Glenn Beck: Obama's church attendance



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GLENN: Barack Obama's having his prayer breakfast, there he is, standing so humbly again. See, his stance just screams arrogance. But he's having a prayer breakfast. If I'm not mistaken, Pat, he didn't have one last year, did he?

PAT: Skipped it I believe, if I remember right, yeah.

GLENN: Anyway, he's got one because he's so involved in his church and

PAT: Wait. No, he's not involved in a church.

GLENN: Huh?

PAT: No, not a church. Not a church.

GLENN: He is not going to church?

PAT: He's been to church according to ABC three times.

GLENN: Three times?

PAT: In a year.

GLENN: Okay. Well

PAT: In a year. That didn't include Christmas.

GLENN: But he's I'm sure he's looking for

PAT: But I'm sure he's looking really hard.

GLENN: Does he have a spiritual adviser at least?

PAT: He does, he does.

GLENN: Really?

PAT: He does have a spiritual adviser.

GLENN: Do we know anything about his spiritual adviser?

PAT: We know a couple of things.

GLENN: We know, really, a little bit more about his spiritual adviser? Huh, I can't wait for that episode to air. Anyway, here he is at the prayer breakfast today. Go ahead. Let's listen in.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Help our neighbors from poverty. We may disagree about gay marriage but surely we can agree that it is unconscionable to target gays and lesbians for who they are, whether it's here in the United States or as Hillary mentioned, more extremely in odious laws that are being proposed most recently in Uganda.

GLENN: How about Iran?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Surely we can agree to find common ground when possible, parting ways when necessary. But in doing so let us be guided by our faith.

GLENN: Oh, boy.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: And by prayer.

GLENN: Oh, boy.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: For while prayer can buck us up when we are down, keep us calm in a storm, while prayer can stiffen our spines to surmount an obstacle, and I assure you I'm praying a lot these days, prayer can also do something else.

GLENN: What can it do? Create and save jobs?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: It can touch our hearts with humility. It can fill us with the spirit of brotherhood.

GLENN: Oh, my gosh!

PRESIDENT OBAMA: It can remind us that each of us are children of an awesome and loving god.

GLENN: Oh, yes.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Through faith but not through faith alone.

GLENN: Right.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: We can unite people to serve the common good.

GLENN: Oh, that's good.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: And that's why my office of faith based and neighborhood partnerships has been working so hard since I announced it here last year.

GLENN: Faith based and neighborhood partnerships.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: And build effective partnerships and arrange uses, from promoting fatherhood here at home to spearheading interfaith cooperation as well.

GLENN: I can't take it, I can't take it anymore. I can't take it anymore. You know this guy, if I'm not mistaken, he didn't believe in God at all, did he? He was not a religious guy?

PAT: Not a religious guy.

GLENN: And then he found his faith, if I remember, he was speaking to some, you know, prayer group last year or last summer and he was saying, you know, but I understood, I came to Jesus and found Jesus when I found my church in Chicago, which was Reverend Jeremiah Wright. And that taught me how to implement my faith.

Okay. So he doesn't believe in this stuff until he found the Marxist theology of Reverend Jeremiah Wright. I mean, this guy, I mean, if anyone would do their homework in the media, if anyone was interested in actually telling the truth in the media, doing their job in the media, this guy's not that hard to figure out. He's not that hard to figure out. He was raised as a Marxist, he had Marxist friends, Marxist mentors, sought out the Marxists in

PAT: College.

GLENN: In college. I mean, what does it tell you that the guy went from look, he's trying to fit in. But when he's 18 years old, as he's getting ready to go into Marxist, you know, seek out the Marxist professors, he changes his name from Barry, which makes you fit in, to Barack. Now, what does that tell you? Just psychologically what does that tell you? What does it, what does it take to change your name? You know, immigrants used to change their name to fit in. They used to want to be more like the culture. He did the exact opposite. You know his wife, when he was on the campaign trail, his wife said, you know, well, they are just making fun of him because he has a funny name. No, no, no. He chose the funny name. He went on and said, you know, they're just trying to scare you because I have a funny name. Again, you chose the name that you now think that people can use to scare other people with. Why would, why would anyone do that? Why would anyone do that? It doesn't, it doesn't make any sense to me. If you're mainstream. If you're just, you know, I'm just like everybody else, I'm just the every man, it doesn't make any sense. And then, of course, you finally come to Jesus when you meet the Marxist preacher. Ah, okay.

Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

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Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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