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.

Earlier this year, Coca-Cola became the poster child for how a corporation could shove leftist ideologies onto its consumers. The company suspended advertising on Facebook in a push to censor former President Donald Trump, published a manifesto about racial equity, and demanded all legal teams working for Coke meet certain diversity quotas.

But now, after Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and many other conservative voices called for a boycott of the company's products, Coca-Cola appears to be shifting directions.

The Washington Examiner reported that the company issued a conciliatory statement after conspicuously failing to appear on a published list of hundreds of corporations and individuals that signed a statement denouncing the Georgia voting bill.

"We believe the best way to make progress now is for everyone to come together and listen respectfully, share concerns, and collaborate on a path forward. We remained open and productive conversations with advocacy groups and lawmakers who may have differing views," the company said. "It's time to find common ground. In the end, we all want the same thing – free and fair elections, the cornerstone of our democracy."

Then last week, Coca-Cola Co.'s new general counsel, Monica Howard Douglas, told members of the company's global legal team that the diversity initiative announced by her predecessor, Bradley Gayton, is "taking a pause for now." Gayton resigned unexpectedly from the position on April 21, after only eight months on the job, to serve as a strategic consultant to Chairman and CEO James Quincey.

"Why is Coca-Cola 'taking a pause' on all of these? Because you have been standing up," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. "You and others have been standing up. Your voice, it's the power of one. Your voice makes a difference."

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This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

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After months of delays and COVID-19 excuses, President Biden finally delivers his address to the joint session of Congress. It is a truly historic moment, as only a few hundred members of Congress received an invite. While some have compared this speech to JFK's moon landing challenge, it will likely be more like FDR's New Deal nightmare. Will Speaker Pelosi continue her tradition of ripping up the president's speech? Will VP Harris cackle to a quiet audience?

Glenn Beck teams up with fellow BlazeTV host Mark Levin, author of the new book "American Marxism," to take on the progressive plans that could completely transform our economy and our way of life. Steve Deace, BlazeTV host and author of "Faucian Bargain," joins to discuss why it's not enough for conservatives to just lament the dangerous Democrat agenda; we must activate against the woke infection of our institutions. Plus, a power panel to rival CNN talking heads: Stu Burguiere, BlazeTV host of "Stu Does America," and Jason Buttrill, head researcher and writer for Glenn Beck.

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