Glenn Beck has brought his unique message to Israel as part of his “Restoring Courage” world tour. The born-again Mormon and former Fox anchor addressed a huge group of American Evangelical and Israelis in Jerusalem under the shadow of dome of the al-Aqsa mosque to denounce the United Nations, Arabs, and human rights organizations. That’s right, human rights organizations.
Beck calmly explained “Whatever we’ve grown to think is solid and strong and durable is under siege. The threats are mounting. The evil is growing. Darkness is falling.” It is not clear if he added to remember to tip the wait staff and stop by the gift shop on your way out.
It is of course human rights organization that have caused much of this problem by criticizing Israel, according to Beck, and his followers must fight these organizations as a matter of faith. He warned “so-called leaders are talking about human rights. But what they do is abuse the very meaning of this phrase. They condemn tiny Israel, democratic Israel, free Israel – Israel which values human life above all others.”
The words electrified his followers, including Michael Novatka, a born-again Christian and “self-proclaimed Jew” from Florida who insisted that “Glenn Beck tells the truth, but the rest of the world doesn’t want to hear it.” True, Michael, so true.