Obama calls harvesting of organs in Africa ‘craziness’ and 'cruel' - so why support Planned Parenthood?

On radio Thursday, Glenn played audio of a Q&A session with President Obama and young African leaders that was practically dripping with irony.

In response to a Kenyan woman's plea to bring attention to the ritualistic killing and harvesting of body parts of people with albinism in Africa, the president decried the practice, calling it a "foolish tradition," "craziness" and "cruel."

Glenn couldn't help but wonder how harvesting body parts of aborted babies was any different.

Watch the following video for Glenn's reaction or read the transcript below.

Below is a rush transcript, it may contain errors.

GLENN: With the conversation that's happening in America, the conversation that the president has been silent about when it comes to Planned Parenthood and the fact that they are positioning women coming into -- for an abortion, they're positioning them in a way with ultrasound to make sure that they can cut the baby up, without cutting the wrong organs that they have already presold. Sick.

Here's the president in Africa. Listen to this.

VOICE: As you may know, Mr. President, persons in Africa are being killed and their body parts harvested for ritual purposes. My request to you is to raise this issue with the heads of states from African countries to bring these atrocities to an end.

GLENN: Stop for a second. Did you hear what the question was? The question was, Mr. President, can you please address with some of the leaders here in Africa, because we have a -- we have rituals that are done here where babies are taken, killed, and their body parts are harvested for ritual purposes.

Here's his response.

OBAMA: And folkways that need to be respected. That's part of who, you know, each culture is; each country is. But there's also just foolish traditions. And old ways of doing business.

PAT: So the ritualistic harvesting body parts is foolish.

GLENN: Is foolish.

PAT: It's a silly old tradition. We don't need that.

GLENN: Now, if you were doing that for research.

PAT: That's perfectly legitimate.

GLENN: Right. This is not wrong. It's foolish. You have more?

PAT: No.

GLENN: That was it?

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Because he did go on. And he did go on to say that the harvesting of body parts needs to stop.

PAT: But not here in America. Not here by Planned Parenthood.

GLENN: Just in -- just in Africa.

PAT: Now, he should have asked the questioner, well, are they also doing mammograms? I mean, sure, they're harvesting body parts for ritualistic purposes. But do they also do mammograms?

GLENN: Yes. Also, I don't want to stop them if they're doing any kind of health care services for women.

PAT: Right. Do they provide contraceptives?

GLENN: Yes. If they provide contraception, then you can harvest all you want.

PAT: Then it's okay. Then we're sending you $500 billion a year to continue to fund that.

STU: Do they donate to the Democrat National Committee?

GLENN: Yeah. I'm not really sure. But if they do --

STU: If they do that, then...

GLENN: They might be foolish, but I'm not going to look into it.

STU: No. Not at all. They won't even watch the videos. If they're doing something illegal, they wouldn't even watch the videos to see if it's illegal.

GLENN: Right. Right.

STU: Other than that, they're on top of it.

GLENN: I haven't seen anything about harvesting. What? Harvesting?

PAT: I don't know if she had in clue as to what's going on with the Planned Parenthood thing. I don't know if she's making that connection. But amazing coincidence, if not.

STU: I don't think so. It seems like she's concerned with issues going on in Africa.

PAT: And then it happens to coincidence with this Planned Parenthood stuff. I mean, his answer is not even that strong for harvesting body parts ritualistically.

GLENN: No, it is. I posted this up on Facebook.

PAT: It's a foolish tradition?

GLENN: Yeah. No. As my head was about to explode, I posted this on Facebook. You won't believe this. It reads like the Onion. I don't have any words for the lack of self-awareness for our president. Here it is.

He told a group of young African leaders on Monday that harvesting organs for humans that are killed as part of African ritual was, quote, craziness and a cruel tradition that needs to stop.

He warned of dehumanizing margin groups of humans and the problems that arise when, quote, you are not able to see someone else as a human being.

People are being killed and their body parts harvested for ritual purposes. My request to you is to raise these issues with the state of African countries and bring these atrocities to an end. That is what the reporter said.

He decried the practice and encouraged the people to do everything they can in their power on behalf of all vulnerable humans.

Young people, you can lead the way and set a good example. But it requires some courage because of old thinking. People will push back at you. And if you don't have convictions and courage to be able to stand up for what you think is right, then cruelty will perpetuate itself. If there's one thing I want all leaders to come out with, it's this notion of, if you're strong by taking care of people who are vulnerable, if you look the after the minority, look after the disabled, look after all the vulnerable, you will be strong. You are not strong by putting people down. You're strong by lifting them up. That's the measure of a leader.

I couldn't take it. There's no self-awareness in this man.

PAT: No.

GLENN: Zero self-awareness. He's literally talking about the harvesting of organs in the most vulnerable. He's talking about -- there's trouble when you stop seeing people as humans with a right to disagree. Oh, my God.

Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

We're going to be doing an amazing broadcast on Thursday, July 2nd, and we will be broadcasting a really important moment. It is restoring truth. It is restoring our history. It is asking to you make a covenant with God. The covenant that was made by the Pilgrims. And it's giving you a road map of things that we can do, to be able to come back home, together.

All of us.

And it's never been more important. Join us live from the Standing Rock Ranch on Blaze TV, YouTube and Facebook at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday July, 2nd and restore the hope in you.

Make sure you join us and use the hashtag and spread the word, fight the mob today and you'll save $20 on your year of subscription. We need you now more than ever.

RESTORING HOPE: Join Glenn live from Standing Rock Ranch to restore the American covenant youtu.be

On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:

Glenn's full investigation into the dark origins of the funding behind Black Lives Matter is available for BlazeTV subscribers. Not a subscriber? Use promo code GLENN to get $10 off your BlazeTV subscription or start your 30-day free trial today.

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.