Glenn Beck, an American radio and television host that I’d never heard of till this week, has set off a firestorm of web commentary after denouncing social justice as a ‘perversion of the gospel’. Well, what do I say to that? I’m lost for words. But others aren’t:
Jim Wallis: An Open Letter To Glenn Beck: Social Justice And The Gospel – “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, …”
Glenn Beck, Social Justice, and Supply Side Jesus – “I realise even talking about this is futile. Facts, logic, and other trivial details of rational analysis are utterly lost on anyone who finds Beck persuasive. And Beck himself is laughing all the way to the bank. But, whatever. His recent bit of idiocy was to condemn any church that advocates social justice.”
Youtube: Glenn Beck’s Social Justice Conspiracy! – “Glenn Beck launches his latest crusade against social justice, a term he believes is code for communism and is now infecting all faiths and religions”
And the Bible isn’t silent either.
Tell me, what are your favourite social justice verses from the scriptures? What would you suggest Glenn Beck reads tonight?