Glenn Beck: Prom from hell

GLENN:  You know, I'm really excited.  I have been asked by the National Rifle Association to speak at their convention in Louisville in, I think it's in a few weeks, and I'm the keynote speaker and I've convinced Marcus Luttrell to -- I told my daughter this last night.  The night before is my daughter's prom and I said, I'm on my way to the -- to Louisville to give this speech for the NRA and, you know, we have a guy who travels with me now all the time for protection of the family.  And she said, Dad -- my daughter is very, very skittish on, you know, me and her boyfriend.  And she said, Dad, I mean, you're -- is he going to be with us when, you know -- and I said, oh, yeah, he's going to be with you.  I said, in fact, I have another surprise for you.  Do you know who else, do you know who else is going to meet your prom date that night?  I wonder if I can convince Marcus Luttrell to come with me.  So I have not only the family security chief but I also have Marcus Luttrell, the guy who fought 400 Al-Qaeda members and lived to be here on prom night for you.

Times have indeed changed. Here's an actual photo from Glenn's prom night... Notice the lack of firearms and special forces units.

STU:  Oh, that is fantastic.  And he will do that.

GLENN:  You know what?  Let's call him tomorrow.  I've got to ask him.  Let's call him tomorrow.  Because I thought of that last night.  I was on the phone with him because I asked him, because he wanted to go to the NRA thing.  They invited him to go to the NRA thing and he said, you know, I don't know, I've got a schedule.  And they said, well, your buddy Glenn's going to be there.  And he was like, I'm in; what day.  And so when he was up here last a couple of weeks ago, I said, why don't you fly to New York instead of Louisville and you can come with me and we'll go together.  Well, if he's in town, you think he should -- I mean, I think he should take time to meet my daughter's prom date, don't you?

STU:  You should make it --

GLENN:  It's a priority.

STU:  A high priority.  Just so you know, dear, there's a man here -- first of all, your father loves guns more than you can possibly imagine.

GLENN:  Oh, I'm going to speak at the NRA convention.  Want to see my weapons?

STU:  And then we have the family security chief.

GLENN:  Yeah, right here.

STU:  A man who fought 400 Al-Qaeda members and we're on our way to a gun convention.  Are you going to bring her back on time?

GLENN:  I say you're done with the prom at 10:00.  What do you say?

STU:  Here's a picture of them pulling out of the driveway and they're pulling back in.  All right, we're done.

GLENN:  It was a good time, thanks.  Remind me to call, put it on the list.  I have to call Marcus Luttrell tomorrow.

STU:  With your connections, you could actually make your daughter Amish without her input.  Like, she could want to be never leaving the house even.  I think you could even get her that far.

GLENN:  Do I need to tell you that her prom dress is black and it's just very well covered?  It includes a veil.

STU:  She'll be churning butter afterwards?  I love this.

GLENN:  That's great.  It's fantastic.  By the way, here's your horse and buggy.  Enjoy that.

STU:  Can you imagine being, like, you know, a pimple-faced high school student going to pick up a girl for her prom and there's a guy who fought 400 Al-Qaeda members there waiting to greet you?  Just because, just because he's friends with the dad who you already think is going to kill you?

GLENN:  We were just on our way to the national gun convention.  What?  We just wanted to say hi.  That's it.

STU:  Maybe Marcus could bring, you know, the guy who flies the plane that would drop a nuclear bomb just to --

GLENN:  You should see the wonderful things he can do with a bottle of water and a towel.  I'm just saying.  I'm just -- what?  I'm just --

STU:  You know what you need to do is you need to, just to add onto it, have Kiefer Sutherland, like, call.  Just call up.

GLENN:  My daughter said, I will never, ever be able to date.  And I said, yes, you're right.

STU:  The plan is working.

GLENN:  (Laughing evilly).

STU:  See, this is the only way I can ever have kids.  I need to come up with the sort of connections.

GLENN:  Let me tell you something.  I believe that we could make more money than any other service that we provide if I just started hiring special forces people, the Marcus Luttrell team, and you just -- they are like Chippendale dancers except they don't dance for you.  They just intimidate your daughter's boyfriend.  And so you hire them on prom night and they just show up and stand next to you and you are like, "This is my special forces friend.  He's killed many a men.  What time are you going to have her home?"  That's it.  That's all you need.

STU:  I was at the movie theater and I watched the Ben Stein movie and so I get out and it's when all the kids are coming for, like, the 7:00 movies.  They have the Dance Dance Revolution game there.  They are, I swear they couldn't have been 13 years old.  A group of girls, they are dressed like Mariah Carey would be embarrassed the way they are dressed.  This is what you need the service for.  I just want Marcus Luttrell to show up at that frickin' movie theater.  I want him to walk up to those girls and look at them for five seconds and they would run away in berkas.  They would actually dress up into a berka so they would be that covered and that would solve the problem.  This is what we need.  Special forces can solve this problem.

GLENN:  I'm telling you.

STU:  Like many problems really in the world.

GLENN:  Let me tell you something.  It works.  Scaring the bat snot out of your daughter's date works every time.  It has for me.  It has for me.  And I'm willing to continue to do it.

So you at the -- if you go to the NRA convention and you sign up to go to the, you know, the dinner and the keynote speech, you'll get firsthand details on exact -- I'm bringing Marcus with me.  He's not scheduled to speak or anything.  I'm bringing him on stage:  This is the man who just saved my daughter's prom night, yes.  It's been wrecked for her.

STU:  Right.

GLENN:  But --

STU:  She will always remember it.

GLENN:  Always remember it.

STU:  It is a little depressing, though, that to keep your daughter out of trouble, all you need to do is be the keynote speaker at the NRA convention and have a war hero at your disposal.

GLENN:  That's it.

STU:  That's all you need.

GLENN:  Now, a lot of people might say I'm misusing my friendship with the war hero.  I don't think so.  I think this is what he fought for.  Were you not --

STU:  This is the second most important thing he's done.

GLENN:  Were you not fighting for my family as well as yours?  Good.  You are not released from service yet.  I'm sorry.  There's more work for you to do.

STU:  We've got to get him on the phone and ask him about this.  If he will do this --

GLENN:  We've got his phone number.  Hang on.  We'll just -- no, I don't have my phone.

STU:  I think we have it here somewhere.  We can, maybe for the next break.

GLENN:  Call him in the next second, see if we can get him on the air.  It's so weird.  He called me the other day.  I called him and said, hey, Marcus, I just wanted to give you a call, I wanted to talk about something.  He calls me back and he says, what do you need?  Because I've got a couple of guys, we can come up, grab some towels.  What do you need?  I'm like, nobody to be water boarded.  That's okay, I just --

STU:  Well, there's plenty of people we want to water board but not at this moment.

GLENN:  Yeah, not that we would actually do it unless you can convince me that they might have a nuke and it's ready to go off.  Then I'm in.  Then I'm in.  What?  I thought my boss had a nuke.  I swear to you, I thought that was the case.

STU:  Ticking bomb.

GLENN:  I'm just saying.  How much time do we have?  We have 30 seconds?  Because we have somebody on the phone who says his daughter went on a date and he was cleaning a sniper rifle.  What?  We'll get the details from him and we'll see if we can get a hold of Marcus.

STU:  Don't want a dirty sniper rifle.

GLENN:  No, you want that thing clean.  Those issues are completely disconnected.  Had nothing to do with a date coming over and me cleaning the sniper rifle.  What?

STU:  Sniper would be from a distance anyway.

GLENN:  Yeah, I'm just handing it to Marcus Luttrell.  What he does with a sniper rifle is his business.

Ezra Levant, founder of Rebel News, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to describe the shocking footage he and his team captured of Canadian police harassing and even arresting Rebel News reporters during a protest in Montreal.

Video clips show officers making remarks about the "Jew" reporters and calling Rebel News "Jew media." Reporters are pulled out of crowds, handcuffed, slammed against vehicles and arrested. Some have been fined "thousands and thousands" of dollars "because they had cameras pointed at the police," said Levant.

Another video clip shows Canadian police demanding entrance to a rented Airbnb houseboat without a warrant.

"They the claimed it was an illegal gathering. It was just a B and B," Levant explained. "I told them to get a warrant. I went out there ... and they wouldn't let me back in.... It turned into a ten-hour standoff. They couldn't find a judge willing to give them a search warrant, so to punish us, they called the whole thing a crime scene. They actually wouldn't let any of my team off the boat unless they submitted to a personal search, which is illegal. And the craziest part, is that they arrested one of my guys, took him to jail, and they said this to us: We will hold him in jail until you let us search the Airbnb without a warrant."

Levant said nearly all Canadian media have ignored the insane attacks, warrantless searches and seizures, and the jailing of journalists, and warned Americans to take note and protect our First Amendment rights.

"If you do not protect your First Amendment, if you do not hold those hard-won freedoms, you will be like what we are," he said. "This is your future if you don't protect your First Amendment."

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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?

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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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