Last week, I briefly discussed a very liberal anti-Christian stance by Elton John wherein he called Jesus gay.
Well now, let's go to the other side of the spectrum where conservative Fox News pundit, Glenn Beck is warring against a call for "social justice" that is preached about in church. He says,
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. Now, am I advising people to leave their church? Yes!The idea goes that Glenn Beck thinks social justice is wrong to preach about in churches because the Nazi's and communists both used such a term to further their agendas. Of course it is completely horrifying to imagine that a term or a concept by outlawed because it was wrongly applied in history's past.
And as for social justice in the church, I really do not understand how it's not preached more. Matthew 25 and the story of the Good Samaritan seem pretty self-explanatory on who exactly our neighbors are and with that, our obligation to help them out.
I am always left befuddled when I hear apostolics argue against the necessity of giving to the poor and making your presence felt economically and spiritually in your area.
Jim Wallis is calling for Christians to ban Glenn Beck in response to his statements against "social justice" in churches.