Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Glenn Beck Urges Listeners to Leave Churches That Preach Social Justice -- Politics Daily

Glenn Beck Urges Listeners to Leave Churches That Preach Social Justice -- Politics Daily
Man, how about that? Glenn Beck apparently held up a swastika and a hammer and sickle and declared that Christian churches preaching social justice had an agenda of Nazism and Communism. Strange, because, like, the whole thing about helping the poor and the sick that Christianity believes in would seem to argue against it all being a front for authoritarian ideologies. Yes, don't help the poor, it seems. Shut down those soup kitchens, don't help out with food banks or with distributing clothes to the needy, it's all Communism. Either that or it's a step away from raising your arm, clicking your heels, and saluting Das Reich. But maybe Beck is just operating within his own religious tradition, that of certain species of Protestant Christians who have so much emphasis on the 'I', on personal salvation, that they don't pay any attention to other folks out there. God it's entertaining, go listen to the audio of it.

A final highlight is that he in fact advised church goers who object to social justice to go talk to the higher ups in their church about it, to 'illuminate' them about what's going on. I can only imagine how those conversations would go. The Hitler Youth of the Beck army would likely be given a polite brush off, the same one likely given for accusations that the churches are fronts for the Illuminati.

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