People are wonderful and should love each other … just as long as they all believe in climate change.
That’s the takeaway from Stevie Wonder’s comments during a performance at a star-studded hurricane relief benefit. The “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” singer urged people to set aside all “political persuasions” and care for each other.
People should value one another “as we should begin to love and value our planet,” Wonder said. “And anyone who believes that there is no such thing as global warming must be blind or unintelligent.”
Glenn pointed out two key lessons to be learned here:
1 — We know from the hurricane aftermath that good causes don’t need celebrity names anymore since only a small amount of funding came from Hollywood.
2 — We should expect kindness to be accompanied with politics from progressives.
Instead, “let’s actually love people. Let’s actually serve people,” Glenn said. If you’re going to reach out to people, you need to be kind without bringing in political qualifications like the need to believe in climate change.
“Let’s stop hating each other,” Glenn said. “Let’s start seeing that we are alike and start seeing humanity in each other.”
EDITOR'S NOTE: This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.
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This is a rush transcript and may contain errors.
GLENN: So while we’re here, let’s talk about all of the wonderful things that Hollywood is doing to help out the victims of the hurricane.
They’ve just had a big gala, where they raised $44 million. Wow. They had a TV network. They had every star known to man. And they raised $44 million.
There’s a football player who just raised by himself $32 million.
STU: J.J. Watt.
GLENN: Thirty-two by himself. He did that, you know, with Twitter. “I don’t know, I’m thinking about raising some money. You want to help?”
Thirty-two million dollars later. You spend all of this money, all of this production. You bring in every star — and I’m sure they all — they were all driving the Leaf. None of them were driving anything that was — seriously, they were all driving a Leaf. And you brought them all together. And, you know, you had the catering trucks and the catering tents. And everything else, congratulations, $44 million. What happened here? Why only $44 million.
Because Hollywood is irrelevant and they don’t even know it. Hollywood — everybody is sick — I mean everybody on both sides. They don’t need you anymore. To raise money, you don’t need people like me anymore. You don’t need anybody. You don’t need celebrity. You don’t need anything.
If you have a good cause and you have a direct way to help, you’re going to — it’s great. This is technology.
We don’t need the celebrities. And could the celebrities help? Yes. Yes.
J.J. Watt, he’s helping. He is helping.
The problem is, they fail to look at what he did, and that is, “Wow. People need help. Let’s help them.”
And then, I’m not trying to make a political point, I’m not trying to make any point whatsoever, let’s just help them.
Is anybody else — is anybody else bothered, when you go to church — and every church is like this, when you go to church, and they start talking about how you need to love people so you can bring them in to get baptized. That drives me out of my mind.
STU: Yeah, that whole loving people to join the faith sounds terrible. Hmm.
GLENN: No. No. It does to me. And maybe because — and maybe because I’ve just — I’ve had shields up on that for so long. And now that I’m sitting in a congregation and I hear people say these things, what it translates to me as, “How can we get people baptized? I know, let’s love them.”
STU: Again, this does not sound bad. You’re saying it’s translating to you in a way that it sounds good. If you believe in the faith, you want people to be baptized. You want people to see the light, right? And a good way to do that — is it hate? If you don’t want love, what do you want?
GLENN: I know.
No, this is the intent. Because — and I don’t think is in the intent of the churches. I think this is the — this is how it’s interpreted by some. And that is, we want to change people’s minds, so let’s go in and become their friends.
Well, that’s good.
STU: Isn’t this the entire —
GLENN: Would you listen to me for a second? Would you let me finish? Would you let me finish?
STU: Every day on the show —
GLENN: No. Let’s love people. Let’s actually love people. Let’s actually serve people.
Now, I said, it’s not the intention, it’s how it sounds, especially when it’s — when it’s in churches. It sounds this way.
And it’s why — it’s why I think we fail. I think we fail as churches sometimes. We fail with people. Because we have another intent. Our intent is to get you to believe what we believe.
No, that’s not my intent. My intent is to get you to see that I’m just like you. I just — I’m just like you. I don’t need you to believe what I believe. We just have to stop hating each other. That’s my goal. Let’s stop hating each other. Let’s start seeing that we are alike and start seeing humanity in each other. Let’s just see that, you know what, you could hate me, but why don’t you hate me for real, authentic reasons. Okay?
GLENN: Why don’t you hate me for that?
Until that time, how about we just love each other and cut each other some slack and help one another?
And it’s my belief that if you are a happy and genuine person, somebody in your life is going to say, “You know what, I can’t figure this out. You seem to have this mastered. What is it that you have?” Well, I’ll tell you. I’ll tell you.
That’s your opportunity. But we set out, sometimes, we set out with, I’m going to get them in the boat. I’m going to get them in the boat. I’m going to get them baptized. I’m going to do X, Y, or Z. You know what, do your part. And that is, love people. We’re missing the love people part.
Actually do that. No other agenda. Love people.
When you love people, they will see, “Wow, I like that guy. I like those people. I may not agree with those people. But I like them.” Then you have all kinds of opportunities ahead of you. Then that’s the time to talk about those opportunities.
Hollywood is not — they did not do this because they genuinely love the people in — in Houston. Maybe some of them did. But far too many of them started doing things like Stevie Wonder. Listen to Stevie Wonder.
STEVIE: We’ve come together today to love on the people that have been devastated by the hurricanes.
GLENN: Great. Great. Great.
STEVIE: When love goes into action, it preferences no color of skin.
GLENN: Oh, boy. Here we go.
STEVIE: No ethnicity.
STU: But, I mean, that’s true.
GLENN: Agenda. Agenda. Agenda.
STEVIE: No sexual preferences and no political persuasions. It just loves.
GLENN: Uh-huh. Okay. Good.
STEVIE: As we should begin to love and value our planet —
STEVIE: — and anyone who believes that there’s no such thing as global warming must be blind or unintelligent.
GLENN: Agenda. Okay. That sounds like —
STU: Wait. A blind guy is telling us that.
GLENN: Yeah. And that’s love. That’s a prayer. That’s a prayer.
GLENN: That’s a prayer. You must be blind or unintelligent.
STU: Amazing. I mean, of course, as it relates to hurricanes, that is not what — even the global warming thesis says, that there’s going to be more hurricanes. They actually say there’s been a decrease since 1880 in the number of hurricanes hitting the United States of America. You know, that’s an amazing thing.
And I think you kind of look at that and you say, why apply that there? Why insert that into the middle of this? Because you’re right, like the other stuff you’re talking about, agenda, agenda. You’re looking at it — I mean, I hate to point this out, but you’re looking at this in a cynical sort of way, right?
GLENN: It’s Hollywood, yes. They deserve that. Yes.
STU: A correct cynical way. But, you know, there’s nothing wrong with saying, “We embrace all races.” Of course. Those are things we actually believe.
GLENN: There’s not. There’s not. I do.
STU: You just don’t believe it from these people because people in Hollywood are constantly coming with an agenda. And then he proves the point seconds later.
GLENN: Correct. Yes. Look, if he said — if he said everything that he said, “Look, it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter if you have the Confederate flag, you don’t want to — or, you don’t want to stand for the American flag. It doesn’t matter. We have to love you and serve you. Period.” That would have been great.
STU: It doesn’t matter if you believe Harvey and Irma were caused by global warming or you feel like we’ve seen these storms a million times before and it’s no big difference.
GLENN: Exactly right. We have to love you.
STU: We’re there for you. And, again, it’s not that way. You’re an idiot. You’re blind. You’re unintelligent. They can’t help themselves.
GLENN: No, they can’t. Because — because their agenda is more important. And, look, I want to make this really clear. Do I want people to find the joy that I have found in my faith? You bet I do. You bet I do.
STU: You should, right?
GLENN: I have found great joy — I am alive today because of that. I would not have made it without that.
So I — I do want to share that. But that’s not my agenda. That’s not what I get up for in the morning. That doesn’t — I’m sorry. But that is — to me, I don’t even think that was Christ’s agenda. That was the result. He knew that would be the result of the way he lived his life and loving everyone, truly loving everyone. Where are your accusers now?
He’s — he won’t stone somebody who broke one of his laws. He won’t stone them.
Where are your accusers?
Does that mean he — does that mean he was endorsing her? No.
His agenda is love. Love. And did she go back and — and get right back into bed with somebody else? Probably not.
How many people — we don’t know this. But how many people did she change because he just showed love? He didn’t stop and say, hey, by the way, and the only way is through me. He didn’t do that. He said, “Where are your accusers? Well, I’m not going to condemn you either. Go and sin no more.” That’s it.
That’s it. Oh, by the way, I did save you, so now I have to do this. Now you have to believe these things.
No, he loved. All of our love, it seems to have an agenda. All of the love in the world seems to have an agenda. An agenda-driven love will not change anything.
$44 million. That’s nice. It’s nice. When Hollywood stops with the agenda, maybe they’ll be able to make a big impact again.