A live performance of Glenn Beck’s “The Christmas Sweater” is scheduled to be simulcast in theaters around the country and was to include the Harlem Gospel Choir. After learning of Beck’s violent rhetoric and race baiting, the Harlem Gospel Choir has pulled out of the event.
Before we contacted the Harlem Gospel Choir about Beck, they didn’t know much about him. After learning more about Beck and his history of race-baiting, the choir quickly came to the right decision and cancelled their appearance with him.
The choir told the Daily News that their reasons for canceling with Beck were financial, and it’s understandable that they would want to avoid getting involved in what could be seen as a political fight — the choir is about faith and music, not politics. And it’s hard to blame them for wanting to avoid starting a fight with Glenn Beck — he is a powerful man with a large megaphone and a large audience that includes some very hateful people (based on some of the email we’ve received after launching our campaign against Beck, we know this first-hand at ColorOfChange).