Last week, the conservative broadcaster Glenn Beck called on Christians to leave their churches if they heard any preaching about social or economic justice because, he claimed, those were slogans affiliated with Nazism and Communism.
This week, the Rev. Jim Wallis, a liberal evangelical leader in Washington, D.C., called on Christians to leave Glenn Beck.
“What he has said attacks the very heart of our Christian faith, and Christians should no longer watch his show,” Mr. Wallis, who heads the antipoverty group Sojourners, wrote on his “God’s Politics” blog. “His show should now be in the same category as Howard Stern*.”
Beck, of course, is a Mormon. Apparently, we can take this to mean that Mormons don't believe in social or economic justice. Anyway: Cheers to Glenn Beck for continuing to flash the Nazi card at the slightest provocation. That's the sign of a top-notch thinker. And calling for Republicans to turn their backs on their God is also a great PR move. Glenn Beck's star is clearly on the rise!
*I do believe that Howard Stern should be offended by that.