VOICE: Basically we’re Latinos, Hispanics, we’re blacks, we’re the LGBT community, we’re women, we’re par.
JONES: Everyone’s welcome.
VOICE: Everyone’s welcome.
VOICE: Except unless you own a corporation or if you’re a hunter, a gun owner, white males.
And then there was this one:
VOICE: They’re a bunch of gun‑toting hillbilly Tea Partiers. That’s all I have to say. Bang, bang, bang, bang, bang.
And this one:
VOICE: A bunch of Yosemite Sam hillbillies.
VOICE: Whack job evangelicals, gun nuts.
VOICE: They don’t want to hear a message of difference and of hope.
“What kills me is they don’t see any of it. They just don’t see any of it. They don’t see how they’re being wildly bigoted. ‘We’re inclusive, except for those people over there.’ Oh, my gosh. We don’t ‑‑ we certainly don’t want any of those gun people,” Glenn said.
“Here’s how open‑minded I am. I have friends who are atheists, I have friends who are Democrats, I have friends who are darn near communists, socialists, and I think they’re good people. I will tell them that I think they’re wrong. And we have an open and honest debate. But what we have in common is more important. They’re decent people. They don’t hate freedom. They don’t hate America. And they’re also willing to have an honest conversation with me and if I make a good point, they’ll say, “Wait a minute, wait a minute, holy crap, that makes sense.” And they’ll come back to me two, three months later and say, “I’ve really been thinking about that.” And I’ve done the same with them. My Communist friend George Lange who’s not actually a Communist but I like to call him that because he’s always like, ‘I’m not a Communist.’ ‘Yeah, you are, George.'”
“He has changed my course. He really has. He’s probably, next to God, next in line of being responsible for Restoring Love. Because he opened my mind on language. He said to me on the mall, he said, ‘Glenn, I haven’t heard you talk about love.’ I said, ‘George, you communists are all alike. This whole thing is about love.’ And he said, ‘Language matters, Glenn. Half of the country never heard you say the word love. And we’ve had a two‑year conversation about this.’ And he taught me how his side sees things, and I’ve taught him how our side sees things and that really we’re the ones that are seeing it the same way. And when he said to me at Restoring Love, “Glenn, my side talks about utopia, but your guy ‑‑ you guys are actually building it. You’re doing it. This is it! This is what my side always says we should be like and you’re doing it!” Victory. Victory. That’s how ‑‑ that’s where you are open‑minded. You say to your principles. But you’re open‑minded enough to be able to bring other people in and have a real true exchange of ideas with respect. You win,” he said.