Since Glenn Beck began attacking churches that promote “social justice,” calling it “code language for Marxism,” Christians have been urged to boycott Glenn Beck. Last week Beck went so far as to call on Christians to leave their churches if they hear any preaching about social or economic justice, citing affiliations with Nazism and Communism.

Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church Pastor Ronald Garner put up the following sign in response to Beck’s statements.

GARNER: Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church is a very progressive church. We’re open and affirming in our denomination, which means we accept into the full life of our church gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. We are a peace church, and so I just felt that it was a sign that should be in front of our building to say that Mr. Beck’s comments about the social justice being a perversion of the gospel was a total distortion of anybody that’s even given a cursory reading to the words of Jesus. [...]

I feel it was an unwarranted attack on Christians, and I felt like something needed to be said.

Rev. Jim Wallis, an evangelical leader in Washington. D.C., called on Christians to leave Glenn Beck. Wallis stated, “What he has said attacks the very heart of our Christian faith, and Christians should no longer watch his show… His show should now be in the same category as Howard Stern.”

Mr. Beck, in vilifying churches that promote “social justice,” managed to insult just about every mainline Protestant, Roman Catholic, African American, Hispanic and Asian congregation in the country – not to mention plenty of evangelical ones.

Even Mormon scholars in Mr. Beck’s own church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said in interviews that Mr. Beck seems ignorant of just how central social justice teaching is to Mormonism.

Garner stated that, so far, he has only received positive responses to the sign above.

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11 Responses to “Christians Urged to Boycott of Glenn Beck”

  1. Reverends Wallis and Garner were preaching to the choir. Neither of their congregations were watching Beck anyway.

  2. Crowdaddy13 says:

    Thats the same thing unions try to do, the definition of unionism is to use social justice to demand equal rights, living wages and benefits and respect on the job. But, Mr. Beck, I guess thats Marxist to think that way.

    Think of Wal-Mart, they usually pay their folks $8.50 an hour and actually teach them during new hire training, how to get government welfare instead of giving them benefits. If they just took only 2% of their profits and gave back to their employees, each cashier could make around $15 an hour and have full health insurance. But, 2% is way too much to give to your own……….and that’s why social justice and labor unions and being “christian-like” is a good thing Mr. Beck!!!! If Jesus was the CEO of Wal-Mart do you think he would be a greedy jerk or do you think he would take care of his employees and the local community? Duh!!!

  3. Ya know, you under-estimate the people in the USA. There are millions of people who know the real history of our country and all about the politics. I like Glenn Beck. He doesn’t usually say anything that he can’t back up. So I don’t know how much the almighty obama administration is paying you for this propaganda, or what’s in it for you but it seems to me that the only people you’re going to get to boycott Glenn Beck are the people who have not followed the history of our country from the beginning. Good luck …it won’t be me (and probably billions of others)!

  4. FoxNewsBoycott says:

    Lilipatch, Billions? Seriously? If you’re a Beck follower, you probably think the Census is evil, but at least they know about population, which, clearly, you don’t.

    And Glenn Beck knowing history? ROFL Here’s but one example of Beck rewriting history to fit his agenda:

  5. Crowdaddy13 says:

    Lilipatch are you serious? So your saying that Glenn Beck, a college dropout, is the man you go to, to tell you about history and the constitution? Really?

    And good use of the term “billions” as if America has a population of billions………..hahahahaha. Dummy, there is only like 5 billion people on Earth, and over half of them are Muslim, so tell me………..are you siding with the Muslims now then? Since billions will not follow the liberals, I guess you conservatives have the backing of all the Muslims, Buddists and Hindus and Communists now??………hahahahaha you are a complete idiot.

    Open a history book instead of listening to Beck. Open the bible instead of listening to Beck, read a newspaper instead of listening to Beck………then maybe you wont look like a complete jackass.

  6. @Lilipatch. Congratulations, I agree with you 100%. These socialists on this site can’t stand it when someone like Fox/Beck/Hannity, etc tells the truth and backs it up with facts. It seems like they want freedom of speech, but only when it is their speech. Anyone else’s viewpoints are taboo. Typical Marxists!

  7. Bravo,Lilipatch, it looks you are the only person with brain in this miserably presented attempt to end the freedom of speech for americans.As long as we have Glenn Beck and MILLIONS who listen, there is a hope.

  8. FoxNewsBoycott says:

    Kenbo, It would be hilarious, if it weren’t so sad, how people like you completely ignore all the “facts” that are proven to be complete falsehoods and outright lies and then post a comment saying, “Fox/Beck/Hannity, etc tells the truth and backs it up with facts” and then top it off w/ a typical Beckism, calling us “Marxists!” You are not creative, witty, nor remotely correct.

    irina, The “only person with brain” ? LOL 1) that’s not even grammatically correct. 2) Lilipatch was not remotely correct. 3) Nobody here is supporting the “end of freedom of speech for americans” – Beck can go spout his nonsense on any street corner he wishes, with the guy talking to the stop sign, but the constitution doesn’t guarantee him a nationally televised platform to spew his vitriol. And 4) The “MILLIONS,” fortunately, only represent a tiny % of the US population. You can have ‘em… We’ll keep the rational population.

  9. Perhaps you wouldn’t be proud of Fox if you knew who its second largest stockholder was none other than a Saudi prince who in the past gave money to the families of suicide bombers in Palestine and who blamed Bush’s foreign policy of siding with Israel as the cause of the 9-11 attacks.

    More importantly, “A few years ago, (this prince)l, who then owned 5.5 percent of the Fox News Channel’s parent company, News Corp., boasted of his influence on the network’s principal owner, Rupert Murdoch, and explained how he persuaded him to alter on-air content about “Muslim riots” in France to make them more palatable to adherents of Islam”
    All of this is well-documented but I doubt very much you will be hearing it on Fox anytime soon. If you didn’t treat your mind like a garbage disposal, and you didn’t allow Fox to tell you what to think maybe you could see what most people already know, Lillipatch

  10. JimElliott says:

    FoxNewsBoycott, I am a pastor also. It is amazing to me the blatant disregard Pastor Ronald Garner and the United Church of Christ have shown toward the Word of God. Let’s stop using words like “social justice” that are obviously based upon one’s opinion or viewpoint. As a believer in Christ, I take a stand that God’s Word is true (all of it). That being said, the responsibility of taking care of the those that cannot take care of themselves should be the upon the church. James 1:27- “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” The idea is not handouts but hand-up as people are in “distress”. Social Justice, as you call it, is handouts. When you reward people that are undisciplined and lazy of course they are going to take advantage of you! The Social Justice that was taught by the early Church was much different than those that claim to represent Christ. Rev. Jim Wallis has no proof that Beck has offended “mainline” churches. He is stating his opinion and we take it as fact. You are also guilty of quoting yourself as fact. Just because you mention something once does not make it true! Incidentally, James 1:27 also commands us to “keep ourselves from being polluted by the world” (or things the world approves of). How can the United Church of Christ take a stand to be a “peace” church accepting all types of sexual sinners. It is clear that they have been polluted by the world. You FoxNewsBoycott drank the Kool-Aid.

  11. j davis says:

    I’m glad REAL Christians are standing up to Becky. Every day Becky preaches revisionist ‘history’ which he obviously has no understanding of. He is preaching to the social Darwinist vermin who call themselves ‘Christians.’ It should be noted that Becky is a member of a cult founded by a convicted fraudster who believed God talked to him via a ‘magic’ salamander. Oh yeah, how about those gold plated which no one has ever seen. Joseph Smith preached that black people are cursed and inferior so it is probably safe to say the Becky probably believes this along with his coreligionists. Becky’s sheep are total idiots who cannot be reasoned with.

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