Glenn will be visiting the border town of McAllen, Texas this Saturday, July 19. Politicians Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX) and faith leaders, and others will join him and Mercury One as they begin to distribute food, clothing, and other items requested by local charities and churches. On Monday, Glenn joined Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor to talk to Bill O’Reilly about his upcoming trip to the border and the state of the immigration debate in this country.
During his radio program on Monday, Glenn said the Mercury One Children and Family Border Relief Fund had already received over $700,000 in donations, and he asked his audience to help Mercury One reach its goal of raising $1 million by Saturday. Several hours later, Glenn told O’Reilly Mercury One received a $1 million food donation – bringing the grand total to more than $1.8 million.
O’Reilly asked Glenn to respond to some of the criticism he has received for his position on the border. For the last several weeks, Glenn has explained the United States currently faces two crises: A “border crisis” and a “humanitarian crisis.” While it is up to the government to enforce the laws on the books and deal with the border crisis, Glenn believes it is up to the American people to recognize the “personal responsibility for mercy” and offer basic care for those who have already entered the country and are awaiting legal proceedings.
“There are a lot of people that are very upset because they think I’m going to be encouraging people to come here and that’s not true,” Glenn said. “It’s evil what’s happening to the children all the way around and then to have them being used for political purposes. I don’t care if it’s the left or the right that’s doing it. It is wrong, it is shameful, it’s un-American and it’s not the Christian thing to do.”
That does not mean Glenn is not furious that the U.S. has found itself in this position. He described himself as “angry,” and questioned President Obama’s definition of justice.
“I think [Obama’s] definition of justice may be different from my definition of justice.” Beck concluded. “The government is to provide justice and it’s our job to provide mercy. I think the government is failing on justice and he may have a different definition of justice.”
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