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GLENN BECK PROGRAM


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GLENN: The only thing that I have -- well, I will tell you the Time-Warner Center's a little obnoxious. I have walked into the Time-Warner Center and went, what is this? This is where CNN and, you know, Time magazine and all, you know, everything that Time-Warner does, all in the Time-Warner Center, and in our lobby is a giant, I think it's supposed to resemble a tree.

STU: Is it? I -- well...

GLENN: It is kind of in the shape -- it's a little more pointed at the top than it is at the bottom but it's all made out of snowflakes and then it changes color from purple to pink to red to...

STU: What's wrong with some pink snowflakes? What says Christmas more than fuchsia snowflakes?

GLENN: I know it screams Christmas to me. My gosh, it's Christmas. I feel it every time I walk in. And then they have -- are the wreaths fuchsia as well or kind of a purplish?

STU: I don't even notice these thing anymore.

GLENN: I can't take it.

STU: I know in the mall area at the Time-Warner Center they have a giant light display with I guess again what I would picture as snow flaky type displays.

GLENN: Starrish.

STU: Starrish.

GLENN: But not too much like a star.

STU: Not too much a star Bethlehem.

GLENN: It's a star like you're a star, yeah.

STU: Definitely just a scientific star. It's not a --

GLENN: They are not exactly Christmas ornaments.

STU: No, no, no.

GLENN: But they kind of resemble Christmas ornaments.

STU: But then they're lit in fuchsia.

GLENN: They are.

STU: They are. They literally are.

GLENN: I don't know when pink and purple and fuchsia became the Christmas colors or even a holiday color. What holiday is pink, purple and fuchsia?

STU: Pretty exciting.

GLENN: It's a good one. It is a good one. So, you know, I'm never offended by somebody saying happy holidays unless they are intentionally trying to not offend. I can't take it anymore. Stop with the not -- you're going to be offended!

STU: Well, no, you're not. That's the point. You are not going -- no one is offended by these things.

GLENN: No, wait, wait, wait, wait. In life you are going to be offended.

STU: True.

GLENN: In life somebody is going to say something to you that is going to offend you.

STU: Right.

GLENN: Get over it.

STU: But, you know, I don't necessarily need my companies that are selling me toilet paper to stay stands. They can if they wish, certainly free to do that. But I don't need them to take stands.

GLENN: I was on -- did I tell you this? I was on a flight. Where was I coming back from, the West Coast some place and I'm on a flight and I don't want to get this wrong. Was it Delta? I think it was Delta. Maybe. I better not say because I don't know for sure.

STU: You just said.

GLENN: Well, I take it back.

STU: It wasn't Delta?

GLENN: Stations, edit that out. Crap, we're live. One of the airlines that I was flying did a promotion for breast cancer. Now, the breast cancer thing, you know, you have to be a moron to be pissed off by, you know, raising money for breast cancer.

STU: Very few people against breast cancer issues.

GLENN: Yes, and I'm not one of them. I'm for breast cancer research. But it's irritating to me because more people die of -- what's the cancer you get in the butt?

STU: You just -- what did you just do to signify that?

GLENN: I pointed.

STU: He's trying to say prostate cancer.

GLENN: Prostate cancer.

STU: But he, I believe pointed and I don't really know what you're doing.

GLENN: I just know it as butt cancer. So more people die in --

STU: I don't think that's true. I'm going to go with no for the block.

GLENN: Do you want to look it up?

STU: I will look it up. I believe it's true.

GLENN: I believe it's a bigger problem than breast cancer.

STU: Well, we're going to look that up right now.

GLENN: Google butt cancer.

STU: I don't think I want to go to the site that pops up.

GLENN: That really would be quite -- you've got to Google butt cancer just to see what comes up.

STU: No, no.

GLENN: No?

STU: All right.

GLENN: No, don't --

STU: I mean, now I've got to know. The first one is -- I can't -- the first one is just a question from a health organization and it says, lump on my butt cancer, question mark?

GLENN: Lump on my butt cancer?

STU: That's a really bad disease.

GLENN: That's a really bad disease. My disease has a disease. I'm really worried about this tumor, Doctor. It seems to have lumps growing on it. How long does it take you?

STU: Look at the society that we have right now. It's a society that --

GLENN: Yeah, I want my fries now! What do you mean fries are up in a minute?

STU: You're going to have to give me a second on this.

GLENN: So anyway, I'm on the plane and they start in on breast cancer and they say, you know, if you buy a certain drink, you know, the proceeds go for breast cancer, and originally I thought, that's kind of cool. And then they made the announcement a second time and I'm like, okay, you know, what am I flying activist airlines now? Like, I get it. Then the third time really became the unfriendly skies for me because they started lecturing us on how we hadn't given enough and they said, you know, we've really not sold a lot of these, and I don't remember what it was. I don't remember what it was. I was going to say it was like chocolate milk but that would probably be bad to sell for breast cancer. So it wasn't definitely milk but it was something that I didn't want to drink, and I don't remember what it was but I thought, well, I don't want that and, you know, and the stewardess said, we do this all the time now because our airline cares about breast cancer and we have really not raised very much money this flight and we know you guys care about breast cancer, blah, blah, blah, and I wanted to say, I care about you pulling into the terminal on time and delivering my luggage all intact. I care about breast cancer as well but that's not really your primary job and please don't lecture me on giving until it hurts. For the love of Pete. Because all I kept thinking is, they don't really care. Do you really think this giant corporate monolith cares? They don't care. Now, maybe some of the individuals do, but as a corporation they care? They're doing it for good PR. They want to be the airline that cares. Am I being too harsh? Notice nobody's -- wow, nobody wants to go on record with me, huh? I'm standing all alone.

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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?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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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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