In the news and online, it's not hard to find people speaking words that are divisive. People tend to avoid listening to voices that don't seem to fit with their perspective.
On radio Friday, Glenn expressed his appreciation to the people of Birmingham, who have demonstrated how to truly be people of unity.
Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors.
GLENN: Bishop Lowe is an amazing, amazing guy. Who studied the Koran.
Actually left Christianity when he was very young because -- this was back in the '60s or '70s. He was in college. And all of his Christian friends who were all white, he thought he was buddies. And he was going to date a woman, ask a woman to go out. She was white. And all of his Christian friends went away and said, no. No, we shouldn't mix. And he's like, aren't we the same on the inside?
Yeah, well, but no, Jesus -- Jesus doesn't want us to mix. So he left Christianity. And he started studying the Koran. And he was going down the -- he was going down the Elijah Muhammad road and started going, you know, really dark.
PAT: Wow. I didn't know that part about him.
GLENN: Yeah, he's very much like Hutch. He's very much like Hutch. You know, he was in the 16th Street Baptist Church when they tried to blow it up. He was in the next room. So he was safe. But he lost friends that way. I mean, he has walked the walk. And he is serious about unity. He is, you know, it doesn't matter what color you are. It doesn't matter what religion you are. He is serious about coming together because now is the time. He's amazing.
STU: And he's taking a chance too. You would think by -- you know, I'm sure he's had a lot of pushback.
GLENN: It was not popular to invite Glenn Beck to his black church.
STU: No. But when you have people and you find people who are willing to step out and do stuff like that, you really need to show them a lot of respect. And you need to say -- really point that out. Because we complain about this sort of thing all the time, that so many people are divisive. And they won't listen to voices that support the values that we talk about. I mean, they've done a great job here in Birmingham to go out of their way to do that. They've really opened up to people here. People you wouldn't necessarily think would be part of this type of a movement.
STU: And, you know, the fact that that's happening is really encouraging.
GLENN: It's really encouraging. A lot of people -- in fact, I will tell you that the 16th Street Baptist Church, which is more of a progressive church, is right down where the -- where the -- the event starts tomorrow. The march starts. And, well, they've asked me not to speak in the church. You know, not to address. They've opened their doors to -- to all of us graciously. And are making sure everyone is comfortable and everything. That's really nice. Really nice. So we appreciate the hospitality of Birmingham. So appreciate the hospitality of Birmingham and all the people involved. If you'd like to get involved, you still can. Just find out about all of the events and how you can get tickets. Some of them -- most of them don't need tickets. Just join us. Just go to now.mercuryone.org.