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GLENN: I just oh. I don't even know where to begin. I really the world is upside from Times Square, which always makes sense, in Midtown Manhattan, the third most listened to show in all of America. My name is Glenn Beck. Hello, America. I'm glad you're here.

Maybe you can explain this to me. Clyburn now says Republicans are aiding and abetting terrorists against the Democrats. I mean do we have that video? Can you pull that video for me, please, Pat? Clyburn is now saying we're aiding and abetting terrorism against the Democrats. Barack Obama has just broken his biggest campaign promise. What was his biggest campaign promise? That we are going for change, the politics of the past, the politics of fear are over. If you're the President of the United States and you've just passed this health care, you've got to stop the debate on it immediately. You've got to stop all talk. So, what do you do? You immediately go for: These people are hate mongers, these people are racists, these people are violent, and anybody who speaks out on it is part of that category. He promised that he would never use the politics of fear.

George Bush they accused of using Osama Bin Laden. May I just point out here that Osama Bin Laden in a new tape has threatened to kill Americans, but we are now focusing on Clyburn saying Republicans are aiding and abetting terrorism against the Democrats. Well, there's a lot of Americans that think that this administration and this Congress are aiding and abetting actual terrorists, by releasing them into the streets, by tying our hands, but nobody wants to cover that. Nobody wants to cover that. Here's Clyburn.

CLYBURN: This stuff is beyond the pale and they need to stop this because, I can tell you, I've seen how these things escalate.

GLENN: Oh, stop it.

CLYBURN: People out there in the streets get their signals or what they think are their signals from the people in positions like we hold and so if we don't disown that and go, get our people to move beyond that

GLENN: Stop, stop, stop! What then if that is true, what exactly were the signals that the President of the United States was sending and people like Nancy Pelosi was sending when they were taking down the Tea Party goers? What were the signals? Words have consequences, I think, is what he's saying. It's incredible, what these people are doing. It is incredible! And I'm sorry. I'm a little passionate about this because I'm a little passionate about this. Let's just put it this way: The FBI has been a part of my life for a few months, trying to protect me and my children. Beyond that, I can't give you any information. So, don't tell me about threats, sir. Don't tell me about violence, sir. You're bringing these things up and saying, We had to contact the FBI and they had to investigate. Try it the other way around, when the FBI calls you! When you get a phone call from the FBI and they say, Investigators need to meet with you, there's nothing, nothing that feels better.

PAT: And it's not due to anything they're investigating about you.

GLENN: About you.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: When you have people threaten to do unbelievable things to your children, you better know what you believe and believe me, it's a time when you feel very alone, because some of us aren't Congress, some of us don't have the authority to do anything about it. We just hope and pray and while we could escalate things, we do not. We try to defuse.

Please don't talk to me about the brick through your window. The only thing that I have seen Dan, is that the list of this is a partial list, a partial list, and I would just like to give this to you. But the media will never report on this. The media, they'll spin it CNN was doing more today on the violence of the right. Why would they do that? A, to set you up; B, to stop you from talking about health care and what are you going to do to stop it. They are setting the trap to make anybody who is against this bill an enemy of the State, a traitor, a terrorist, a violent killer.

Let me ask you this: The tea parties have been peaceful and, yet, they're dangerous killers. Peaceful but, yet, dangerous. Les look at the bricks through the window. When there's been actual violence, the democratic headquarters, this is the first brick that went through the window. In Denver, there was a brick that went through the window. Who did it? It was a lefty, democratic operative that threw a brick through the democratic window. It was a lefty that did it! Where was the press on the liberal who bit off a man's finger in a health care argument? Bit his finger off. That wasn't somebody on the right. That was somebody on the left. How about the media on all of the damage done by the G 20 protesters? That wasn't a protest from the right. That was a protest from the left. How about the stories of the radio tour that was torn down, blown up, in Seattle? That was done by the left. How about the Hummers, because they get bad gas mileage? That's from the left. How about Amy Bishop, who shot coworkers? She was from the left, an Obama fan. How about the SEIU thugs that beat down opponents at health care rallies? Intimidation? You want intimidation? How about that? How about the SEIU members that the media decided not to cover and you have it on tape as they are beating down a black man, calling him the N word?! How about Ann Coulter?

There's a headline today, Beck's War, FOX host responds to passage of health care reform with violent rhetoric. This is what I said: The battle was lost but the war is not over. That's my violent rhetoric? That's my violent rhetoric? Now I can't even use cliches. Do you see the message being sent here? Shut up, because we will get you. And let me just say this: You may get me, but you will not stop us. We will speak in do you know what? Do you know what, honestly? If I were in Cuba and Chai rounded me up, I would hope that my last words against that firing squad or against that wall for speaking out would not be "Please, please, please don't kill me," but "Long live the republic."

You may destroy me, but you will have to kill me to stop me from speaking out. You will not stop Americans from defending their liberty. When I say defending liberty, as I have said for a very long time, Gandhi was right. Martin Luther King was right. Peace will solve this. The other side may send attack dogs. While Martin Luther King had to face German shepherds, we have to face SEIU and leftist thugs. That's okay. We will continue to stand. We will continue to march forward. We will not pick up a weapon because our greatest weapon will be God. Ann Coulter had a building in Canada surrounded by people with sticks and stones but, yet, the mainstream media doesn't want to, doesn't want to highlight that. They want the name calling highlighted. A great philosopher once said sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me. The violence of the words "Kill the bill," right now the FBI has bill, just a bill on Capitol Hill. You know, the bill that we used to watch on Saturday mornings. He's in protective custody now. We don't know exactly why people are threatening to kill the cartoon bill, but that kind of rhetoric just has to stop.

If speaking out is dangerous, then, yes, I'm a dangerous man. If speaking your mind in America is somehow or another a problem, then I'm a troublemaker. But if you want to paint the Tea Party goes as violent, seeing all the violence so far not all of it, but most have been from the thugs on the left, the verifiable violence on the left. If you want to look at the violence of the Tea Party goers where I can't find it I hear naughty names man, we would make really bad revolutionaries. Do you know why you don't want violence? Because if that's the violence you do, you suck. Look at the violence of the left. They seem to have a head start. Let's keep them, keep them, the leaders in anything despicable. It is not in the best interest of the republic and I'm sorry to lecture you on that. I don't mean to you know that. You are not violent.

We need, quite honestly, the Lord more than ever before in this country and he will come to our defense. He will be there with us. He will allow us to get through anything and to take any insults, take any blows to the body if we just ask him for forgiveness for our sloppiness on what we've done to his freedoms. We were supposed to be guardians of it, and we've done a very bad job. Beg him for forgiveness and ask for his help and guidance. He will part the seas, not for us but for future generations because freedom belongs to him and he has been gracious enough to allow us to drink from its cup. It will not be lost.

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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