I’m a moderate…and I think Glenn Beck is absurd
That’s all there is to it.
The interwebs are up-in-arms over Beck’s statements this week on his FoxNews show regarding what he percieves as the problem of churches and “social justice.” Beck stated that “social justice” programs have a communist/nazi agenda.
For all of the discussion on separation of Church and State in America, we now have Glenn trying to encourage church-goers in America to discourage churches from choosing their own outreach opportunities. I seriously doubt he would oppose a church supporting the social justice of Habitat for Humanity or a local Homeless Mission.
I haven’t seen the entire broadcast, so I cannot say definitively that he is off-base. I do think his comments are inflammatory. I am not a big fan of his anyway. His emotional delivery of opinion/fact is really offensive to me. It’s one thing to present an informed opinion (whether I like it or not) about issues/current events. It’s entirely different to literally weep on-air about the the American citizen and their struggles and then denounce churches that support “social justice” programs.
I, for one, support the idea of social justice and human rights. I choose to support the pro-life movement because I believe that a fetus is a human life, and that it has rights. I choose to support Habitat for Humanity because I believe people need places to live (I don’t think they have a “right” to housing, but that’s an entirely different discussion). I’m not a nazi. Almost all of my friends would affirm that I am not a communist. Supporting these programs doesn’t make me either of those things.
The problem I have with most liberally-minded Americans is this: if he were to make a reasonable argument for something, the HuffingtonPost wouldn’t write anything about it nor would The New Republic link to the video and say “this is really true, and we should all listen.”
Just something to consider.