By “Pintface” Pete Bogs/BogsBlog
Fox News cash cow Glenn Beck has suggested his followers leave any church that espouses “social justice” because – according to Beck – that suggests a communist or Nazi agenda.
One church has directly taken on Beck over his ignorance of Christian values, displaying the message “Sorry Mr Beck Jesus Preached Social Justice” on a sign on its property. Some have said Beck's listeners should leave him.
But at least one major church representative has taken a very different stance.
Catholic League President William “Bill” Donohue jumped to Beck’s defense, saying the latter merely meant parishioners should "find a more conservative parish if one is dissatisfied with hearing left-wing sermons." So much for helping the less fortunate as a universal Christian value.
Donohue also stated: “In the Catholic Church, there are priests who are stridently left-wing and stridently right-wing.” Aren't churches supposed to be politically neutral to retain their tax exemption? I hope the IRS is reading this post, though it’s more likely the NSA is.
This is the same Donohue, incidentally, who recently vilified Obama for allowing atheist and secular humanist groups to meet at the White House. To his credit, Obama has made “inclusiveness” part of his policy. During his presidential victory speech, Obama acknowledged people of different sexual orientations; in his inauguration speech he acknowledged people without religious beliefs. Very few politicians would show the same courage after taking high office.
Returning to the issue at hand: Beck is a misguided opportunist with a dangerous amount of influence. Donohue is clearly all about the religion and not about the spiritual beliefs underlying it. As a former Catholic I can tell you that makes him a paragon of Catholicism.