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November 27, 2021


Good morning! Here are some stories from me that I think you will want to read. Topics include:

  • "Huckabee" Preview
  • Waukesha Update
  • New COVID Variant
  • Cathedral Woes
  • Prayer Tree
  • And Much More


6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, 7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

1 Peter 5:6-7 NKJV

Today's verse was recommended by Fred E.

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I hope you had a happy and filling Thanksgiving. And while you recuperate from all the pumpkin pie and Black Friday, relax in front of the TV with a great new episode of “Huckabee” tonight on TBN! I’ll talk to North Carolina Rep. Madison Cawthorn and discuss free speech on the Internet with Mark Weinstein, founder of the Facebook alternative MeWe. But we’ll have lots of light-hearted entertainment, too. Chef Christy Denney of “The Girl Who Eats Everything” blog will show us how to make Thanksgiving leftovers special. We’ll have plenty of laughs with “In Case You Missed It” and comedian Kevin Johnson. And we’ll top it off with the classic music of gospel/bluegrass superstars, The Isaacs.

We start rolling tonight at 8 and 11 EST, 7 and 10 CST, and Sunday at 9 EST/8 CST, on TBN. To find out how to watch TBN, from local cable and broadcast channels to streaming, visit and click on “Channel Finder” on the top menu. You can stream previous episodes, highlights and online-only “Digital Exclusives,” including extended interviews, “In Case You Missed It” and “Facts of the Matter” segments, and extra performances by our great musical and comedy guests, all at You can also find past shows, highlights and digital exclusives on YouTube and my Facebook page.


As the truth has become known about the suspect in the Waukesha parade massacre and why he was back out on the streets after committing a string of crimes going back years…

…liberal media outlets are desperately spinning the story to try to keep the public from focusing attention on the real reason behind the huge spikes in crime and violence in large cities around America: the insane policies of leftist DA’s and politicians. The Washington Post actually managed to bring conservatives and even Hollywood uber-liberal Debra Messing together in outrage by claiming that the rampage that injured dozens and killed six people, including an eight-year-old boy, was caused by an “SUV.”

No, it wasn’t a self-driving SUV that went on a killing spree, like Stephen King’s car, Christine. It was a car being used as a deadly weapon by a career criminal who should never have been out of jail and behind the wheel. They’re now trying to blame the car just as they try to blame the gun when a criminal released by a liberal prosecutor shoots someone. Here’s a warning for auto makers:

Law professor and Instapundit blog master Glenn Reynolds has a good article in the New York Post about the real “root cause” and common thread of this wave of crime and violence. It’s not racism or “white supremacy” or any of the liberal media’s other favorite phony buzzwords. It’s “awful Democratic politicians.”


Democrat New York state Assemblyman Pat Burke plans to introduce a bill that would allow insurance companies to deny medical coverage for COVID-related illness to people who aren’t vaccinated.

I guess I’m getting old because I can remember when Democrats claimed that medical care was a basic human right and it should be illegal for insurance companies to deny coverage for any reason. But then, so could any two-year-old, if he’d been following the news since he was born.


Friday, stock markets tanked hard amid fears of more travel restrictions and lockdowns after a new COVID-19 variant was found in South Africa. It’s also popped up in Belgium, Botswana, Hong Kong and Israel, but not in the US yet.

It’s been dubbed the Omicron variant (interestingly, the next letter in the Greek alphabet after the recent Nu variant is “Xi,” but since that’s also the name of the President of China, I guess it would be too politically incorrect to say that the China virus now has a Xi variant.)

Despite the panic mongers, there’s as yet no evidence that this variant is any more dangerous than what’s already circulating, or that it won’t be stopped by current vaccines and natural immunity. And Novavax says it’s already got a vaccine in trials that could be ready for manufacture in a few weeks.

This isn’t even unexpected: all viruses mutate as the potential host population dwindles; they usually become more transmissible but less dangerous. And South Africa has a very low vaccination rate, so this doesn’t mean the Xi (sorry, Omicron) variant can evade the vaccines. It hasn’t even been determined yet if this strain was responsible for the recent leap in cases in South Africa. Yahoo News has a good article explaining what we know about it so far, and considering all the hysteria, we actually know surprisingly little for certain.

Sure, this could be a new and terrifying threat, or it could be a last gasp of this disease that peters out in a couple of weeks. Pardon me if I decline to panic because I’ve lived through enough panics from our politicians and “health experts” who didn’t really understand what they were dealing with and who wanted to impose draconian policies that only made matters worse. For the first time in history, they quarantined the healthy while exposing the vulnerable to the disease in nursing homes; forced people to stay indoors (where the disease spreads easiest); and arguably caused more damage to more people’s mental, physical and economic health than the disease did.

In response to the new variant, President Biden met for a whole half hour Friday with his top medical advisors, who still include Dr. Anthony Fauci for some reason. I was willing to defer to Dr. Fauci early on, but he’s contradicted himself, pushed false narratives and put self-aggrandizement ahead of public safety too many times. I don’t understand why many people still think his prescriptions are handed down from Mt. Sinai on stone tablets. Our health officials and media have attacked, censored and tried to de-license actual doctors who are in the field treating COVID patients if what they report contradicts St. Fauci, a DC health bureaucrat who hasn’t treated a patient since he completed his residency in 1968.

And speaking of people who’ve been in Washington too long, President “I Will Shut Down The Virus,” not travel or the economy, announced that he was placing new travel restrictions on South Africa.

Funny how Trump’s shutting down travel from China was racism, but Biden shutting down travel from the predominantly black nation of South Africa is just prudent health policy.

Please note that I’m not saying he shouldn’t shut down travel from South Africa. I’m just saying that while he’s doing it, he should also publicly apologize to Trump for slandering him and being a big hypocrite. Since he also pushed for “global vaccination” without thanking Trump for overseeing the rapid development of vaccines he badmouthed before he started taking credit for them, he might throw in an apology for that, too. (This is why I couldn’t be a modern Democrat: my memory stretches back farther than yesterday.)

Unfortunately, hypocrisy, dishonesty and political opportunism are three Washington epidemics for which we’ve never been able to find a vaccine.


When a terrible fire engulfed Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris in 2019, many people were rightly outraged over politicians declaring this as an opportunity to “reimagine” the historic landmark. There were horrible “conceptual” drawings of Notre Dame being rebuilt into a modern glass and steel monstrosity instead of the transcendent beauty of its medieval French Gothic architecture.

Well, Kim Hirsch at the Victory Girls blog reports that there’s good news and bad news. The restoration work is advancing, and most of it is intended to painstakingly restore the original structure. The bad news: some parts are being changed to include politically correct modern themes such as multi-culturalism and environmentalism, and in a style that’s being compared to Disney’s Epcot Center.

Incredibly, the areas getting these inappropriate updates were parts of the Cathedral that suffered the least fire damage and would have been the easiest to restore to their original condition. But restoring a 900-year-old cathedral whose creators intended it only to glorify God and lead people to Christ must take a backseat to leading people to the political causes that constitute the new religion of the left.

Maybe the current climate activist Pope believes that mixing PC causes with religion will draw people to Christ, but there’s not a very successful track record of that. Generally speaking, the closer a church hews to the Bible, the more likely it is to have a growing congregation, and the opposite is true for those who embrace secular views and liberal political causes.

John Hinderaker of the Powerline blog has a good example: his own church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

In a post titled, “Get Woke, Empty the Pews,” Hinderaker notes that as the ELCA has become more and more liberal, its membership has shrunk from over 5 million in 1988 to 3.3 million today, and falling. And it’s doubtful that a recent pastoral letter from a presiding bishop that condemned the Kyle Rittenhouse acquittal and claimed that the “idols of our society” are “guns, violence and white supremacy” will reverse that trend.

I like to believe that most people in our society still believe in the Ten Commandments, which means they have no other gods before the Lord and they make no idols or graven images. Those are, after all, the first two. And I think the churches that are growing by bringing more people to Christ are the ones that remain aware of that.


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Today's hymn/song was recommended by Gaye H.

1. Thanks to God for my Redeemer,

Thanks for all Thou dost provide!

Thanks for times now but a mem’ry,

Thanks for Jesus by my side!

Thanks for pleasant, balmy springtime,

Thanks for dark and stormy fall!

Thanks for tears by now forgotten,

Thanks for peace within my soul!

2. Thanks for prayers that Thou hast answered,

Thanks for what Thou dost deny!

Thanks for storms that I have weathered,

Thanks for all Thou dost supply!

Thanks for pain, and thanks for pleasure,

Thanks for comfort in despair!

Thanks for grace that none can measure,

Thanks for love beyond compare!

3. Thanks for roses by the wayside,

Thanks for thorns their stems contain!

Thanks for home and thanks for fireside,

Thanks for hope, that sweet refrain!

Thanks for joy and thanks for sorrow,

Thanks for heav’nly peace with Thee!

Thanks for hope in the tomorrow,

Thanks through all eternity!

Author: Carl E. Backstrom

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"For Virginia for my lungs I am having an awful time ! I know my God loves me and will help me but I could use you’re prayers ! God Bless You!"

"Please pray for healing for Margarita who has slight dementia and other physical challenges. Thank you and God bless."

"Tom, suffering from Multiple Myeloma. Prayers for strength, comfort, and healing. Prayers for peace and strength for his wife and caregiver, too."

"My adult son for emotional healing and from obesity."

"Our family together Thanksgiving week from all across the Country. Unsaved daughter in law, sons not walking with the Lord as they were raised. Seek family unity , scales removed from hearts & minds to Gods truth. Thank you."

"Pray for the homeless and for those choosing to live on the streets deep in drugs, which includes my grandson Jesse."

"All in uniform, wherever they are posted, serving in the nation’s defense. In our house we are thanking God that son, grandson and nephew are all stateside this Thanksgiving."

"Please pray for me as I have diarrhea & a lot of anxiety! Thank you!"

"My son who is hospitalized with covid. Others in family who all contracted covid at the same time."

"Cancer Ann Miller for healing."

"Please pray for my family to seek Jesus before it's too late. Pray for all the souls that don't know Jesus."

"I have a friend who has had a stroke and needs healing. May God heal and sustain him. May God sustain his wife who is caring for him."

"Pray for my husband, Allen, who is seriously ill and needs a kidney transplant."

"Please pray for healing for my loved ones. Thank you."

"Prayer for our Nation, for our leaders, for our brothers and sisters. Dear God, please fill our heart's with your love and goodness. Heal where there is sickness, love where there is abandonment and loneliness, feed those who are hungry, shelter those who are cold, protect those who are threatened and frightened, unite us where there is division, let us love were there is hate, forgive us of our sins, help us to have a heart like Jesus, to serve others as Jesus did, to help a brother or sister in need, help us to open our hearts in thanksgiving for your blessings. Let us praise you in all that we do. Return our nation to you God, our savior, our redeemer, our protector, our lover, our ONE and ONLY living GOD. Help us to return to the foundation of our Nation where you were LORD over our lives governing our every decision. Our shared love of GOD has united this country for over 300 years. In Jesus name, Amen"

"My daughter though physically well, is unsaved. She was raised on the Bible, but years ago told me that my beliefs were not hers. She "wasn't a Christian and didn't want to be one." We are close and loving, and she is a very loving mother. Please pray that Christ will make Himself real to her."

"Health & healing for a broken marriage!"

"98 years old, blacked out and fell last July 22 and broke my neck. Please pray for healing of vertebrae in my neck. Thank you and thank God. Betty L, Brownsville, Texas"


"I want to offer remembrance of my husband, John, who passed away in Dec. 2019. He was a veteran and love that he served his country. He was a fine man, a sinner saved by grace and resides with our Lord and Savior in Heaven. I'm looking forward to when I join him. God bless everyone. ??♥?"

"My best friend, my dear wife of fifty three years went home to be with the Lord Wednesday November 24"

"Let us pray for all those, family and fruends, who suffered and died from this horrible C-19 virus. May we always remember them with love in our hearts and thanks to God for the opportunity to have had them in our lives."

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  • Becky Jantzen

    11/29/2021 10:41 AM

    "This isn’t even unexpected: all viruses mutate as the potential host population dwindles; they usually become more transmissible but less dangerous." - Thank you for stating what I've been telling everyone from March 2020 when the virus hit the fan. I learned this fact about viruses in grade school, yet the number of supposed "medical professionals" (including that lying blowhard Fauci) who don't seem to understand this simple scientific truth is mindblowing. I've often said that Covid is not the first nor the worst disease to hit mankind and won't be the last, yet it was a grand excuse to get rid of Trump, make certain people very wealthy, and terrify a bunch of shockingly ignorant Americans into believing that socialism is the cure for it. Keep spreading the truth, Mike, and thanks for your excellent work.

  • Gary Stilwell

    11/28/2021 10:08 PM

    Re: Notre Dame Cathedral--
    Either this Cathedral be restored to it's ORIGINAL granduer, or it should be destroyed --to the last stone. There is NO room for "woke" or other contemporary fads in it's restoration. Compromising the original construction compromises it's purpose and function--if the powers that be want a 'compromised' edifice--DO NOT use the remains of such as this to glorify your sick characteristics--go buy some chinese concrete that will only last maybe 10 yrs(much like your philosophy)

  • Andrea Aronstam

    11/28/2021 01:08 PM

    Hi there,
    I watched your appearance at Destiny Church in Rocklin, CA last week and enjoyed hearing your and Senator Tim Scott's comments. During the sermon/talk, I noticed that you seem to be the same size as my husband. I would like to know if you decide to get rid of or donate any of your old suits, if you could send one to me so I could give it to my husband? Please email me back, only if you are updating your wardrobe and we can work out the logistics. I am will pay the postage as well.
    God bless you and your continued efforts to influence the critical thinkers in this country about so many good and right things.
    Andrea A.

  • Stephen Russell

    11/28/2021 11:04 AM

    China Games:
    I say Boycott BUT OK for contenders with kin, friends to view Games & sports media
    Otherwise Boycott Games
    Or find ways to make China PAY in public during Games
    No tourists =No $$$ for China

  • Stephen Russell

    11/28/2021 10:56 AM

    New Nu Variant: Rerun 3-20-20 again?? or No.
    Notice reaction now vs from Wuhan virus
    Note Not in command Biden inactions.

  • Stephen Lentz

    11/27/2021 10:31 PM

    "It’s not racism or “white supremacy” or any of the liberal media’s other favorite phony buzzwords. It’s “awful Democratic politicians.”

    And you forget to mention that these useless "politicians" keep getting reelected!! How can you tell a politician is lying? Its lips are moving!!!

  • Judy Pevonka

    11/27/2021 09:42 PM

    I thoroughly enjoyed your show tonight; I also enjoyed the taping on Friday; you and I spoke for meet and greet. I think I also love Rachel for saying that you remind her of Sean Connery; I happen to agree. Thank you for being such a wonderful oasis in this crazy world; your words always make me feel better. God bless you and yours.

  • Samuel L. Smith Sr.

    11/27/2021 08:58 PM

    Oh no don't tell me they are now going to take my SUV away also! (HA HA HA). You can blame the politicians all you want. Yet do not forget we are a "Constitutional Republic" the blame also sets on the shoulders of the hypocrite voters, and those who have not register to vote or those who set at home on their backsides and did not get out and vote. All these folks give these hypocrite politicians the power and authority to put these deadly policies in place!

  • Paul Kern

    11/27/2021 06:42 PM

    I studied the European cathedrals. They were all designed to. Focus people's hearts and mind up to God. Not an experiment in cancel culture insanity! One common thread among leftists is a hatred of beauty. I remember the fall of the USSR. Many of the buildings had to be razed. Not structurally safe and plain ugly. This is 1984! Like many here in the rats nests the blue states have become
    I was in SE Asia suturing my service. I saw how the Japanese and others blended cities and nature together beautifully. Here we still have the balloon house structures developed before the Civil War. Easily out together and likewise demolished.
    Every large city I have visited has a certain gray drabness about them. Bricks asphalt and concrete have no character!
    I was Episcopalian and left. Turned gay and rejected the Gospel. The ELCA and other mainline denominations have done the same. I had to leave the ACNA because it turned Pietist and teaches ultimate obedience to the government and Christ is secondary. Now the only thriving churches left are those who preach the Gospel and expect their members to use their gifts for God's glory and the Kingdom.

  • Helen Nees

    11/27/2021 06:31 PM

    Can you enlighten us about the Smash and Rob incidents we're seeing? Lots here in Cali but no one is explaining why this is happening. Is this reparations? Or is this the new way we're all supposed to be Christmas shopping? It is Black Friday-at least it was yesterday and some people are saying that the bargains were not so good this year and some people are just going to cancel Christmas this year-no presents due to inflation. We're already @ $5.00 plus for premium gas and my guess is that it's going up to $10.00 by summer.