Glenn Beck: March to socialism - regulating church



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VOICE: The Glenn Beck program presents more truth behind America's march to socialism.

GLENN: That's right, our march to socialism. We told you yesterday about the Democratic co-chairs of the judiciary committee, Representative Michael Lawlor and Senator Andrew McDonald. They introduced a bill that would allow the finances of the local Catholic parishes in Connecticut to be run by lay councils. Basically what it would do is remove the power from the Catholic pastors and the bishops and they could only advise. They didn't have any control. The bishops wouldn't have control of their land or anything else. The government controlling the hierarchy of the Catholic church, I mean, I'm going out on a limb here. Call me crazy. Call me whacky. Call me Stalin. But isn't that a tad unconstitutional? Nah, just call me Andrew McDonald. It's a hunch. I'm not really sure if it's unconstitutional, but I thought I remembered something about the First Amendment and the freedom of religion. But I'm not a politician. I'm just an average everyday American. So what do I know? I'm not too big to fail. Today's update to the story is after we and others talked about this yesterday, the hearing that was scheduled on this bill suddenly cancelled, but the group of people assembling today in Hartford at noon to protect the freedom of religion, and I hope that there are a lot of people from other -- I know our cameras are going to be there today. I hope that people from other religions are there as well. This isn't a Catholic thing. But they cancelled this hearing suddenly. It's almost like somebody got their hands in the cookie jar. It's like, uh-oh. They had to run for the hills and the public spotlight was shined directly on their little scheme and they scurried and scampered under the refrigerator like a bunch of little cockroaches.

So what explanation did our fearless soldiers for socialism give for the obvious affront to the Constitution of free speech? Well, it originally came from some concerned constituents in lower Fairfield County: You know, we were just doing the work of the people. That's what they said. Really? Work of the people? Let me get this straight. Anytime somebody is a constituent and, you know, they voice a concern, you just go ahead and just propose a bill? Sounds like a good policy. You guys are on top of it. Let me ask you this: If the local chapter of, like, NAMBLA voiced some concerns, you know, about the rights of child molesters, would you guys just go ahead and just write up a bill for that? When the media firestorm hit Lawlor and McDonald's doorstep, they admitted the law was unconstitutional but they blamed Connecticut for the mistake. These politicians, man, they are the worst.

Quote: For reasons that are unclear, Connecticut has some generations-old laws on the books singling out particular religions and treating them differently from other religions and their statutes. That doesn't seem right. Wait a minute. What? I mean, it's so bizarre now with a public uproar over this that you notice that isn't right. Quote: In fact, many of our existing corporate laws dealing with particular religion groups appears to us to be unconstitutional under the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. If that's correct, any changes to that law would likely also be unconstitutional, end quote.

So wait, wait, wait. And so you guys did what any constitutional-loving lawmaker would do when they come across an unconstitutional law that's really, really generations old? You expand the unconstitutional law a little bit more? Don't worry, though. I mean, the meeting's been postponed. There's no way these guys are going to come back and try to bring something back after the people have rejected it. There's no way they are going to just tuck this in some way or another, you know, in the cover of darkness. It's just, there's no way, I tell you. There's no way.

VOICE: That was even more overwhelming evidence that we are destined to be a bunch of socialist pigs very, very soon on the Glenn Beck program.

Fox News host Greg Gutfeld joined Glenn on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to talk about his new book, "The Plus: Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help."

Greg admits he is probably the last person who should write a self-help book. Nevertheless, he offers his offbeat advice on how to save America during what has become one of the most tumultuous times in history, as well as drinking while tweeting (spoiler: don't do it).

He also shares his "evolution" on President Donald Trump, his prediction for the election, and what it means to be an agnostic-atheist.

In this clip, Greg shares what he calls his "first great epiphany" on how dangerous cancel culture has become.

"I believe that cancel culture is the first successful work-around of the First Amendment," he said. "Because freedom of speech doesn't protect me from my career being ruined, my livelihood being destroyed, or me getting so depressed I commit suicide. Cancel culture is the first successful work-around of freedom of speech. It can oppress your speech with the scepter of destruction. We don't have freedom of speech anymore."

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Dr. Simone Gold joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to set the record straight about hydroxychloroquine -- what it is, how it works, and the real reason for all the current controversy surrounding a centuries-old medication.

Dr. Gold is a board certified emergency physician. She graduated from Chicago Medical School before attending Stanford University Law School. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, and worked in Washington D.C. for the Surgeon General, as well for the chairman of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. She works as an emergency physician on the front lines, whether or not there is a pandemic, and her clinical work serves all Americans from urban inner city to suburban and the Native American population. Her legal practice focuses on policy issues relating to law and medicine.

She is also the founder of America's frontline doctors, a group of doctors who have been under attack this week for speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during a news conference held outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

On the program, Dr. Gold emphasized that the controversy over hydroxychloroquine is a "complete myth."

"Hydroxychloroquine is an analogue or a derivative of quinine, which is found in tree bark. It's the most noncontroversial of medications that there is," she explained.

"It's been around for centuries and it's been FDA-approved in the modern version, called hydroxychloroquine, for 65 years. In all of that time, [doctors] used it for breast-feeding women, pregnant women, elderly, children, and immune compromised. The typical use is for years or even decades because we give it mostly to RA, rheumatoid arthritis patients and lupus patients who need to be on it, essentially, all of their life. So, we have extensive experience with it ... it's one of the most commonly used medications throughout the world."

Dr. Gold told Glenn she was surprised when the media suddenly "vomited all over hydroxychloroquine", but initially chalked it up to the left's predictable hatred for anything President Donald Trump endorses. However, when the media gave the drug Remdesivir glowing reviews, despite disappointing clinical trial results, she decided to do some research.

"[Remdesivir] certainly wasn't a fabulous drug, but the media coverage was all about how fabulous it was. At that moment, I thought that was really weird. Because it's one thing to hate hydroxychloroquine because the president [endorsed] it. But it's another thing to give a free pass to another medicine that doesn't seem that great. I thought that was really weird, so I started looking into it. And let me tell you, what I discovered was absolutely shocking," she said.

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According to the mainstream media's COVID-19 narrative, the president is "ignoring" the crisis.

On tonight's "Glenn TV" special, Glenn Beck exposes the media's last four months of political theater that has helped shape America's confusion and fear over coronavirus. And now, with a new school year looming on the horizon, the ongoing hysteria has enormous ramifications for our children, but the media is working overtime to paint the Trump administration as anti-science Neanderthals who want to send children and teachers off to die by reopening schools.

Glenn fights back with the facts and interviews the medical doctor Big Tech fears the most. Dr. Simone Gold, founder of America's Frontline Doctors, stands up to the media's smear campaign and explains why she could no longer stay silent in her fight against coronavirus fear.

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It's high time to leave the partisan politics behind and focus on the facts about face masks and whether or not they really work against COVID-19.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn Beck spoke with Drs. Scott Jensen and George Rutherford about the scientific evidence that proves or disproves the effectiveness of mask wearing to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Then, Dr. Karyln Borysenko joined to break down where the massive political divide over masks came from in the first place.

"I think if we were to talk about this a couple months ago, I might have said, 'Well, there's the science of masks, and there's the emotions of masks.' But, unfortunately, there's something in between," Jensen said. "I would have thought that the science of masks would have to do with the physics of masks, so I did a video a couple months ago where I talked about the pore side of a cotton mask or a surgical mask."

He explained that properly worn masks can help reduce the spread of virus particles, but cautioned against a false-sense of security when wearing a mask because they are far from providing complete protection.

"If you have a triple-ply mask, the pore size will end up being effectively five microns. And five microns, to a COVID-19 virus particle, is 50 times larger. That's approximately the same differential between the two-inch separation between the wires of a chain-link fence, and a gnat," Jensen explained.

"But now what we're seeing is if we have some collision of COVID-19 viral particles with the latticework of any mask ... if you're breathing out or breathing in and the viral particles collide with the actual latticework of a mask, I think intuitively, yes, we can reduce the amount of virus particles that are going back and forth."

Dr. Rutherford said masks are essential tools for fighting COVID-19, as long as you wear them correctly. He laid out the three main reasons he believes we should all be wearing masks.

"So, we're trying to do three things," he said. "First of all, we're trying to protect the people around you, in case you are one of the 60% of people who have asymptomatic infection and don't know it. The second thing we're trying to do is to protect you. The third thing we're trying to do is, if you get infected, you'll get infected at a lower dose, and then you're less likely to develop symptoms. That's the threefer."

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