Over the last several days and weeks, Glenn has read countless emails and social media comments from fans who both support and oppose the position he has taken on the current immigration crisis.
While Glenn has made it clear amnesty is not an option and the government must work swiftly to handle the “border crisis,” he believes it is time for the American people to step in and begin correcting the “humanitarian crisis.”
On Wednesday’s radio program, Glenn announced he will be visiting the border town of McAllen, Texas on Saturday, July 19. He will be joined by politicians like Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) and Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX) and faith leaders as Mercury One begins to distribute the goods and services it has accumulated through donations to its Children and Family Border Relief Fund.
Watch Glenn's monologue from Wednesday's radio program below:
The media has also begun to chime in, and Glenn is finding support in some unlikely places. On Thursday’s Morning Joe on MSNBC, host Joe Scarborough commended Glenn’s decision do what he believes to be right. Others on the panel, including co-host Mika Brzezinski, praised his position as well.
Watch segment courtesy of MSNBC below:
“A lot of people are saying that he's actually playing into Barack Obama’s hands, that he's playing by Obama’s handbook,” Scarborough said. “He’s actually playing by another person's handbook, Jesus’ handbook.”
“Jesus was very clear. He said the people that are blessed are those that understand I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink. I needed clothing, and you gave me clothes,” he continued. “What Glenn Beck is doing is the most Christ-like thing anybody can do, and so for a lot of people on the right, who may call themselves Christians, to attack Glenn Beck for doing exactly what Jesus says a Christian has to do, which is to be the Good Samaritan.”
Conservative writers have also spoken out about Glenn’s position. Red State’s Erick Erickson wrote a blog post in which he described his personal conflict on the issue. Much like Glenn, Erickson writes that he cannot and will not support amnesty. But he also understands that his Christian faith calls him to be merciful.
In a post entitled “The Christian Thing To Do,” Erickson writes:
Now, I know many of you do not share my faith. But there is a larger point that must be made here so bear with me. Tolerance is not a Christian value. It is necessary in the course of civil and democratic society to be tolerant of other people’s ideas and opinions, but tolerance for the sake of tolerance is not a Christian value.
Charity and mercy are Christian values. I look at the deep and hostile reaction to Glenn Beck’s effort of late to provide charity to the illegal immigrants at the border and I am shaking my head at some of my fellow Christians and fellow conservatives.
I do not think the government should be helping these people stay here. I do not think the government should be bussing them to other places. I do not think we should let these people stay here. But I think while here we should, in private charity, show mercy and give comfort where we can.
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