On August 28, 2010, many Christians turned their backs on God. Why you ask? The Golden Calf of politics. On that date, a crowd of right-wing activists stood at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to hear Glenn Beck, a Mormon television and radio character
, wax-poetic about how that day was the day America was going to turn back to God. Beck received cheers from the crowd, many of whom represent the evangelical Christian community. At this rally, entitled “Restoring Honor,” Beck, Sarah Palin and others spoke about God as if He personally endorsed their version of American politics. As CNN
reported, Glenn Beck’s event was more like a religious revival than a political rally, with Glenn Beck preaching his own version of the gospel: “America today begins to turn back to God;” “Look forward. Look West. Look to the heavens. Look to God and make your choice.” Beck spoke these words as if his
God was the one to whom the audience was looking to grant them their political prayers (Google “Mormonism” if you forgot that it’s not just another Christian denomination).
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