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. 

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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