Saturday, March 27, 2010

Response to Glenn Beck's Warning about Social Justice Churches

WASHINGTON (ABP) -- Social-justice advocate Jim Wallis said recent attacks by broadcaster Glenn Beck have ironically given new life to the concept of fighting social ills like poverty and inequality in Jesus' name.

Wallis said Sojourners, the group he leads that promotes peace and justice issues from an evangelical point of view, has been discussing for more than a year a campaign called "A Million Christians for Social Justice."

Wallis said March 25 in a blog that the Fox News broadcaster's March 2 advice to listeners to leave churches that teach "social justice" coupled with subsequent attacks on Wallis after he said Christians should boycott Glenn Beck provided a "teachable" -- and perhaps mobilizing -- moment.

"The Beck attack on Christian social justice has given us an opportunity to teach what true gospel principles are and offers us an opportunity to reach out to even more people who are being attracted by the biblical call to social justice -- which is the mission statement of Sojourners," Wallis said."~Associated Baptist Press

Who is Wallis?
Aaron Klein of WorldNetDaily reported the following:

Rev. Jim Wallis, a member of President Obama's "faith council" who is described as a spiritual adviser to the president, is a socialist activist who has championed communist causes and previously labeled the U.S. "the great captor and destroyer of human life."

...Wallis, however, is a longtime socialist advocate and founder of a far-left magazine, Sojourners, that has championed communist causes....

...Sojourners has published a slew of radicals, including socialist activist Cornel West and James Cone, considered the founder of Black Liberation Theology, which spawned the likes of Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama's pastor of nearly 20 years. (Source)

Not an endorsement of Glenn Beck.