This elections gets stranger with each passing day, and at the same time there are more reasons to vote for Trump as the Republican nominee ever before, courtesy of none other than Glenn Beck, who has deemed Ted Cruz “the fulfillment of Mormon prophecy” (via the Salt Lake Tribune):
Beck said that he, like many Mormons, believes in a prophecy that the Constitution will hang by a thread in the last days. He said he believes that now is that time, and people like Lee and Cruz will save it.
He also said the Book of Mormon was created as a guide on how to protect freedom in our day. At the Provo rally, many responded yelling, “I believe.”
For all that Glenn Beck preaches about “the Constitution” and “yay America,” this is not at all about nationalism. For all Mormons and most certainly Beck, the temporal success of America is inseparably bound with Mormon “theology” (if it can even be called that). For the Mormon, America is the “new Israel.” If America were to be destroyed or overthrown, it would undermine the Mormon religion’s claims about America and their god’s place in history for it.
Mormon founder Joseph Smith in his early days described himself as a “new Mohammed.” Indeed many of his religion’s teachings and his actions such as polygyny, temporal success as a reflection of eternal beatitude, his method of claims to “divine revelation” and aggressive, violent rebellion against established authority without moral reason are all reflective of Mohammed’s rise to power in 7th century Arabia.
When the KKK supported Donald Trump, he publicly divorced himself from their support of him because, as he noted, he did not want people to think he supported their ideas. Glenn Beck has called for the violent stabbing death of Donald Trump, has called John Kasich a “son of a b*itch” on his show, and is now proclaiming Ted Cruz to be his Mormon god’s anointed person to lead America. Yet through all of this, Cruz has NOT backed away from Glenn Beck but rather embraced these endorsements.
My friends, it doesn’t take much effort to connect the dots- Ted Cruz agrees with Glenn Beck. His refusal to denounce Beck’s public and persistent statements about him is his consent to them.
Yes, Cruz thinks that he is the divinely anointed ruler of America who, per his father will “bring the spoils of war to the priests.”
You just can’t make these things up.