Christian groups are launching counter-attacks on Glenn Beck’s crusade against social justice. Faithful America, an online community of more than 100,000 people of faith, is sponsoring radio ads that challenge the Fox News host for his criticisms of churches that preach social justice.
The ads will run in cities Beck visits on his national summer tour. According to the Faithful America website:
Glenn Beck is going on tour. He’ll be spreading his false messages about faith and social justice in UT, SC, DC, NJ and NY this summer. For too long, Beck’s presented his own political agenda as “Gospel truth”. We can’t let him get away with it anymore.
Since Glenn Beck claims to speak for Christianity, we’ve created a thought-provoking radio ad to air on Christian stations in cities on his tour route on the days leading up to, during, and after his events.
Beck has been on a campaign, speaking out against social justice ideology that is based on faith, urging his viewers to leave churches that preach liberal social justice views. According to Beck social justice is akin to wealth redistribution and is not in the Bible. Beck said that such ideology is founded on communism and Naziism.
Beck’s understanding of the Gospel is so tainted by his paranoid fears that he utterly fails to understand the message of Christ. Karyn Carlo, in “Glenn Beck’s Cheap Grace,” does a good job of bringing Biblical scholarship to refute Beck’s claims:
Luke 1:52-53 describes Jesus’ mother, Mary, anticipating his birth with these words: “He [God] has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly; He has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty.”
This same Jesus tells us in Matthew 19:24 that “it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”
Similarly, the early Christian community is described in Acts 4:34-35 like this: “There was not a needy person among them, for as many as owned lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold. They laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.” When rich and powerful people asked how they could be part of this coming Kingdom of God, they were told “sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.” (Mark 10:21)
Beck is a fraud. One might only hope that Christians will see through Beck’s perversion of their faith.