Ted Cruz Teams Up With Mormon Talk Show Host Glenn Beck in Iowa Push for Presidency

Cruz Beck Credit Michael Vadon Gage Skidmore-compressedMormon political talk show host and author Glenn Beck is scheduled to appear with Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz at two campaign rallies in Iowa on Saturday, including one event held at a Baptist Bible college.

According to reports, as presidential candidates make a last-minute push before the Iowa Caucus in under ten days, Beck is scheduled to appear with Cruz at a rally at the Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny and the Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in Waterloo, where Beck will formally endorse Cruz.

The pro-Cruz Super PAC Keep the Promise organized the events, which includes other stops at various businesses in the state.

After former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin endorsed Donald Trump this week as the man who will release America’s soldiers to “kick ISIS’ [expletive],” Beck again took to the airwaves to discuss his concerns about Trump, including bringing on a psychologist who said that Trump either has a “narcissist” disorder or is “psychotic.”

“This is not the first time I’ve heard” people warn that Trump is a psychopath,” Beck said. “This guy, I believe, is dangerous. I believe he is dangerous.”

Cruz, on the other hand, stated that he likes Trump and believes that he would be a better president than Hillary Clinton.

“I like Donald Trump. I’ll sing his praises,” he told ABC’s George Stephanopolous this week. “He is bold, he’s brash, he’s an amazing marketer. I mean, this man is an entertainer and marketer par excellence, and so I’m not going to attack him personally.”

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Trump soon mocked word that Beck was going to be hitting the trail with Cruz, Tweeting on Thursday in his characteristic name-calling form that Beck is a “wacko.”

“Wacko @glennbeck is a sad answer to the @SarahPalinUSA endorsement that Cruz so desperately wanted,” Trump Tweeted Thursday morning. “Glenn is a failing, crying, lost soul!”

He also re-Tweeted a manipulated image of Cruz’s book “A Time for Truth,” featuring the presidential candidate with a receding hair line and a subtitle that states in part, “I am an untrustworthy person.”

Concerns have been expressed on several occasions in recent years over professing Christians who have invited Beck to speak at their events, including in 2014 when he appeared at Liberty University, where Trump also spoke to students on Monday.

“I am Mormon and share your faith,” Beck said, who also talked about LDS prophet Joseph Smith during his speech. He additionally referenced the Mormon concept of the Grand Councils, a gathering of heavenly beings who LDS adherents believe send certain individuals to earth to accomplish a special purpose.

Texas megachurch minister Ed Young, Jr. also came under fire last year when he invited Beck to speak at his “Freedom Experience” event at Fellowship Church. Beck defended his appearance, stating that evangelical separation from Mormons is of the devil.

“[I speak] about God and Jesus more than any other mainstream radio or television host in the last 70 years,” he also stated. “[I study] the Torah with rabbis on a regular basis and met today with the Dalai Lama. Oh, I almost forgot, I was texting my atheist friend from the meeting with the DL.”

Chuck Pierce, a stated “prophet” from Glory of Zion International Ministries in Texas, also ceremonially gave a “mantle” to Beck last year, which perplexed some of his followers.

“I am not saying to not show Christ love and kindness to Glenn, but he is an open LDS member and his belief system is not of a Christian, period,” one commenter wrote.

According to the writings of Joseph Smith, the founder of the LDS religion, Mormons believe that God was originally a man that lived on another planet, and that men must learn how to also become a god.

“We have imagined and supposed that God was God from all eternity. I will refute that idea and take away the veil so you may see,” Smith said during his King Follett discourse. “[H]e was once a man like us. Yea, that God himself, the Father of us all, dwelt on an earth, the same as Jesus Christ did.”

“And you have got to learn how to be gods yourselves—to be kings and priests to God, the same as all gods have done,” Smith continued, “by going from a small degree to another, from grace to grace, from exaltation to exaltation, until you are able to sit in glory as do those who sit enthroned in everlasting power.”

Mormon writings also outline that Jesus and Satan are purportedly spirit brothers, and that both offered to die for the sins of the people, calling out, “Here am I, send me,” according to Abraham 3:27 in “The Pearl of Great Price.” 

The LDS “Church” teaches that like Jesus and Satan, every person is a spirit brother or sister that has always existed. But, in order to do become a god, they must follow both the Book of Mormon and the Bible. Requirements include being baptized into Mormonism, tithing to their LDS assembly and performing baptisms for the dead. Baptisms are performed for the dead in order to provide “those who would have embraced Christ and His Church the opportunity to do so after death.”

“Latter-day Saints have also been moved by the knowledge that their divine parentage includes a Heavenly Mother as well as a Heavenly Father,” the site LDS.org outlines. “As Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles wrote, ‘Our theology begins with heavenly parents. Our highest aspiration is to be like them.’”

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  • acontraryview

    Consorting with a Mormon! Unbelievable! If this keeps up it won’t be long before a Mormon is running for President. Completely unacceptable!!!

    • Josey

      lol…already been tried but the muslim won out instead…

      • acontraryview

        O geez.

      • afchief

        You got that right!!!

    • BarryObama2014

      Unacceptable? So you voted for Obama instead of Romney?

      • Amos Moses

        Vote for dog catcher and leave the prez box empty.

        A vote of “No Confidence”.

      • acontraryview

        What choice did I have? We certainly can’t have some apostate Mormon as President, can we?

        • BarryObama2014

          As opposed to Obama, an atheist who lies about being an apostate liberal Christian

          • acontraryview

            Obama has claimed he is an “apostate liberal Christian”? When did he claim that?

    • jael2

      A Mormon named Mitt Romney did run for president in the last election, and garnered millions of votes from professing Christians. Our greatest threat isn’t the Mormons, but rather the deceived among us.

      • acontraryview

        Since Mormons do not believe as Evangelicals, aren’t they deceived?

  • sandra-paquette-

    It puzzels me how Ted Cruz, a born-again believer can join up with Glenn Beck being a Mormon. Total opposite. I suppose this doesn’t mean anything anymore.

    • gizmo23

      Next thing you know he will be trying to get the Catholic vote. Lol
      Are we to not associate with anyone that doesn’t believe as we do?

      • sandra-paquette-

        I would say, Judgement begins in the house of the Lord.1 Peters 4:17 – To-day any thing goes they don’t care what platform they stand on as long as it benifits them.

        • Josey

          yep, they will say anything anymore to get a vote…Come Lord Jesus, come. Prince of Peace, You are the only one who can make things right.

      • afchief

        Tell me, why will you vote for a Demon-crat?

        • gizmo23

          I won’t they are way to conservative for me

          • afchief

            You and people like you are why this country is in the shape it is.

          • gizmo23

            Thanks, we are doing a good job

        • Valri

          Tell me, why will you vote for a Rethuglitard?

          • afchief

            Why because the Demon-crat platform is pure evil!!!!

            Democratic platform:

            murder unborn babies
            give preference to homosexuals
            allow homosexuals to marry same sex
            covet and steal your neighbors’ hard earned income (taxes)
            kick God out of EVERYTHING

            The democrat party is the PLANTATION and WELFARE DEPENDENCY IS THE CHAINS…….

          • Valri

            “murder unborn babies”

            No, allow people the right to make their own choices and not have Bible-thumpers and RETHUGLITARDS do it for them.

            “give preference to homosexuals”
            Preference in WHAT?

            “allow homosexuals to marry same sex”
            And that does not affect your life in any way, so why do you care?

            “covet and steal your neighbors’ hard earned income (taxes)”
            No idea what you’re even talking about here.

            “kick God out of EVERYTHING”
            Just the places he doesn’t belong, i.e. government matters. You’ve heard of rendering unto Caesar? Also, people DO have the right to NOT be Christians.

          • afchief

            Ahhh, and now the view from the liberal mind: La la la I live in a fantasy world. 0bama is God. We should all live in peace and harmony. Wheeeeeee lets print more currency and borrow more money. The government is not compassionate enough–we need more and more spending. If we give poor people everything for free it will help them. Hillary will make a great President. Taxes are too low–we need to raise them to stimulate the economy. We need open borders. Barack 0bama is a very macho masculine man. The Democrats really want to help people. Liberals are very wise. We all need to be more compassionate, empathetic, and tolerant. I love Piers Morgan. Rachel Maddow is stunningly beautiful and smart. We should all get together for a big global “group hug” to solve the problems of the world. We need more protest marches for PEACE. Karl Marx and Saul Alinsky were just trying to help poor people. Our Constitution is obsolete.

            PARASITES, Parasites, parasites, this is what liberalism means….

    • BarryObama2014

      Total opposite? The total opposite of a born again is an anti Christian Atheist.

      • sandra-paquette-


    • afchief

      Why? Ted Cruz is running for president. He is not running for pastor of the USA. Having a Mormon(s) support him for president does not compromise his Christianity. Believing in their doctrine does.

  • Johnny

    It’s not too surprising.
    Ted Cruz has also shown he is not a true Constitutional Conservative over the past year.

    He has voted to:
    * Re-authorize the unconstitutional PATRIOT Act (USA Freedom Act compromise bill)

    * Voted to force businesses to turn over your records to the government (CISA, a bill he admits he never read)

    * Skipped the vote on Obama nominee Loretta Lynch which is anti-gun and pro-abortion (after saying how important it was to vote against her)

    * Skipped the vote on Audit the Fed (a bill which he co-sponsored, but perhaps his family ties to Goldman Sachs/CFR prevented him from voting?)

    * Backtracked on traditional marriage, telling a group of gay lobbyists that he would pose not threat to the homosexual community once elected.

    That said, do research and learn before you vote. It is important to be an informed voter and not take everything the 10 minute MSM tells you. Look at their voting record and their donation history.

    Perhaps the only politician that isn’t bought and paid for is Rand Paul.

    • sandra-paquette-

      Interesting – But Rand Paul would be a wasted vote as he is just about out.

      • Johnny

        He is already on the primary ballot in all 50 states. The media threw him out, but that doesn’t mean it’s a wasted vote.

    • afchief

      Not one candidate is perfect. Even Ronald Reagan made mistakes. Ted Cruz is a Christian, a honest man and a patriot. I will vote for Cruz in the primaries.

      • Amos Moses

        Cruz is NAR, and more research is needed if anyone supports him.

        “7 mountains of influence” is unbiblical. We are not here as christians to win a “culture war”. Not create a perfect world that we will give to Him when He comes and He cannot and will not come until we do. We are to spread the gospel of Christ and let Him do the work.

        New Apostolic Reformation – Deception In The Church – Google it.

        • afchief

          I listened to Cruz’s dad on Briebart (XM radio) and other talk radio shows and they are both born again believers.

          No man is perfect and each has their flaws, but right now I will vote for Ted Cruz in the primaries.

          • Valri

            He is a crazy hateful man hiding his hatred behind his faith.

          • gizmo23

            Do you believe what politicans say? Cruz could be laughing at Christians behind their backs. You have no idea how sincere he is.

          • afchief

            I know that Demoncrats are liars. They NEVER tell the truth. Obamadinajad and Hillary have not told the truth on anything and you brain dead liberals vote and follow them.

            Cruz is a decent and honest man unlike the scum in the Demoncrat party.

          • gizmo23

            Except when he lies about his health insurance

          • afchief

            Lies? What?

          • gizmo23

            I’m still waiting for your reply

          • Amos Moses

            ‘We Are the Lifeboat of The World’: Beck Pleads Cruz Rally To Accept Even ‘Marxist Atheists’ Because ‘They Renew Us ‘ @ Brietbart

            WOW! there is just some money you do not take and there are just some endorsements you reufse……………….

          • afchief

            Who are you voting for Amos?

          • Amos Moses

            i see no candidate worthy of the office. i will vote for a few local offices and “No Confidence” vote the rest.

          • afchief

            Amos it is because of Christians like you, evil people rule. It is because of Christians like you, we have 0bama in office. It will be because of Christians like you, a Hillary or Sanders will be in office.

            We are voting for a president. Not a pastor or a man to lead us spiritually. That is up to you to work out your own salvation. We are voting for a man who will restore the rule of law. Who will restore us economically.

            If all Christians thought like you, there would be NO America. Christians would have NEVER voted. Because ALL past presidents have had their faults. All of them.

            The freedoms you enjoy in America today Amos are because of Christians who don’t think like you.

          • Amos Moses

            “We are voting for a president.”

            And none of them are qualified, and you are going to vote anyway.

            Cooperation with evil is evil.

            Voting for the lesser of two evils….

            Is still voting for evil.

          • afchief

            Hosea 4:6 (NASB) My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge

          • Amos Moses

            Very good scripture and one the you need to apply, to yourself.

            Your mistake is in thinking that ‘Merica can be saved by voting in the right person as prez. It cannot work, it has not worked and it will not work. If it worked then we would not need Christ, we could vote ourselves into heaven.

            Cheif, the only answer is the gospel, spreading it, the biblical gospel, not the false gospel of the NAR and Cruz and his father, Barton and the Mormon Beck. You really need to look at the attraction these men have for each other and why.

            Look into a guy called Ezra Taft Benson and how the thoughts of this man, a former LDS prez is part of this cabal……

            Our Divine Constitution – Ezra Taft Benson @ lds dot org

            Glenn Beck plays clip of Ezra Taft Benson – on youtube

            Mormon Prophecy Behind Glenn Beck’s Message
            Oct 5, 2010 … In one of his first appearances on Fox News, Glenn Beck sent a … touts the thinking of late church president Ezra Taft Benson and he frequently .

            Why is David Barton 100% Wrong To Tell Glenn Beck The Third Great Awakening Has Begun? by Brannon Howse
            www dot worldviewweekend dot com/news/article/why-david-barton-100-wrong-tell-glenn-beck-third-great-awakening-has-begun

            PATRIOTIC IDOLATRY: “AMERICA FOR JESUS,” THE NAR AND JONATHAN CAHN – @ apprising ministries dot org

          • Amos Moses

            Voting on a local level does more to change what is going on than you give it credit. You are putting your faith and your vote in one man, the prez.

            He is not the be all and end all. But you seem to want to make it such.

            The last person i did that to for prez was Nixon. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.

            Where has voting ever changed anything? If it did it would be illegal. Voting has gotten you EXACTLY where you are now. Pass go and get a clue.

          • Amos Moses

            By Kelleigh Nelson
            January 12, 2016

            On News with Views dot com

          • Amos Moses

            Cruz is NAR. This alone is undoing what you seek to do.

            The great corruption of God’s worship among them kindled His wrath and hastened their ruin (Psa. 106: 39–42). “Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions. Therefore was the wrath of the Lord kindled against His people, insomuch that He abhorred His own inheritance. And He gave them into the hand of the heathen; and they that hated them ruled over them. Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their hand.” They that will not bear the golden yoke of Christ shall be galled with the iron yoke of men. Nothing more provokes the anger of God than the adulterating of His worship; a man will bear a thousand infirmities in the wife of his bosom, but unfaithfulness in the marriage-covenant breaks his heart. After the manner of men, so abused and grieved, the Lord expresseth Himself (Ezek. 6:9), “I am broken with their whorish heart, which hath departed from Me, and with their eyes, which go a whoring after their idols.” Men cannot invent a surer and speedier way to their own ruin than to bring their own inventions into God’s worship.

            WARNINGS TO AN UNGODLY NATION – From John Flavel (1628 – 1691)

            Read it…………………………………………………………

  • kim segar

    Johnny you have it right. thanks,, also Glen Beck does not as a mormon believe that Jesus is G-d in the flesh ..where Trump went for being a real Christian and continues to learn more..wake up and search truth for crying out loud..

    • FoJC_Forever

      Jesus is the Word of God made into the likeness of sinful flesh. He is the fullness of the Godhead, bodily, because the Word of God is an inextricable part of God.

  • Beck is always proven correct in the end. His predictions for 2015 were
    spot on! $18 loaves of bread, $8.50 a gallon gasoline, FEMA
    concentration camps, gold at $3,000 an ounce and of course the Supreme
    Court being run by Sharia Law. These things all came true. It’s obvious
    that the man can see into the future so why would anyone doubt him now.

    • gizmo23

      Guess I’ll throw out my magic 8 ball and just listen to Beck.

    • Johnny Thorne

      He forgot to launder his special underwear.

  • FoJC_Forever

    Whatever POTUS is elected, America will continue its path to Judgement, like the rest of the world. Christians need to be Christian, and only Christian. Neither the Republican nor Democratic Party represents Jesus (the) Christ and His Will in the earth.

    Different sides of the same coin.

    Follow Jesus, find Truth.

    • Are you saying Jesus doesn’t like the USA?

      • FoJC_Forever

        Jesus loves, died, and rose from the dead for everyone to have an opportunity to receive the forgiveness of sins and inherit Eternal Life. The USA doesn’t have a special place in the offer of Salvation, nor is it excluded.

        Follow Jesus, find Salvation.

    • Josey

      It’s like oppositional chaos imo. I’ll just trust in Christ above all and keep looking up, He alone can and will make things right, certainly no politician will, this world is a mess and is ripe to choose the anti christ. Thankfully, this present world isn’t the child of God’s home, we are just passing through as His ambassadors and where He is He will come get His own and take us there where He is preparing a place for us.

      Ecclesiastes 1:9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

  • Johnny Thorne

    Just what we need. Another Mormon. Sheeesh!

  • Amos Moses

    So the NAR prez candidate and the Mormon who has to have all the Joseph Smith memorabilia finally hook up. Waiting now for the other one, David Barton, who is also NAR, to say Cruz is his boy.

    Or has he already?

  • jael2

    It appears that the majority of Americans have been caught up in the diabolical belief that all “paths” lead to God. Liberal churches and public education have perpetuated this lie. The path is very narrow, and only those who believe that Jesus Christ is the (only) way, the truth, and the life, will enter the kingdom of God. All others are liars and thieves. God help those who would sell their soul for a vote.