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Scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, the event is being held by Rainbow Omega, a group that says it is dedicated to providing care to adults with developmental disabilities.
Tim Hodge, the CEO of Rainbow Omega, told AL.com Carlson was booked for the event last fall. “He’ll be here Thursday,” Hodge assured the news outlet, adding: “He’s honored what he said he would do.”
In a move that sent shockwaves through the media sphere, Fox News announced last week that the network and Carlson “agreed to part ways.” Carlson ended his last show on Friday, April 21, by telling viewers he would be back on Monday.
Amid rampant speculation about the reasoning for why Fox News would give its top-rated host the boot, Carlson was spotted in Florida driving with his wife Susan to dinner from their beach home. “Retirement is going great so far!” Carlson told The Daily Mail last Tuesday.
Carlson tweeted a video on Wednesday that has garnered millions of views in which he expressed the view that U.S. political parties, their donors, and the media are working to suppress opposing views.
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— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) April 27, 2023
“Where can you still find Americans saying true things? There aren’t many places left, but there are some and that’s enough. As long as you can hear the words, there is hope,” he said before signing off with the message: “See you soon.”
Hodge told AL.com there has been “renewed” interest in this week’s fundraiser.
“Anytime you have a featured speaker from the world of politics, with our country’s political divide, you can bet there’s a lot of interest,” he told the news outlet. “It was kind of an unusual situation.”
Tickets can be purchased on the Oxford Performing Arts Center website, which says proceeds are going to Rainbow Omega.
Rainbow Omega states that its mission is to “glorify God by ensuring that adults with developmental disabilities have a permanent and safe home where their abilities and potentials are respected and nurtured in a Christian environment.”