Glenn Beck, conservative radio host and television personality, is the featured guest at pastor Ed Young Jr.’s Texas megachurch over the July 4th weekend because Beck, long affiliated with the Mormon Church, “is a man who is undoubtedly an American patriot, loves this country, and has shown his love for God in many ways,” according to a spokesman.
Beck, 51, will be in attendance at Fellowship Church’s Freedom Experience on July 4-5 for “a special interview” with Young, who heads up the multi-campus church that also has a congregation in London.
Fellowship Church hosted an America’s Mighty Warriors retreat in May for Gold Star and Purple Heart families — surviving kin of military members who died or were wounded in war — at its sprawling Allaso Ranch in Hawkins, Texas. Beck spoke at the event “for about an hour on heroes and how Americans always rise to the occasion,” according to his reflection about the retreat on Facebook.
“It was such a powerful reminder of what our nation is and a beautiful picture of what brought us to where we are that we wanted our entire church to hear it,” Fellowship Church spokesman Andy Boyd said of Beck’s remarks at the retreat. “He graciously accepted our offer, and we’re excited to share this message with thousands who will be here this weekend!”
Boyd said Beck’s “knowledge of our history and his understanding of our nation is unmatched.”
The Fellowship Church spokesman told CP via email on Tuesday that the Southern Baptist-affiliated church has been hosting the Freedom Experience for many years, and called the festive event “one of the highlights of the Fellowship Church calendar!”
He described the Freedom Experience as “a community-wide event … that highlights and celebrates the freedom we have as a nation and ultimately honors God, who provides freedom for us all through Jesus Christ.”
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SOURCE: The Christian Post