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Director Dallas Jenkins is changing the world by telling the greatest story of all time in a completely new way. “The Chosen” is not just a rehashing of Bible stories. It's a biblically "plausible" look at life in first-century Judea — with all the social and political tension of Israel under Roman control — and it’s won over countless fans who never thought they’d be this excited to watch a “Jesus show.”

While the show's unconventional style is paying off, there were bound to be some controversial scenes — despite the multitude of historical and religious advisers on set. On the latest episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast," Dallas gave an insider’s look at “The Chosen” as the third season begins, including the very controversial "10 seconds that broke the internet."

"Season two, episode five is probably the most controversial episode we've done," Dallas told Glenn. "It has a few moments that were controversial with people. One is Mary Magdalene relapses. She's someone who'd been redeemed by Jesus, walking the straight and narrow path, healed from her alcoholism and her demon possession. And she gets triggered by a few things and has a relapse. In that same episode, Jesus has a couple of conversations with John the Baptist, and they have some arguments. They're like two cousins and they are teasing each other and they have some arguments ... and some people were really upset with that," he explained.

"Then the big one — the 10 seconds that broke the internet when it happened — is Jesus preparing for a sermon, the big Sermon on the Mount, and he's by himself, and he's kind of working through the words that he's going to say," Dallas continued. "There were some people who lost their minds, just were like, 'He's God. He never struggled with anything.'"

Dallas also shared the story of how he cast the role of Jesus, the incredible experiences that he’s witnessed on-set, and the twists and turns he’s planning for future seasons as he explores the humanity of often one-dimensional characters like Mary Magdalene, Nicodemus, and Judas Iscariot.

Watch the full podcast below to hear Dallas break down some of the most heavily debated scenes from "The Chosen" and share what the show has taught him about his own relationship with Christ:

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Glenn Beck: Did the CIA just give away its role in JFK's assassination?

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The government was supposed to release the JFK assassination files back in the 90s. Then, the files were supposed to be released during the Trump and Biden administrations — but, of course, COVID-19 delayed things.

This week, the files were once again supposed to be released, but the CIA vetoed the release of some of the files that it deemed just too dangerous to "the military defense, intelligence operations, law enforcement, and the conduct of foreign relations."

Is this an admission of guilt? Or at least a huge intelligence failure? Why would the release of files from the 60s put us in danger today?

On the radio program, Glenn Beck said that for the first time in his life, he's not so sure Lee Harvey Oswald was working alone.

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'They tell us it's our civic duty to DROP DEAD': Here's how EVIL Canada's assisted suicide program has become

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Canada's Medical Assistance in Dying program killed nearly as many Canadians as COVID-19 did in 2021, and changes to the law will soon make this form of "medical homicide" an option for those whose only medical condition is a mental illness, including veterans with PTSD, the depressed, or even "mature" children under the age of 18.

Rebel News chief reporter Sheila Gunn Reid joined Glenn Beck on the radio program with the latest updates on what she called Canada's "culture of death," including why Canada's socialized health care policies are to blame and why she believes more people are dying from medical suicide than the government is reporting.

Reid told Glenn that while official reports say that more than 10,000 Canadians died with medical assistance in 2021, the actual number is likely much higher for two main reasons.

"Doctors are now in Canada under advisement from certain medical associations to obscure the numbers by listing the cause of death as the reason the person sought MAID ... instead of the actual medical homicide at the hands of the state," Reid explained.

"Also, that 10,000 number, those are people who asked for medical homicide in writing. But in Canada, you don't have to ask in writing. You don't have to wait ten days the way we used to have to wait. You can just ask for it and get it on the very same day now."

Reid went on to emphasize, "This really is the end stage of socialized medicine. The government is creating the suffering for so many of these people in Canada through their own ineptitude. But instead of doing a better job of alleviating people's suffering, they tell us it's our civic duty to drop dead and get out of the health care line."

Under Canada's socialized health care system, a person who is suffering from chronic pain can now get medical assistance in dying far more easily than corrective medical treatment, according to Reid.

"In Canada, the standard of care for knee replacement surgery is 182 days," she said. "However, you can seek medical assistance in dying for the chronic pain you have because of your knee on the very same day you ask for it. That's because, in Canada, you don't have to be terminally ill. You just have to be chronically ill and dissatisfied with the level of care that you're receiving."

"Over the past two years, it's really been horrendous here in Canada," Reid continued. "We had a 91-year-old lady who was in the news in Vancouver because she sought medical assistance in dying because she didn't want to go back into COVID lockdown in her nursing home. Young people with diabetes or eating disorders seeking medical assistance in dying. People who are dissatisfied with the government-subsidized housing that they're receiving saying, 'I don't want to be homeless, so I have a chronic illness, and I'm going to seek medical assistance in dying.' ... We've got up to nine veterans that are on the record saying that, instead of helping them ... Veterans Affairs suggested to them that perhaps, because you're in such chronic pain and you're experiencing acute PTSD, wouldn't it just be better for everybody involved if you dropped dead?"

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Canada’s medically-assisted suicide program, formally called “Medically Assisted In Death” or MAID, was passed in 2016 for those who suffer from a lethal or debilitating illness. As Glenn discussed on his show this week, a staggering 30,000 Canadians have chosen to take their lives since its passage. In 2021 alone, more than 10,000 ended their life through MAID, accounting for 3.3% of Canadian deaths that year. This year, Trudeau’s parliament is expanding Canada’s MAID access to include those who are mentally ill and suffer from depression starting in 2023.

This should disturb you deeply.

There’s more to this story that is troubling than the initial guttural reaction to state-assisted suicide. As Glenn pointed out in his program this week, almost as many Canadians have died of state-assisted suicide in 2021 (10,000) as of COVID-19 in the same year (14,000). The sheer number of Canadians seeking medically-assisted suicide is indicative of the loose enforcement of limiting MAID access. Even under MAID's current restrictions, lenient doctors and government agencies have offered and provided euthanasia to residents who simply were "tired of life."

Almost as many Canadians have died of state-assisted suicide in 2021 as of COVID-19 in the same year.

Les Landry seeks euthanasia because he's afraid of poverty

Take, for example, Les Landry, a 65-year-old Canadian resident who already received one of two doctors’ signatures required for MAID approval. He doesn't have a debilitating illness or a deadly disease--he is afraid of becoming homeless. Landry admitted he “doesn’t want to die" but the "pain of living is more than the dear of death." He already has received one of two doctor's signatures required for MAID and says he will simply “shop around” for a doctor who will give him his second approval.

Nancy Russell receives a lethal injection to avoid facing another COVID lockdown

Or take the case of 90-year-old Nancy Russell who received a lethal injection in 2020 because she didn’t want to face isolation and loneliness during Canada’s strict COVID lockdowns. According to CTV News who broke the story:

“Russell, described by her family as exceptionally social and spry, was one such person. Her family says she chose a medically-assisted death (MAID) after she declined so sharply during lockdown that she didn’t want to go through more isolation this winter.”

Nancy Russell, a 90-year-old Canadian woman, opted to end her life rather than face another COVID lockdown.Courtesy of Right to Life, UK

Canadian Paralympian Christine Gauthier was offered unsolicited access to euthanasia

It's clear that MAID is being given to mental health cases outside of the current restrictions.

But it gets more disturbing.

MAID is being offered to disabled residents who weren’t seeking state-assisted suicide in the first place.

MAID is being given to mental health cases outside of the current restrictions.

Former Canadian Paralympian and military veteran, Christine Gauthier, testified in Canada’s House of Commons that she was offered MAID by the Department of Veterans Affairs when she was following up on her request to receive a wheelchair ramp for her residence. Recounting the event, Gauthier said, “I have a letter saying that if you're so desperate, madam, we can offer you MAID, medical assistance in dying.”

Canadian Paralympian and military veteran, Christine Gauthier, who was offered unsolicited access to MAID, spots one of her training clients in a gym.David Donnelly/CBC | CBC

People on both sides of the aisle are deeply disturbed...

Under Canada’s new expansion of MAID, what doctors turned a blind eye to de facto is now going to be permitted by law: approving medically-assisted suicide to mentally ill residents.

This has sparked an outcry from both pro and anti-MAID spokespeople alike. Nicole Scheidl, Executive Director of Canadian Physicians for Life, who takes an anti-MAID stance, says:

“That goes to the very heart of what the physician thinks — the quality of life of the person in front of them, And clearly, that's not a decision that should ever fall to a doctor. As well, people who are suicidal don't clearly see that they need suicide prevention. They all want suicide assistance.”

Even Chris Considine, a pro-MAID lawyer who has advocated for patients seeking medically-assisted suicide, expresses worries concerning the law’s expansion into mental health:

“In addition, there are underlying causes for mental health which are not strictly organic,” Considine said. “There may be depression caused by poor housing, poor job prospects and other issues, which will drive people into a deep depression. Those issues could be solved, and therefore, there may not really be a need for MAiD.”

Glenn calls it as it is... "evil"

As Tim Stainton, director of the Canadian Institute for Inclusion and Citizenship at the University of British Columbia, rightly said, Canada’s MAID laws are “probably the biggest existential threat to disabled people since the Nazis’ program in Germany in the 1930s.”

He hit the nail on the head but missed the greater picture. Canada’s MAID laws are not a threat to disabled people alone, but a threat to all residents. Laws that view human life as circumstantially extinguishable are a threat to everyone who lives under those laws.

Glenn put the issue simply: “We are dealing with evil. We are not dealing with mere policies.” We can only describe the issue as such if we believe that evil is any violation of human life and dignity. Yet that’s the rub: we are increasingly becoming a civil society that is devoid of respect for human dignity–and we know all too well from this past century the consequences of this belief.

“We are dealing with evil. We are not dealing with mere policies.”