At least the ones who belong to his 9/12 Project,
the political group launched on his television show in March of 2009, “to bring us all back to the place we were on September 12, 2001 … we were not obsessed with red states, blue states or political parties. We were united as Americans, standing together to protect the values and principles of the greatest nation ever created.”
While started on the Fox cable news network, the 9/12 Project defines itself as “a spontaneous groundswell of freedom loving, God-fearing Americans, who were concerned that Washington is not governing by the Constitution, nor listening to ‘We the People.’ Like wildfire, 9/12 Projects have lit up our Republic with hundreds of independent 9-12 groups across the country. The 9/12 Project is uniting Americans of all economic and political persuasions, race and creed to protect the Principles and Values that make America the greatest nation ever created.”
Mr. Beck’s “grassroots effort” is quite popular in South Carolina, the Bible-toting, right-wing firewall of Republican primary politics. And not surprisingly, a member of one of the local chapters wrote the following prayer thanking God for divinely inspired Glenn Beck.
The 9/12 Project SC Prayer
Dear Father, God…
Thank you for thy bounty! Thank you for America, the greatest country ever to have graced thy planet, Earth. Thank you for placing us here to benefit from your goodness.
Thank you for all those thoughtful men, whom we call Our Founding Fathers; those men who have taught us your way; those men who gave us the principles and the values on which American greatness has been built.
Bless us, Father, as we gather in a noble task; to be reawakened; to march forward in your name; to devise a way to help our fellow Americans to be renewed.
We ask you, Father, to bless him; to make his voice heard, on the air and through us, so that we may, by word and example, both to talk and to walk those principles and values, so that we might help America to become re-energized, re-nourished and renewed to our greater days.
We ask you, Father, to bless this movement, “We Surround Them,” not so that we may defeat those who have strayed but rather that we may fold them back into our midst; to make them again the Americans in the America envisioned and initiated, in your name, by our Founding Fathers.
In thy name, Amen!
Although, and perhaps because, I am not a true believer in the gospel according to Glenn Beck, I offer this alternative orison to the Creator of all life.
which art in heaven,
We acknowledge it thy goodness
beseeching thee still to continue such thy mercies towards us,
that all the world may know thou art our Savior and mighty Deliverer;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.