Roid Roger testifies

GLENN: Here's what's interesting to me, and it's a microcosm of what is going wrong with our country right now. People, to make money, will do whatever they have to do. They don't care. As long as they can make millions of dollars and be famous, they don't care. They will do whatever it takes. Giant businesses will allow people to do whatever it is. It doesn't matter if it's unethical. It doesn't matter if it's really right. They will just do whatever they have to do, as long as they make money. So they will hire these dirtbags and it's kind of a nice symbiotic relationship because everybody makes money. But then if they ever get caught, then "I never knew. What are you talking about? That's bad." And they blame each other, and they're completely in denial. But all the while everyone knew they were cheating. Everyone knew it was bogus. Just, nobody ever said it out loud. And then on top of it you have congress who created the problem in the first place by not allowing major league baseball to have a competitor. So now they have to go in, and this is what congress does. They try to fix the mistakes that they themselves created. However, they're so good at it, at creating mistakes, that nobody ever blames them for the hearing in the first place. And nobody is above them except for you, but we'll get to you in a second. Nobody is above them that can ever hold their feet to the fire, and that's where you come in. You, who are in the minority, you do hold their feet to the fire and they get a little freaked out. But then the rest of the people who you've woken up and went, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, congress, full of idiots. And they are like, "What? I was sleeping." You say, "Congress, full of idiots, let's go get the idiots." Like, "Yeah, yeah, the idiots." And then congress gets spooked and they're like, "What? We're not idiots. Look how smart we are. We're fixing that idiot problem." And you're like, "No, you won't. That's why me and my friend -- hey, where did my friend go? Hey!" Meanwhile the other friends are sitting in the back going (snoring), and congress does it again. And so you wake your friend up again and you're like, "Congress is an idiot. " They're like, "What? Still talking about congress being an idiot?" And those friends who aren't asleep are just watching it for entertainment purposes because the people who aren't asleep and aren't charging and saying, "Wait a minute, congress is an idiot" are those people, generally speaking, that were the first on the ship going, "Wait a minute, congress is an idiot, wake up." And they've realized nothing's ever going to change. So I'm just going to sit here, wear my sweat pants because doesn't matter how much I eat; I never feel like I'm fat because they're my fat pants. And I'll just wear my fat pants and watch real life, rich people getting richer by doing whatever they have to, unethically, never really -- just blaming it on somebody else and congressional weasels getting more powerful by putting their puss on the face -- on the TV, bashing rich celebrities because they were sticking needles in their arm. Where are they on Amy Winehouse? I don't even know who this chick is. I confuse her with the chick from the B-52s all the time. They look alike. Apparently not the same person. And Amy Winehouse is sticking needles in her arm all the time with actual poison, heroin. Why doesn't congress care about that one? Why isn't congress investigating all of the needles that are stuck into celebrities' arms with heroin? Because they don't regulate the music industry. If they did, we could have more hearings and then once in a while we could all sit around and watch those hearings and maybe one of them would break out into song once in a while. So it would be ultra entertaining.

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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