August 28th, 2010
10:22 AM ET
4 years ago

'Restoring Honor' rally underway

 Glenn Beck’s ‘Restoring Honor’ rally in Washington, DC is underway.
Glenn Beck’s ‘Restoring Honor’ rally in Washington, DC is underway.

(CNN) - Conservative talk show host Glenn Beck struck a spiritual tone in opening remarks at his "Restoring Honor" rally in Washington Saturday morning. "America today begins to turn back to God," he told the crowd.


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  1. Death Panel Sarah

    What an idiot!!!

    Is he crying yet?

    August 28, 2010 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  2. mary

    GO GLEN, we need to get our country back on track to "IN GOD WE TRUST"

    Lenny McAllisster keeps saying getting black america back, But aren't we all together. Isn't it time to become none-hyphenated Americans and get our Country back together and our jobs back home so there isn't so much poverty as it is now. God gives us all choices and ther Devil is very misleading and many are following that deception.

    August 28, 2010 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  3. Chris

    For conservatives, Utopia lies in the past – it's something to go back to, something to restore. For liberals, Utopia lies in the future, it's something to strive towards.

    Unforturnately, the past that conservatives want to return to is always some heavily romanticized ideal that never actually existed.

    The lesson of life is you can never go backwards, but only move forwards

    August 28, 2010 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  4. Tom-Vermillion Ohio

    The article above says 'Conservative talk show host Glenn Beck struck a spiritual tone'. What interests me most is the undertones in everything he publically says today. Same can be said of Sarah Palin. I hope to see videos with transcripts of their public speeches for repeated playback and analysis. Need to get inside their head and 'see' where they are 'coming from'. Thank you.

    August 28, 2010 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  5. Orlando Patriot

    God Bless America!! Maybe today we start the movement of returning the United States back to what it was where ALL people worked hard to better themselves (and not wait for their "government" check) and stood up for morals and family values. I miss those days........

    August 28, 2010 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  6. Stuart Parker

    I just watched a few moments of it. The speaker (unidentified) was saying "I too have a dream" and calling on the "Red man, the native Americans, all 360 tribes to come out of the forests and convert to Christ." The speaker also opined that the US army were "soldiers for Christ."

    Fortunately, nobody has called for "second amendment remedies" yet.

    August 28, 2010 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  7. La Piovra

    Most of these Astroturf movements, including the Tea Party affiliates and whacko candidates and barking heads, are secretly funded by Koch Industries and their plutonomic carteleros. Will we examine this Kochtopus critically, or just fall for it all like a nation of Kochsuckers?

    August 28, 2010 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  8. Bassman

    Only the foolish would criticize a speech BEFORE its been given.

    August 28, 2010 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  9. Tony in Maine

    Beck and Palin in 2012. With a combined IQ of 70, they are the conservatives' dream team. And they'd resign one year in to go on a book tour.

    August 28, 2010 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  10. nick

    The world would be a better place if people like Glen Beck turned back to God and left the rest of us be. I am glad he turned back to God because maybe, just maybe, he'll follow the teaching of Jesus inlieu of the teachings of Mammon so there will be mercy, compassion, self-repentance, and alike. You cannot cram God down people's throats because if He gave them a "free will" then you, Mr. Beck & all, cannot force them to adhere to your view of what He wants. This is why the Bible was written at a 4th. grade level so each and every human could read and discern for themselves what the will of God is without a priest or some one like Mr. Beck telling them what His will is. And, what is most troubling is the fact that every time a religious wing-nut and fraud like Glen Beck says we're going back to God, the nation becomes less godly – prehaps this is so because men like Beck are not servants of God but users of God for their own sel-centered egocentric purposes.

    August 28, 2010 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  11. NC Ex-Pub

    Has the miracle that he promised happened yet?

    August 28, 2010 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  12. Henry Miller, Libertarian, Cary, NC

    More like "restoring superstition."

    August 28, 2010 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  13. John

    Glenn Beck,Saran Palin and the tea party are nothing but RACIST.Saran Palin doesn't know what Honor is,she quit on the state of Alaska after they make her Gov.Fox is dumb for having her on fox news,she didn't even finish high school. Most of American people are sick of hearing Saran Palin talk or seeing her altogether. She just a Alaska hillbilly.

    August 28, 2010 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  14. Andy

    Wow. Thousands of lemmings who are unwittingly handing their "libery and freedoms" over to the corporations and lobbyists funding, promoting and providing transportation to this event. Aint America great!!! Goebbels has nothing on this crew.

    August 28, 2010 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  15. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    God is the way, not Glenn Beck. Be aware of those who appear in sheeps clothing bearing false witness. Be aware.

    August 28, 2010 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  16. Uncle Snerdly

    Maybe he should be wearing sackcloth while pretending to be a real christian.

    August 28, 2010 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  17. deli

    It`s so sad ,that this guy glen beck is using God for this evil doing. i do know now that this country has and still have a people like glen beck who in his heart hates the black president of united states of america. i do believe that God see evil i some man like glen beck and he will send something terrible to stikes him. today i will curse, curse ,curse this man and his life ans everything his done till this day will dissappeard in front of his face. it is wrong and wrong to the eyes of the lord God to use his name for something that is so evil. his trying to devived the countrry and is trely wrong and that people of this country are so desparate.

    August 28, 2010 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  18. Augsbee

    Wonderful both Glenn and Al Sharpton are having these rallies and the Martin Luther King Jr.'s family are participating at both.

    August 28, 2010 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  19. Marie MD

    Wouldn't watch this crap for the world, but did he cry?
    I don't need little girl beck or his goldline (which is being investigated for fraud-haven't heard anything about this!) or his blackboard or his "university" to tell me how to run my life.
    This is the same guy who doesn't want anyone else "meaning the President and BIG government" to tell him what to do.
    BTW – he does realize that the Mall IS a Federal site, right?
    I doubt he knows where to find his behind to wipe everything that comes out of it and his mouth.
    Keep hiding behind Christianity. You will be judged when your time comes. Hypocrite!!

    August 28, 2010 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  20. dmog55

    I'm confused? First it was "WE WANT OUR COUNTRY BACK" Where did it go?. Now it's "WE WANT TO RESTORE HONOR" What happened to it? Sounds a little shady to me.

    August 28, 2010 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  21. GI Joe

    The second son of God – did God channel thru him as he predicted he would????

    August 28, 2010 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  22. GI Joe

    I've heard from friends in Atlanta that the niece is trying to make $$$ off of the family name. Sure hope that isn't the case. We'll see.

    Koch Industries will go to extremes to control – they were taught by their own daddy how to do it.

    August 28, 2010 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |