I was listening to the radio this morning. I was happy, I was sipping my coffee, and I was looking forward to a leisurely day. Then Jim Wallis came on the radio to discuss the latest antics of our national “village idiot,” Glenn Beck. apparently, Glenn Beck has taken it upon himself to out all of those heretical Christians that are perverting the Gospel with messages of social justice. In what has apparently become a personal vendetta against Jim Wallis and ministries like Sojourners,
Clearly what the church needs is more of Beck’s feel good, watered down, Christmas sweater wearing, capitalism in a “Christian wrapper” spirituality. My morning is shot. I spat my coffee at the radio in disgust, leisure as been replaced with indignation at Beck’s blatant and rampant misuse of the Evangelical right, and I am now irritated at how obnoxiously misdirected Beck really is (for the record, he may have overshot his religious base on this one – I know quite a few conservative Evangelicals that hold Wallis in high esteem).
Here is how Wallis suggests we respond to Beck. He wants you to go to his site and mail a personal message to Beck outing yourself. It reads:
I usually don’t get fired up about pundits, especially not provocateurs like Beck. Nonetheless, the man is a disease infiltrating the Christian “right.” I have signed the petition, and so should you. Sign It, Sign It Now! (please) :0)