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Glenn Beck's Rally to 'Restore Honor' Gathers Half a Million Americans, Makes History Comments

On Saturday, August 28, 2010, a massive crowd of  people gathered in Washington, D.C. for a "Restoring Honor" Rally. The Rally was called by Glenn Beck, who has captured the heart of many Americans and raised the ire of some in the main stream media. Continue Reading

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  1. Patrice
    4 years ago

    The posts on this page are truly astounding. I was at the event and I listen to Glenn Beck nearly every day. There's not a bit of hatred or racism in anything that he says or believes. There's more hatred in the posts of Mr. Grimes, Lawrence, Ruben F than in anything Mr. Beck talks about. Good grief! There's nothing racist about opposing illegal immigration. Michael B says that Mr. Beck literally preaches hate. When? What exactly has he said? I have never felt hateful of anyone after listening to him. Mr. Heinig says that Beck calls Muslims terrorists and that's also not true. It boggles the mind that people who obviously don't listen to Mr. Beck are so quick to judge him and to misrepresent completely what the man stands for. The event was very uplifting, inspiring, and peaceful. It was a call to each one of us to pray for our country. Sorry if you consider that hatemongering. But I for one am going to pray for this nation every day.

  2. Pete Brady
    4 years ago

    Quote, "Beck attacks "liberation theology." Actually, Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI (when he was Cardinal Ratzinger) attacked it as well. This was a very public correction by the Church as witnessed by the public "finger wagging" given by Pope John Paul II to "Liberation Theology" Jesuit priest (and Sandinista Minister of Culture) Ernesto Cardenal in 1983 on the Pope's arrival in Managua, Nicaragua. What the Church was witnessing then, and still does, was the corruption of its "social justice" doctrine into a Marxist persuasion. Perhaps Beck's criticism of "liberation theology" and distortions of "social justice" aren't that far off the mark.

  3. Pete Brady
    4 years ago

    The following would seem to be an exceedingly "subjective" conclusion ( and perhaps should be considered being more representative of certain political prejudices, that are in themselves the result of certain overdeveloped sensibilities): "A good Christian does not espouse racism. His attacks on Mexican/South American Immigrants, and "veiled" insults of African Americans have no place coming from the mouth of a Christian." With regard to "immigration" a more balanced viewpoint is presented in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, CCC 2241, "Political authorities, for the sake of the common good for which they are responsible, may make the exercise of the right to immigrate subject to various juridical conditions, especially with regard to the immigrant's duties toward their country of adoption. Immigrants are obliged to respect with gratitude the material and spiritual heritage of the country that receives them, to obey its laws and to assist in carrying civic burdens."

  4. Pete Brady
    4 years ago

    Doesn't it seem just a little bit incongruous that a "Saudi-backed (ironically, Fox News is funded by a Saudi Arabian prince...) NewsCorp" would permit "Fox News in general and Glenn Beck in particular (to) have attacked peaceful Muslims who are trying to build religious centers across the country?" More at illogical.

  5. Ruben F,
    4 years ago

    "Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves." Matt 7:15.

    Just because someone sings hymns and talks about God does not mean that he is a good Christian. A good Christian does not lie. Anyone with a knowledge of history who watches Beck's show knows that half of what he says are outright fabrications. A good Christian does not espouse racism. His attacks on Mexican/South American Immigrants, and "veiled" insults of African Americans have no place coming from the mouth of a Christian. A good Christian (in the Words of JPII) is tolerant and accepting of the religious values of others. Fox News in general and Glenn Beck in particular have attacked peaceful Muslims who are trying to build religious centers across the country; Beck and Fox News do this for no other purposes than for political gain.

    Beck attacks "liberation theology." Liberation Theology for those who understand the history of third world and iron curtain nations know that Catholic Priests and Nuns in the 1950s, 1960s, & 1970s (including John Paul) spoke out against Communism and Right Wing Tyranny on behalf of their followers. In many countries, their actions produced democratic changes and avoided having these nations fall to the hands of the atheists. Many of these brave men and women gave their lives in the effort. Nevertheless, Beck attacks these efforts and says these efforts lead to "genocide." That is an insult to those sainted martyrs who gave their lives to save others.

    Further, this article is misleading as well; it has taken a page from Fox News by using the us v. them position by inferring that the :"mainstream media" has under reported Beck's rally. This is in correct for two reasons.

    First of all, those who were watching other news organizations (including Fox News Rival CNN) on Saturday had wall-to-wall Beck Rally Coverage. Those of us who try to avoid Fox News Hate had to turn the TV off on Saturday. The next day every major newspaper covered the rally. Now, this article wants to infer that the "mainstream media" marginalized the Beck rally by not covering it. That is clearly false.

    Second, the writer of this article has fallen into Fox News' false claims that it is somehow different from the mainstream media: FOX NEWS IS THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA!! Its parent company owns or has affiliate TV stations in every major city in America. It owns nearly a dozen cable channels. It owns major newspapers in every major city in the US including no fewer than four in the New York City alone!! Further, it owns nearly every major newspaper in England and Australia and controls or owns news organizations across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Not only is Fox the "mainstream media," in many news outlets its the ONLY MEDIA.

    It used to be that someone spewing nonsense, intolerance, and racism, while clothing himself in a Christian's coat, as Beck does would fall to the wayside and dismissed for what he is. But because of the power of Saudi-backed (ironically, Fox News itself is funded by a Saudi Arabian prince who in turn is funding the Ground Zero Mosque).NewsCorp his misinformed rantings border on dangerous. Beck and his ilk are tearing this country apart in the name of ratings. It is time that responsible Catholics reject his preaching of hate and intolerance.

  6. Alan Heinig
    4 years ago

    How can we as Catholics praise and support a man who rants against churches that believe in social justice, who affiliates himself with the ilk of John Hagee who denounced the Catholic church as "the great whore." A man who constantly insinuates that other religions are "evil," and their followers "terrorist."

    It is time for Catholics to stand up against his kind of malevolent demogogy. Stand up for our neighbors, stand up for our faith by loving and respecting our fellow man. It is time to share the burden with our neighbors, not castigate them.

  7. Michael B
    4 years ago

    I don't understand how the Church, or at least someone from Catholic Online can so strongly support Glenn Beck. I suppose it's because Beck is aligned politically with the author. I'm very disappointed that a man who literally preaches hate will get such a glowing review. He is a poor example of Catholic values and, i'm sorry to add, so may be the author.

  8. Pam
    4 years ago

    I watched the Washington Rally for the Restoration of Honor in America. I'm not a Mormon, but Catholic. The rally was not a profession of any particular religion, any more than our government is, or should be about a particular religion. The rally was gathered, however, for a return to Honor, Faith, Hope and Charity and to our Founding Principles as a Country, including "freedom of religion" and the basic moral principles that most of us still share to a great extent. But we need to speak up, we can't be quiet anymore!

    The size of the crowd was, in fact, more than 500,000. (If you saw the rally on TV--it was very clear that there were at least that many--and that is what our local liberal newspaper reported. It was evident, if you can see!) Glen honored a few Americans who have provided honorable civil service "for the people." One of the speakers (Dr. Alveda King) spoke of the LIFE issues—basic, universal moral principles that are irrevocable because they are part of the natural law.

    We needed this kind of Rally in Washington, and we need more like it! Who will next gather us together for the restoration of Honor, Faith, Hope, and Charity in our Government and in our dealings with one another all across our Land?—If we don't come together for these values, we will totally lose them as a nation--to our own peril. Our government is supposed to be “of the people, by the people, and for the people….” We saw all "the people" at the Washongton Rally! It was an opportunity to show that we are, indeed, waking up because it is evident that we are departing from our Founding Principles and our Constitution. When people really seek the Truth, they find it; Glen says he is seeking the Truth--so give him God's time to find more of it! He was the only one to come forward and call for this Rally and I am thankful! And, I dare say, we need more like it!

  9. Mary
    4 years ago

    Actually, those that are worried about Beck's Mormonism really shouldn't be. He includes everyone to share in the glory of God. I feel that by bringing Mormons together with Christians of all denominations he is uniting all of us. I think it's very smart. Beck For encourages everyone to search for the truth. By honoring one another, we are asking God to teach us to honor Him. Beck knows how important this is. Let's encourage this, instead of speaking bitterly about Mormonism. We should pray for each other. God will take care of all of us, if we care for each other. If you believe Jesus is the truth, than become the warrior of defending the truth by loving one another. They will follow Him, when we teach who He is by placing Him in our hearts.

  10. Ed
    4 years ago

    I am suprised that you would rate this man who was brought up catholic and left the church for the Morman religion, also had one of the biggest catholic haters the name who is Haggey seating in the front eyle and a honored guest. He has brought up hate every time he speaks until this demorastion. God help our church if we think this is a christian.

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