GLENN: I want to play a piece of audio from Barack Obama's minister of 20 years, 20 years. Not somebody who just, you know, okay, I went to his church a couple of times. 20 year preacher. In fact, the guy who in one of these sermons used the phrase audacity of hope. This is the preacher that gave the line that is the name of Barack Obama's book. And I don't want to talk to you about Barack Obama today. I want you to hear this and take out the I mean, you know, there's a lot of fire and brimstone preachers that are screaming and yelling and everything else. I want you to not listen to the presentation. I want you to listen to the words that the man is saying. This comes from a couple of months ago. This is from January. I want you to listen to the words, not the presentation. Listen to the words and then I want you to ask yourself if you went to that church and you heard your preacher say anything like that, you can reverse racist, you can do anything, what would you do? And how many Sundays would you continue to attend this church? For the answer for Barack Obama was 20 years. He still attends. Here's the audio of Barack Obama's preacher. Wait. And as you're listening, ask yourself one other question. With everything Mitt Romney went through, why exactly is this coming out at this point in the campaign?
Glenn: I thought that word was not to be used. Yeah. I love preachers that use BS, as well, and then if I would ever use that word in any context, in any context, it would be the last day on the air.
I'm sick of it. The forgotten man is not going to take it much longer. The hypocrisy is staggering. Mitt Romney, I want to know everything that you've done since you were born. Exactly what does your church stand for? Here's a preacher that has given an award to Lewis Farrakhan. Barack Obama distanced himself from that.
Let me give you my answer and I'm going to play this clip again. If my preacher said these things don't listen to the presentation. If my preacher was just saying those words on multiple levels, I would be gone. I don't like the use of his language. I'm sorry. I don't like the intent. I'm sorry. I don't like the political message. I'm sorry.
Now, if I had been going for a long time, I would probably go to somebody who was higher up and I would say, Hey, what was the deal with the sermon today? And if they said, I know, I know, I know. We've talked to him. It's not going to be like that. I might go a second time, but I certainly would not attend for 20 years. I don't know about anybody else, but Sunday for me, the sabbath, is extraordinarily important. For my family it is the only and I mean this sincerely. It is the only reason I'm alive today. It's the only reason why I can do 14,000 jobs, Ryan Seacrest, I'm gunning for you. Oh, yeah. I'm going to take you down the only way I can do as many jobs as I do is because Sunday I completely stop and I refresh and I reset and I try to find my spiritual center on Sunday. I have news for you. I don't think I could find my spiritual center here. Maybe you can, but I would not be going 20 years. If you are finding your spiritual center, if you are somebody who is actually going to church every Sunday, you are going I hope you are you're going for a reason, because it gives you the fuel to be able to make it to the next Sunday. By the time I look. I'm going to be honest with you. On Saturday I don't want to go to church. On Saturday night I'm, like, I don't want to go to church tomorrow. Please, I don't want to go to church tomorrow. I get up and I force myself to go to church and I'm happy I do every single time and you know why? Because it renews me. It refreshes me. It recharges my battery and it sets me in the right path again. The world I'm world weary by Saturday. So, I can barely make it. I wouldn't make it if it wasn't for that resetting. So, you're going to church, hopefully, to be filled with the spirit, to be filled with something good, to be filled with light after the events of the week has filled you with nothing but darkness. So, you go and you get filled again with the light. Let me ask you, could you be filled with this kind of light for 20 years and be somebody who really understands hope the way America understands hope?