Glenn Beck holding event in Alabama for anniversary of MLK’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Conservative talk show host Glenn Beck announced Monday he will be coming to the Magic City on August 28th for an event raising money for the Middle East relief fund on the 52nd anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream Speech.”
“Nothing makes sense anymore,” Beck said leading up to the announcement Monday. “Our Pentagon is told the biggest threat to our nation is global warming, we are told that we have ended the war in Afghanistan and Iraq yet our planes are still dropping bombs and our sons and daughters are still losing their lives. Those who seek high office are telling us about a war on women but it has nothing to do with the women and young girls that are raped and sold into slavery every day by people we sold guns to. The gay rights activists sue over flowers and wedding cakes and say nothing about the homosexuals that are thrown of the roofs of buildings in Syria everyday. We as Christians claim our rights are being violated while at the same time children are being crucified for their profession of Jesus Christ and we say nothing.”
Beck spoke of terror group ISIS, the resurgence of anti-semitism around the globe, and the rise of an ultra-politically-correct education system.
“I will no longer pretend that nothing is wrong and act as though things are normal and that this is progress,” he said. “This is not progress, this is madness. When America, the last bastion of Freedom, the best hope for all of mankind, becomes a place where her citizens turn their eyes from Crucifixions of children we are no longer a country or people I recognize.”
“Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King had the right idea,” Beck continued. “He saw a vision built on God’s truth, with Unity and love as key principles, and the concept of boycott and Non violent were his tactics, driven by principles, and based on truth. This non-violent resistance also worked with Ghandi, but Ghandi, a Hindu, said he learned it from Jesus – the revolutionary. Ghandi even chided the modern followers of Jesus for not following Jesus’ example, telling them, You Christians have in your keeping a document with enough dynamite in it to blow the whole of civilization to bits; to turn society upside down; to bring peace to this war torn world. But you read it as if it were just good literature, and nothing else.’ He was right. The Gospel of Jesus Christ will start a revolution. It has before and it will again – if its teachings are applied and lived out in each of us.”
In this spirit of non-violent resistance and MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech, Beck and his team decided to host a fundraising event at the Guiding Light Church in Birmingham.
“I am beginning where Martin Luther King began,” Beck revealed, “in Birmingham, Alabama. Guiding Light Church in Birmingham, Alabama is just down the street from the building where MLK began his historic stand against Bull Connor. Bishop James Lowe is a brave and outspoken man. We may not agree on everything, but He and his congregation are unafraid and have welcomed us for the anniversary of Restoring Honor and Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech. Friday August 28th.”
Glenn Beck then called on his listeners and the potential attendees of the August event to help him raise $2 million for the “innocents in the Middle East,” who he hopes to assist by shipping boxes of much needed aid to the war-torn area through vetted partner organizations on the ground.
“After the second world war we as a people promised ‘Never Again,'” Beck said. “May I suggest that Never again is NOW.”
More details about the event will be announced soon.
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— Elizabeth BeShears (@LizEBeesh) January 21, 2015