Common Sense Moment Of The Day

GLENN:  Let me show you two things on this mosque.  First of all, I'm going to show you one person you need to find out about.  This lady was on O'Reilly last night.  She's a Muslim.  Listen carefully to what she's saying.

VOICE:  I oppose the idea, along with other members of the Muslim Canadian Congress because it's confrontational, it is in bad faith, and it doesn't really set up any kind of dialog or discussion on tolerance. 

O'REILLY:  Well, the pro mosque forces, including the mayor of New York City say, No. 1, to deny the mosque would be a, you know, slap in the face to freedom of religion and, No. 2, the reason that the community center mosque is wanted there by the Muslims involved is to show respect, respect for the victims of 9 11.  You're not buying that? 

VOICE:  Well, no.  As a Muslim, I'm not buying that at all.  How does building a mosque in the very place where Muslims murdered so many other Americans would create any kind of respect?  What I'm hearing from people, especially those who are victims    who are family of the victims, is that this is very hurtful and it's very painful and as a Muslim, I read in my holy book, the Karan, that we should not    we should be very sensitive toward people of other faiths, especially when we are living in lands that are not Muslim lands and these are our neighbors and our colleagues and the people we care about.

GLENN:  Hum.  Who was it that had the idea of building a Christian church    where was that?

PAT:  In Srebrenica, a Serbian orthodox church on the ground where 8,000 Muslims were slaughtered in Srebrenica and

GLENN:  How tolerant would they be?

PAT:  And defending their property rights and freedom of religious expression.

GLENN:  First of all, you know, I understand, as a member of a faith who I, you know, had something    I guess I could look at it really hurtful, but I don't because I'm seeing miracles everywhere, everywhere, I had to have a big religious figure the other day stand up for me and had to write something that was remarkable because of my faith and there are Christians who are, like, he's the devil.  No, no, I'm not, really.  Shhh.  Quiet.  And I  

PAT:  That helped.

GLENN:  What helped?

PAT:  Yeah. 

GLENN:  Nobody can hear me, just you.  Nobody can hear me.

PAT:  Never mind.

GLENN:  What are you talking about?  So, anyway, I'm a member of a faith that, you know, tried to build a temple and it's almost impossible.  Connecticut has rejected a temple that we tried to build.  Wouldn't do it.  So, don't talk to me about religious freedom.  It happens all the time.  Shouldn't, but it does.

This is an actual danger.  This is a danger because we now have evidence that there's something else going on here and we cannot reject our gut.  Look.  I want to be the nation that    look.  If this lady wanted to build a mosque on    next to Ground Zero, I would be all for it.

PAT:  It would be totally different.

GLENN:  Totally different, totally different, because it would be standing for something.  So, now, you can    you can band with people like that, but there's also great gut felt and I would like to share this.  So, Muslim investors are championing the construction of a new mosque near Ground Zero.  They claim it's all about strengthening the relationship between the Muslim and non Muslum world.  As an American, I believe they have a right to build a mosque, after all, if they buy the land and follow the law, who is going to stop them, which is why in the spirit of outreach, I have decided to do the same thing.  He says he's dead serious.  I am announcing tonight that I am planning to build and open the first gay bar that caters not only in the west but also to Islamic gay men.  To best express my sincere desire for dialog, the bar will be situated next to the mosque, Park 51 in the available commercial space.  This is not a joke.  I've already spoken to a number of investors who have pledged their support in this by part San bid for understanding and tolerance.  As you know, the Muslim faith does not look kindly upon homosexuality which is why I'm building this bar.  It is an effort to break down barriers and reduce deadly homophobia in the Islamic world.  The goal, however, is not simply to open any typical gay bar but one friendly to men of Islamic faith.  An entire floor with nonalcoholic drinks since booze is forbidden.  Bottom line, I hope the mosque owners will be as open to the bar as I am to their new mosque. 

Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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