It all started last week when Fox News commentator Glenn Beck told people to leave any church that mentioned social or economic justice because they were just trying to preach a socialistic message.Â Beck, a Mormon, seemingly ticked off Jim Wallis, president of the progressive Christian group Sojourners.Â And the response… the very biblical “Christian Boycott”.
According to a CNN article:
Wallis says Beck perverted Jesus’ message when he urged Christians last week to leave churches that preach social and economic justice.
Wallis says at least 20,000 people have already responded to his call to boycott Beck. He says Beck is confusing his personal philosophy with the Bible.
“He wants us to leave our churches, but we should leave him,” Wallis says of Beck. “When your political philosophy is to consistently favor the rich over the poor, you don’t want to hear about economic justice.”
Wallis says he wants to go on Beck’s show to challenge the contention that churches shouldn’t preach economic and social justice.
Social and economic justice is at the heart of Jesus’
message, Wallis says.
“He’s afraid of being challenged on his silly caricatures,” Wallis says. “Glenn Beck talks a lot when he doesn’t have someone to dialogue with. Is he willing to talk with someone who he doesn’t agree with?”
I love the line that Glenn Beck talks a lot when he doesn’t have someone to dialogue with.Â Don’t we all.Â Don’t we all.
What do you think about Beck, Wallis, and this new boycott?
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