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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.

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Protests following the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr quickly devolved into violence, rioting, and looting in Philadelphia, and BlazeTV's Elijah Schaffer was there to document what the mainstream media won't. But while filming the carnage inside a Five Below on Tuesday, Elijah was surrounded and attacked by looters.

Elijah joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to detail his experience and to explain why mainstream media efforts to downplay the violence just show that independent media has never been more important.

"Unfortunately, [the attack] escalated from one person to about a dozen very quickly," Elijah explained. "I'm actually really happy to be alive. Because in that same shopping center, right there, there was a 15-year-old girl who was shot, according to reports. And I heard multiple gunshots throughout the night. Another individual is reported to have heard a gunshot as well, so we try to confirm. I watched people get pummeled beyond belief."

Glenn asked Elijah to respond to mainstream media claims that conservatives are exaggerating the looting and violence in Philadelphia.

"It's so funny to hear people that aren't there try to counter what we're reporting," Elijah replied.

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In the final days before the 2020 election, President Donald Trump is gaining among black voters, particularly men, because his record of accomplishments "speaks for itself" and the "façade" that President Trump is a racist "just doesn't ring true," argued sports columnist Jason Whitlock on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday.

Jason, who recently interviewed the president at the White House for OutKick.com, shared his thoughts on why he believes many black Americans — notably celebrities such as Kanye West, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent — are breaking from the "façade" that President Trump is a "flaming racist."

"I really believe the facts are starting to speak for themselves, and that Donald Trump's record of accomplishments, particularly as it relates to African Americans, speaks for itself," Jason told Glenn. "He actually has a record to stand on, unlike even Barack Obama. When [Obama] was president, I don't think he had much of a record to stand on, in terms of, 'Hey, what did he actually deliver for African Americans?' President Trump has things he can stand on and, you know, beyond that I think black people understand when he starts talking about black unemployment rate. And America's unemployment rate. And then, when you add in for black men, the façade we've been putting on [President Trump] … you know, this whole thing that he's some flaming racist, it just doesn't ring true."

Jason suggested that Trump's fearlessness, unabashed masculinity, and record of keeping his promises resonates with men in the black community. He also weighed in on how media and social media's bias plays a huge role in convincing people to hate President Trump while ignoring Antifa and others on the Left.

"I keep explaining to people, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, they're some of the most secular places on earth. And we've reduced everyone to a tweet, that we disagree with," he added.

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Megyn Kelly is not happy about the "disgusting" media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl's "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that they've lost their own credibility — and now they can't get it back.

"It's disgusting. It's stomach-turning," Megyn said of the media's coverage of the president. "But it's just a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of years. Their 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' has blinded them to what they're doing to their own credibility. They can't get it back. It's too late. They've already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news."

Megyn also discussed how she would have covered the recent stories about Hunter and Joe Biden's alleged corruption. Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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