? He said, all kinds. The only way we would know is to read what they've written. And they looked at each other and the daughter said, "Well, we can't do that." And he said, "If we take their prayers, how will God answer them?" And he said, "God is a fast reader. He knows what the prayer is. He doesn't need to read these." And so he looked at them for a while and he was curious and he said in his editorial, he's very ashamed of doing this. It was 30 years ago. He was very ashamed of doing this. But what he did is he was there alone with the prayers tucked in and so he took them. He just grabbed a handful of them and stuffed them in his pocket and was like, let's find out what people pray for, okay? Very unethical. Really not cool to do. But as he was driving home, they were talking about what are these prayers going to say. What do people pray for. What do you think people prayed for?

Here's what he wrote down. Dear God, may my daughter-in-law get pregnant. Lord, help me lose 40 pounds. Master of the universe, cure my husband of his illness. May the holy one blessed make my sister pass her driver's test. He said, we got a few into it and my daughter said, Dad, can you read Little House on the Prairie to me? She was so bored because there was nothing there. They were not -- they were not beautiful, they were not eloquent. They were, Lord, can you help me with this test, can you help me with this problem, can you help me lose weight, can you help me do this. There's nothing there. They are not eloquent. They are regular people asking for regular things on regular topics. Now, when I first saw this written on, you know, King David Hotel stationery and the way it was written was so poetic, I thought, hmmm, does that seem like something that you wrote knowing that somebody might take it out and it might get out? Or is this an honest prayer? I don't know and I don't want to judge the man. I don't know the man. Only God knows the man's heart. But what a beautiful prayer he penned there at the King David Hotel and then put in the Western Wall for a few minutes before somebody took it out and published it.

This writer says, "If I could pray to God, I'd concentrate on the things I most wanted. Anything else would seem to me hypocritical. Indeed what does it mean for a candidate for the presidency of America to ask to be an instrument of God's will, that he hopes God is a Democrat, that he believes God is a discernible position on offshore drilling or is it simply a way for wishing that God would make himself an instrument of Mr. Obama's will just as the women in Bethlehem who wanted him to help her succeed on her diet. Help me guard against pride, wrote Mr. Obama in his prayer. Is there anywhere pride is more dangerous than a -- than when concealed in the aspiration of being an instrument of God. Had Mr. Obama written instead, "Oh, Lord, I'm just a poor foolish human being; I'd sure love to be President and I'd appreciate any assistance you can give me," I'd actually feel closer to him. Poor foolish human beings is what all of us really are.

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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