Here's one of those weird confluences. This morning I praised the Catholic bishops from Tucson, Phoenix and Gallup for writing a letter telling Russell Pearce to ditch his anti-immigrant bills. It reminded me of some of the wonderful priests I remember from the 60s who felt their faith demanded that they advocate for social justice.
Now Glenn Beck has told his loyal followers, beware of churches advocating social justice.
. . . 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!"
Those words, "social justice," are a gateway drug. Pretty soon you find yourself worrying about the lives of the poor and sick and thinking you should do something to help. That leads to ideas like universal health care, and higher taxes on the rich to help others who life has dealt some cruel blows.
Run away! Run away!
I guess you worship at the Church of Glenn, or you don't worship at all.