On radio today, Glenn called out America's "bigotry of low expectations" when it came to the Middle East. Americans are quick to condemn any comment from a celebrity that could be interpreted as homophobic or racist, but when extremists are putting those words into violent action in the Middle East, the left is silent and dismissive. Bill Maher had enough of the hypocrisy, and he called it out on his HBO show. Glenn loved the response, and said Americans have a lot to learn from this.
"It amazes me how here in America we go nuts over the tiniest violations of these values while gross atrocities are ignored across the world," Maher said on his show.
We hear a lot about the Republican ‘War on Women.’ It’s not cool Rush Limbaugh called somebody a slut. Okay. But Saudi women can’t vote, or drive, or hold a job, or leave the house without a man. Overwhelming majorities in every Muslim country say a wife is always obliged to obey her husband. That all seems like a bigger issue than evangelical Christian bakeries refusing to make gay wedding cakes.
"This is a very good sign for all of us," Glenn said. "If we can stop arguing about the things that don't matter, the things that don't matter, tell me there's not a ton in there that you can actually reach across the aisle to someone like Bill Maher and say 'Bill, I disagree with you on a lot of things, but on this, this and this, you are absolutely right.'"
Glenn encouraged more people to put aside their differences and find ways to unite.
"My faith has everything to do with people and God. Being better than we are today. That's my faith. My faith directs me to God. My faith says God should be served, and the best way to serve him is to serve your fellow man, to love one another. How can we possibly disagree on 'love one another?'"
Watch the segment below (WARNING: Strong and offensive language)