Glenn Beck, the conservative talk show host and commentator, is asking his followers to fast with his family for Republican Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz, so he can win big over Donald Trump, according to Newsweek.
“I would like to ask you to join me and my family Monday in a fast for Ted Cruz, our country and the Nevada caucus,” said Beck in a Facebook post immediately following the announcement of Donald Trump winning the South Carolina primary. Trump reportedly beat Cruz by 10 points.
Glenn Beck has been a staunch supporter of the Texas senator even before the Iowa caucuses and has went as far to call Cruz, “a new George Washington.” Beck has also publicly denounced Trump.
“If Donald Trump wins, it’s going to be a snowball to hell,” said Beck, who is heading to Nevada, ahead of Tuesday’s caucus there.
Today, Beck responded to a Breitbart article that mocked his decision to fast by not backing down on his mission, according to The Blaze.
“I own my comments and actions and encourage others to do the same,” said Beck, in a Facebook post. “I pray and fast not for Ted Cruz to win, but for His will to be done and that our will and wants will align with His. Join me tomorrow.”
Beck went on to say that he was not telling people who they should vote for, but more so to pray and humble themselves before God. He also noted that Americans are “closer to losing our nation” than during the week of September, 11, 2001, where according to Beck, people fasted and prayed.
According to Brietbart, Beck also claimed that God had allowed Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to die as a way of showing Americans “how close we are to the loss of our freedom.” It was to also show the importance of electing Cruz as President so he can appoint Scalia’s replacement.
“You’re welcome. I just woke the American people up,” said Beck, who called into his radio program from South Carolina, where he was campaigning for Cruz.
Beck continued, “I took them out of the game show moment, woke enough of them up to say, ‘Look at how close your liberty is to being lost.'”
Further he said that Christians who don’t support Cruz will be to blame for “if the country is lost.”
“There will be no one else to blame,” said Beck. “You can’t blame the progressives. You can’t blame the left. You can’t blame Hillary Clinton. You can’t blame anyone else but the Christians who are not living and voting their principles.”
Walter Hudson, a writer for the website PJ Media has called Beck’s claims “outlandish.”
“Glenn Beck may have endorsed Ted Cruz, but God has not. God’s plan does not hinge upon this or any election,” said Hudson, he noted that God doesn’t always put leaders in charge who obey and love him.
Hudson continued, “He has remained on the throne throughout Obama’s two terms and will endure the president who comes next.”
However on Wednesday evening, Beck hit back at media outlets such as CNN and Mediaite, who thought he said that “God killed Scalia,” in a Facebook post, according to The Blaze.
“Apparently the [mainstream media] is reporting that I said ‘God killed Scalia to help Ted Cruz.’ Outrageous,” said Beck in the post.
Last week Glenn Beck made news for his personal life, when he revealed to KSDK, that his family was plagued by a history of domestic violence.
“I have two parents who were affected by this,” said Beck, whose mother was abused by a boyfriend and his father was abused by Beck’s grandfather and mother. He has since vowed to stop the cycle of abuse.
Beck continued, “I told my family that abuse doesn’t happen in our family any more.”
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