Glenn Beck: Who are the haters?




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STU: Well, Glenn, as you know the buzz around Washington is how evil the audience at John McCain campaign events are.

GLENN: I can't take it.

STU: Absolutely, they are just horrible. I'm sure we're going to be seeing all the reports today from all the media sources about people wearing "Sarah Palin is a C word" to the flyers game over the weekend.

GLENN: That's not hateful. That's just accurate, Stu. And that's just people being people.

STU: Right.

GLENN: And I'm sure you are going to see all of the, I'm sure you are going to see all of the Republicans come out and say that Barack Obama called, you know, Sarah Palin a C word.

STU: Right.

GLENN: And he's just trying to set, you know, people back, you know, and women back 1,000 years.

STU: Right. Because that's what evil right wingers do.

GLENN: Yeah. I mean, it's just unbelievable all of these politicians that are coming out and sowing the seeds of hatred.

STU: It's unbelievable. Well, thank God it's starting to reflect in the polls how much, how much closer to Jesus Obama is than everyone else in the universe.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: There are some really horrible poll results. I'm going to try to say it with a little hope here. But in Florida you've got two polls out with Obama up 5 and Obama up 8. In Colorado you have Obama by 10. In Virginia you have three different polls. Obama up 2, Obama up 10 and Obama up 12, in Virginia.

GLENN: I'm choosing, I'm choosing the two. America --

STU: That's the problem.

GLENN: America, I'm begging you. I'm begging you. We are at a crossroads, man. I'm not saying John McCain is the answer but I am begging you. Please put a stop on the, at least the congress. Please, for the love of Pete.

STU: We do have a moment of hope in our moment of hope today.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: We have three polls in Ohio that are pretty tight. One of them has McCain leading by 2, which is a miracle.

GLENN: Choosing to believe that one.

STU: And also Gallup, Rasmussen and Zogby polls have all tightened but when you're talking about your moment of hope being a 5 point deficit, you are in a little bit of a --

GLENN: Hey, deficits aren't bad. I'm learning that from the government. Deficits aren't bad.

STU: Right.

GLENN: Deficits lead to success and happiness.

STU: Well, I've got to call my two states for the day, Glenn. And I've decided to take a pro McCain stance here as I'm calling the big states for McCain and the small states for Obama to make it look like McCain's ahead. So we call Rhode Island for Obama today and we call Texas for McCain. The total electoral vote count is now 44 McCain, Obama 14.

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?

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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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