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    Exclusive: Religious group calls out Glenn Beck’s ‘warped gospel’

    When Glenn Beck attacks Christianity, some just see red. Others -- they spy opportunity.

    Dan Nejfelt, a communications associate with advocacy group Faith in Public Life, has been high on Beck's smear-list ever since his group began running Christian radio ads quoting scripture as a way of encouraging believers to stop paying attention to the right-wing Fox News personality.
    IMHO, it is high time that Christians stood up to the non-Christian messages that keep coming over the air waves. If you want to talk about government usurping the rights of the people, that is one thing, but if you use morality and Christianity as a political tool, then Christians have an equal right to call you to account on it, especially when the message distorts and misrepresents what Christianity is all about.



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    Re: Exclusive: Religious group calls out Glenn Beck’s ‘warped gospel’

    They do realize that what Beck is doing, using religion to rally people to his cause has been done over majority of the course of human history right?
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    Re: Exclusive: Religious group calls out Glenn Beck’s ‘warped gospel’

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    They do realize that what Beck is doing, using religion to rally people to his cause has been done over majority of the course of human history right?
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    Re: Exclusive: Religious group calls out Glenn Beck’s ‘warped gospel’

    Is this the same group that has Jim Wallis' Sojourners site linked up on their page as well as funded by George Soros?


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    Re: Exclusive: Religious group calls out Glenn Beck’s ‘warped gospel’

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    IMHO, it is high time that Christians stood up to the non-Christian messages that keep coming over the air waves.
    Examples?

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    If you want to talk about government usurping the rights of the people, that is one thing, but if you use morality and Christianity as a political tool, then Christians have an equal right to call you to account on it, especially when the message distorts and misrepresents what Christianity is all about.
    How has Beck misrepresented Christianity?


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    Re: Exclusive: Religious group calls out Glenn Beck’s ‘warped gospel’

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Examples?



    How has Beck misrepresented Christianity?
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    The conversation took place following a recent exploration by RAW STORY into Beck's latest assault on the teachings of Christ. Beck claimed, in the second such attack since March, that "liberation theology" is the driving force behind Christian efforts to help the poor and make peace among men, and that President Obama is a secret subscriber to such a philosophy, which he thinks has become the front for humanity's evils.
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    Re: Exclusive: Religious group calls out Glenn Beck’s ‘warped gospel’

    I saw nothing in the article that showed Beck is distorting Christianity. However, I do hear a heck of a lot of people suddenly using Christianity in order to support their political ideologies. It's quite interesting.....


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    Re: Exclusive: Religious group calls out Glenn Beck’s ‘warped gospel’

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    IMHO, it is high time that Christians stood up to the non-Christian messages that keep coming over the air waves. If you want to talk about government usurping the rights of the people, that is one thing, but if you use morality and Christianity as a political tool, then Christians have an equal right to call you to account on it, especially when the message distorts and misrepresents what Christianity is all about.



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    A progressive activist political group is attcking Beck, and Dan is pushing their partisan bull****? Color me shocked.

    40 religious leaders throughout the United States were instrumental in FPL’s founding. The main founders, however, were Jim Wallis of Sojourners; Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism; Melissa Rogers, Director of the Center for Religion and Public Affairs at Wake Forest University; Rev. Dr. Jim A. Forbes, Jr., founder of Healing of the Nations Foundation; Ricken Patel, co-founder and Executive Director of Avaaz.org, which is a project of Moveon.org and Res Publica; and last, but certainly not least, Sister Catherine Pinkerton, a NETWORK lobbyist who gave the closing benediction at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

    FPL also is very closely connected to John Podesta‘s Center for American Progress (CAP). Two of CAP’s senior fellows, Fred Rotondaro and Rev. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, are currently members of FPL’s board. Other well-known Liberal groups affiliated with FPL include People Improving Communities through Organizing (PICO); ACORN; Children’s Defense Fund; the Interfaith Alliance; People for the American Way; the Center for American Values and Public Life; and Pax Christi USA.

    A bunch of well-known leaders in the progressive movement serve as speakers and organizers for FPL. Among these are Greg Galluzzo, national director of the Gamaliel Foundation; Kim Bobo, founder of Interfaith Worker Justice; Sister Simone Campbell, national coordinator of NETWORK; and Rabbi Jonah Presner of the Industrial Areas Foundation.

    FPL is an advocate for open borders and is a leader in organizing for progressive change. FPL helped to found the New Sanctuary Movement (NSM) in 2007, along with Kim Bobo and Interfaith Worker Justice. This organization provides sanctuary for illegal immigrants facing deportation and tries to create sympathy for radical immigration reform.

    One of FPL’s top priorities during the 2008 election was to try to change the view of the America public that evangelicals made up a conservative voting bloc.
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    Re: Exclusive: Religious group calls out Glenn Beck’s ‘warped gospel’

    There's absolutely nothing materialistic about the teachings of Christ. Certainly Liberation Theology's relationship to a 2 thousand year old text is interesting and worthy of debate, but I fail to see much support for Beck's ideas about being judged by your works as some affirmation of meritocracy in Christianity.
    There's also passages like this that Beck probably doesn't want to talk about:
    All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need.

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    Re: Exclusive: Religious group calls out Glenn Beck’s ‘warped gospel’

    Quote Originally Posted by invisiblgorilla View Post
    There's absolutely nothing materialistic about the teachings of Christ. Certainly Liberation Theology's relationship to a 2 thousand year old text is interesting and worthy of debate, but I fail to see much support for Beck's ideas about being judged by your works as some affirmation of meritocracy in Christianity.
    There's also passages like this that Beck probably doesn't want to talk about:
    All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need.

    That was something they chose to do in some places for some period of time. Nothing is said that they did so by commandment of God; nor about how that worked out for them (if history is any guide, 'not so good').

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