I Am a Social Justice Christian, Still

Below is Glenn Beck talking about Social Justice and below that is a response PSA.

 Here is why I am a Christian who believes in--and advocates for--social justice:

Social justice seeks to ensure that justice reaches to every aspect of society and not just within a courtroom. So, to say that I am a Social Justice Christian is to say that I want to ensure that justice is achieved for all people.

So for me, I am a Christian who believes in:...

  • Equal pay for equal work
  • Non-discrimination
  • Access to safe and affordable health-care
  • Safety from danger
  • Ending chronic homelessness
  • Treating immigrants with dignity
  • Just war
  • Ending sex trade
  • Clean water

Thus says the Lord: Do justice and righteousness, and deliver from the hand of the oppressor him who has been robbed. And do no wrong or violence to the resident alien, the fatherless, and the widow, nor shed innocent blood in this place. Jer. 22:3

“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, ...Matt 25:31-46

Soldiers also asked him, “And we, what shall we do?” And he said to them, “Do not extort money from anyone by threats or by false accusation, and be content with your wages.” Luke 3:14

“Thus says the Lord of hosts, Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy to one another, do not oppress the widow, the fatherless, the sojourner, or the poor, and let none of you devise evil against another in your heart.” Zech. 7:9-10

Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy. -Eze 16:49

“True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar. It comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring.” -MLK, Jr.

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