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Glenn Beck Is Fasting Today for Ted Cruz

cruz beckGlenn Beck is an ardent supporter of Ted Cruz‘s, and today he is taking what he believes to be a big step: fasting for the man he believes in.

Beck made the announcement on his Facebook page this past Saturday after South Carolina was called for Donald Trump:

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. #scprimary#tedcruz#nevadacaucus

Posted by Glenn Beck on Saturday, February 20, 2016

There was, naturally, some mockery going around the internet, and he asked yesterday, “Have we really become a nation that mocks those who pray and fast? The sad answer is yes.”

He made it clear that he’s not fasting not to get Cruz to win the Nevada caucuses tomorrow, but instead “for His will to be done and that our will and wants will align with His.”

On his radio show today, Beck further defended his call for fasting by saying it has plenty of precedent (and also saying “we’re no different than those people who voted in the Democratic Party to deny God three times”):

Have you ever read the Old Testament? Because that’s why they were fasting and praying all the time. They were praying for the kings. They were praying for everybody. They were fasting and praying…

But if we’ve turned into Christians that deny the power of about to do and the power of fast and prayer in this nation, then we have become Europe. And the fundamental transformation is over. So I’m not asking you to do that. You can do that for your candidate. It doesn’t matter. I’m asking that we align our wills with the Maker’s will, and that his will be done. And, you know, you don’t have to not eat lunch all day. Skip lunch today. Skip dinner today. Join me in a day of fasting and prayer for our nation today.

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