Talk radio host Glenn Beck is pandering to Mormon voters on behalf of Ted Cruz in advance of the Utah caucuses. Beck – who is totally in the bag for the establishment Trojan horse Cruz – has been ramping up the rhetoric to shill for the Texas senator against the hated Donald Trump. When it comes to Cruz – and this is why he will be massacred by Hillary Clinton- the allure of religion serves as a powerful hook to lure his target demographic and Beck is an expert when it comes to peddling the snake oil. As the saying goes “when in Rome, do what the Romans do” and this translates to Utah where Beck is invoking the “white horse prophecy”.
Conservative website Breitbart News reports “Glenn Beck Channels Mormon Prophecy in Utah for Cruz: ‘Body of the Priesthood’ Will ‘Stand Up When the Constitution Hangs by a Thread’”:
Radio host Glenn Beck spoke at a rally in Utah today for presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz
and Utah’s Sen. Mike Lee , who is running for re-election. Beck, a Mormon convert, made an overtly religious pitch to the largely Mormon audience at the rally.
“I want to speak to you about something that may be controversial. And it’s not something that I have said when I have been out for Ted [Cruz] and now Mike [Lee]. But it’s something that this crowd needs to hear – that Utah needs to hear. The body of the priesthood is known to stand up when the Constitution hangs by a thread,” Beck said.
“I am a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints,” he explained. “What attracted me was not only the truth of the message, but also the people like President [Harold B.] Lee and President [Ezra Taft] Benson who knew exactly who we were – knew who we were as a country,” Beck said, naming prominent past presidents of the LDS Church.
“I joined many times. What held me through was the prophesy that the Constitution will hang by a thread, and this People would remember what our Founders did. It is our responsibility to stand for the Constitution,” Beck said.
At this point, Ted Cruz and the audience gave Beck a standing ovation.
The famous Mormon prophecy Beck was referring to is known as the “White Horse Prophesy,” which was purportedly made by the Mormon founder Joseph Smith in 1843.
In the prophecy, Smith allegedly told the Mormon faithful that at some point in the future: “You will go to the Rocky Mountains and you will be a great and mighty people established there, which I will call the White Horse of peace and safety.” Smith then allegedly claimed that at that future date, “You will see the Constitution of the United States almost destroyed. It will hang like a thread as fine as a silk fiber.”
Generations of Mormons – from Brigham Young to Glenn Beck – have repeatedly used that phrase about the Constitution hanging by “a thread” to signal their belief in Smith’s prophecy or some variation thereof, in which the Mormon faithful will play a key role in defending the Constitution.
Elmer Gantry Beck’s invocation of the Mormon prophecy certainly won’t hurt Mitt Romney when it come time for the brokered convention either. While Utah is a slam dunk for Team Cruz it is an inconvenient truth that he is rapidly running out of states where a campaign strategy can be solely based on religious pandering. Next month the race shifts into Midwest states where economic issues will be foremost in the minds of voters and Cruz is going to have tough sledding once that happens. You have to give it to Beck though, he is doing his damnedest to appeal to the flock and is a shoo-in for the Secretary of Bullshit in a Cruz administration.