"On his daily radio and television shows last week, Fox News personality Glenn Beck set out to convince his audience that "social justice," the term many Christian churches use to describe their efforts to address poverty and human rights, is a "code word" for communism and Nazism. Beck urged Christians to discuss the term with their priests and to leave their churches if leaders would not reconsider their emphasis on social justice.
"I'm begging you, your right to religion and freedom to exercise religion and read all of the passages of the Bible as you want to read them and as your church wants to preach them . . . are going to come under the ropes in the next year. If it lasts that long it will be the next year. I beg you, look for the words 'social justice' or 'economic justice' on your church Web site. If you find it, run as fast as you can. Social justice and economic justice, they are code words. Now, am I advising people to leave their church? Yes!" " Politics Daily
The Catholic Church has many problems, but its teaching with regard to "social justice" is not one of them. Glenn Beck has now drawn a line in the sand between the emerging proto-fascist political forces that he seems to want to lead and a 2,000 year old religion with 1.2 billion adherents. He urges Catholics and other Christians to leave their churches? What does he offer in exchange? He likes to talk about the Nazis and the Communists. What will his movement be called? pl