Unless you’ve managed to craft a mass-media-free universe for yourself, you’ve probably heard that conservative media heavyweight Glenn Beck (who is Mormon) recently urged his listeners to “run” from any church that preached “social justice” or “economic justice.” In response, some church groups have pushed back against Beck, calling for public dialogues, apologies, and even boycotts.
Last week, the following email arrived in the Ask Mormon Girl inbox from a fellow religion writer.
I’ve been following the latest Glenn Beck “social justice” controversy. Is there a Mormon angle here?
Well, JD, several Mormons have stepped up in the national media to say that Beck’s comments on social justice are not in keeping with the spirit of Mormon belief and practice.