Mormons Fast for a Romney Debate Victory

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SALT LAKE CITY, UT- JUNE 24:  U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks from the back of a pick-up truck at the Hires Big H hamburger restaurant on June 24, 2011 in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Romney made the campaign stop in order to talk to small business owners in the Salt Lake area. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
Photo: George Frey/2011 Getty Images

This Sunday, Mormons throughout Utah, Nevada, California, and Colorado will embark on a daylong fast so that Mitt Romney will "be blessed in the debates." At least that's the plan, according to a mass e-mail forwarded to Buzzfeed's McKay Coppins. "From small things, great things can come about," the e-mail's author adds, predicting the obvious rejoinder that God almost certainly has better things to do with His Almighty time. "I know that fasting and praying brings about miracles." But Mormons aren't the only ones praying for Mitt. Florida evangelical group Heaven Is Easy Ministries has sent out mailers — including one to Joanna Brooks at Religion Dispatches magazine — calling for "worldwide prayer for Mitt Romney to reject Joseph Smith as a prophet and admit the Book of Mormon is false."