Mormon Prophecy Fuels Glenn Beck's Message

He invokes message of church's founder about Constitution, writes Dana Milbank
Glenn Beck speaks at his 'Restoring Honor' rally in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010.   (AP)

(User Submitted) – Glenn Beck delivered an "unmistakable signal" to America's Mormons in one of his first appearances on Fox News, when he invoked a well-known prophecy, writes Dana Milbank. Following Obama's election, Beck repeatedly made references to the "Constitution hanging by a thread." While to a non-Mormon, this turn of phrase is more or less meaningless, Latter-day Saints who believe in the "White Horse Prophecy" would have understood Beck's message loud and clear.

"When the Constitution of the United States hangs, as it were, upon a single thread, they will have to call for the 'Mormon' Elders to save it from utter destruction; and they will step forth and do it," Brigham Young wrote, a phrase that was credited as originally coming from Joseph Smith. Milbank, whose Tears of a Clown book about Beck is out today, expands upon possible interpretations for the Huffington Post.

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