The most controversial ad of Super Bowl LVIII was a spot from a group called “He Gets Us.” The ad featured depictions of Christians washing the feet of a diverse group of people, including a woman in front of an abortion clinic, an illegal immigrant, and a gay man. Many conservative Christians were outraged at this allegedly woke message, which they believe suggests that followers of Jesus are “oppressors” who should accept sinful behavior. But Glenn has a different take. He believes the ad could have been done better. But he WASN’T offended by the ad, and in this clip, he explains why.
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GLENN: This one is possibly the one causing the most controversy, and it's all coming from the right. Cut three.
It is pictures of Christ, washing people's feet. Can you explain. I can't see them from here.
PAT: Yeah. It's just a whole bunch of images of people watching other people's feet.
GLENN: And they're --
PAT: They're normally poor, destitute.
GLENN: There's a gas worker. With a hippie.
PAT: And somebody's backyard, washing an elderly person.
GLENN: A black man sitting on a porch. Washing a white man's feet or vice-versa. Then the last one.
PAT: Jesus didn't teach -- he washed feet.
PAT: All right.
GLENN: Okay. So stop.
So the last one is the controversial one.
And some people have a problem. In fact, let me read Steve Deace.
Who I really like. I just happened to disagree with him, but that is the glory of TheBlaze.
We don't all have to agree, and we don't force each other to agree. You will say yes.
No. Yeah. We're against the whole fascistic kind of brainwashing kind of thing.
So I was reading a tweet, that -- is that Steve sent out, this morning.
And he said, how wrong was the he gets us ad at the Super Bowl.
Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, not the multitudes of unrepentant sinners as the ad depicts. Instead, for them, he freely offered himself up as a living sacrifice for their sins, which the ad never points out to them.
It affirms -- it, instead, affirms them in their sin. Just a vile, repulsive, heretical, and offensive ad. I can't get upset at Pfizer or Bud Light or anybody else, the spirit of the age. Secrets from his depraved mind.
When our answer fundamentally -- mind, when this, our answer, funded by wealthy Christians. It has been 12 hours. And I'm still mad.
I -- you know, I -- I kind of disagree.
I mean, they didn't -- I think they should have put somebody -- like, the Capitol Police.
Washing the feet of those on January 6th.
If you're going to have Jesus washing the -- of the foot of transgender. Or you have somebody else.
Washing the feet of the transgender.
I get it. I get it.
But how about making sure that the left is washing the feet of the right as well. You know what I mean?
Because Jesus came for all of us.
And the point of this ad.
I disagree. I'm not mad at this ad at all.
I think it was -- it could have been done better, by really pointing out, our real differences.
But Jesus -- let me ask you, Pat.
Which one of your children, are you so mad at, you would condemn them to hell.
PAT: None of them. No.
GLENN: No, no, no.
They've done something wrong.
Let's say one of them murdered somebody.
So you would never want to see them again.
PAT: It would have to be none of them. None of them.
GLENN: But wait. One of them is in BLM. And set fire to cities and stuff. So you will condemn that one to hell, right?
PAT: No. No, I'm not.
See, the -- we -- Pat told me one time. Just think of God, as a loving father. And you will understand him, and yourself.
And I said, don't think I can do that.
And God is everywhere.
And in the tree. And I still believe.
He is -- he is everywhere.
But you can understand him, and your role as a parent. Much better, if you imagine him to be the perfect, loving parent.
GLENN: He loves all of us!
Even the ones who have gone astray.
He would wash the feet of everyone.
Do you think Jesus was embracing adultery, when he road wrote in the sand.
And said, where are thine accusers?
PAT: He told her not to synonym.
That part of the story though is always left out -- by -- by, you know, people trying to condone whatever lifestyle that they think is fine.
And that's the problem. That's the --
So if that's the point you're trying to make about Jesus. That he condones everything we ever do. That's not right.
He still loves us, but he doesn't condone our actions a lot of times.
GLENN: Right. Right.
God is our father. We are his children.
He loves us.
The thing that we can learn from that. Is that we cannot hate our fellow man.
We cannot hate.
And that's the point of this.
GLENN: We can't hate our enemy.
We are not fighting enemies, that are flesh and bone.
We are fighting. I actually -- and if you really pray on this. These are not enemies of ours.
We don't own these rights.
These are enemies of his.
And we are supposed to -- we're not the gatekeepers
We're the welcoming committee. And we should be praying for our enemy. And loving our enemy.
And that's going to be harder and harder to do.
Do you know why Abraham Lincoln was killed by John Wilkes Booth. He tried twice.
The first time he was just going to kill him with his bare hands.
And it was at the point of the inaugural speech. We have in the vault, the only picture of Abraham Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth in the same photograph. It's an incredible thing.
Abraham Lincoln is given the second inaugural address, and he's kind of blurry. And he's talking and moving.
And the cameras need long exposure.
Up at the top, at the gate of the Capitol. Looking at just his eyes. And everything are so clear.
Because he was just boring a hole in Lincoln's head, is John Wilkes Booth.
And after Lincoln said, with malice toward none, and charity toward all.
Booth about lost his mind. Because he needed the north to hate the south. He needed the south to hate the north.
All he -- the only reason why he killed Lincoln was so that the right -- the north would rise up again. In anger, towards the south.
That's not Christ-like.
We don't -- we -- we should do everything we can. To push our anger aside.
It doesn't mean we condone. And it doesn't mean we stop fighting them.
We just don't hate.
And that's going to -- that's hard. It's because hate is very, very worldly, and hate is what's being pushed right now.