As Colson, Mohler and Others Release Video Series on Social Justice (Yes, Social Justice), It’s Time for Glenn Beck to Apologize to Christians

It really is past time for Glen Beck to apologize to Christians for his equating the church’s work in social justice with Nazism and Communism. He’s not just enraging liberals; he’s become an embarrassment to conservatives. And on this point he’s just wrong in the most offensive way.

Although he wasn’t directing his comments at the Heritage Foundation video series, Beck’s comments were made just after the release by Heritage of the series on social justice with Chuck Colson of BreakPoint, Al Mohler of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Sean Litton of the International Justice Mission, and other evangelical leaders speaking on the meaning and importance of social justice.

Beck’s comments are not an issue of left and right but of false representation of the teachings of Jesus on care for the poor and the suffering, and a broadside against those who live out the Gospel in our society.

The criticism of Beck is strong and diverse, from all parts of the religious spectrum

Jim Wallis, Sojourners

James Martin, S.J., Catholic priest

Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission

Joe Carter, evangelical editor, First Things

The Rev. Canon Peg Chemberlin, president of the National Council of Churches of Christ USA

David Gushee, evangelical, professor of Christian ethics, Mercer University

Marty Duren, Southern Baptist pastor

It’s time for Beck to make amends, or for Fox News to censure him or drop his show.

–Jim Jewell

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About Jim Jewell

I am a writer and consultant on faith and public life, active for many years in management and communications in the evangelical community. I now work as the director of the nonprofit practice at The Valcort Group (www.valcort.com). Everything on this blog, however, is my personal opinion and is not read or approved before it is posted. Opinions, conclusions and other information expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Valcort.
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One Response to As Colson, Mohler and Others Release Video Series on Social Justice (Yes, Social Justice), It’s Time for Glenn Beck to Apologize to Christians

  1. Marty Duren says:

    Thanks for the trackback, Jim!

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