|Down the halls of the Kennedy Center|
While we were sitting and looking around, we spied Chuck Norris sitting up in one of the boxes. That was cool. Later on, he was on stage with his wife.
|This is the group whose name I don't know|
After that, Pat, from the Glenn Beck Show, came out and introduced Glenn as "America's History Professor".
When Glenn came out to welcome everyone, the place went nuts. He then asked everyone who had received a "free" ticket (Glenn bought them and gave them away) to raise their hands. Almost every hand in the front section went up, as well as the prime center seats in the back section. Glenn is a class act!
|Glenn Beck and David Barton|
Glenn then introduced David Barton who "heads WallBuilders, a national pro-family organization that presents American's forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on our moral, religious, and constitutional heritage."
He also has a massive library with tens of thousands of original writings and documents from the American founders. He talked of our Founder's belief in God. He spoke of Rev. John Wise. He believed that "we are touched by the finger of God". He believed in individual rights and was against taxation without representation. Words from his sermons were turned into government documents.
The first speaker was Rabbi Daniel Lappin. Since it was a Jewish holiday, he spoke without a microphone. He said it was his wish to have 2000 Christians wish him a "Shabat Shalom", which means Sabbath of peace, joy and fulfilment. We gave him his wish. He said that we are here because God put us here. God has given us the three "M's" - Marriage, Money, Manners. And, there are three things we should commit to: More Bible study, Make more money - in an honorable way - by pleasing another human being, Say an extra prayer for the U.S.A.
Next came Dr. Patrick Lee, a Catholic priest. He spoke from Ephesians 2:10: "For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do".
1. God has created the world 2. God has a plan for this world 3. God has endowded this world with objective value and meaning. We have a duty to thank God publicly for blessings.
Twila Paris sang "True North"
Pastor Miles McPherson, came out talking 100 miles per hour! He a lot to say in only a short time. His message was "the town's on fire...Do Something!". 1)Find out how many homeless shelters, AA meetings, etc. there are in your town. 2)Walk yourself to those places 3) Ask "What can I do?"
Chuck and Gina Norris
Chuck Norris and his wife, Gina, then appeared on stage. He said "Only two things can get us off our ranch in Texas. God or Glenn Beck!" He read several quotes from George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Samuel Adams.
After an intermission, there was more singing, and then Dave Roever spoke. He has an amazing story of hope. He was a soldier in fighting in Viet Nam when a phosphorous grenade went off in his hand. That's 5000 degrees--1/2 the temperature of the sun! It is a miracle that he survived. It's hard to imagine how he can tell of such a horrific story with humor, but he does.
The evening ended with more amazing music. Then, Glenn bid everyone goodnight with these words, "Twelve hours from now, we will begin to fundamentally transform America".