Saturday, March 13, 2010


Just read the quote, then we'll talk:

“I beg you, look for the words ’social justice’ or ‘economic justice’ on your church Web site. If you find it, run as fast as you can. Social justice and economic justice, they are code words. If you have a priest that is pushing social justice, go find another parish. Go alert your bishop and tell them, ‘Excuse me, are you down with this whole social justice thing?’ 

He went on to relate social justice with "communism" and "Nazism." He also alluded that both the communists and Nazis were advising the White House and he claimed a new history to prove it.

Like it or not, social justice is a central theme with Jesus. If you strip that from the church's teachings what do you have left? You have lots of Old Testament stories of wars, animal sacrifices, food restrictions and plenty of rebukings. Caring about and fighting for the social equality for all persons is not a communist or Nazi belief. It is called love.

I think we are coming to a point where we are merging our political and religious beliefs to the extent that we are changing the ideals of one to suit the needs of the other. It's dangerous.

Churches everywhere are drawing lines in the sand on this one. He may have a chalkboard. He may have plenty of belief. He may have a bully pulpit, but that doesn't buy you much when you link churches with Nazism.


Sky Girl said...

Wow. And I thought I couldn't be shocked any more by what Glenn Beck says.

Busplunge said...

My wife told me about this this evening,


Complaint Department Manager said...

I am no convinced, he has no real agenda, he just wants attention and would give up his offspring to stay in the spotlight.

Chalk up one more douchebag that will be smoking a turd in hell when he dies.

Jeremy D. Young said...

I don't much trust Glenn Beck even though many I agree with like him. He's making far too much money off these issues for my liking.

In my opinion, he's just like most other radio hosts... Saying outrageous things for the ratings.