Sunday, July 16, 2017

I Rebuked a “PornHub” Pervert at the Airport

by Steve Ray on July 16, 2017

We arrived at the airport to fly to Phoenix to work on the post-production for our new movie “Elijah and Elisha.”

I noticed a young man with a hoodie sweatshirt with an insignia boldly printed on the sweatshirt. It said, “PornHub Premium”.

I knew what this was since I had recently posted a blog about it (HERE). People watched 4,392,486,580 hours of porn on PornHub in 2015 – and that just ONE site! That is the equivalent of every person on the earth watching 12 porn videos in 2015. And that is not all porn sites – just PornHub!

This site promotes the abuse, degradation, torture and slavery of women.

After walking past him we came back by him again. I said to my wife, “I’ll be back in a minute.”

I walked thru the crowd at his gate. I walked up to him in front of everyone and said, “You should be ashamed to wear a sweatshirt like that!” He tried to ignore me so I said, “YOU are a pervert.”

A moment of shocked silence. I waited for him to take a swing at me but he just looked down. I walked back to my wife and on to our gate.

I wish everyone in the airport would have confronted this vulgar excuse for a man. But we are too polite and politically-correct as we watch our country and basic morality going to hell in a hand basket – or rather, on a smartphone or laptop.

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Safety in Jerusalem- an update

by Steve Ray on July 16, 2017

A few days ago two Israeli police officers were killed in Jerusalem. This was a targeted assassination of police and has nothing to do with tourists or pilgrims. The subsequent closure of Temple Mount and subsequent killing of the attackers took place on Temple Mount an area which we don’t even visit during our regular tours.

Our recent group in Jerusalem at Notre Dame

Bottom line: this has nothing to do with our pilgrimages and should not cause any concern for our trips. These kind of things happen in a very confined area – an area that does not relate to our pilgrimages.

Considering there are more murders and victims of crime in single major cities per year than Israel, one could make the argument it is more dangerous here or in Europe than in Israel. Chicago has more shootings in a month than Israel does in years.

I will repeat what I said so often, I have taken thousands of people to the Holy Land and we have never had a problem and no one has ever felt in danger. Nothing has changed. Same old, same old. I have been to Jerusalem and all over Israel more than 150 times and I can confirm that it is far safer in Israel than in most cities in America.

Last week in the Tomb of Christ in Jerusalem

Don’t believe me? Ask any of our thousands of pilgrims. If you need to contact me about his, or have a phone call, contact me at sray@me.com. Just returned home from Jerusalem!

As of Sunday morning, Temple Mount has been reopened for Muslims to go pray at their mosque. Israel has an unprecedented number of visitors this year and buses are everywhere. Over 3 million pilgrims and tourists will fill the country.

Our next four pilgrimages this year to the Holy Land are already full with a waiting list. Our trips for next year are already filling fast.

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