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.

The current riots and movement to erase America's history are exactly in line with the New York Times' "1619 Project," which argues that America was rotten at its beginning, and that slavery and systemic racism are the roots of everything from capitalism to our lack of universal health care.

On this week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck exposed the true intent of the "1619 Project" and its creator, who justifies remaking America into a Marxist society. This clever lie is disguised as history, and it has already infiltrated our schools.

"The '1619 Project' desperately wants to pass itself off as legitimate history, but it totally kneecaps itself by ignoring so much of the American story. There's no mention of any black Americans who succeeded in spite of slavery, due to the free market capitalist system. In the 1619 Project's effort to take down America, black success stories are not allowed. Because they don't fit with the narrative. The role of white Americans in abolishing slavery doesn't fit the narrative either," Glenn said.

"The agenda is not ultimately about history," he added. "It's just yet another vehicle in the fleet now driven by elites in America toward socialism."

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Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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