It’s About Time Evangelical Christians Took On Glenn Beck
First Glenn Beck lost his A-list advertisers due to a bizarre comment regarding President Obama’s alleged racism toward white people, even though most of Obama’s staff are white, as was his beloved mother.
Now he’s telling his bewitched and bewildered audience to quit churches that care about economic and social justice for the disadvantaged — you know, the same kind of justice that Jesus preached.
This may be the one-toke-over-the-line comment that finally puts a stake in the heart of Count Crapula’s crazy show. Read on, from CNN today:
Evangelical leader takes on Beck for assailing social justice churches
By John Blake, CNN
March 12, 2010
(CNN) — An evangelical leader is calling for a boycott of Glenn Beck’s television show and challenging the Fox News personality to a public debate after Beck vilified churches that preach economic and social justice.
The Rev. Jim Wallis, president of Sojourners, a network of progressive Christians, says Beck perverted Jesus’ message when he urged Christians last week to leave churches that preach social and economic justice.
Wallis says Beck compared those churches to Communists and Nazis.
Wallis says at least 20,000 people have already responded to his call to boycott Beck. He says Beck is confusing his personal philosophy with the Bible.
“He wants us to leave our churches, but we should leave him,” Wallis says of Beck. “When your political philosophy is to consistently favor the rich over the poor, you don’t want to hear about economic justice.”
Wallis says he wants to go on Beck’s show to challenge the contention that churches shouldn’t preach economic and social justice.
Social and economic justice is at the heart of Jesus’ message, Wallis says.
“He’s afraid of being challenged on his silly caricatures,” Wallis says. “Glenn Beck talks a lot when he doesn’t have someone to dialogue with. Is he willing to talk with someone who he doesn’t agree with?”
Beck did not answer numerous requests for an interview.
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