Last Friday, Glenn pledged a million dollars from his charity to help rescue Christians from the Middle East seeking asylum. Today, he upped the goal to two million.
"This is Schindler's List," Glenn said. "We can actually buy a family of five for $25,000 and get them out of Syria."
Listen to the lengths Glenn said he'd go to if it meant bringing them safely across our border. Watch.
Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors.
GLENN: Tania and I have been fasting now for seven days. We're doing a seven-day fast. And I urge you to join us in a seven-day fast in prayer for our nation and what we're doing and for those people in the Middle East that we know his will and we do it. But now is the time to be seen. And I was so heartened -- when I came in on Friday, and I saw the numbers Friday afternoon about what we had already raised. We raised already a million dollars. And the average donation was $100. So the average person is giving $100. That's a lot of people stepping up to the plate and donating. And basically what we're doing is Schindler's List.
This is Schindler's List. We can actually buy a family of five for $25,000. And that gets them out of Syria. These are Christians that are marked for death. And get them out of Syria. And so for a family of five, we can -- we can do $25,000. That gets them out of the country. That gets them to a safe haven. That gets them to a church that has agreed to take them. In a country that has agreed to take them and sets them up for a year
PAT: Not ours. We don't want them. Can't take them here. There's no room.
GLENN: I said on Friday, and I mean it. I will personally go down on the border -- and man, did I get heat on this. Glenn, you're going to break the law? No. Injustice. As Martin Luther Kinged said, I will gladly grace the jail, if that's what has to happen. If you're going to arrest me when you won't arrest others for taking other people across the border, and you'll arrest me, trying to make the point and trying to bring people in who are marked for extermination, and you'll arrest me for taking them across the border, then I will gladly grace your jail.
PAT: And historically in the United States, we grant refuge to people -- we grant them asylum because they're in trouble. They're in peril. They're in danger of being killed. And we've always taken them.
GLENN: Right. And we are praying that the State Department will change their mind. That the State Department won't play numbers games. They're already hedging their bet. They've already reached out to Johnnie Moore. But they heard on Friday. And apparently a lot of people called the State Department and said this is an outrage. And they're not hedging their -- they're now saying, hey, we're bringing people in. No, and I will have Johnnie Moore explain exactly the numbers game they are running. But they are not bringing in Christians into the United States.
They're bringing Muslims in. And it's my understanding, they brought one Yazidi family in, but they're not bringing in Christians. And that's got to change. And I -- and I hope that they will change their mind before we would have to go to a border. But I would like to raise $2 million. And you can go to now.mercuryone.org. And donate what you can. Be -- put your name.
I'm telling you, in no uncertain terms, please hear the words of my mouth: This is the time you're going to have your name written in the book of life. Depending on what you do, this will be remembered in the eternities. If you stay silent, if you do nothing -- and I'm not suggesting that you do something like we're doing, I'm suggesting that you do something, whatever it is that you're supposed to do. This is the time. Because I think judgment is coming down on us.