The $55k commercial for God: A moment of faith, hope, and charity

by Sara J.

“This was a $55,000 Commercial for God”

If you listen to Glenn’s radio show (and aren’t paid by George Soros) you are most likely an advocate for small government. Monday, on his program, Glenn provided an overwhelmingly generous example of what it means to be a small government conservative and a man of faith.

After reading an article on TheBlaze.com about two women’s shelters that lost federal funding due to “mandatory Bible study” programs (Liza’s Place and Hope’s Home), Glenn spoke with Marilyn Vyzourek, founder and executive director of both shelters. Marilyn explained that she was told to “cut down on her Bible studies, and stop mandating them, or they [the feds] would cut their funding.” Marilyn stood firm and did not comply and, as a result, lost funding. Hope’s Home and Liza’s Place lost $55,000 combined in federal funds. As a woman of faith, Marilyn trusted that the Lord would replace those lost dollars. Well, He did.

Glenn, then made a choice that the mainstream media and the Obama administration would like you to believe never occurs. Glenn and his wife, Tania, replaced the lost funding of $55,000 with their own, hard-earned money. The Obama administration, mainstream media, and MSNBC would like you to believe is that conservatives are greedy capitalists, only caring about where their next dollar is coming from and how to keep it out of the hands of the less fortunate. What they don’t want you to know is that conservatives give substantially more to charity and non-profits than the average big government liberal (insert one of Stu’s statistics).

Through a private donation, Glenn helped keep a facility alive that gives women a place to go and receive real help, not an easy hand out. According to Marilyn, many of these women are recovering addicts, and their program has a 60% success rate. That is quite impressive. Their program requires the women to work on a daily basis, take classes, and, YES, attend Bible study. As a Christian, I know that had Marilyn complied with the request to end these mandatory Bible studies, the success rate of her programs would have taken a hit.

How many addicts have overcome addiction with a check from the government? How many homeless people have become gainfully employed and off the dole thanks to Uncle Sam?

…Still thinking?

Personally, I cannot think of a single success story, not one. And, don’t doubt for one minute if they did exist, that the Obama camp would be reading the letters in the press room every day. Why do you think they read email after email about the “failures” of the private healthcare system? To give you the impression that Obamacare has to be a better option—history shows us that it is not.

I’m a new employee at Mercury, and just moved to NYC from Marietta, GA (pray for me). This is the only company on the planet that I could even consider moving to this city [NYC] for. There’s only one reason, they practice what they preach. There is only one way to change the public opinion of small government conservatives when we are up against the megaphone of the mainstream media—prove them wrong. It is important to emphasize the responsibilities that come with reducing the size of government.

People who voted for Obama in the last election really believe that reducing the size of government means letting Granny go without healthcare, and watching sick underprivileged kids die in the streets …which is totally rational considering Obama’s stance on late term abortions.

The only way to reduce the size of government is to remove the chains of government money. As Marilyn quickly learned, when the government writes the check, the government controls what you do with the money. The programs at the women’s shelters however, teach freedom and self-reliance, and more importantly, where this new found freedom comes from. The volunteers and employees of these women’s shelters work hard get women off the streets, and learn the skills they need to be successful outside of the shelter.

Through my faith and my understanding of politics; private charity, personal responsibility, and self-reliance can put big government out of business. The more we are able to do for ourselves and each other, the less we will notice the things the government does or does not provide. The government has tried hard to replace God with itself, but they will never succeed at that because of one fundamental difference. God gave man free will, government sets limits. Even when the government tries to control your decisions (like in Marilyn’s situation) they can’t. But, as a nation, we have to decide who we are going to let dictate or decisions; God or a big government system.

Hand up or hand out? Freedom to fail, or a ceiling that limits your success? Do you want the freedom to pursue happiness or not? It’s time to practice what we preach. If you are on the front lines of getting our government back down to size, it’s time to step up and really help those that the government claims massive entitlements will help.

Last winter my church started a service ministry for the homeless. When the temperatures drop below freezing in Atlanta we send out buses to pick up as many homeless people as we can find. We take them back to the church, where they are greeted with heat, smiles and a warm meal. Word got out pretty quickly about what we were doing last year, and the groups kept getting bigger. More people inside the church means less people out in the cold or a public shelter. A lot of lives on both sides of that ministry have been changed, and all it took was a few volunteers, food donations and compassion.

How many lives do you think will be bettered from Glenn’s donation yesterday? It will be far beyond the women who are in these Colorado shelters. Glenn’s donation was heard by 8 million listeners across the country. Who knows that kind of an impact it had? I saw someone on twitter send out tweets for others to make donations to the shelters in an effort to match the one Glenn made.

This is what it’s really all about. It’s not about right or left, Republicans or Democrats, it’s about turning back to our values, and focusing on what matters. When we stop serving God and each other, we leave a void that the government gladly steps in to fill. You don’t have to be able to give away $55,000 to do something; service in volunteering is equally important. Whether it’s through service or donations, these are the solutions.

Like Glenn said yesterday, “This was a $55,000 commercial for God. He works in amazing and mysterious ways, and he connects people together in ways that you would have never seen coming. Praise Him, celebrate Him, serve Him.” Make investments in people – the entire human condition. If we can’t fix ourselves, we can’t fix our government.

Sara manages the social media accounts for Mercury Radio Arts and GBTV. She independently runs the blog http://www.generation912.com.

Critical Race Theory: A special brand of evil

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Part of what makes it hard for us to challenge the left is that their beliefs are complicated. We don't mean complicated in a positive way. They aren't complicated the way love is complicated. They're complicated because there's no good explanation for them, no basis in reality.

The left cannot pull their heads out of the clouds. They are stuck on romantic ideas, abstract ideas, universal ideas. They talk in theories. They see the world through ideologies. They cannot divorce themselves from their own academic fixations. And — contrary to what they believe and how they act — it's not because leftists are smarter than the rest of us. And studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country. Marx was no different. The Communist Manifesto talks about how the rise of cities "rescued a considerable part of the population from the idiocy of rural life."

Studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country.

Instead of admitting that they're pathological hypocrites, they tell us that we're dumb and tell us to educate ourselves. Okay, so we educate ourselves; we return with a coherent argument. Then they say, "Well, you can't actually understand what you just said unless you understand the work of this other obscure Marxist writer. So educate yourselves more."

It's basically the "No True Scotsman" fallacy, the idea that when you point out a flaw in someone's argument, they say, "Well, that's a bad example."

After a while, it becomes obvious that there is no final destination for their bread-crumb trail. Everything they say is based on something that somebody else said, which is based on something somebody else said.

Take critical race theory. We're sure you've noticed by now that it is not evidence-based — at all. It is not, as academics say, a quantitative method. It doesn't use objective facts and data to arrive at conclusions. Probably because most of those conclusions don't have any basis in reality.

Critical race theory is based on feelings. These feelings are based on theories that are also based on feelings.

We wanted to trace the history of critical race theory back to the point where its special brand of evil began. What allowed it to become the toxic, racist monster that it is today?

Later, we'll tell you about some of the snobs who created critical theory, which laid the groundwork for CRT. But if you follow the bread-crumb trail from their ideas, you wind up with Marxism.

For years, the staff has devoted a lot of time to researching Marxism. We have read a lot of Marx and Marxist writing. It's part of our promise to you to be as informed as possible, so that you know where to go for answers; so that you know what to say when your back is up against the wall. What happens when we take the bread-crumb trail back farther, past Marxism? What is it based on?

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism.

It's actually based on the work of one of the most important philosophers in human history, a 19th-century German philosopher named Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism. And, as you'll see in just a bit, if we look at Hegel's actual ideas, it's obvious that Marx completely misrepresented them in order to confirm his own fantasies.

So, in a way, that's where the bread-crumb trail ends: With Marx's misrepresentation of an incredibly important, incredibly useful philosophy, a philosophy that's actually pretty conservative.

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

Watch the full "Glenn TV" episode below:

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn explain:

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

Watch the video clip below for more or find the full podcast with Abigail Shrier here:

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