Glenn shares highlights from Rev. Billy Graham’s 95th birthday party

Glenn was broadcasting from Ashville, North Carolina this morning because he attended Reverend Billy Graham’s 95th birthday celebration last night.

“I’m still in North Carolina. I was at Billy Graham’s birthday party yesterday. You know, he’s 95-years-old. I hope I’m as sharp as he is at 95. He was crystal clear in his presentation last night. You could see it,” Glenn said. “He’s a giant of a man, one of the most humble people… But last night I was thinking about this… because as I was sitting there in this room and, you know, Sarah Palin was there, Lindsey Graham surprisingly didn’t show up, but Rupert Murdoch was there, Kathy Lee Gifford… And I know Donald Trump… Greta van Susteren was there.”

“And I’m watching this video and everybody in the room felt small… When we first came in, there were these big video screens that were just showing pictures of his life,” Glenn continued. “The only thing he was missing was, like, a picture of him standing with Gandhi or, you know, trying to shield Bonhoeffer from the bullets. I mean he has done, been, met everyone, everywhere, and he has led. And so you’re just watching this, and I’ll bet ya Rupert Murdoch felt small, just watching this accomplishment of this one man’s life.”

Glenn had only met Rev. Graham once before. What was scheduled to be a half hour meeting at Rev. Graham’s home, turned into a five hour lunch in which the men bonded over their shared faith and their hopes for the future. During the meeting, Rev. Graham shared with Glenn that he believed he had one final sermon left in him to deliver. And last night served as the forum from which he would present it.

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“He is just so down to Earth and so real, and the message is not about him – never is about him,” Glenn said. “There was so much to learn… Really just a great and amazing message.”

The message, as Glen described it, focused on the importance of getting America back on the right track and re-orienting with God.

“When I met with him three years ago, he said, ‘I have one more message for America and the world, and I just don’t know how I’m going to give it,’” Glenn explained. “And we talked a little bit about it, and he’s very concerned about America and he’s very concerned that we have turned way too far away – that, you know, as we were talking about, the Western way of life. If the [poll] numbers for the crack-smoking mayor [in Toronto] go up, then Billy Graham is exactly right. And there is nothing or no one that can fix this country or this way of life. Only God can.”

After leaving the event last night, Glenn spent a good amount of time reflecting on what he is supposed to take away from Rev. Graham’s message and the brief time he was able to spend with him.

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“Last night in my diary I wrote two words. I’m trying to think what is it that I was supposed to learn from Billy Graham, and I want you to know I can’t claim him as a friend. I wish I could. I can’t claim him as a friend, I can’t claim that he really knows me or I really know him,” Glenn said. “I’ve met him twice. And I had a five-hour lunch with him one time, me and my family, and I feel as though I know him, but I don’t know him. I know his heart, and I know what he gave to me and that is confidence. He told me he had the same fears when he was my age, and he struggled to hear the Lord, too, and it didn’t make sense to him… And the gift that he gave to me is incomprehensible, quite honestly.”

“And so this is what I wrote in my diary last night, when I had to figure out what was it I was supposed to take away from Billy Graham, a man I would hope that I could see him again, but I probably never will: Grace and humility,” Glenn continued. “That’s who that man is.”

Glenn had the good fortune of being seated with Rev. Graham’s daughter, Ruth, last night. And at one point during the festivities, Ruth asked Glenn whether his children struggle with his public persona the way she and her siblings have struggles over the years.

“At one point, Ruth looked at me and she said, ‘Do your children hate this as much as I do?’ And I knew exactly what she meant,” Glenn explained. “And I said, ‘Yes, but I fear they don’t handle it with as much grace as you do.’ And she looked over to her father and she looked back at me and she said, ‘I never get to see my father.’ Families sacrifice so much. Children lose so much because everybody loves their dad or everybody hates their dad. Whatever… They become this public thing and they don’t get to be just a normal family very often.”

As Glenn was getting ready to leave, Ruth thanked him for traveling all the way to North Carolina to be a part of her dad’s special night.

“I tell you, it broke my heart when she said that because I haven’t done a good enough job of telling her. And I said, ‘Ruth, you don’t understand how much your friendship, how much you inviting me to sit with your family, and how much your father has meant to me and how much I’ve learned. It’s an honor to be here,’” Glenn explained somberly. “Grace and humility. The meek, the humble, the broken will be the leaders of tomorrow. They will be the ones that help heal the world. I pray that the Lord breaks me more, should it work to his advantage. And the good news is I know there are lots of people in the world that are praying for that as well – possibly for other purposes.”

TheBlaze will be broadcasting Rev. Graham’s final sermon this Saturday, November 9, at 7pm ET in a special called The Cross. Not a subscriber? Start your 14-day free trial of the TheBlaze TV HERE.

  • Anonymous

    I will begin the discussion with the obvious: the after party was a writhing, ballsuckling orgy of tea party pervs, with Beck in the bathroom stall offering blumpkins

  • Anonymous

    Manboobman, how is what you posted in anyway relevant to not only this topic – but – any topic.

    If you need attention, I suggest you go stand in front of a mirror and amuse yourself – but, if you want to discuss what the topic is, then man-up and respond like an adult.

  • john in pa

    I’m curious: why, when there’s an individual who’s every post is a disgusting, off-topic, perverted sexual rant, is he not banned from the site? How can I recommend friends to this article when I know this putrid crap is in the comment section?

  • landofaahs

    God bless you Billy. May God smile upon you and cover you with his never ending grace.

  • landofaahs

    He and his ilk are sick. moobman really hates himself. They are crying for help and refusing it. I have seen it many, many times and it often ends in early death. It is sad.

  • landofaahs

    Self hating attention grabbers.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFGELoC4zc Sam Fisher

    Oh Manchildfanatic will you ever grow up?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFGELoC4zc Sam Fisher

    Well I wish I knew the answer.

  • Anonymous

    He might re-think about moving to San Fran – there’s a bridge out there with his name on it…what a pity….seriously!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFGELoC4zc Sam Fisher

    Glenn look at it this way if you are truly a follower of the Lord than he will never let what the left wants to do to you happen. God bless Billy Graham.

  • Anonymous

    Folks, this person Moopwhatever is a broken soul, not worth commenting.
    What so much spoke to me of what Glenn said was what he put in his diary last night – grace and humility. I am over here in Germany right now taking care of things for my Mom who is in a nursing home. It is always a tought trip for me as I have no siblings and all depends on me to get things handled. It gives me such joy to be able to listen to at least a good portion of GB’s radio show and the 5 pm show and I am grateful to have what I call my lifeline when over here. So I am ending my day (6 hours ahead in time) on the same note, that God would grant me grace and humility. The people here are far from God and it shows so much in their overall attitude towards things. May He give all of us grace and humility.

  • JonL

    I agree, and have contacted glennbeck.com with a strong appeal for moderation. If more of you here would do that, maybe they would consider some reasonable moderation. Disqus won’t moderate, they leave it to the sites that use their platform.

  • Anonymous

    And you know what’s ironic? I had a comment held for ‘moderation’ because I used the word ‘niggling’, which means ‘small and insignificant’, yet I read people saying the most vile things, and openly trying to intimidate others into not commenting anymore. I sometimes wonder if the moderator is asleep.

  • JonL

    Were you moderated by this site or disqus?

  • Kent

    A man worth celebrating! Happy 95th Dr. Graham! Thank you for your loyalty and integrity toward our Lord.

  • Anonymous

    Sad, sad, but may just a little of the love that Graham shed on us help heal your tortured soul.

  • Anonymous

    I am going to make a comment that may raise some hackles, but bear with me, and see the wisdom in it, I hope.

    I would like to thank the trolls, moob, vacman, and so on, for their negative comments, BECAUSE we can use it as a reminder of the truth that a wise man gave: “There must needs be an opposition in all things, if not so, righteousness could not be brought to pass, neither wickedness, neither good nor evil…”

    The point being that we have our God-given agency to choose good or evil, right or wrong, and we are then accountable for our choices. If it were otherwise, it would be as Lucifer proposed in the Council in Heaven: “I will bring them back, and not one will be lost!” To do that, we would have no agency, no choice, and we wouldn’t even know that a choice existed before we were enslaved by his chains.

    So, trolls, thank you for reminding us what satan looks like.

    For us that are repulsed by their words, it would be best to look upon it, realize the distastefulness of it, and pass on without comment. For to comment plays into what they want — to see our reaction. Do not give it to them, even to note it in any way.

    My comments here will be all I will give them.

    Laus Deo

  • Anonymous

    You know you have to look over the nasty little boys and what they have to say -imagine their life – sad! I, as a child played outside when times were great and we had neighborhoods who really knew each other. Everyone on our block would have Mr. Billy Graham on the radio and up loud – you could hear his voice echo up and down the block. Boy, how I miss those times, we need more of them. Seems like no one has time anymore for each other, and we need to get back to that time. We all need to slow down and really enjoy each other. Mr. Graham has been in our household for all my life and respect him very much. We will sorely miss him when he is gone, for there is not another one like him, living.

  • Anonymous

    One other thing you can do is keep on flagging them, another thing we can do (and I am not a good example of this) is ignore them. When Vacant posts his “Now Sweetheart…” or “Be specific…”(funny how HE is never specific when we press him) just ignore him. What these trolls crave most is attention, if we don’t feed the trolls, they’ll get hungry and eventually die, in other words they’ll throw a hissy fit, and cry like 3 year olds “Why is nobody paying attention to ME! WAH! WAH! WAH!” Don’t fool yourselves, Vacant, McNobody, Noob and the rest are just attention whores, there was one that was on here a long time ago he threw a hissy fit because nobody replied to his playground insult of a “comment” he admitted in no uncertain terms it was attention he craved and not to ignore him. I am not very good at taking that advice and maybe I should ignore them, but I can’t help but slap them around. Their easy, stupid targets.

  • Anonymous

    IQ deficient, retarded, bottom feeder strikes again. Hey, idiot, YOU’VE BEEN FLAGGED. Bet you wouldn’t say that kind of stuff if you weren’t hiding behind your mother’s computer in her basement. Of course you would make a comment like that and YOU would love to join the fun, if it was only guys.

  • Anonymous

    So not true! Try speaking words like Stephen (Acts 7:48-59) when he said “God does not dwell in temples made by man”. Followers as dedicated and outspoken as Stephen are rarely any fun, almost never invited to parties, never elected to public office and always shunned for hate speech.

  • Kent

    John, I have found that we need flag every comment or link that we as an individual deems inappropriate and vote negative. Pass the info please.

  • Kent

    Sam, I have found that we need flag every comment or link that we as an individual deems inappropriate and vote negative. Pass the info please.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFGELoC4zc Sam Fisher

    We may be put threw hell here but all liberals want us to burn in hell. To bad we will get the last laugh.

  • HP McLovincraft

    Satan has a fat thorny cock for Graham to gobble.

  • HP McLovincraft

    I think you meant ‘through’, not ‘threw’. And too’, not ‘to’. Looks like English will get the last laugh.

  • HP McLovincraft

    Pray Jesus doesn’t kick you in the balls…

  • HP McLovincraft

    Because Glenn Blech don’t give 2 shits and a fuck about you. You can’t you dumb cunt. I just made this shit NSFW.

    HAHAHAHAHA!

  • HP McLovincraft

    Flag away, dicksucker. It’s working great doncha fuckin’ think, cuntwipe?

  • HP McLovincraft

    Flag away, and while you are at it, my asshole needs licking, as well.

  • HP McLovincraft

    And Glenn Blech was gonna do Jack Shit but Jack up and went and left town, you stupid deluded motherfucking cunt. LOL. FLAGGED!

  • HP McLovincraft

    Satan is scary!

  • HP McLovincraft

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha. You suck, retard.

  • HP McLovincraft

    Was your dick sucked by JonL or Glenn Blech Himself, LOL.

    Maybe you should tattle on the meanie libs! LOL.

  • HP McLovincraft

    Satan will rape the shit out of you in Hell, Billy.

  • HP McLovincraft

    I wish you fucking knew how to spell:

  • HP McLovincraft

    Go for it you fucking smelly cunt.

  • HP McLovincraft

    Limp Dicked Whiny bitches

  • HP McLovincraft

    Beck lapped up all the sperm, which surprised me because there must have be a couple of quarts….

  • HP McLovincraft

    Oh no! you tattled to nobody! Whatever shall we do?

  • HP McLovincraft

    I shit in his mouth. He’s a fucking perv.

  • HP McLovincraft

    Oh Sam, wil u ever lern to spel?

  • HP McLovincraft

    My balls are bursting….will you drain me?

  • HP McLovincraft

    Jesus thinks you are a cunt for being a phony Christian.

  • HP McLovincraft

    Your asshole is blown out, I am tired of you.

  • MayaPDX

    Wait, is this the neo-Nazi or the just plain racist one?

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  • Anonymous

    Well said! However, self-hating attention is given a platform for a reprobate mind to make precise comments for the public to hear. Free speech provides a good warning for those tempted to reject and dis the Spirit of God we were all born with which constantly distinguishes humans from animals.

  • Anonymous

    This site has always given a platform for a reprobate mind to make precise perverted comments for the public to hear. Free speech provides a good warning (Rom.1:18) for those tempted to reject and dis the Spirit of God we were all born with which constantly distinguishes humans from animals.

  • Jacob Roe

    it is imperative for evangelicals to remember Glenn Beck and Billy Graham do NOT share the same faith. We believe in God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, Mormons do not. We are different faiths, and while I enjoy Beck’s show and forums, he consistently omits the fact of the differences in our faith/religion. Also, while he allows rants that are clearly from trolls, routinely he removes posts that point this fact out. By Beck omitting these differences constantly, he is knowingly leading many young Christians away from their/our religion and into his own.

  • Kent

    That wasn’t very nice.

  • Kent

    Ouch, are you upset about something? Would you like to talk?

  • HP McLovincraft

    Goodness Gracious, no.
    It’s part of a lengthy debate between the people who live in consensus reality and realize this blog is unmoderated because Glenn Beck doesn’t give a shit if it isn’t making him money and the people who like to tattle on others simply because they disagree with their politics. But these tattle tails are extremely hypocritical and intellectually dishonest about it (not to mention the deliberate ignorance and conscientious stupidity) so I posit that the simplest way to prove my position is by violating every facet of the posting policy/community guidelines as savagely as I can.

    And yet, these atavistic crybabies continue to insist that Glenn Beck just cares about Freedom of Speech and encourage others to tattle. It’s a bizarre argument, but there you have it; proof, as they say, is in the pudding.

    Motherfuckin’ Fuckitty CuntFuck Shitty Fuck.
    Hail Satan, Motherfuckers.

  • HP McLovincraft

    I’m a giant Satanic Spider, who leads a band of mutant cannibal bikers from an imaginary post-apocalyptic future and I literally have hundreds of welfare babies at a time so I can get a fuckton of food stamps and Obama phones and live large like Shelob, the Spider Queen. Why in the world would you expect niceness from an Evil Spider? That’s just crazy talk.

    And tattling is a bitch move. You should not participate in that bullshit.

  • Kent

    That’s better, (you are using full sentences). But lends more weight to ‘evidence against you’ if a investigation was pursued by the owner of the website. You seem to miss my point. My accusation, is you are attacking people and using language that is unusable in a public forum or of normal conversation. Who cares what your excuse is. Everyone would enjoy it if you would just stop posting this garbage or stop posting at all.
    As for your accusation, I will consider it.

  • HP McLovincraft

    Yeah, he’s a snake oil salesman, that’s for sure!

  • HP McLovincraft

    An investigation? The Bureau of Troll Police? LOL. The interwebs confuse the shit out you dumb fucking teabaggers.

    This is what I mean by deliberate ignorance and conscientious stupidity. You can take your condescension and shove it in your asshole. You can buttfuck yourself with it, as far as I am concerned.

    As far what everyone would enjoy, I could give two shits and a fuck about that.

    Y’all can suck the corn from my shit through a straw.

    I’ll quit when Glenn Blech dies, this blog is shut down for gross idiocy or Glenn gets off his lazy, lying bitch ass and either hires a mod, or gives one of you numbnuts the power and you can ban all the people you want to your hearts’ content.

    Motherfucking Hail Satan, bitches.

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  • JonL

    I am so happy to see numerous extremely distasteful posts deleted! FINALLY…it appears that someone is cleaning up around here. I could not be happier. Evidently, I wasn’t the only one who made an appeal for moderation on this site. Thanks to all who did.

    Having said that, please understand it is not my intention to expect censorship or deletion of opinions and perspectives that differ from mine. In fact, I enjoy reading differing opinions and perspectives, and I am open-minded enough to consider those that differ from mine. I enjoy intelligent discussion and healthy debate, it CAN be productive for all sides of any particular issue. Strong opinions, strong language and heated dialogue doesn’t bother me. I’m a big boy, I can handle it.

    But when you have the likes of HP McLovincraft completely destroying multiple threads of discussion with pure venom and NO objective or constructive input to the issue being discussed, it’s disruptive, meaningless, useless and frustrating to say the least. That kind of vulgar, senseless chatter contributes absolutely nothing to an otherwise legitimate discussion. And those extremes have NO place on ANY site that intends to seek legitimate feedback and interaction among its viewers/participants.

    If you agree, please take a minute to shoot an email to Christopher Brady (webmaster) at cbrady@glennbeck.com and express your appreciation for implementing some long overdue and much needed moderation to this site.

    Thanks!

  • john in pa

    My note to the Webamster:
    I’m the individual who posted the original complaint about the
    filthy perverted comments on your otherwise excellent site. (95th Billy
    Graham Birthday article) I applaud your actions to remove, not differing opinions, but rather useless foul language that adds nothing to the exchange of ideas.

    For years I have participated in online forums. On MOST there is a
    disclaimer at the top that states that posters will refrain from
    abusive or vulgar language, as well as assigning other limits to the
    topics of discussion. (For instance, on a hobby forum, say firearms or
    motorcycles, politics, religion, personal attacks, and business promos
    are often proscribed) Debate is often nonetheless vigorous and
    spirited, but the threat of removal from the forum usually restrains all
    but the most edgy from crossing the lines. When they do, they are
    banned, sometimes for a period, other times for life.

    I do think the site needs a “flag vulgar post” button to alert
    the webmaster that “Cleanup in Aisle 3″ is necessary. I had wanted to
    forward an otherwise newsworthy article a few times in the past, but
    declined to do it because friends who would be as repulsed as I was at
    the “Comments,” would be exposed to them regardless.

    Please continue to pay attention to the type of material
    present in comments on the site and I can’t help but believe all will
    benefit, even those with alternate viewpoints. And please use the
    “DELETE” key where necessary. After all, “a law without enforcement is
    just good advice,” and we all know how many people dislike good advice!

  • john in pa

    The follow-up note I sent to the webmaster:
    I’m the individual who posted the original complaint about the
    filthy perverted comments on your otherwise excellent site. (95th Billy
    Graham Birthday article) I applaud your actions to remove, not differing opinions, but rather useless foul language that adds nothing to the exchange of ideas.

    For years I have participated in online forums. On MOST there is a
    disclaimer at the top that states that posters will refrain from
    abusive or vulgar language, as well as assigning other limits to the
    topics of discussion. (For instance, on a hobby forum, say firearms or
    motorcycles, politics, religion,personal attacks, and business promos
    are often proscribed) Debate is often nonetheless vigorous and
    spirited, but the threat of removal from the forum usually restrains all
    but the most edgy from crossing the lines. When they do, they are
    banned, sometimes for a period, other times for life.

    I do think the site needs a “flag vulgar post” button to alert
    the webmaster that “Cleanup in Aisle 3″ is necessary. I had wanted to
    forward an otherwise newsworthy article a few times in the past, but
    declined to do it because friends who would be as repulsed as I was at
    the “Comments” would be exposed to them regardless.

    Please continue to pay attention to the type of material
    present in comments on the site and I can’t help but believe all will
    benefit, even those with alternate viewpoints. And please use the
    “DELETE” key where necessary. After all, “a law without enforcement is
    just good advice,” and we all know how many people dislike good advice!

  • Jimna

    How much do Franklin and Billy Graham take in salary? Is this common for televangelists? How much do Billy Graham’s other children make from his ministry’s donations? How much did the Billy Graham Library cost? At least Glen provides a service and products for his salary and lifestyle. I have no problem with someone who God blesses for hard work and Entrepreneurism. I do have a problem with anyone who is emulating “Elderly Eli and his evil sons” read 1st Samuel 2. Rich televangelists today “worship” at the alter of materialism, designer clothes and huge houses. God can still use them, like God used Eli to anoint Samuel. But how long will the 2nd Generation “ministry” last, when they are taking money from the donations to finance their lifestyle?

  • Anonymous

    It’s not a good idea to judge another’s relationship with the risen Christ. Since Calvary God does not dwell in any temple made with hands it should be no surprise who is a Christian or who is not except by the fruit of their conduct, labor and mission. Remember, Gandhi testified “I am a Christian, but do not call me one because to be called a Christian is to be called a Hypocrite”.

  • NLawson

    Do you actually know the family? Or, that where the money’s actually go that are donated? Or, the other ways money is actually generated? I Actually went to college with Franklin’s sons and was a buddy with one of them. My wife and I have given to both Samaritans purse and the BGEA knowing that the funds are going to specific ministries. Not to mention that we received notice at one point that divulged where they appropriated funds…. and it wasn’t into their lifestyle. Usually you get three strikes and your out but in your case you disqualified yourself from even getting a chance to swing, seeing as you’re not even in the ballpark to begin with.