RUSH: “Photo of Marine Praying With Bride-to-Be Goes Viral.” Have you heard about this? It’s from North Carolina. It’s Asheville. Now, Asheville, that’s where one of the Vanderbilt estate is. I went to look at it before designing my estate. And it’s just a huge — (laughing) Well, I did. It’s a huge liberal enclave now. It is. But the fact that a story like this makes news, to me, is indicative of where the culture today is. You’ll see what I’ll talking about. Just a photo of a Marine praying with his bride before their wedding goes viral.
Now, you’re probably thinking, “So?”
It’s so unusual. It’s so out of the norm. It’s so extraordinary that it went viral all over social media because you just don’t see it anymore, or you don’t hear about it. “US Marine Cpl. Caleb Earwood wanted a moment to pray with his bride-to-be Maggie before their wedding ceremony on Saturday. Now, a photo of the couple holding hands in prayer has gone viral.
“The ceremony was about to start in Asheville, N.C., when Caleb was guided to a cabin where Maggie was preparing for the service. The couple then joined their hands around a corner to not break the tradition of the groom seeing his bride before the altar.” He didn’t see her, he just grabbed her hand around a corner. You love that, don’t you, Dawn? “‘They hid me in a room and he stepped up on the stairwell and he stuck his hand out and I grabbed his hand,’ Maggie Earwood told ABC News.
“Caleb prayed for the couple’s marriage, asking that their union be strong enough to serve as an example for young couples, as Maggie held back tears. ‘It broke me down,’ Maggie said, ‘to know that we felt the same way about God. It just made me happy.'”
It went viral. What does that tell you? I mean, seriously. It tells me there’s a hunger for this stuff. It didn’t go viral because the left is outraged and can’t believe it, although that might have been the reaction they had, but that’s not why it went viral. It went viral because this is a huge positive to people. This is a huge upper. Here you’ve got a handsome Marine marrying the woman of his dreams, and they pray before the ceremony, but still not seeing each other, holding hands.
Oh, my gosh. This is just too perfect. And it’s an oasis in what has become a rotting, deteriorating sewer of a culture. That’s why it went viral.
“The incredible moment was captured by wedding photographer Dwayne Schmidt, who later uploaded it to his Facebook page where it received an overwhelming positive response. ‘Beautiful picture. It brought tears to my eyes. The bride is showing some raw emotion and love. You captured how affected she was by his words!!!!’ wrote one Facebook commenter. … ‘So many people are emailing me,’ Schmidt said, ‘saying thank you for sharing this. It’s what America is supposed to be about.'”
That’s exactly right. That’s my point. There’s a hunger and a thirst. Do you realize what the Republican Party could learn from this? And I don’t mean go all God. That’s not what this is. This is tradition. This is institution, tradition, defining institution, tradition that made America great. It’s all encapsulated here. It’s what Americans want their country to be. That’s why it went viral. “The couple is currently on honeymoon until they return to Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, N.C., where Caleb is based.”