Glenn Beck: Against the grain



GLENN: Man, thank you so much for listening to today. Let's go to Corinne. Hello, Corinne, in Columbia.

CALLER: Hey, Glenn, I'm a new listener, been in Columbia for about two months and I stumbled on your show and I absolutely love it. So I just want to say that.

GLENN: Well, thank you.

CALLER: I was listening yesterday and I was listening to the guy from Charleston. I believe he was a black brother that was in your audience, and he calls himself a conservative.

GLENN: Yes.

CALLER: And I'm just thrilled because I'm a conservative, too. Been one since 1990. And I have to tell you -- 

GLENN: Are you black -- wait, wait, are you black?

CALLER: Yeah, I'm African-American, yeah.

GLENN: Okay.

CALLER: And I have to tell you it's not a very popular stance.

GLENN: No.

CALLER: No, it really isn't, okay? Amongst my family, it's interesting. This holiday season during the election, I mean, my sister and I are very close but we almost went to fists over the phone over this election. And even sitting at Thanksgiving dinner, the topic came up and so I'm just sitting there and I'm like, I'm not going to say anything, I'm not going to say anything. And they just kept baiting me and my husband was cracking up. And I just had to ask them a question. I'm like, well, what is it about Barack Obama, you know, that you really like. And they just jumped on me. I just, I felt I was just being -- I was going to get killed. I said, please. But I'm very -- 

GLENN: What was it that they liked? What was the answer?

CALLER: Well, he's black and he's articulate and he's smart. I'm like, okay, and that's what you based, that's your criteria for electing the President of the United States.

GLENN: Right. No, I mean, he is, he is all those things and that's great, but there are a lot of people that are those things.

CALLER: Absolutely. And that was my point to them and they're like, well, who did you vote for, who did you vote? This is the side of the family, they don't know where I stand. And I just told them, I'm neither Democrat, nor am I Republican. I will vote based on my values system. And the last several years just happened to be Republican because that's where my values system fall. I actually attended a church in Dallas where the pastor was phenomenal, black world renowned pastor and he never preached politics but he preaches values, and that's where he -- 

GLENN: Let me ask you this, Corinne. Are you still a Republican? Do you still find your values in the Republican party?

CALLER: It's hard, Glenn.

GLENN: Yeah.

CALLER: It's very difficult. This election was extremely hard for me because I never was a John McCain supporter. The person I wanted to get, the person I actually wanted to vote for, he just never, he never came to life. He was saying the right things, I thought, but he just -- 

GLENN: Who were you for?

CALLER: His name, well, I see his name but I can't even think of his name anymore.

GLENN: That's all right. I blocked them all out.

CALLER: The actor, the actor.

GLENN: Oh, Fred Thompson.

CALLER: Fred Thompson, exactly.

GLENN: Yeah, I agree with you. You know what, before he started running, I'm like, okay, that guy's -- okay, all right. But then he got out there and we were like, what are you talking about, what are you doing.

CALLER: Yeah. He fizzled. And the last thing I wanted to say about your Christmas Sweater. I have not seen it. I've wanted to see it. So I went out and bought the book. And I've been listening to you and I have to tell you, I have gone through my own black eye of the storm. I lost my husband, I lost my daughter in a terrible car accident. I almost died in the accident. My son was diagnosed as mentally retarded. All this happened within three months of each other.

GLENN: Oh, my gosh.

CALLER: And I gave birth to our third child. So she was born -- my son was diagnosed in August. This was August 1998. I gave birth to our third child in September of 1998 and then my husband and my oldest daughter were killed in a car accident in November. After this time of year, it was the day of Thanksgiving ten years ago. And so, you know, you go through that and people look at you and they think, well, how did you make it, Corinne, you're going to lose your mine. It was like, no, because I know where my foundation is, I know that nothing happens except God has approved it and sent it my way because there's a purpose in everything that happens to me as a believer in Jesus Christ. And so it was him that took me through. And happy ending to the story. About, oh, seven years ago I remarried to a wonderful, wonderful man. If you are listening, Carlos, I'm talking about you. Just a wonderful man. And he has just been Daddy to my special needs son. My special needs son is now 13, and my daughter who is 10. And he's there. They don't know any other daddy but him because my daughter was two months old when her biological father died. And it has been an adventure, let me tell you. It has been just an adventure. So I'm just excited to see what God is going to do with our lives.

GLENN: You know, I'll tell you something. That's why you are who you are. That's why you are as strong as you are. That's why you don't need to rely on the Republican party or the Democratic party or anybody else because you faced it all and you know the real answer. The real answer is God and the real answer is you'll make it as long as God is your partner. You don't need anybody else in the White House, you know, that's telling you, "Oh, I care about you." Uh-huh, sure you do. You can take care of yourself and God bless you for throwing those shackles off. You stay strong. And I have to tell you, I think every conservative in America should add to the prayer rolls that you have a long list of people you pray for every night, I think you should pray for those African-Americans who are breaking free of the -- and are ostracized in their own community for their belief system. I've met so many on the trail here the last four weeks. As I've gone out, I've met so many African-American conservatives and they -- I mean, I can't imagine what it's like walking in, being the only black person there and standing there, or feeling like you're the only black person there and walking into a room and you don't feel like, "Okay, you know, I'm with my people" because of just skin color alone but you're with people ideologically. And I hope they always feel comfortable, you know, when they come in and they're with the audience, no matter what your skin color is. I hope you always feel comfortable. But knowing that what they're doing they get slammed for in their own community and many times in their own family. Put these people on your own prayer list and just thank God for them and ask for strength because these guys are pioneers to break away from the system. Just like you're a pioneer in your world of breaking away from the system that we've all been told we can trust of this two-party system, breaking away from it and saying, no, I like the Republicans, I don't mind being a Republican but I'm not going to sell my soul to the devil. Keep those people in your prayers that they have strength and they continue to hold fast and they continue to be a shining example to all those around them.

There are new curriculum standards being implemented into schools throughout the nation for health classes that not only go far beyond what's appropriate for young children, but are entrenched in clear political biases, too. Under the standards, third-graders are taught about hormone blockers and endless gender identities, and topics get shockingly graphic for kids as young as 11. Some schools are even teaching their teachers and kids to ignore what parents have to say about these topics. And the worst part may be that many parents are completely unaware what their children are being taught.

Tina Descovich, co-founder of Moms for Liberty, joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain exactly what you can ask at your next school board meeting to ensure this "horrifying" curriculum isn't being taught in your kid's school.

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It should come as no surprise that a newsworthy story receives more media coverage when released on a Monday than a Friday. The reason is in part due to a large number of news-consuming Americans checking out for the week to focus on their weekend plans rather than the news.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck shared information that President Joe Biden decided to release on Friday — when fewer people would notice — regarding the Climate Finance report. This report is marketed to Americans as "A Roadmap To Build a Climate-Resilient Economy." But Glenn believes the report to be Biden's Great Reset warning shot to banks.

In this clip, Glenn warned that if Americans don't stand together, in eight years we all indeed will own nothing. Watch the clip for the full story. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.



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On today's radio program, Glenn Beck was joined by Bill O'Reilly to discuss the top stories of the week.

For O'Reilly, the biggest story this week centered around someone mysteriously missing from mainstream media news reports today: Mark Zuckerberg. Specifically, O'Reilly said it's the 'scandalous' way the Facebook CEO spent nearly $420 million to influence the 2020 election — and did so successfully.

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On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

You can donate to Grace's legal fund here.

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