Glenn Beck’s Tour Trip to Israel

by Steve Ray on May 20, 2011

I like a lot of what Glenn Beck says, but this trip he is taking to the Holy Land is the biggest rip-off ever.

No Holy Sepulchre, only the fake Protestant “Garden Tomb.” other key sites are missed!

I could go on and on but anyone who pays over $5,000 to go on this trip is getting royally taken advantage of!

rip off trip to the Holy Land

On top of that it is the HOTTEST month in Israel when no one in their right mind visits in the 100+ degree temperatures!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Terry Fenwick May 21, 2011 at 11:07 AM

Glad you posted this, Steve. My first trip in the 70s was one that did the fake places (like is seems Glenn Beck will do) and our guide was not only not a Christian but he was against the Jews. The one and only thing he said that was correct was that we had to thank the Catholic Church for having kept these buildings as they were the ones who preserved everything. It was a disaster but we went back several times.

Thanks, Steve, for all of your study to bring the best history to people. Your book on the Gospel of St. John is the best – and your book on Peter? One never has a doubt about him after the first chapter. He WAS the first Pope. Thanks again. Have a safe trip. I am praying for the trip daily. Terry

Christine May 24, 2011 at 5:05 PM

I like Glenn as well. Being as he is a Mormon, as I understand it, he would believe what his church endorses as the “Tomb of Jesus” which is the “Garden Tomb” there in Israel. I think it is unfortunate when bias, dislike, distrust, or other factors keep Protestant Christians and Mormons from acknowledging the ancient sites connected with Jesus’ life.

christine May 24, 2011 at 5:24 PM

Steve, I’m so thankful to you for posting this, my brother-in-law is thinking about going on Glen Beck’s trip this August and I was able to tell him what you said and I suggested that he compare his tour to yours-absolutely so comparison! Coming back from the Beatification pilgrimage I can speak from experience that you and Janet are experts at this and that he cannot err going with you to Israel or anywhere! Thank you again for all you and Janet do. Looking forward to my next pilgrimage with you two(God willing) to the holy land, either spring 2012 or fall 2012. God bless you and your family abundantly, Christine

juli August 14, 2011 at 6:13 AM

do you think this is about who is a better tour guide?

STEVE RAY HERE: I NEVER SAID ANYTHING ABOUT WHO IS A BETTER GUIDE! I SAID THAT THIS WAS A LOT OF MONEY AND BECK WILL MAKE MILLIONS. HIS PRICE IS TOO COSTLY UNLESS OF COURSE YOU ARE A FAN AND WANT TO SPEND THAT KIND OF MONEY TO SAY YOU WERE IN ISRAEL WITH YOUR HERO. PERSONALLY I LIKE BECK VERY MUCH. I SUPPORT HIS WORK AND THINK HE IS VERY BRIGHT AND RIGHT ON TRACK.

I find this judgmental. I am not an expert on the holy sites in Jerusalem, but I am Catholic and I believe what Glenn Beck is doing is immensely courageous, this is about saving Israel. Showing the world we do not agree with the annihilation of Israel and of the Jews. Salvation comes from the Jews. I feel ashamed to know that one would criticize this amazing act that one human being would do to stand for Israel. You are missing entirely what this is about.

YOU ARE READING MORE INTO MY POST AND GETTING ANGRY ABOUT THINGS IN YOUR OWN HEAD, NOT ANYTHING I SAID. I AM HAPPY HE IS GOING TO ISRAEL TO SUPPORT ISRAEL. I ALSO SUPPORT ISRAEL. WHAT IS WROTE IS NOT *JUDGMENTAL* BUT IT IS A JUDGMENT. WE ALL MAKE JUDGMENTS EVERY DAY. BASED ON WHAT I KNOW THE COST IS VERY HIGH AND WILL MAKE BECK A MILLIONAIRE IN A WEEK. THOSE WHO GO WILL ALSO MISS SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT HOLY SITES AND WILL MISS OUT ON THE SPIRITUAL, PILGRIMAGE ASPECT OF THE HOLY LAND. PLUS, BECK IS A MORMON AND HE CANNOT INTRODUCE YOU TO THE LAND OF JESUS AS ONLY A CHRISTIAN CAN.

This is not profiting Glenn Beck. There are travel agents involved. There are I imagine fees to have seating at events, to pay for the expence of this event. Take a look, objectively at what he is doing with his website and show on line GBTV.com and Glennbeck.com He is doing great and charitable things. I cannot imaging that anyone could miss what is happening to Israel and to the Jews living with all the world but a few hating them. The wold leaves them alone with out support for the most part. Jesus was a Jew, our mass is based on Jewish faith. I hope you will try and not be so judgmental.

YOU ARE BEING JUDGMENTAL OF ME! ISN’T THAT IRONIC – THE KETTLE CALLING THE POT BLACK! HE WILL MAKE A LOT OF MONEY – AND IF YOU THINK OTHERWISE, YOU ARE DELUDED. I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH HIM MAKING MONEY ON THIS PROJECT. I AM GLAD HE IS. BUT I AM LETTING PEOPLE KNOW THEY CAN GO ON A REAL PILGRIMAGE AND SEE THE REAL SITES (NOT THIS RIDICULOUS GARDEN TOMB) FOR A WHOLE LOT LESS AND WITH A CATHOLIC GUIDE.

He encourages individuals to do what ever small act they can do for others. I am sorry if there are missed sites on the trip, perhaps you don’t understand why and what their plan is, but the intention is much more than visiting the holy land it is standing in solidarity with the Holy Land. Showing the world how important Israel is to all of us.I believe Jesus wants this from us. For all to know how important the Jews are. Please do not belittle the value of such an event. I feel I need to defend the Catholic Church when someone reads your criticism.

YOU ARE NOT DEFENDING THE CATHOLIC CHURCH BUT YOUR OWN OPINIONS. NO ONE DEFENDS THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL MORE THAN I. MAYBE YOU OUGHT TO LEARN A BIT MORE BEFORE *YOU* ARE SO JUDGMENTAL.

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