Thursday October 25, 2012 | 09:38 AM

The Christian Civic League is encouraging followers to participate in a 48-hour fast leading up to Election Day.

In its weekly newsletter, the league outlines three fasting options: water fasting (no food, just water); Daniel fast (no pleasant foods, just vegetables and water) and Liquids only (water, juice). The fast would run from 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4 to 8 p.m. Tues., Nov. 6.

Election Day at 8 p.m. is when the polls close and the nail biting really begins for all the campaigns. Although the call for a fast doesn't specifically mention Question 1, the gay marriage ballot initiative, the Civic League has been deeply involved in running and funding the campaign to urge a "no" vote.

The newsletter also asks for donations so the campaign can run a Billy Graham newspaper ad in the Portland Press Herald and the Bangor Daily News. It notes that the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association took out an ad in the Wall Street Journal recently in which Graham urges people to vote for "the candidates who support the biblical definition of marriage between one man and one woman."


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