Glenn Beck Rally Speech: America Must Turn Back to God

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Held on the anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech and mocked by Jon Stewart as a "I Have a Scheme" event, Glenn Beck kicked off his Restoring Honor rally this morning at the Lincoln Memorial.

Pictured below during his opening remarks, the Fox News host said: "We are humbled that you are here... America today begins to turn back to God."

Aside from the implication that Barack Obama is anti-God, we'll give you a free subscription to THG for a year if you can tell us what the heck that means.

Someday, Glenn Beck might talk in numbers, facts and practical terms that don't include blanket, vapid, subtly racist statements. That day was not today.

In a speech prior to the event, Beck added that he feels like "God dropped a giant sandbag on my head. My role is to wake America up onto the backsliding of principles and values most importantly of God. We are a country of God."

Again, that sounds like a nice talking point from this self-proclaimed prophet, but does it actually serve any purpose, or have any meaning, aside from rallying conservatives to the polls in November?

The rally has been described as a non-political event, yet its keynote speaker was Sarah Palin. She took to the stage around 10:30 a.m.

"Say what you want to say about me, but I raised a combat vet and you can't take that away from me," she said to the large crowd, who proceeded to break out into chants of "U.S.A! U.S.A!"

This raises a a couple of points:

  1. Who is trying to take that away from Sarah Palin?
  2. Considering the large number of Muslim Americans who are combat veterans fighting in Afghanistan right now, Beck missed an opportunity to truly restore honor to America by asking one of their family members to take the stage and address an audience made up of Tea Party members mostly against the proposed Mosque in New York City.

Palin concluded her remarks by saying: "Vote for Bristol on Dancing with the Stars!"

Just kidding.


We should all support Glen Beck,anytime an alcoholic gets up on stage and tries to find God under the podium we really should support them.When i say an alcoholic i dont say recovering bceause you really never recover and you can relapse at any moment,you are always a drink away from going into a binge.


I like the part where Glen tries to associate himslef with God the same way Hitler did,he's smart,he really knew how to start off the show.


Is Glen Beck a jew and what is he doing with Horseface Pailin up on stage?


No glen beck fan,and not interested in commenting on his version of politics and religion,
things were better when the day started with The Lord's Prayer,
and The Pledge of Allegiance was a fixture in *our schools.


America would be doing better if they DID turn back to God, I agree.


Really? What this country needs is to turn back to myths and legends to guide us?!? Get this schmuck off the stage. What we need is to purge is stupidity.


@THG=Dumbass: So Obama's spending making liberals anti-moral? I'm just trying to break down your argument here... you wanna talk politics, I'd love to. But clue me in to where the morality and decency and God talk comes into any of this.


My gawd America in one fu**ed up place. Who needs Taliban to hate Americans when they are doing such a bang-up job hating each other.


This country is in a moral mess.. To even say the word "God" sends many American's into a tizzy... Thank God we have someone like Glen Beck to come out and speak for us.. I went to this web site specifically to get the "Hollywood" point of view.. Case and Point!


Seriously THG, you are a celebrity gossip site. Please stop throwing your jabs in at conservatives and making your biased remarks. Leave the politics out of it, and just focus on celebrity dirt! No need for politics on a site like this! And what the hell?? Bring a muslim on stage to restore honor to America????

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