Most people, when they think about supporting their congressional candidates of choice, consider methods such as making financial donations, signing petitions, putting a campaign bumper sticker on their cars, or canvassing door to door. Not Cindy Jacobs.
Cindy Jacobs is one of the Apostolic Council of Prophetic Elders. The ACPE is a group of tightly wound evangelical Christians who believe that their god gives them special messages that enable them to predict the future.
One of Cindy’s latest prophecies is that the Christian God is asking Americans to participate in “a forty day fast leading up to the election beginning on September 24th through election day November 2, 2010.” The Prophet Cindy asserts that if enough believers stop eating for a long period of time, right wing Christian candidates for Congress will be assured of victory – and the economy’s vigor will be restored, too.
Should we discourage this message? I don’t know. If members of the Religious Right spend a month and a half this year abstaining from food instead of campaign for their favored candidates, it could take some energy away from their radical political movement.
Fast away, Cindy.