By Robert Costa
“My role, as I see it, is to wake America up to the backsliding of principles and values and most of all of God,” Beck said the night before the rally. “We are a country of God. As I look at the problems in our country, quite honestly, I think the hot breath of destruction is breathing on our necks and to fix it politically is a figure that I don’t see anywhere.”
With Billy Graham heading for his heavenly reward and the only possible evangelical replacement focused on other issues, it has fallen to Glenn Beck, a Mormon who loves Jesus, to put on John the Baptist’s rough mantle and call a nation to repentance. If God can cause the stones to cry out, why not?