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Church Respond to Beck's "Social Justice Comment. Thoughts?

This week, Christian religious leaders have been criticizing Fox News host Glenn Beck for his controversial remarks that churches that promote social and economic justice are somehow dangerous. “If you have a priest that is pushing social justice, go find another parish,” said Beck. Progressive Christian group Sojourners has even launched a campaign calling on Christians to speak out against Beck.

Though I'm not Christian, I think it's a great thing for any religious path to respond in this manner, at the very least. I personally can't stand Beck and his paranoia/hate mongering, and am glad to see only positive responses to what this church has done. Hopefully Glenn & his followers will pay attention, but I won't hold my breath.

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NightPhoenix

Asked by NightPhoenix at 1:29 AM on Mar. 14, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • NightPhoenix

    Answer by NightPhoenix at 1:30 AM on Mar. 14, 2010

  • Beck is an idiot. So, rather than listening to our moral compasses *churches, spiritual leaders, what have you*..... We should listen to HIM???
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:33 AM on Mar. 14, 2010

  • It isn't about listening to Beck it is about knowing what is social justice. Oh it sounds good and all but is it really? He was speaking about Father Coughlin, if you have any clue who he was you would tell the church to pull their heads out their butts. He was an antisemitic Jew hater! And for a church to act like Beck was attacking the church and not this loons ideals they are mistaken. Father Coughlin would rationalize policies by Hitler and Moussolini... if you are okay with those ideals you have serous issues! You should read The Protocols of the Elders of Zion by Coughlin and tell me that man was a good priest!
    Crissy1213

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 1:48 AM on Mar. 14, 2010

  • Who are the spiritual leaders to know about social justice? Churches take your money to make a few rich. Where is the social justice there?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:49 AM on Mar. 14, 2010

  • Father Coughlin's thought of social justice was to rid America of Jewish bankers because "they cause the depression". His supporters marched in protest to allowing Jewish refugees into America saying and I quote "Send Jews back where they came from in leaky boats!" and "Wait until Hitler comes over here!"

    Looks like the church needs to rethink what the hello they are crying about.
    Crissy1213

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 1:53 AM on Mar. 14, 2010

  • As if progressives would even understand (or care to) what Glenn Beck was saying? Social Justice has been used as a way indoctrinate people with the "spread the wealth" mentality.Which by the way is simply taking,the government does the taking,other's people's money,property etc. and doing as it see's fit with.President Obama and others in his administration believe in that concept.President Obama's long time friend and Rev mr Wright also believe's in the concept.Jesus Christ taught that we should give from the heart of our own free will which is very,very different.He also called upon people to not be sedentary.All capable,able bodied people should labor for their harvest is what Christ taught.So there goes forcing people to give to those who simply will not work to provide for themselves.As for those who are not capable yes Christians should do all they can to help those in true need BUT but but of our own free will
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:55 AM on Mar. 14, 2010

  • AND not be the force of our government.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:56 AM on Mar. 14, 2010

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    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:56 AM on Mar. 14, 2010

  • Interesting because the Rev Wright also has preached Jew hatred.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:58 AM on Mar. 14, 2010

  • Church and Politics shouldn't mix.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:02 AM on Mar. 14, 2010

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