Glenn Beck: The 'Christian' Science monitor?



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GLENN: The first day I mentioned social justice, the sky opened up. Do you remember that? Well, it continues now because I'm not only on social justice, I'm on the president's idea of collective salvation, which is that Jesus doesn't save you personally. You accepting Jesus doesn't save you. There's no salvation there. That's your first step. Now your salvation is dependent on the collective salvation. So you must save everybody because we're all going to be saved together.

PAT: I don't even understand how that works. But you've been talking about it on Fox the last week or so and Christian Science Monitor has a story today, the great national mystery over President Obama's religion: Islamic, follower of Reverend Jeremiah Wright, adherent to the Sunday morning church of golf? Has a new twist. How about like this is a new twist? How about Latin American liberation theology? What do you mean new twist?

GLENN: New twist?

PAT: Where have you been for four years?

GLENN: Where is Christian Science Monitor?

PAT: Hello?

GLENN: I actually had to write some pastors this morning and say, what's up with the Christian Science Monitor? And they just laughed. They're like, hello?

PAT: You don't know?

GLENN: You don't know the Christian Science Monitor? And I'm like, no, I thought it was a good Christian magazine. They're like, no, Glenn, no.

PAT: No.

GLENN: No, it's been gobbled up by the left.

PAT: So they go on to question us even bringing this up. Is the Monitor aware he was a member of a liberation theology church for 20 years? Just enjoy hearing stuff he didn't believe? Is that what it was? I'm going to sit here because I don't agree with anything he said. I don't agree with any of this.

STU: That's a lot of dedication.

PAT: It is.

STU: That you don't agree with.

PAT: It is.

GLENN: This isn't like some people in the church believe that this is what's on their own web page. These are the books they sell in their church bookstore.

PAT: Yeah. It's not a secret. Jeremiah Wright is an adherent to Black Liberation Theology.

GLENN: So is Michael Pfleger.

PAT: So is Pfleger.

GLENN: And I contend that Jim Wallis is a version of liberation theology.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: I mean, he's a Marxist. And liberation theology, the history of it is Marxism. They couldn't get into the South American churches or government because the church was too strong. So they had to come up with a way to model Marxism as charity and get into the churches and corrupt ask any Catholic. Ask any Catholic about liberation theology and what it did to the Catholic church in South America.

PAT: Well, listen to their description of it. They say right here, rather, he said, it is liberation theology. And then this is their description of it: A Catholic movement aligned with Marxism that originated in Latin America. That's exactly what it is.

GLENN: It is.

PAT: That's exactly what it is, that's exactly what he practiced, that's exactly what Jeremiah Wright preaches. So they went to a they went to Harold Attridge who is the dean of the Yale Divinity School and he calls this a classic shell game on your part, Glenn.

GLENN: A classic shell on my part?

PAT: A classic shell game. He says

GLENN: Wait, wait. What's the shell game? That I

STU: You took the shell of the war of liberation theology and put the shell onto the website of the church that he went to for two decades.

PAT: That's a good shell game if you can do it.

GLENN: I'm confused. Is there a pea underneath that shell?

PAT: He says there are many Americans with views of Christian faith that align with what the president believes Dr. Attridge says.

STU: That's true. I mean, many Americans.

GLENN: There are many Americans. 48% of African Americans don't recognize his Christianity. Remember how you always said that

PAT: I think it's 46.

GLENN: I'm sorry, I'm sorry.

PAT: Nice spin.

GLENN: Nice spin. You notice how everybody says, oh, yeah, everybody in the African community. Remember when they came out with Jeremiah Wright and they said, white people don't understand the African American church. Well, apparently 46% of African Americans don't understand the African American church.

STU: Which is more than do recognize it because there's other categories, you know, it's not just yes and no. It was, you know, that was the poll talking about whether Barack Obama was a Muslim and that was the only thing that anyone publicized out of that poll. But 46% of black voters said that they didn't recognize his recommendation that he was a Christian.

GLENN: Now, I want you to know I went to the National Cathedral and I think you have to take a visit to the National Cathedral. It's amazing. But I believe I saw a bunch of white people in there and I believe they also understand Barack Obama's theology. I think it's the same kind of it's a liberation, a big bad oppressor. There are victims. And the government must get involved and help all the victims and the government has been bad in the past, so now we're going to use that same thing that is really bad, oppressive structure to free people.

STU: Right, but that's still, you know, you look at percentage of the nation, that's a small view. I mean, liberation theology is not the most popular religion in America. I mean, there certainly adheres to it.

GLENN: Here's the gateway, social justice. As understood as the government has to do these things. That's the gateway. That's how they get you in to and tie it right directly to the gospel. How do they explain collective salvation in this, Pat?

PAT: Well, it's coming. This is nothing but political rhetoric, according to Dr. Attridge who says that you have a very narrow view of what constitutes true Christianity. And by the way, this is sad, Dr. Attridge but now I'm afraid Glenn's going to have to expose you.

GLENN: (Laughing).

STU: Really?

PAT: Yeah, yeah.

STU: Wow.

GLENN: Wow.

PAT: We're going to have to look into your background, who are you, what do you believe, Dr. Attridge.

GLENN: And

PAT: Oh, yes!

GLENN: And if he floats, he's a witch!

PAT: (Laughing).

GLENN: What is that?

PAT: But he says, okay, so here's his explanation. Here's his terrible explanation of collective salvation.

GLENN: Yes.

PAT: Notes the tradition of individual responsibility to the larger community, runs deep in Christian teachings. He notes, for instance, in Matthew 25 Jesus says that what one does to the smallest member of a community one has done to Christ. What?

GLENN: That's charity.

PAT: How is that collective salvation? That's charity.

GLENN: That's charity. We're talking about

PAT: There's no dispute on that.

GLENN: We're talking about collective salvation.


 

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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:



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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.