Political Advocacy Tracker is a roundup of what Christian activist organizations have been talking about over the last week.
Helping Beck Bash Social Justice
Activists responded again to Glenn Beck's criticism of social justice. This time, however, Beck had help from some evangelicals. Jerry Falwell, Jr., chancellor of Liberty University, and Peter Lillback, president of Westminster Theological Seminary, joined Beck's television program on Tuesday.
On Tuesday's show, Beck called on church leaders to "stand up for individual rights." Beck, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, said the gospel is about individual salvation only.
"It's individual salvation. The Lord doesn't call us up, review our salvation and go, 'Ok now hang on just a second. Now serving group number 10!' It's individual. Your church is either for socialist government or the living of the gospel. It's either about God or government. Tonight you're going to find out which is which," said Beck.
Introducing his interview with Falwell and Lillback, Beck said, "I don't care what God it is that you worship or what church you go to. We just need to get back in to correct principles."
Lillback said that "social justice is taking away each individual getting his due … It's liberalism in the cloak of Christianity."
Noting how well Beck helped increased sales of Lillback's recent book Sacred Fire, Lillback told Beck, "I hope your influence will really impact our culture in this area, and that is we need to remember what the scriptures say about justice."
Lillback also encouraged the audience to read and sign the ...1