Glenn Beck Begs You To Leave Your Church

Pope Glenn BeckAmerica’s number one televangelist, Glenn Beck, has consistently been an advocate of traditional values. So much so that he formed a movement he calls “The 9/12 Project” based on the nine values and twelve principles that he has deemed critical for righteous living.

The second of Beck’s holy principles (following “America Is Good”) is:
I believe in God and He is the Center of my Life.

I’m not going to speculate as to why America’s goodness trumps the Lord, but second place is still a pretty respectable finish for God. Obviously Beck considers worship to be a fairly high priority. However, it must be the right kind of worship. And to assist you making the proper spiritual choice, Pope Beck has declared a new edict for you to follow: Avoid any church that espouses “social justice.” Beck asserts that it is just a code word for communism, or fascism, or both.

“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!”

The Glenn Beck Radio Program, March 2, 2010:

Did you hear that? Beck is begging you to run as fast as you can from any religious institution that embraces social justice. Flee now from churches that advocate for the welfare of the poor, the hungry, the sick, people enduring hardships and looking for answers. In other words, renounce any parish that practices the teachings of Jesus. Beck should recall the words of Dom Helder Camara, Archbishop of Recife:

“When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.”

It’s not enough that Beck passes such judgments on compassionate believers, the urgency for his advice is clearly and frighteningly articulated. Religious freedom is under attack and you may have only a year left to worship as you choose. So you had better start to worship as HE chooses. And how does Beck know that the end to religious freedom is so near? He doesn’t say. He doesn’t even hint at any lurking threat. It must have been revealed to him in a vision – or from the voice of his German Shepherd, Victor. [How appropriate is it that Beck has a pet that is “German” (like him) and a “Shepherd”?] And that vision probably included the figure of a haloed Kenyan Muslim floating over a dilapidated White House with hammer & sickle flag waving above the Chinese-made solar panels.

Update: Christian leaders are responding to Beck’s call to leave your church with a call to leave Beck: Tell Glenn Beck: I’m a Social Justice Christian. That seems like something a compassionate spiritual advisor would have been calling for all along. Better late than never.

See also:
The Gospel According To Beck
Christian Leaders Rebuke Glenn Beck – Call For Boycott


23 thoughts on “Glenn Beck Begs You To Leave Your Church

  1. I’m just sitting back and waiting to see how this all ends. Glenn Beck is so far beyond absurd… is he angling to take Pat Robertson’s place?

    • I don’t know. Do you think he can pray a hurricane away from Virginia (which the residents of North Carolina really appreciated)?

    • glenn beck is correct you guys are brain washed liberals

      • Then I assume you are leaving your church today. You wouldn’t want to get brainwashed yourself.

  2. “Flee your church (and follow me)” ?. if that’s the implication (and it is), I haven’t heard anything so…uh, revealing, since Limbaugh declared “Listen to no other news sources because I’ll provide you with everything you need.”

    • For the first year of his program on Fox, beck ended his intro by saying, “Come on, follow me.” I always thought that was a little creepy.

      • “a LITTLE creepy”? I’m shuddering at the image of it.

  3. …as creepy as hiring a clown to juggle in your bedroom while you, wearing pajamas, day trade on the computer, …that creepy?

  4. Glenn Beck is competing with Rush Limbaugh for the title of “Anti-Christ.”

  5. Anyone who knows church history will understand that mainline protestant churches were first organized into the Federation of Churches by Communists. That has since morphed into the National Council of Churches today. Main denominations involved are the Episcopalians, the Methodists, the Evangelical Lutherans, as well as others.f

    Social Justice to many Christians is a way to defend the weak and and innocent from societal abuse or perceived abuse. Right now these organizations are coalescing to form a Global Church, if not in name yet at least in practice, sharing pastors, ceremonies.

    Social Justice is, historically, a Communist, Fascist, and Nazi propaganda technique to use class warfare to assume power. Most Christians are not taught this anymore in schools or Churches so we are bound to repeat history, and the Global Churches will stand idle until it is too late.

    • Wow. You’re even crazier than Beck (if that’s possible).

      To assert that all of the denominations you cited above are communists is completely insane. Some of them existed before communism did. The fact that they all share a belief in helping people only means that they are humanitarians. It is a tradition of social justice that goes all the way back to Jesus. I guess he was a communist too.

      And what is your obsession with a global church? Are churches supposed to have defined geographies? Does God stop at the border?

      You may want to crawl back under your bed now so that the commies and Nazis in the church and the White House don’t gobble you up.

  6. Next you’ll all be spouting nonsense like this:

    “Give me your tired, your poor,
    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
    I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

    Bunch of damn yeller bellied commies, every one of yez.

  7. This is not at all in the context it was spoken in. He went on to say that you should ask your church what their definition of social justice is…. and that it is not meant that way by all churches. But if your church believes it is best to take care of them all through the government and not by the basic good of people then you should leave.

  8. Yes, run as fast as you can from anyone who preachs
    “SOCIAL JUSTICE” code for all your Communist,Marxist,Socialist
    and supporters of President b Hussein o , is
    “Distribution of Wealth” to each according to his ability
    ,to each according to his need ” Karl Marx

  9. What Glenn Beck was talking about was denominations that support abortion, homosexuality, euthanasia, racism, laws like healthcare that pay for abortions and sex change operations and other unAmerican values like redistribution of wealth. One example would be denominations like United Church of Christ that Obama belonged to:
    or pastors like Jeremiah Wright (he married the Obamas) at Obama’s old church Trinity United Chrurch of Christ, the same denomination above, who spew racism and curse America:

    • Obviously you didn’t listen to Beck. He never said any of those things about abortion, homosexuality, etc., when he told people to leave their church. But he has taught you how to make stuff up, just like he does.

  10. My pastor commented on Glen Beck’s ‘social justice’ quote the other day. I thought it was probably taken out of context, so I investigated it for my self. After reading it, I came away with a completely different perspective than most on this blog. My interpretation is based upon the following: The liberal left hates the church. Strong conservative values preached in “most” churches are the enemy of liberal thought. Now, the government gives tax exempt status to churches – but for how long? The church is the only US institution that gets federal dollars (i.e. a tax exemption) with no strings attached, unlike our public school system which today is corrupt with the liberal agenda. Wouldn’t the left just love to infiltrate church ideology by blackmailing them if they don’t ‘preach’ in a manner that’s more aligned with their belief system? I think this is all Glen Beck is saying. Surly he’s not an atheist, and he’s certainly not looking for people to leave their churches and kneel at his feat – I think that’s a preposterous conclusion. He’s warning America that forces are at work in our Government to control church doctrine and ultimately its followers! And with the recent liberal changes in Washington like the buying of car companies, banks, cap-and-trade, and the mother-of-all unfunded mandates (i.e. Socialized health care), it wouldn’t surprise me if the left wasn’t taking its chance to exercise some increased level of control over the church. After all, most liberals believe that abortion is a human right – wouldn’t they just love it if the church agreed?

  11. Glen Beck is dead on. He isn’t saying you should leave your church, he is saying if your church has gone astray, then yes, find a new one! I am curious how many of you bad mouthing Glen Beck have A. ever listened to his program and B. go to church. I hope my church is listening to him, because I willing to find a church that will.

  12. “When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.”
    That is so true. you can see it in almost every area in life.

  13. Never trust a man that tells you to leave you’re church. Never trust a rich man that calls himself a christian and is against helping the less fortunate.

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