Glenn Beck: People flooding DC early



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Glenn visits people waiting in line at the Kennedy Center on Thursday night (more)

GLENN: From Washington D.C., 25 hours away now from Restoring Honor, what a wild 24 hours this has been since last we met. Things here in Washington are getting quite bizarre and quite intense, and intense in a good way, bizarre in a just, I don't even know how to explain it. Just a, it's weird. History is going to be made this weekend in Washington. We've been telling you that we don't know how many people are coming. We have built it and I think the area that we have JumboTrons and sound in is, if it fills in, is between 450,000 and 500,000, and we you know, we've been expecting, I don't even know, maybe 100,000. We said when we first started if we could get, you know, 100,000, that would be great. Who knows. Maybe we get 25,000. But the press has gone from it's only going to be a handful of people to 100,000 earlier this week, and the press here in Washington, I don't know if you are seeing it in outside of Washington, but the press here in Washington is now predicting a crowd of possibly 500,000 people. So you can put that into perspective, the largest gathering on the mall of all time was 700, outside of Obama, 700?

STU: Yeah, non I think, and I have this list somewhere, people of noninaugurations because those are usually the biggest, and I think Obama was the biggest of the biggest.

GLENN: And I think the other one was like the end of a war or something like that, wasn't it, and it was 700,000? Something like that. Inaugurations are the biggest, but Obama's was said to be three million. Then they downgraded it to what was it? How did they go?

PAT: Two million.

GLENN: Two million.

PAT: Then it was 1.7 million. And now everybody says it was about a million.

GLENN: About a million. There were 1600 buses with I don't remember the names of the bus companies, but they judge crowds in advance by buses. For Barack Obama the inauguration and the balls and everything else, there were 1,000 1600 of these buses. I think 3,000 total with all of the bus companies, but the one that they always, you know, go to and say this bus company is the biggest and blah, blah blah, and they judge and project the crowds, there were 1600 buses. There are the last I heard, there were about 1100 buses coming for this one. If those numbers stay stable, if that means anything, and I don't think it necessarily does, but this is the way they project crowds, it is going to be an enormous crowd and gathering tomorrow, enormous. It is there was an alert today from metro police which I'm told they only do like on storms and inaugurations that the subway system is going to be stressed and taxed and slowed, and expect long delays, expect massive traffic and streets to be closed, et cetera, et cetera. Which again I there is all, this is all just stuff that people who live here and work in the security world or the police world or whatever, they are the ones who have told me these things. So I don't know how accurate these things are. I did see that memo that went out.

PAT: There's a lot of people, though, in this town already.

GLENN: My gosh.

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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