Today's sign of the Apocalypse: Video game coaches

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If America ever gets into a war that's fought in the video game realm, I like our chances. If we get into a math or science duel… that's another story.

But when it comes to video games, we're golden. And the next generation is apparently going to be even more golden thanks to moms and dads around the country who are helping junior hone his video game skills. Not by simply letting him play for additional hours on nights and weekends. No, no – that's amateur hour. The video gamer parents who truly care are now hiring coaches to help take junior to the next level (pun intended). Coaches are especially in demand for the game called Fortnite.

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Unless you've been living under a rock, you've most likely heard of Fortnite, the addictive video game that has swept the nation. It's currently the most popular video game in the world with over 40 million monthly players. This summer the game has sparked concern among some child psychologists for its addictive qualities. One nine-year-old girl from England became so obsessed with playing the game that she wet herself so she could continue playing, then hit her father when he tried to remove her from the game. She is now in a rehab program. No joke.

Fortnite has quickly become a sort of social proving ground for kids, and winning gives them valuable bragging rights. They feel peer pressure to play and to be good at it. So, if their kids aren't racking up any wins in the game, some parents are paying coaches up to $20 an hour to give their child online Fortnite lessons. One online contracting site has hired out over 1,400 Fortnite coaches just since March.

I'm pretty sure video gaming scholarships are one of the signs of the apocalypse.

Some parents are hiring coaches with an eye toward college, where some schools now have varsity video gaming teams and even offer scholarships. I'm pretty sure video gaming scholarships are one of the signs of the apocalypse.

These Fortnite parents say hiring coaches is no different than giving their child tennis or chess lessons. Maybe they're technically right, but it seems very different. And not in a positive way.

There are new curriculum standards being implemented into schools throughout the nation for health classes that not only go far beyond what's appropriate for young children, but are entrenched in clear political biases, too. Under the standards, third-graders are taught about hormone blockers and endless gender identities, and topics get shockingly graphic for kids as young as 11. Some schools are even teaching their teachers and kids to ignore what parents have to say about these topics. And the worst part may be that many parents are completely unaware what their children are being taught.

Tina Descovich, co-founder of Moms for Liberty, joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain exactly what you can ask at your next school board meeting to ensure this "horrifying" curriculum isn't being taught in your kid's school.

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It should come as no surprise that a newsworthy story receives more media coverage when released on a Monday than a Friday. The reason is in part due to a large number of news-consuming Americans checking out for the week to focus on their weekend plans rather than the news.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck shared information that President Joe Biden decided to release on Friday — when fewer people would notice — regarding the Climate Finance report. This report is marketed to Americans as "A Roadmap To Build a Climate-Resilient Economy." But Glenn believes the report to be Biden's Great Reset warning shot to banks.

In this clip, Glenn warned that if Americans don't stand together, in eight years we all indeed will own nothing. Watch the clip for the full story. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.



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On today's radio program, Glenn Beck was joined by Bill O'Reilly to discuss the top stories of the week.

For O'Reilly, the biggest story this week centered around someone mysteriously missing from mainstream media news reports today: Mark Zuckerberg. Specifically, O'Reilly said it's the 'scandalous' way the Facebook CEO spent nearly $420 million to influence the 2020 election — and did so successfully.

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On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

You can donate to Grace's legal fund here.

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Disclaimer: The content of this clip does not provide medical advice. Please seek the advice of local health officials for any COVID-19 and/or COVID vaccine related questions & concerns.

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