Conservative radio host Glenn Beck opened his show Thursday morning with a compelling story about a gay Pakistani Muslim man who sought to better understand the conservative movement. Riaz Patel had previously come onto Beck's show to have an open conversation about understanding differences between liberals and conservatives. After the conversation challenged Patel's beliefs, he then traveled to other parts of the country to gain an even deeper understanding of those differences, where he learned a lot more than he expected.
There exists a HUGE population in America who are desperately struggling to feed their families. They feel their needs are not authentically represented within this huge government. They feel their concerns are not being voiced by any major news outlet. They are tired of being called “dumb,” “bigoted” and “racist.” [...]
On my flight back, I realized that for many of us supporting Hillary, this election was about incredibly important social issues. It was a moral election for us. To most of the people I met on my trip, it was about survival. Literally. [...]
But how would I know that if I didn’t meet them and talk to them with an open mind? Only by pulling up a few chairs to PERSONIFY the people we think we hate, will we move beyond “black” and “white” to the way the world really is: grey. Grey is the only way.
Read the entire letter at glennbeck.com.