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Glenn Beck Social Justice

'Beckapalooza' Tramples Emmett Till Anniversary

Chris Benson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Chris Benson

Dr. King's 1963 speech itself fell on a significant anniversary -- the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till, who was accused of whistling at a white woman on his visit with relatives in the Mississippi Delta.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Was a Social Justice Christian

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

If the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were alive today, he would have been on Glenn Beck's blackboard. That is because King was clearly a Social Justice Christian -- the term and people that Beck constantly derides.

Bucking Beck, Episode 1 (VIDEO): Fascism vs. Communism vs. What?

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

2010-08-26-sally.jpg In this first episode, I debunk Beck's claim that communism and fascism go hand-in-hand and are the goals of the progressive movement.

I'm A Social Justice Christian

Ryan J. Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ryan J. Bell

I met with a couple of filmmakers at the church I serve and together we decided to create Public Service Announcements with the aim of helping people understand what social justice is and its place at the center of Christian faith.

What Glenn Beck Doesn't Understand: Christian Social Justice Is Not Socialism

Tri Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Tri Robinson

The difference between Christian social justice and socialism is a matter of not just goodwill but free will.

Glenn Beck Hit by Haiku Storm

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

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.

Who Would Jesus Hate?

Frank Fredericks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Frank Fredericks

Perhaps if the Second Coming were today, it is Pat Robertson who'd get the cosmic ass-kicking, not Perez Hilton.

Glenn Beck Is Right to Fear Dorothy Day

Jim O'Grady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim O'Grady

Demagogues like Coughlin and Beck use ever more shrill appeals to cause serious short-term turmoil but, in the process, turn their followers' hearts to stone. People are happier, Day believed, when they are good.

On Glenn Beck's Slander Of Jim Wallis

Harry Knox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Harry Knox

Beck has stooped to lying about a good man. He has forgotten one of the chief principles of his Mormon faith, and indeed of all major faiths; that we should treat others as we seek to be treated.

Jesus Invites Glenn Beck To A "Progressive" Dinner Party

Rev. Chuck Freeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Freeman

Glenn was enraged. He knew now beyond a shadow of a doubt that Jesus was not only a socialist but a Marxist. Glenn had his Foxwater security agents evict Jesus from the dinner party.

A Million Christians For Social Justice

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

A Million Christians for Social Justice will bring us together to fight injustice and inequality, to fight hunger and hopelessness, and, ultimately, to love and nourish all the souls that are part of God's creation.

That Glenn Beck, He's Really Quite Something

Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D.

Now Glenn Beck has added concern for the environment to his list of Christian no-no's and the insidious threat of socialism.

Glenn Beck Attacks Churches on Climate Change

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

I thought Glenn Beck must have moved on to other things, but the other night, he went back to his attack on social justice churches. This time the issue was climate change.

Glenn Beck's Christian America is Hardly Christian

Richard T. Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Richard T. Hughes

When Glenn Beck advised Christians to "run as fast as you can" from churches that preach "social and economic justice," he told us a lot. Whatever Beck's "Christian America" may be, it is hardly Christian.

"Bringing The Hammer Down": Glenn Beck Doesn't Speak For The Mormons I Know

Joanna Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Joanna Brooks

Most Mormons I know have quite a bit in common with Rev. Jim Wallis, who is dedicated to the service of others. By contrast, Glenn Beck has devoted his life and career to expanding the media footprint of Glenn Beck.

How to Annoy Glenn Beck in Five Minutes or Less

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

Want to annoy Fox News' Glenn Beck in five minutes or less while simultaneously making sure your community gets its fair share of federal money? Fill out and return the 2010 U.S. Census.

It Took Pat Robertson and Glenn Beck to Remind Sane Christians of Who We Are and Who We Do Not Want to Be

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

We should thank Robertson and Beck. They have reminded us that we crave -- no, DEMAND -- sane Christianity, and that actually there are many millions of us who profess it.

Glenn Beck Vs. God: The Bible Speaks For Itself

Dr. David P. Gushee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dr. David P. Gushee

Speaking as a Christian ethicist, in flippantly attacking the concept of social justice, Glenn Beck inadvertently poked a finger in the eye of every person who takes the Bible as God's revealed Word.

Another Invitation To Glenn Beck

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

You've moved from labeling social justice as Communist or Fascist to saying it only means "big government". Then you said that if social justice means "empowering" people to act individually, then that might be okay. That's progress, but there's still some need for conversation here.

An Open Letter To Glenn Beck: Social Justice And The Gospel

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Glenn, could you please dispense with the personal attacks and get to the substance of what you and I are saying about social justice? Let's have a conversation about whether social justice "is a perversion of the Gospel," as you say, or at the heart of the Gospel, as I say.

Biblical Social Justice and Glenn Beck

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Glenn Beck says Christians should leave their social justice churches, so I say Christians should leave Beck. Beck attacks the very heart of our Christian faith, and Christians should no longer watch his show.

Glenn Beck: Leave Churches That Preach Social Justice

Politics Daily | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On his daily radio and television shows last week, Fox News personality Glenn Beck set out to convince his audience that "social justice," the term ma...

Glenn Beck to Jesus: Drop Dead

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

Social justice is an essential part of Catholic teaching. It's part of being a Catholic. So Glenn Beck is, in essence, saying "Leave the Catholic church."