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Glenn Beck Hit by Haiku Storm

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The group Jewish Funds for Justice brewed up a twitterstorm this past week and launched it at Glenn Beck, sending thousands of tweets--in haiku form-- to Beck's official Twitter page over a 24 hour period. The move was sparked by this alarming statement by the Fox News host:

"I beg you, look for the words 'social justice' or 'economic justice' on your church website. If you find it, run as fast as you can. Social justice and economic justice are code words [for Communism and Nazism]. Am I advising people to leave their church? Yes!"

The group called its haiku storm "the first large-scale Twitter protest of its kind," and it was large. So large, in fact, that its Twitter page reached the limit of allowable tweets (who knew there was one?).

The haiku ranged from the basic take down of Beck's statement

"Do unto others..."
If that's not social justice
I don't know what is.

to deep thoughts

Do you have to check
your church website for justice
to know that it's there?

to the sarcastic

I hate socialists
far too much to really learn
what "socialist" means

It also became clear that Beck inspires hate in more people than just his followers.

If you think justice
Has no religious basis,
You can go to hell.

Who knew that chalkboards,
Scribbled on by a jackass,
Could be so harmful?

Know who else said we
shouldn't help one another?
Not Hitler -- Satan

Some of the haiku left a little evidence that a Jewish group was involved.

Glenn Beck, hate monger
Those of faith know better than
to heed your words. Schmuck.

One was just a good, albeit off-color, joke:

Why does Glenn exist?
Even the Body of Christ
has to have an ass

Glen Beck's twitter page was back to normal today as he focused on his "American Revival." The word "revival" was no doubt selected for its religious connotations. Apparently, after asking people to leave their church, Beck encourages them to join his. This tweet sums up his audience's response on Twitter:

I cry as I write: my life is forever change. TY

I wish that one were a joke.

You can take a look at all of the haiku here.

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