Glenn Beck’s Emotional Update on his Dog, Victor

Just One More Pet: In mid-December (2012) Glenn Beck  paid a special tribute to a member of the Beck family not often mentioned on radio or television, the family’s canine elder statesman, Victor the German Shepherd.

Glenn Becks emotional tribute to his aging dog, Victor

GlennBeck.com: Glenn Beck updated the radio audience today on the status of the his family’s beloved dog, Victor, who has been battling health issues for quite some time now. The family made the incredibly tough decision to put Victor down this weekend, something especially difficult for the kids. How did the History Channel series ‘The Bible [Blu-ray]’ help make the situation brighter?

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Over the weekend, Glenn tweeted out that Mehdi Ouazanni, the actor who plays Satan in History Channel’s The Bible, happened to look a little like President Obama once he was in full make-up. Of course, the media latched onto the tweet and has used it to put a controversial and negative spin on the amazing new television series. But why have they ignored the series up until now? Glenn shared a personal story on radio this morning about how the show has helped his family, how it could help others, and shamed the media’s coverage of the breakout show.

“I want to talk to you about something deeply personal here but also related to the series ‘The Bible [Blu-ray]’. Friday I’m ahead on the series of The Bible because I was asked to review it and we haven’t had a chance to watch all of it and we finished it last Sunday and it still I think has two more weeks to go on the History Channel. And on Friday I tweeted, I don’t even know when it was. I think it was like 11:00 at night, I think, but we had watched The Bible series and I had tweeted something I thought was a funny comment and I said, ‘You have to watch The Bible this weekend because you won’t believe how much the devil looks like Barack Obama.’”

“If you look, if you look at this thing, you just, you can’t deny. Now, did they go out and they try to find an actor to look like him? No. Did he, did he try to make it look ‑‑ no, he didn’t.”

But rather than notice the obvious physical similarities, laugh, and move on with their lives – several in the media decided to take Glenn’s tweet and use it to create controversy around The Bible and its producers.

“Here’s what’s really happening with this. First of all, the networks didn’t want to take Mark Burnett’s show. They didn’t want to take it. They didn’t want to run a series that was the number one show in all of television on the History Channel. It had higher ratings than American Idol. They are so out of touch with you, the American people; or they have such an agenda that they will flush down ratings and connect with actual people for their agenda or because they’re clueless. You decide which is which.”

“Then when it was picked up by the History Channel, then what happens? Then nobody wants to do interviews with these guys.”

“Here’s Mark Burnett, one of the ‑‑ he’s got five, count them, five nights where his shows are number one on different networks. He has five nights in a row, currently! The guy is the biggest name in television and they don’t want to do an interview with him on this Bible thing that you’re doing, you freak. So they ignore him. They don’t pick it up. Then they ignore him. Then it becomes number one and they just do a quick hit on it and move on.”

“And then it fades into oblivion. The ratings still hold. Nobody says a word. And then Friday I make an offhanded remark on Twitter and now the media is in an absolute firestorm.”

“Now here, here is this media so completely out of control that for their own agenda of, I think believe it or not, I think to try to teach Mark Burnett a lesson: Don’t you do anything like this ever again because we’ll ignore you and then we’ll smear you.”

Sadly, the power of The Bible to inspire hope and love through its message has been ignored amid all the controversy. And rather than spend his time attacking the “journalists” who have decided to use his tweet to attack The Bible series, it’s producers, or himself, Glenn decided to share a story that demonstrates why people need to be watching the show.

“On Sunday night we watched the last episode of The Bible. This is the crucifixion and the resurrection.”

“If you’re a long‑time listener of this program, you know that we have been on the verge of losing our dog. Quite honestly it has been a battle where I have felt like the bad guy because my family has not been able to let go and I have been watching my dog… suffer. And I have stood quietly trying to ask, ‘Please, family, let’s let him go.’ My son and I are going to dig his grave on Friday, and Saturday at noon at our home, we’re going to put him to sleep. Sunday we decided to do it, and my son, who is 8, took it exceptionally hard on Sunday. I think the reality truly set in, and we as a family cried all Sunday afternoon and all Sunday night. And we were all down on the floor.”

“Last night we were on the kitchen floor sitting right by his spot where he always sits when we eat dinner and read our scripture. And we all got down on the floor and we read Psalms – not to him but to us. My son was almost inconsolable on Sunday.”

“And we started to watch The Bible, the Mark Burnett show. And it showed the crucifixion and it showed the death. my wife and I were with the kids and we knew what was coming and we knew that it would be good. And my son got off the bed at one point and went down onto a floor where he sat with Victor and he laid on him and sobbed, and petted him.”

“But in the point of the movie where Christ rises and there is eternal life, Raphe turned his head to the television and we began to talk about how we’ll see Victor again and how death is just temporary separation.”

“There are people and forces in this world that don’t want you to believe that. There are people and forces of this world that don’t believe it themselves. They don’t understand the peaceful message. They don’t understand the comfort. They don’t understand the meaning of that one man’s life. Everything to them needs to be turned into some political debate. Because of ratings, everything needs to be divisive. Because of what they believe and because they will not tolerate, they do not believe in freedom of speech, they do not believe in the individual choice, they do not believe in the true message of Jesus, they believe in collective salvation, that somehow or another we all have to save everybody, where we are truly powerless. They will look for anything, anything at all, to divide us, to isolate, to teach a lesson to Mr. Burnett and Roma Downey, ‘You are in a space, that you are not welcome and we will not welcome you in that space. We will ignore you or if need be, we will ridicule you. We will smear you, but we will not talk about the amazing power of a movie that when I was a kid networks would have begged to air.’”

“Because I think maybe, just maybe back then there were a few more people that understood because they had actually seen it in their own lives, the power, of the story of redemption, forgiveness, and eternal life.”

“I don’t know what you have going on in your life. It’s been a hard year for us. The last 12 or 18 months have been extraordinarily difficult. And I’m not the only man who has struggled with the end days of his best friend, nor will I be the last, nor will this be the last time that I struggle with this decision. But we found peace. Even though we have hard work ahead of us in the next few days, we know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.”

“A personal note: I thank Mark Burnett and Roma Downey for their courage, for their inspiration, for their willingness. I wrote to them yesterday, and I’ll say it publicly: I apologize for being so foolish to think that one can still joke today. Please don’t be lost in the message of the media. If you haven’t watched The Bible yet, this is the most important episode, and it’s coming up Sunday. A vision, a gift that I haven’t seen ever before on television.”

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I am a babyboomer and empty nester who savors every moment of my past and believes that it is the responsibility of each of us in my generation and Americans in general to make sure that America is as good or even a better place for future generations as it was for us. So far... we haven't done very well!! Favorite Quotes: "The first 50 years are to build and acquire; the second 50 are to leave your legacy"; "Do something that scares you every day!"; "The journey in between what you once were and who you are becoming is where the dance of life really takes place".
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7 Responses to Glenn Beck’s Emotional Update on his Dog, Victor

  1. James Brown says:

    Glenn you are insensitive and disrespectful to the thousands daily that have to stress whether or not to pull the plug on a loved one( a live human being) by crying about a dang dog. You have a warped since of humanity when you think a dog is your best friend. Get your priorities straight. I agree with you on most other issues but this is way to much for me to condone. Another thing if your dog is your best friend you need to find new friends. Other than that, sorry to hear about your dog, but then again it is just a dog. Could have been hit by a car years ago. Get over it.

  2. justonemorepet says:

    How does loving your dog, a member of your family, that your kids love and may have helped you through some tough times diminish the love, stress or decision someone else may have for a human family member that is dying, or for whom an end of life decision needs to be made? I have had to do both, so don’t really understand why Glenn loving his dog is either insensitive or disrespectful fo anyone?!?

    I also know many people who are childless, elderly and alone or who have a pet (pets) who kept them them going through tough times, are their only ‘loyal’ friends, saved their lives and/or served with them and have love them unquestionably through a myriad of tough times and emergencies who love and are attached to their dogs/pets as closely or more closely than any humans.

    Animals touch our souls in a way that nothing else can and it cannot be explained to someone who has not experienced it. But for those who have, they would think that Glenn has a greater heart than most… for both his dog and his family. We are all God’s creatures!!

  3. Rainbow Bridge needs to be shared with your children…God Bless. Our fur-friends become family members and if they are the first dealing with loss and death for a child…This becomes a beautiful blessing about life and that we all move on when the Lord calls us home. Those who go before us whether a human or a fur-friend remain forever in our hearts.. If One has never loved an animal a portion of their heart has never come alive, and one day we will be joined together in eternity. The tears are devoted love for their best ever friend that loved them unconditionally and so sad for a young soul to comprehend. The Bible was your families blessing to help them accept the feelings of such hurt..A hurt like no other…It takes time to let go and let God when we put our friends down. I cried my eyes out for you and your family as I listened to you Friday on my way to work, Glenn. All of us who love animals understand…prayers for the children to accept and their hearts to be at peace and comfort. As for you, it will be difficult beyond anything you can imagine…because you are a sensitive, kind soul, one who overcame much through adversity. The scars heal, but the pain remains in all who have walked your walk or lived with those who did…Time, my friend…heals..but you know this…All my best…as you say Good-bye…to Victor…

  4. Glenn, I just felt so badly for you when I heard about Victor. The pain of losing a family pet is something so deep and aching that we have nothing to compare it to. It must be something close to the pain of losing a child.
    Mr. James Brown, I have been around for 68 years and you could not sound anymore like a mushy headed teen if you tried. Check your’ sensitivity button. I think it needs a battery…one of those big, square batteries!

  5. Dr Anna Nordin says:

    I don’t know enough about euthanasia for animals, but I didn’t do it, I let my pet decide when and where he’d had enough and it worked out beautifully. God Bless your family at this time, Mr. Beck. Ensure the left anti life people don’t stretch your experience into it’s “o.k. to kill”.

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