The Common Good

Glenn Beck Promises Week-long Focus on Jim Wallis and His 'Social Justice Nonsense'

Last night, Glenn Beck put a picture of Jim Wallis on his blackboard:

Jim Wallis responds:

Glenn Beck said he will spend a week coming after me, and that the hammer is coming. I've said he is wrong about social justice. It's isn't "Marxist," but is central to the gospel teachings of Jesus and at the heart of biblical faith. But Jesus also said that we should love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us. So whatever Glenn Beck does to me or others, I will not personally attack him and I ask our supporters not to personally attack him either. Rather, pray for him and for us, and continue standing up for our calling to social justice.

portrait-jim-wallisJim Wallis is the author of Rediscovering Values: On Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street -- A Moral Compass for the New Economy, CEO of Sojourners and blogs at

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