Every week, Glenn plans to partner with David Barton on a show dedicated to the action steps people can take to stop some of the horrible stories we see on the news. On Wednesday's TV show, they looked at the recent push to keep "In God We Trust" in public buildings.
Here are the action steps they laid out:
1) Go talk to a local official about "In God We Trust."
2) Intervene and speak out whenever something goes dark on God.
3) Get your pastors to speak out and send us clips of their sermons when they do speak out. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Glenn: Okay, once a week we’re going to do this show, and we’re going to do it with David. We’re going to give you action steps, so on this particular show, we have three things for you to do.
David: First thing that you can do, very simply, is go to your local officials. Go to your mayor, go to your school board, go to your county judge, whoever it is. Say do we have “in God we trust” up in our chamber? How come? Let’s do that. So, that’s an easy thing. Everybody contact their official.
Glenn: Overwhelm the system.
David: That was a great point, just overwhelm. And if California can already get it done, 120?
Glenn: I know. This will just keep them busy. That’s the thing, keep them busy fighting you on something like this. This is easy to do.
David: Easy to do. Second thing is anytime you see an effort to go dark on God, like to take “under God” out of the pledge, step up, be the one to take it on. Don’t let it go dark on your watch. Samantha did that, a student in high school, I’ll take this, no worries.
Glenn: And I want to tell you there that this is one of the things that we’re going to be doing on 8/28 and 8/29 in Birmingham, Alabama, is giving you the intestinal fortitude to know that you’re not alone and that you have a group of people in a network that you can fall back on and you’ve got to stand. You’ve got to stand. The time for us to talk about it, the time for us not to be organized, and I say this about me. I started the 9/12 Project, but I didn’t want anything to do with it. I don’t want to run it. I’m not that guy. I am that guy now because there’s no choice. We are those people. We all have to play our role, whatever it is. Stand up, and we’ll teach you how to do that in Birmingham.
David: Final thing is talk to your pastor, church leader, priest, rabbi, whoever. Say hey, would you stand up and talk and be bold, show some backbone? And then when that happens, we want to see clips of pastors showing backbone addressing things. Send those clips to prayer@TheBlaze.com. Glenn will pick good clips. We’ll show you every week.
Glenn: Okay, and we’re also going to probably develop something on the website for more sermons. I think there are a lot of great sermons that are just not being heard around the country. You can go to prayer@TheBlaze.com.