Brigham Young University banned a fan accused of yelling racial slurs at Duke women’s volleyball player Rachel Richardson during a high-profile match in Provo, Utah, last Friday. But while Duke, BYU, and the media have quickly jumped on the story, John Ziegler, host of "With the Benefit of Hindsight" argues there are some major problems with this story.
Ziegler joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to lay out how the story evolved, why he believes it is actually a hoax, and why he thinks it proves "journalism is dead."
"This [story] if true, is obviously horrendous," Ziegler began. "Also, if true, at a sold-out event — this was sold out at BYU with over 5, 000 people — in 2022, where everyone has a cellphone and where this game was being streamed live ... and there [was] no video evidence of it. None. I mean this is impossible. It is absolutely impossible that in this day and age there would be no witnesses, no video, no indication of this whatsoever. But that doesn't necessarily prove it didn't happen," he continued.
Ziegler went on to explain that the story evolved after Richardson’s godmother, who is apparently running for political office, made the incident public by tweeting about it after the game (though it is unclear if she was actually there) and ended in a "human sacrifice being thrown into to the PC volcano."
\u201cTo review, here are red flags about this BYU story the media willfully ignored\u2026\n\n-Story broke in a tweet from \u201cGodmom\u201d who was apparently not there & is running for political office\n-Duke lost the game in front of a sold-out crowd\n-0 video of ANYTHING\n-Racist not ID\u2019d in ANY way\u201d— John Ziegler (@John Ziegler) 1661713070
Ziegler also told Glenn he believes this story proves truth no longer matters in today’s society: "It’s dangerous, it’s really frustrating, and it’s really sad."
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Liberals love to talk about all the words that Shakespeare invented. They love to use words based in mythology. But bring up the influence of the Bible and they’ll start hissing like a viper. Everything they claim to be is nothing but a bad imitation of Christianity.
Their delusions have no basis in reality. The Bible has had a greater impact than Shakespeare or Mythology ever could. Not to mention the fact that Shakespeare’s work, with an estimated 1,350 Biblical references, is proof of this.
As for mythology, the Bible tells a story unlike anything ever told, most of all by myth, which is accurately a synonym for “lie.”
The Bible is the most influential book ever written.
From the works of Michelangelo to the films of Quentin Tarantino, the Bible is foundational. One of the most powerful scenes in pulp fiction is when Samuel L. Jackson’s character quotes Ezekiel 25:17.
Reports about the spread of atheism often imply the death of religion, like it’s a victory. But really, what they mean is that they hate Christianity. What they’re doing isn’t religious, it’s POLITICAL.
In reality, it could never lead to a post-religion world, because politics is a child to religion, so the collapse of religion would lead to annihilation.
This is not an exaggeration. Society itself is founded on religion. So while atheism may occasionally APPEAR to be on the rise, there’s no such thing as an atheistic society.
Some of the Biblical phrases that appear in our everyday language include:
- "eye for an eye"
- “land of milk and honey”
- “forbidden fruit”
- "bottomless pit"
- "two-edged sword"
- "God forbid"
- “Land of Nod”
- “by the sweat of your brow”
- “apple of my eye”
- “fire and brimstone”
- “ashes to ashes, dust to dust”
- “a man after my own heart”
- "broken heart”
- “wits’ end”
- “bite the dust”
- “put words in my mouth”
- “put your house in order”
- "nothing but skin and bones”
- “by the skin of your teeth”
- "nothing new under the sun”
- “a little birdie told me”
- “rise and shine”
- “can a leopard change his spots”
- “eat drink and be merry”
- “writing on the wall”
- “drop in a bucket”
- “fly in the ointment”
- “four corners of the earth”
- “see eye to eye”
- “salt of the earth”
- “go the extra mile”
- “pearls before swine”
- “fall by the wayside”
- “straight and narrow”
- “wolf in sheep’s clothing”
- “blind leading the blind"
- “the 11th hour”
- “kiss of death”
- “give up the ghost”
- “wash your hands of the matter"
- "the truth will set you free”
- “twinkling of an eye”
- “labor of love”
- “live by the sword die by the sword”
- “fall from grace”
- “fight the good fight”
- “the powers that be”
You know the famous line from the song Money by Pink Floyd? It’s a rip-off of Timothy 6:10.
But the Bible is even more influential than these phrases.
More than a lamp to our feet and a light to our path, the Bible reveals the foundation of language itself. In fact, the philosophical study of language is based on the prologue to the Gospel of John. In “the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
Teddy Roosevelt once said that “no other book of any kind ever written in English has ever so affected the whole life of a people.”
A literary masterpiece written by uneducated men, the Bible is the best-selling book of all time, with between five and seven BILLION copies sold. For reference, an estimated 800 million copies of the Quran, and 200 million copies of A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.
The Bible is also the most shoplifted book.
It was the first book ever printed, after Johannes Gutenberg chose it as the first book for his printing press. Education as we know it is based on the Bible.
Christianity is the foundation of modern politics and law. Leviticus 25:10 (“Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the Land unto all the Inhabitants thereof”) appears on the Liberty Bell.
When Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech on the National Mall, 250,000 people witnessed a sermon. He referenced four scriptures in the speech. Amos 5:24, Isaiah 40:4, Psalm 30:5, and Galatians 3:28.
Without the Bible, freedom as we know it could not exist. Sure, Plato talked about Democracy 300 years before Jesus came to earth. But Democracy is nothing without the political freedom that Christianity gave us.
The right to a fair trial appears in Deuteronomy 19:15 and Exodus 21:23–25.
Christian monks founded the earliest health care systems using the principles of the Bible as their guide.
The Left’s obsession with destroying Christianity is the same as their obsession with destroying Western society.
They remind me of Daniel 7:25, which describes the Antichrist, “And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.”
They speak like children, they understand like children, they think like children. Ultimately, they’re just hypocrites, who may be able to evaluate the appearance of the sky, but not the signs of the times.
Twitter mob attacks Rob Schneider, misses his point about mob insanity — but Schneider gets last laugh
"Saturday Night Live" alum Rob Schneider dominated the trending topics on Twitter this week after sharing an emotional story on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" to illustrate how our country is taking a "step back into that darkness" and why he is "willing to lose it all" to fight for his "children and the country they're going to live in."
Schneider could have stayed a Hollywood liberal, with all the privileges that entails, or at least stayed silent. But instead, he chose to speak out and push back against the "stranglehold" of the Democratic Party after seeing "that it was no longer protecting the rights of the individual."
"Are you willing to lose it all for what you believe? Glenn asked Schneider.
"Absolutely," Schneider answered. "Because if we don't have it, then we have nothing. ... I don't care about my career any more. I care about my children and the country that they're going to live in," he added.
"My hope is this. My hope is a beautiful story from a chaplain in England," Schneider explained.
"When the American flyers came over in the early days of World War II ... their friends were getting blown out of the sky. They would go over in the bombers and half would come back or two-thirds would come back ... and there was one particularly awful week or two weeks where there was a very high percentage of these pilots getting blown out of the sky."
"They went to the Air Force Chapel, and a pilot said 'Our friends are dying. Why should we do this?' [...] The chaplain ... said, 'Humanity has come out of the dark ages. We've come out of where people get burned at the stake, people believe and people go along with this. There's a darkness that we have come out of into more of an enlightened period, a freer period. [...] This is a step back into that darkness. It is the darkest parts of humanity, and we need to stand up for that now. And that requires this.' So they all flew."
Schnieder went on to add, "I do feel a sacrifice that's required, and we gotta do it because we were lucky, man, we grew up in a boom time in America."
\u201cOn the Glenn Beck Podcast, @RobSchneider tells me why he's "ABSOLUTELY" willing to lose it all for what he believes: "I DON'T CARE about my career anymore. I care about my children and the country they're going to live in."\u201d— Glenn Beck (@Glenn Beck) 1661818200
A video clip posted on Twitter has been viewed nearly 2 million times as of this writing. Some people, such as the Daily Wire's Gina Carano, actually watched the just-over-two-minute video and thus understood what Schneider was saying. "I’ll fly with ya,” tweeted the former "Mandalorian” actress.
\u201c\ud83e\udd0d I\u2019ll fly with ya. @RobSchneider\u201d— Gina Carano \ud83d\udd6f (@Gina Carano \ud83d\udd6f) 1661876347
Predictably, the ignorant liberal mob did what ignorant liberal mobs do, grabbing their virtual torches and pitchforks and joining the echo chamber of unhinged, unoriginal mockery. Some "roasted" Schneider's career, others got hung up on whether or not he's a Trump supporter (because absolutely everything is still about former President Donald Trump and apparently will be until the end of time), and a few even decided to drag Adam Sandler into the fracas for no other reason than the two comedians are friends and "frequently work together."
Schneider responded on Wednesday by tweeting a photo of the crowd at his stand-up comedy show, complete with the caption: "I prioritize supporting a country that provides the same Freedoms for my children that made my career possible. This legacy to me is more important to me than the next chapter of my career. Love, Rob."
\u201cI prioritize supporting a country that provides the same Freedoms for my children that made my career possible. This legacy to me is more important to me than the next chapter of my career.\nLove,\nRob\u201d— Rob Schneider (@Rob Schneider) 1661959520
Watch the full episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast" with Rob Schneider below.
NOTE: Rob Schneider discussed some verboten topics, so portions of this video podcast have been edited to comply with YouTube's "community guidelines." For the full, uncensored version of this episode where free speech is still allowed, watch it on BlazeTV.
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The blurring of government, Big Tech, Big Finance, and left-wing ideology has created a "woke industrial complex" that does not tolerate dissent. So if conservatives can't participate in the economy without being flagged or harassed, it's time to create a new "parallel economy" where everyone is welcome.
On Glenn TV Wednesday, Glenn Beck sits down with fellow pioneers of the parallel economy to discuss what's being created and what must happen next: Entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, whose company Strive Asset Management is sending an ultimatum to woke investors like BlackRock; "The Right Stuff" co-founder Daniel Huff, who's creating a dating app without the leftist nonsense; and BlazeTV contributor Eric July, whose new comic book company Rippaverse Comics is taking Marvel and DC by storm.
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