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GLENN: Now, back to my question. Is the New York Times secretly for Rudy Giuliani or Mitt Romney or Mike Huckabee, anybody but John McCain? Because you can't read that first editorial and not know exactly where the New York Times comes from. These people are out of their mind socialists, as left as you can get. And then they think it's a good idea to endorse John McCain. And listen to this endorsement: "We have strong disagreements with all the Republicans running for President. The leading candidates have no plan for getting American troops out of Iraq. They are all too wedded to the discredited economic theories and unwilling to even now break with the legacy of President Bush." Excuse me? I'd like to lead that charge! Let's break from the legacy of George W. Bush. "We disagree with him so strongly on what makes a great Supreme Court justice." I know. I get New York Times would like some giant black boots. "Still, there is a choice to be made and it's an easy one." All right. They hate all of the Republicans, except it's an easy choice because we have John McCain. "Senator John McCain of Arizona is the only Republican who promises to end the George Bush style of governing and..." wait, wait, wait, "The George Bush style of governing from and on behalf of a small angry fringe." So George Bush, he is only governed from a small angry fringe. "What record of working across the aisle to develop sound bipartisan legislation, he would offer a choice to a broader range of Americans than the rest of the Republican field. We have shuddered at Mr. McCain's occasional tactical pander to the right because he has demonstrated that he has the character to stand on principle. He was an early advocate for battling global warming."

Do I need to go on? "He risked his presidential bid to uphold fundamental American values in an immigration debate, a genuine war hero among Republicans who proclaim their zeal to be commander-in-chief." Remember you're nobody unless you've served in the military and yet they hate the military! "Mr. McCain argues passionately that a country's treatment of prisoners is in the worst of times says a great deal about its character. Mr. McCain was one of the first prominent Republicans to point out how badly the war in Iraq was being managed. We wish now he could see clearly past the temporary victories produced by Mr. Bush's unsustainable escalation which have not led to any change in Iraq's murderous political calculus. At the least he owes Americans a real idea how we would win this war which he says he can do, but we disagree with him on issues like reproductive rights and gay marriage." I'll get back to that in a second. "In 2006, however, Mr. McCain stood up for the humane treatment of prisoners and a ban on torture. We said then he was being conned by Mr. Bush who had no intention of following the rules, but Mr. McCain took a stand, just as he did in recognizing the threat of global warming so early. He has been a staunch advocate of campaign finance reform, working hand in hand with Senator Russ Feingold, among the most liberal of Democrats, on groundbreaking legislation. John McCain has worked with Senator Edward Kennedy on immigration reform, but that doesn't make him a moderate. (Mumbling.) It makes him the best choice."

Holy mother of everything that is good and sacred. What the hell is happening. How is John McCain, how is he not at the bottom of the barrel? The media's love affair with John McCain, at least the New York Times says who they are. We're damn near communists. And look at him. He's pretty good. We could throw a green jacket on him. Nobody wants to talk about his flip-flops. Hillary Clinton changed her mind. John McCain has just occasionally darted right. I don't think I've ever heard him be called a flip-flopper, ever, except from a real conservative. Well, we'll do it next.

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GLENN: I mean, I just can't believe John McCain never called a flip-flopper. On abortion, 180 degree turn. He was favoring only the most minor restrictions and opposing overturning Roe versus Wade. Now he supports almost a total ban, says the Supreme Court should reverse Roe versus Wade immediately. He, of course, was a deficit hawk. He mocked supply side economics. Now he's, you know, to the point where he's claiming raising taxes decreases revenues. I mean, he completely reversed himself there. He used to hate ethanol. Now he loves it. He used to hate -- Jerry Falwell he called an agent of intolerance. Now he's giving commencements addresses. Campaign finance reform, gay marriage, everything. I mean, we should be -- here's an ad for John McCain that he should run:

VOICE: John McCain is running for President. Take a good look at his voting record and where he stands on the important issues of our time and you'll find out who the right vote for America is. "I'm John McCain and I approved this message."

GLENN: Except you could run it this way and it would probably be more effective:

VOICE: John McCain is running for President. Take a good look at his voting record and where he stands on the important issues of our time and you'll find out who the right vote for America is. "I'm Mitt Romney and I approved this message."

GLENN: It is craziness. Sometimes I just don't understand America, I don't understand what's going on in our world.

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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