Christian Social Justice Group Joins Campaign to Oust Glenn Beck
Last month, I wrote an article about the growing campaign to banish Glenn Bleck from the airwaves. Back then Beck's show had already run in the UK with no ads -- which normally pay for content air time -- for six days. Four weeks later, and the show has run adless in Britain for over a month, in large part thanks to the organizing efforts of StopBeck.com's UK outfit. The campaign continues to grow in different ways. ColorofChange.org which has been leading the domestic effort to oust Beck, recently announced their newest partner, a Christian social justice group. Sojourners, a progressive Christian organization, recently launched a petition page addressed to Glenn Beck. The letter begins, "I'm a Christian who believes in the biblical call to social justice." This all comes on the heels of Beck's latest bout of fear-mongering, when he told viewers to be wary of churches that preach social and economic justice, despite the fact that these are key pillars of Jesus' teachings. View the craziness here: Yes, that's right: in his latest failure to correctly draw causal connections, he compares social justice-preaching churches with Communists and Nazis. The Sojourners' petition urges supporters to send Beck a letter that reads: "I stand in the tradition of the Hebrew prophets and the teachings of Jesus that demonstrate God's will for justice in every aspect of our individual, social, and economic lives."