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GLENN: Hey, let me ask you about this story. Here's a story that I think, I think that this story not being anywhere just proves how ubiquitous this story really is. On Friday, couple of weeks before Christmas, aka, birth of Jesus Christ, Sarah Palin's church in Wasilla, Alaska apparently set on fire by arsonists while women and children were inside. Hmmm. They made it out safely. The damage to the building totals around $1 million. I say damage to the building and not the church because despite the fire, the church went on to have services anyway in a nearby middle school. Church is more than just a building, but the building burned down. The congregation, by the way, not freaking out. One member, Patsy Inks, says she was initially shocked and frustrated by the news but by Sunday, two days later, she was feeling blessed. "The tragedy has brought us together," she said. A September 12th American, it appears. Palin stopped by the church Saturday saying she was sorry if this had anything to do with the undeserved negative attention the church had received after the election. Police don't necessity yet if it was related. Church members say they thought it was just likely local punks or someone who had a beef with God. Of course, the article finds the need to mention that the church bulletin had talked about a Focus on the Family event about how same-sex relationships can be overcome, but that's just vital to a story about fire -- I'm not sure, unless you are saying that maybe somebody with a gay agenda set the church on fire? Is that what the story was saying? I'm not sure why that was in there.

The question is have you heard this story? Why is this story not leading every newscast? I get so frustrated with the news now, I can't take it. I can't take it. Yesterday I talked to the people at Fox and Friends and we were supposed to do a new story on -- jeez, what was it? It was the bailouts and something else, and it was -- and I was talking to them about the possibility of a Civil War in America. I get on Fox and Friends this morning and I talk -- we changed the subject to Clint Eastwood and how America's just not tough enough right before we went on the air. And if you watch Fox and Friends and you go over to NBC's Today Show or Good Morning America, you will think that Fox and Friends is, you know, a thinktank in comparison. Nobody is talking about the real issues. We are in real trouble.

Now, I don't think that this church being burned down should lead the news, but in today's society maybe it should. In the America I grew up in, it wouldn't have to. I mean, I know the President was almost hit by a shoe and everything, but isn't this a pretty big story? Whenever there's some racist that burns down a black church in the South somewhere, the story is everywhere. But the woman who has come closer than any other to being vice president of the United States has her church burned down and you barely find the story anywhere. In one way I'm glad this happened to Sarah Palin's church because the leadership of the church and the congregation have reacted with class. They've reacted the way you should. They went on. None of that -- without hate, without malice, without stone-throwing. But let me ask you this: Do you think it would lead the news if Barack Obama's old church had been burned down, the church of Jeremiah Wright? Do you think that would have led the news? A man who's already blaming the government for creating AIDS to kill African-Americans, imagine what he would be saying into any camera that would tape him. Not only would the media suddenly find a way to make a front page story in every single paper, this would squarely be blamed on hateful people like Sarah Palin, not to mention there would be calls to get rid of talk radio already today. We would have riots in the streets, and the media would be more than happy to egg them on.

I don't know who did this and maybe it is just local punks and I hope it is just local punks, but I can tell you that regardless of the cause, the people of the church and the way they are reacting is inspiring. In a very difficult holiday season, I'm more and more impressed every day that the body of God -- and that means Jews, Hindus, Christians, Muslims, everybody -- the body of God is under attack and if we don't start pulling together, if we don't start being those people that see God in everybody's eyes, if we're not those people that stand together, we're in big trouble. When somebody can burn down a church and nobody says anything about it, that's either a really good sign or it's a sign that they are not on the politically correct side. So burning that church down doesn't make a difference. By the way, this church, to quote a crazy book that some people are reading now, this church congregation is facing their storm with just unbelievable class. They would never ask, but if you want to help them face their storm, it's Wasilla Bible Church, 1651 West Nicola Avenue, Wasilla, Alaska, 99654. We'll put that in the news today. As far as I know, they are not asking for donations to help. They probably won't. They are not that kind of people. But should they have to?

How does a sports writer know how to fix America, and America's racial dilemma?

In a special edition of the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Outkick sports columnist Jason Whitlock filled in Tuesday for Glenn to explain how we can bring America back together, lean into racial harmony, and restore the values of our Founding Fathers. Because if not us, then who will?

Jason started out by explaining how, during a recent appearance on the program, he felt a spiritual connection with Glenn, regardless of physical differences, as both share a common passion for God and country.

"Glenn and I share a kindred spirit. A kindred passion," Jason said. "We have two things that we love and are passionate about: God and country. I am not a minister. I'm a flawed sinner just like Glenn and just like you. But I am a believer. Believers share an energy that connects them, that cuts through our physical differences and makes those differences irrelevant relevant. That's what I felt when I met Glenn, an energy and a spirit that connects us. We are broadcasters, media personalities, operating in separate spaces, trying to talk to Americans, who share our passion."

Jason went on to say that he believes there are forces operating, both outside of and inside America, that are working to separate America from God, and that much of what we've witnessed in 2020 — from the racial division stirred by the mainstream and social media, to the rioting and looting by Antifa and Black Lives Matter, to the "remaking of the sports world into a shrine that celebrates resisting criminal suspects and denigrates this great country at every turn" — are symptoms and consequences of America's enemies separating God and country.

"We are one nation under God. We are nothing without Him," Jason continued. "The flawed sinners who founded this nation baked God into this country with their Declaration of Independence. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. That among those, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The foreign and domestic enemies of this nation are baking a new American cake. God isn't an essential ingredient in this new cake. He isn't an ingredient at all. The removal of faith is sewing the disharmony that is terrorizing and destroying the United States of America.

"Why am I here today? I'm here to tell you how we take our country back, how we restore the freedoms and the liberties our enemies seek to remove in their remaking of a godless America."

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One of the most shocking things British journalist, political commentator, and author of "The Madness of Crowds," Douglas Murray witnessed during his recent stay in America, was how many Americans are acting as if they live in 1930s Germany or behind the Iron Curtain, afraid to stand up and speak out because they're afraid of the consequences.

Murray joined the "Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why he believes the state of America is actually worse than we realize, and how the Left's obsession with rewriting history has ushered in guilt, fear, and a "silent majority."

Murray said he's particularly "fed up" with those on the Right who are afraid to voice their opinion because they don't want to become the target of leftist mobs on social media.

"Do you think anyone in history who told the truth had an easy time? You've got the easiest time that any opposition movement ever did in history," Murray said.

"You cannot have these people in America living in a free society — which is for the time being free — pretending that they live under the circumstances of Jews in 1930s Germany," he added. "Speak up. Speak out. Don't be a silent majority; be a very damn noisy majority. And don't put up with the oppression of people who are totally insincere ... they want to make money. They want to win. Nothing more. Call them out ... and get back to what you should be doing as a nation."

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New York City shut down its schools over the coronavirus with barely any notice. But even before that, Governor Andrew Cuomo apparently wasn't in the mood to be asked about it, and he made that very clear to reporters.

Asked on Wednesday whether parents could expect schools to be closed as soon as Thursday, Cuomo mocked reporters for their "obnoxious and offensive" questions and accused them of not paying attention. Watch the testy exchange for yourself here.

On Thursday's radio program, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere had plenty to say about Stu's least favorite governor and the decision to close schools. But Glenn also offered his own theory on why coronavirus restrictions have become so political: Americans refuse to be forced into submission.

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Everything comes down to the two Senate runoffs in Georgia. If we lose both races, we lose the country. Democrats know this and are pouring in millions to usher in a Marxist agenda.

As the Left tries to hide how radical the two candidates really are, Glenn takes us inside the Democrat war room to expose the wolf in pastor's clothing, Raphael Warnock, and America's Justin Trudeau, Jon Ossoff. Socialism, the Green New Deal, and "defund the police" are all on the table. And Glenn warns of what's to come if conservatives don't activate: Chuck Schumer will weaponize the Senate, and the radical Left will launch an all-out assault to ravage the Constitution.

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