Redemption of a Grand Dragon: Can such a hateful person actually change?

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Do you believe a person can truly change who they are?

A huge missing piece in all the talk about how America can bridge its political and racial divisions is the concept of grace. Mention that word and some people get very uncomfortable because of its religious connotations. But everyone wants it and needs it, whether or not we actually recognize it as grace.

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We want plenty of grace for ourselves, but we're often reluctant to extend it to others – especially when they're the perceived enemy.

A lot of people think racism is an incurable disease. Can a man who was a neo-Nazi and KKK member and marched in the Charlottesville rally last year, have a genuine change of heart?

Ken Parker first joined the KKK in 2012. He earned "Grand Dragon" status in the KKK for recruiting new members.

At the Charlottesville rally last year, and for a few months afterward, Parker was interviewed by Deeyah Khan, a female filmmaker who was making a documentary about white supremacist groups. She impressed Parker with the kindness and respect she showed him and his fiancée. Their interaction planted a seed of doubt in Parker about the hate that boiled within him.

A few months later, Parker approached a man named William McKinnon who was having a cookout near the pool of Parker's apartment complex. McKinnon is black. They began talking and their conversation led to more meetings and discussions. Turns out McKinnon is a pastor at All Saints Holiness church in Jacksonville, Florida. He invited Parker to his church. Parker accepted the invitation.

Ken Parker and William McKinnon may be onto something. A little less cynicism, a lot more conversation, and a ton of grace.

A few months later, Parker decided he was ready to repent and be baptized. McKinnon had Parker give his testimony in front of the small, all-black congregation. Parker says he told them, "I was a grand dragon of the KKK, and then the Klan wasn't hateful enough for me, so I decided to become a Nazi – and a lot of them, their jaws about hit the floor and their eyes got real big."

Last month, Pastor McKinnon baptized Parker in the Atlantic. The congregation embraced him on the beach afterward. Just last week, Parker began the first of several tattoo removal treatments to remove the swastika and KKK symbols on his chest.

Ken Parker and William McKinnon may be onto something. A little less cynicism, a lot more conversation, and a ton of grace.

If there is any doubt about the radical agenda in our school systems, this California teacher just put that to bed. She asked to remain anonymous and courageously agreed to join Glenn on radio Wednesday and provided a document all about the mandatory training the teachers in her school district all had to complete.

They are not required to implement the training in actual curriculum but they are encouraged to talk to their kids about it. She asked colleagues what they thought about the training and many said that it was not sitting right with them but maybe it was because they had racist tendencies themselves.

Read the full document here:

Howtotalkabout race.pdf

Here's how the conversation went:


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Once again, the media has failed to carry out even the most cursory investigation when it comes to allegations against Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.). But investigative journalist David Steinberg has been piecing together "32 new, verifiable, archived pieces of evidence" that indicate Omar conducted the "most extensive spree of state and federal felonies by an elected congressperson in U.S. history."

Steinberg joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail how the pieces fit together in his latest report available on TheBlaze.com.

"It's over," Steinberg told Glenn. "There's really nothing left. It's all ... the publicly available documentation that anyone would need to be convinced that, for eight years, [Omar] married her brother to commit immigration fraud. And this marriage fraud also was in the service of education fraud/student loan fraud. And along the line, we have evidence, that she filed at least two years of fraudulent tax returns, possibly eight [years]. We have evidence that she perjured herself eight times during her 2017 divorce from this man. And along the way, of course, we know she was living in public housing. We also know she was likely receiving subsidized child care.

"Essentially, almost everything she put her name on for eight years was perjury or fraud. And it all adds up to likely the most extensive spree of state and federal felonies by an elected congressperson in U.S. history. I really have no other way to put it. That's how big this is."

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The extreme-left idea that gender is "fluid" is a complete denial of science, according to sex researcher and neuroscientist Dr. Debra Soh.

Dr. Soh joined Glenn Beck on his latest podcast to talk about her new book, "THE END OF GENDER: Debunking the Myths about Sex & Identity in Our Society" and to offer a hard dose of objective truth about gender and sexual orientation based on scientific facts.

She also explained why she had to leave academia to be able to speak freely about sex and identity, and how — despite being a liberal — the far-left is actively trying to cancel her for saying there are biological differences between men and women.

Watch the video clip below or find the full episode of the "Glenn Beck Podcast with Dr. Debra Soh here.

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In February 2020, Glenn Beck and his research team uncovered an alleged multi-billion dollar money laundering scheme which lead to a missing $1.8 billion in U.S. aid sent to Ukraine during the Obama administration, all of which pointed to Igor Kolomoisky, the corrupt Ukrainian billionaire at the center of it all.

If you missed Glenn's February special, "Ukraine: The Final Piece," you can find it here.

This week, the FBI raided the offices of U.S. companies owned by Kolomoisky in Cleveland and Miami. Additionally, the Department of Justice accused the Ukrainian oligarch of stealing billions of dollars from PrivatBank and then laundering the money through a network of companies all over the world. Kolomoisky and partner, Hennadiy Boholyubov, owned PrivatBank until December 2016, when Ukraine nationalized the bank because billions of dollars had gone missing.

Kolomoisky has ties to the Ukrainian gas firm Burisma, former Burisma board member Hunter Biden, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, whose phone call with President Donald Trump was central to the Democrats' now-failed impeachment attempt.

On the radio program Friday, Glenn spoke with chief researcher Jason Buttrill about these latest developments.

"Yeah, $1.8 billion of [taxpayer] money that just vanished has now been found, or at least part of it, in Miami and Cleveland," Glenn said.

"I can't believe it's taken this long," Jason responded. "You said in February that [Kolomoisky] was the key to finding out where the money went. And we're talking about $1.8 billion dollars — $1.8 billion! That could finance a small war."

"That money went to PrivatBank — that's Kolomoisky's bank," he continued. "It was later nationalized after they found out all this money was mysteriously going missing. But it went through a bank in Cypress then, poof, it was laundered all over the world. [...] We also showed, in one of the previous shows, that there were wire transfers going from Burisma, which Kolomoisky is the managing principal of, to Hunter Biden."

Glenn and Jason also talked about recent reports from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) alleging ties between American revolutionaries, such as Antifa, and Marxist terrorists in Syria, which BlazeTV exposed back in June. Find out more here.

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