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Fri, 07-16-2010 - 3:41pm

Another ad mentioned on the board today reminded me of this. I'm not really familiar with political/religious ads in the US, so was interested on a number of levels as to the efficacy, etc.:

Faith group running radio ads calling out Beck for his attacks on social justice
July 15, 2010 1:46 pm ET by Media Matters staff

From a July 15 press release from Faith in Public Life:
Glenn Beck is being followed on his national tour this summer by a Christian radio ad calling out the Fox News host for attacking churches that preach about social justice.

Faithful America, an online community of more than 100,000 people of faith, is sponsoring the ads, which will run in cities Beck visits on his national summer tour, beginning with his July 31st event in Westbury, NY and continuing through later stops in New Jersey, Washington, DC, and South Carolina.

Listen to the full ad here: https://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/2518/shop/custom.jsp?donate_page_KEY=6417 .

Beck has frequently used his television and radio programs to distort the Christian commitment to social justice, a central principle of Christianity rooted in Biblical values and also emphasized in diverse religious traditions.

In March, the host urged his listeners to leave their churches if pastors talked about social or economic justice. Even after prominent clergy from across the faith and ideological spectrum refuted his arguments, Beck has continued his smear campaign by equating social justice with Marxism and Nazism.

"Would you support a leader who said Jesus' teachings can lead to Nazism or who attacks Christian pastors for preaching the full Gospel? Then why do so many Christians tune in to Glenn Beck?" the ad asks.

Beck also recently alleged that the Jewish concept of the common good led to the Holocuaust, saying, "This is exactly the kind of talk that led to the death camps in Germany." Faithful America is airing the ad on Christian stations to reach viewers and listeners who frequently tune into Beck's programs. While Beck may think he speaks for Christians, thousands have signed petitions rejecting his views and expressing their outrage. The ads are part of Faithful America's "Driven by Faith, Not by Fear" campaign, an effort to counter the fear, lies and hateful rhetoric of extreme pundits and the Tea Party.

http://mediamatters.org/blog/201007150033

Kate

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In reply to: oh_dear
Fri, 07-16-2010 - 3:51pm

Lovely!

 

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In reply to: oh_dear
Fri, 07-16-2010 - 3:52pm

Hubby was listening to Glenn Beck on the computer last night (fortunately there were no sharp objects within my reach with which I could gouge out my eardrum).

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In reply to: oh_dear
Fri, 07-16-2010 - 3:56pm
But....it kinda sorta IS in the Bible.

 

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In reply to: oh_dear
Fri, 07-16-2010 - 4:14pm

Beck has frequently used his television and radio programs to distort the Christian commitment to social justice, a central principle of Christianity rooted in Biblical values and also emphasized in diverse religious traditions.


Beck doesn't distort anything, as there is NO biblical reference to help others less fortunate using a middle man.

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In reply to: oh_dear
Fri, 07-16-2010 - 4:23pm
Noooooooo....you're wading into religion. The Bible is subject to interpretation. Depending upon the Christian sect, it can justify just about any treatment of anyone. Beck comes from a place where his version of his god says something that my church's version doesn't. We disagree. If Beck is wrong and convinces others to join him in his rankling against "social justice," then he will receive his just rewards as will his followers. If Beck is right, then those who believe in and practice "social justice" will pay their price when the time comes. I'm having a difficult time imagining God being angry about "social justice," but like I said, various gods for various people.

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In reply to: oh_dear
Fri, 07-16-2010 - 4:25pm
Mark 12:17

 

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In reply to: oh_dear
Fri, 07-16-2010 - 4:29pm

I think that is what's debatable.


He told us to: render to Ceasar what is Ceasars (pay taxes) and he told us to care for the sick and the poor.


He didn't say that the two were intertwined.

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Registered: 07-13-2010
In reply to: oh_dear
Fri, 07-16-2010 - 4:32pm
"He was talking about The Bible not saying anything about giving your money to the State to help the poor and that wealth redistribution was nowhere in The Bible.

My first thought was "Who cares if it's in The Bible?"

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In reply to: oh_dear
Fri, 07-16-2010 - 4:39pm

Wow...a Christian group not motivated by hate...that's novel. Good for them for speaking out against hatred against the poor.

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Registered: 07-13-2010
In reply to: oh_dear
Fri, 07-16-2010 - 4:41pm

Beck is doing nothing that hasn't been done for some time. The social catholics (more or less socialist ideologues that go to church) have been trying to merge their political beliefs with their religion

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