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Beck Surprises Womenís Shelter With $55,000 After Itís Denied Fed Funds Over Bible Studies
The Blaze ^ | November 14, 2011 | Billy Hallowell

Posted on 11/15/2011 1:33:07 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

After reading the Blaze’s report about Liza’s Place and Hope Home, two women’s shelters in Colorado that have lost federal funding because of mandatory Bible studies, Glenn Beck decided to take action.

While speaking on-air with Marilyn Vyzourek, the founder and executive director of the faith-based shelters, he generously donated $55,000 to replace the lost, government monies.

Prior to Beck’s inspiring announcement, Vyzourek explained the choice she had been given: “They said I needed to cut down on my Bible studies…or they would terminate my funding.”

The Christian portion of the shelter program is essential, she said. ”Only Jesus can heal a human heart. These ladies need these Bible studies more than anything else,” Vyzourek told Beck.

She went on to say that the women at these shelters work diligently to rebuild their lives and described some of the activities that the women partake in. Aside from volunteering 16 hours per week at a thrift store, they do written Bible studies, take parenting and cooking classes and work to create a life for themselves beyond the shelters’ doors.

After hearing about the total sum ($55,000) that the group lost and after learning that yet another staff member was going to be let go, Beck said, ”We’re going to send you a check for $55,000. My wife and I would like to make sure that you don’t lay any more people off and you keep those doors open.”

“Praise God!,” she responded, pledging to put the money to good use.

Following this discussion, Stu Burguiere, Beck’s radio producer, sarcastically asked, ”What government program just mandated that you did that?” Here was Beck’s passionate response:

“You know what did that — capitalism. I have made money. I have worked hard. I have done the things that put me in a situation to where I can make money. And then my wife and I decide what do to with that money.

And if the government doesn’t think that a faith-based charity should get any money, well then it is up to me, an individual who believes in small government, to make up the difference.”

That led the team to play to a comedy bit involving a cattle prod, after Beck asked what’s really behind the funding cut: ”What are they afraid of. You talk about Jesus. What — are you going to have a cattle prod?”

Watch the video, below, to hear the entire discussion:

(VIDEO AT LINK)


TOPICS: Evangelical Christian; Other Christian; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: christianity; glennbeck; govtabuse; moralabsolutes; obamafascism; talkradio; tyranny
Good for him.
1 posted on 11/15/2011 1:33:09 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The way I understand it, this is actually what Charity is about. Not government funded, people funding the groups they think deserve the donations.

We have to fund everything we don’t want with tax money. Take all funding away and let people support what is dear to them.

And good on you Glenn Beck!


2 posted on 11/15/2011 1:35:51 PM PST by ozarkgirl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good for Mr. Beck!


3 posted on 11/15/2011 1:38:32 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I love Glenn Beck!

He puts his money where his mouth is.


4 posted on 11/15/2011 1:41:01 PM PST by Palladin (Where is Ray Gricar?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good for him. Of course the others often preach the religion of liberalism and readily provide the brain washing literature validating women as victims and men as meanies. Those shelters get the funding.


5 posted on 11/15/2011 1:42:45 PM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t support federal funds for ANY shelter, women or otherwise, but good on Beck for supporting a Christian charity.


6 posted on 11/15/2011 1:46:32 PM PST by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: ozarkgirl

This is PERFECT. Now the government just needs to say no to everyone else who gets this free money. I love it so much. Why are we supporting a women’s shelter anyway. The federal government can be cut so much and yet for some reason the only place they can find to cut is defense.....hummmmmmmm.


7 posted on 11/15/2011 1:51:07 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thanks for the good news story!


8 posted on 11/15/2011 1:52:59 PM PST by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: ozarkgirl

He does a lot of this sort of thing without media coverage but he’s talking about this as a means of setting an example. One other case I know of is when he paid for a family to take their son to a clinic because the boy had some sort of progressive blindness that was potentially reversible but very expensive. I’ve heard of other cases that Glenn didn’t mention.

I think he follows the example of John Huntsman Sr who is a true billionaire philanthropist.


9 posted on 11/15/2011 1:56:17 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is the kind of thing that happens when you take money from the nanny state. Good on Beck for donating to them.


10 posted on 11/15/2011 1:56:46 PM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: napscoordinator

This is the same sort of thing that brought the modern Black Robe Regiment into being. They’re churches that are voluntarily paying taxes so they can speak of politics from the pulpit just like the revolution era churches did.

Last winter I did as Glenn suggested. I bought a bag of groceries and gave it to someone who looked like they needed it. I saw a middle aged woman walking out of the unemployment office and gave her the bag of groceries. Inside I left a short note that said something along the lines of, “True freedom from government is tax free, see you at the next Tea Party event”


11 posted on 11/15/2011 2:06:05 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I was driving yesterday when I heard this. The lady was adamant that she would not change. She was almost in tears when Glen made the gift.

A very good read is Marvin Olasky's "The Tragedy of American Compassion"

Chronicles how government has corrupted charity.

12 posted on 11/15/2011 2:20:01 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The lesson here is, keep the government out of “charity.”

It’s not charity, anyway, when they force us to pay.

Get private funding and study the Bible without hassle.


13 posted on 11/15/2011 2:41:47 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: backwoods-engineer
I don’t support federal funds for ANY shelter, women or otherwise, but good on Beck for supporting a Christian charity.

Ditto.

14 posted on 11/15/2011 3:09:20 PM PST by JakeS (I have never had a flu shot and I have never had the flu.)
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To: backwoods-engineer
I don’t support federal funds for ANY shelter, women or otherwise, but good on Beck for supporting a Christian charity.

Ditto.

15 posted on 11/15/2011 3:09:20 PM PST by JakeS (I have never had a flu shot and I have never had the flu.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s what you call putting your money where your mouth is.


16 posted on 11/15/2011 3:33:18 PM PST by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: ozarkgirl
The way I understand it, this is actually what Charity is about. Not government funded, people funding the groups they think deserve the donations. We have to fund everything we don’t want [paid for with] with tax money. Take all funding away and let people support what is dear to them.

What a great statement. Thank you for posting it!

17 posted on 11/15/2011 3:59:52 PM PST by Alex Murphy (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2703506/posts?page=518#518)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bump


18 posted on 11/15/2011 4:01:46 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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19 posted on 11/15/2011 4:37:03 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: ozarkgirl

Yes! I agree...
and the fact that he is a Mormon (like Mitt Romney) I think is cool!


20 posted on 11/15/2011 4:41:19 PM PST by burnsfam6
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nice thing to do.


21 posted on 11/16/2011 8:08:03 AM PST by svcw (God's Grace - thank you!)
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To: cripplecreek

What a nice thing to do.


22 posted on 11/16/2011 8:12:08 AM PST by svcw (God's Grace - thank you!)
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To: burnsfam6

Why? Can’t Becks generosity be just that? Why do you have to tie it to Romney and mormons as though its just unique to them?


23 posted on 11/16/2011 8:13:53 AM PST by svcw (God's Grace - thank you!)
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