Glenn Beck: 40 days and 40 nights

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GLENN: So right before I went on stage on Saturday, I actually started walking up the stairs and then I walked back down and nobody was there except for David Barton because I was going to introduce him and I said, David, I hate to do this to you but I will forget. Would you remind me to look up how many days we are away from August 28th. And he said, okay. And I said, just remind me. 40 days and 40 nights, it's important. And he said yes. So I go up on stage and I do it and we come back and after he's off, he said, Glenn, 40 days and 40 nights before August 28th is Monday. It begins today. 40 days and 40 nights. 40 days and 40 nights always was important because it was preparatory. It was the time that it took where somebody went out in the desert, you know, God made it rain for 40 days, and it purified things. So now what can we do in the 40 days and 40 nights? Well, I would ask that if some want to fast, if some want to pray, that is fantastic. If somebody wants to start prayer circles, et cetera, et cetera, that is fantastic. Pray for our country for the next 40 days and 40 nights. But I'm going to give you specific things to do in the next 40 days and 40 nights. If you happen to have a pen and paper, please write this down. Otherwise include this in our free e‑mail newsletter at, will you, today? And I'll go in hopefully more depth on this tonight, but here it is. Faith, hope and charity. For 40 days and 40 nights I want you to try — no, no. Say it like Yoda.

PAT: No, no. Try not. Do or do not. There is no try. Hmmm?

GLENN: Thank you. Say no.

PAT: No.

GLENN: Thank you.

PAT: Yes. No?

GLENN: I don't know why Yoda says, yes, yes? No. Yes? No. Schizophrenic green man. Faith, hope and charity. Do these things in the next 40 days. I know there are a lot of people in this audience that — because I get the mail who say, why, you know, Glenn, you can pray any way you want, you can pray on the mountaintop. And yes, you can. You're right. But pray on your knees one time a day for the next 40 days and 40 nights. One time a day on your knees. This is something that I — because honestly I'll take a shower, I'll be driving the car and I'll pray and sometimes I'm just talking to God and I'm yelling at him and he's yelling at me and, you know, we have quite a contentious relationship. Not so much on my side. More on his. He's like, what the heck is wrong with you, man? So I understand that. You can pray anywhere, and we should be praying. Everything we do should be a prayer. But once a day in the next 40 days, humble yourself and have your children see you do it. Humble yourself and get down on your knees and pray. It puts the proper place, the distance between you and him. You're not buddies, although he is my best friend. He is the one who loves me more than anybody else. He's also my god. Once a day for 40 days and 40 nights pray on your knees.

Two — that's faith. Second one is hope. Where does hope come from? Hope comes from the truth. If you are diagnosed with cancer, you don't want the doctor to lie to you and tell you, "That's just chickenpox, it will, it will pass." No, it's not chickenpox. It's cancer. Tell me the truth. Hope comes from truth. So I want you to do two things in the next 40 days and 40 nights. I want you to pledge to your — no. Covenant with God. Covenant with God. I use that term knowing what it means. Do not mock God. Trust me on this one. Don't say you're going to do something to him and then not do it. He doesn't like that very much. Covenant with God that you are going to stop telling lies. And I mean every lie all the way down to, does this dress make me look fat. I think God can handle that one. I think God goes, oh, yeah, I know: Women, you can't live with them, you can't live without them. God may even say, women, you can't live with them...

So anyway —

PAT: I don't think he says that.

GLENN: You don't think so? Does he say it like this? Women: Can't live with them...

PAT: He might say it like that.

GLENN: You know what my favorite line from Cheers was with Frasier Crane? I think — was it Frasier or was it Norm? Women, can't live with them; can't kill them. Like, what?

All right. So anyway —

STU: Sounds like Norm.

GLENN: It does. So here's the thing. Unless it's a hurtful thing, I mean, you don't want to go out and I don't think that's a lie. That's just not being hurtful. Unless it's a hurtful thing, do not tell an untruth. That's harder than you think it is. Because I'm going to include this as the priority: Even to yourself. Don't tell an untruth.

Find out — the third step of this is find out what it is you believe. You may be living a lie. Find out, find out if you really believe in God, or find out if you are really a conservative or, you know, you really believe in something that you think you believe in but you've always just kind of accepted it because everybody around you always believes it and you just know it from somebody else. Find it to be true yourself. You pick the subject but find out for yourself what is true. In other words, question with boldness for the next 40 days. Don't take things from me. If I say it and you, "Oh, yeah, but he said it; I trust him." Maybe that's the thing you choose. Do your own research. Do your own homework. Challenge!

And then the last one is charity. Charity begins at home. We must restore charity in our hearts because charity is under attack. We are still the most charitable people in the world and the most charitable nation the world has ever seen, bar none. That is our faith that does it to us. But it is under attack. Not only is our faith, our God, our freedom, but charity, under attack. The more this government grows, the more your heart grows dark. I've never felt charitable on April 15th.

So let's start at the beginning. Charity begins at home. Let's strengthen our family. Do something kind for every member of your family once a week. May I recommend that on Sunday you take a few minutes before you go to bed or whenever, after church. If the pastor's going on and on and you are like, oh, jeez, social justice. Then you take your time there to make that little list. Make your list of things that you are going to do for each family member. Do something kind for every family member. Remind yourself, notice, notice how blessed we are. I've been praying, Lord, gently remind us, gently remind our family the ease at which our food has been delivered to us. And I mean that all the way from the store to we didn't have to do anything but go and drive and get it, the wealth that has come into our lives. Gently remind us on how good we have it and the ease of the food. People used to have to work with their hands to grow it themselves after they did something else all day. We don't have to do that. God, thank you. Thank you. Join me.

Now, we're putting up on the website — is it up there yet? We're putting on the website, the other thing that I want you to do, I want you to make this pledge and covenant with God on these things that you're going to do these things. And then I want you to go to the website at and I want you to sign that Martin Luther King pledge. What he did, what he said, you've got to do these things. Because you are going to have darkness placed into your heart. They are trying to make you angry. They are trying to make — and you will be. You will be. Say it like Yoda.

PAT: You will be. You will be, hmmm? Yes.

GLENN: I'm not afraid.

PAT: Yes. Oh, you will be.

GLENN: So they are going to try to plant that darkness in you. You must, you must build a gate and a fence around your heart.

PAT: Will do you must, yes.

GLENN: Don't say that as Yoda.

PAT: Build you must, hmmm?

GLENN: Thank you, Pat.

PAT: No. Yes.

GLENN: For 40 days and 40 nights. Change your life in the next 40 days and 40 nights with faith, hope, and charity. And then join me on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial at the feet of Abraham Lincoln to change your life and change this country. Make a vow to yourself. It will not end with me, not on my watch. It will not end with me. 40 days and 40 nights. They begin today.

This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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The former ambassador to Russia under the Obama Administration, Michael McFaul, came up with "7 Pillars of Color Revolution," a list of seven steps needed to incite the type of revolution used to upend Eastern European countries like Ukraine and Georgia in the past two decades. On his TV special this week, Glenn Beck broke down the seven steps and showed how they're happening right now in America.

Here are McFaul's seven steps:

1. Semi-autocratic regime (not fully autocratic) – provides opportunity to call incumbent leader "fascist"

2. Appearance of unpopular president or incumbent leader

3. United and organized opposition – Antifa, BLM

4. Effective system to convince the public (well before the election) of voter fraud

5. Compliant media to push voter fraud narrative

6. Political opposition organization able to mobilize "thousands to millions in the streets"

7. Division among military and police

Glenn explained each "pillar," offering examples and evidence of how the Obama administration laid out the plan for an Eastern European style revolution in order to completely upend the American system.

Last month, McFaul made a obvious attempt to downplay his "color revolutions" plan with the following tweet:

Two weeks later, he appeared to celebrate step seven of his plan in this now-deleted tweet:

As Glenn explains in this clip, the Obama administration's "7 Pillars of Color Revolution" are all playing out – just weeks before President Donald Trump takes on Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the November election.

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Modern eugenics: Will Christians fight this deadly movement?

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Last month, without much fanfare, a new research paper disclosed that 94 percent of Belgian physicians support the killing of new-born babies after birth if they are diagnosed with a disability.

A shocking revelation indeed that did not receive the attention it demanded. Consider this along with parents who believe that if their unborn babies are pre-diagnosed with a disability, they would choose to abort their child. Upwards of 70 percent of mothers whose children are given a prenatal disability diagnosis, such as Down Syndrome, abort to avoid the possibility of being burdened with caring for a disabled child.

This disdain for the disabled hits close to home for me. In 1997, my family received a letter from Michael Schiavo, the husband of my sister, Terri Schiavo, informing us that he intended to petition a court to withdraw Terri's feeding tube.

For those who do not remember, in 1990, at the age of 26, Terri experienced a still-unexplained collapse while at home with Michael, who subsequently became her legal guardian. Terri required only love and care, food and water via feeding tube since she had difficulty swallowing as a result of her brain injury. Nonetheless, Michael's petition was successful, and Terri's life was intentionally ended in 2005 by depriving her of food and water, causing her to die from dehydration and starvation. It took almost two excruciating weeks.

Prior to my sister's predicament, the biases that existed towards persons with disabilities had been invisible to me. Since then, I have come to learn the dark history of deadly discrimination towards persons with disabilities.

Indeed, some 20 years prior to Germany's T4 eugenics movement, where upwards of 200,000 German citizens were targeted and killed because of their physical or mental disability, the United States was experiencing its own eugenics movement.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas documented some of this history in his concurring opinion in Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc., Justice Thomas describes how eugenics became part of the academic curriculum being taught in upwards of 400 American universities and colleges.

It was not solely race that was the target of the U.S. eugenics movement. Eugenicists also targeted the institutionalized due to incurable illness, the physically and cognitively disabled, the elderly, and those with medical dependency.

In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down Roe v. Wade, which wiped out pro-life laws in nearly every state and opened the floodgates to abortion throughout the entirety of pregnancy. Since then, 60 million children have been killed. Abortion as we know it today has become a vehicle for a modern-day eugenics program.

Since the Catholic Church was established, the Truth of Christ was the greatest shield against these types of attacks on the human person and the best weapon in the fight for equality and justice. Tragically, however, for several decades, the Church has been infiltrated by modernist clergy, creating disorder and confusion among the laity, perverting the teachings of the Church and pushing a reckless supposed “social justice" agenda.

My family witnessed this firsthand during Terri's case. Church teaching is clear: it is our moral obligation to provide care for the cognitively disabled like Terri. However, Bishop Robert Lynch, who was the bishop of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida, during Terri's case, offered no support and was derelict in his duties during the fight for Terri's life.

Bishop Lynch had an obligation to use his position to protect Terri from the people trying to kill her and to uphold Church teaching. Indeed, it was not only the silence of Bishop Lynch but that of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), which also remained silent despite my family's pleas for help, that contributed to Terri being needlessly starved and dehydrated to death.

My family's experience, sadly, has turned out to be more of the rule than the exception. Consider what happened to Michael Hickson. Hickson was a 36-year-old, brain-injured person admitted to a Texas hospital after contracting COVID-19. Incredibly—and against the wishes of Michael's wife—the hospital decided not to treat Michael because they arbitrarily decided that his “quality of life" was “unacceptably low" due to his pre-existing disability. Michael died within a week once the decision not to treat him was imposed upon him despite the efforts of his wife to obtain basic care for her husband.

During my sister's case and our advocacy work with patients and their families, it would have been helpful to have a unified voice coming from our clergy consistently supporting the lives of our medically vulnerable. We desperately need to see faithful Catholic pastoral witness that confounds the expectations of the elite by pointing to Jesus Christ and the moral law.

A Church that appears more concerned with baptizing the latest social and political movements is a Church that may appear to be “relevant," but one that may also find itself swallowed up by the preoccupations of our time.

As Catholics, we know all too well the reluctance of priests to preach on issues of abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, and other pro-life issues. We have heard that the Church cannot risk becoming too political.

At the same time, some within the Church are now openly supporting Black Lives Matter, an organization that openly declares itself hostile to the family, to moral norms as taught by the Church, and whose founders embrace the deadly ideology of Marxism.

For example, Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, knelt in prayer with a cardboard sign asserting his support for this ideology.

Recently, during an online liturgy of the mass, Fr. Kenneth Boller at The Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York, led the congregation with what appears to sound like questions affirming the BLM agenda. Moreover, while reading these questions, pictures of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, assumed victims of racial injustice, were placed on the altar of St. Francis Xavier Church, a place typically reserved for Saints of the Catholic Church.

Contrast these two stories with what happened in the Diocese of Lafayette, Indiana, where Rev. Theodore Rothrock of St. Elizabeth Seton Church fell victim to the ire of Bishop Timothy Doherty. Fr. Rothrock used strong language in his weekly church bulletin criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement and its organizers. Consequently, Bishop Doherty suspended Fr. Rothrock from public ministry.

In 1972, Pope Pius VI said, “The smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God." It seems that too many of our clergy today are enjoying the smell.

I encourage all who are concerned about the human right to life and about Christ-centered reforms in our culture and our Church to raise your voices for pastoral leadership in every area of our shared lives as Christian people.

Bobby Schindler is a Senior Fellow with Americans United for Life, Associate Scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, and President of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network.