The Common Good

A Glenn Beck Fast for Lent? NY Christian Stations under Pressure

Date: March 11, 2011

 Giving up chocolate, TV, coffee, and now, for some, Facebook, is normal for Lent. But a faith community is asking two Christian radio stations to give up something unusual this year – Glenn Beck.

Faithful America, an online community that claims to be made up of over 100,000 people of faith, is calling on two Salem Communications-owned radio stations in New York– WMCA and WNYM – to “give up Glenn Beck for Lent.”

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Beck, who is a Mormon, asserted that the word “social justice” is code for communism and Nazism.

“Beck says Christians should leave their social justice churches,” wrote the Rev. Jim Wallis, CEO of the social justice ministry Sojourners, in The Huffington Post.

“[S]o I say Christians should leave Glenn Beck,” he responded.