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Bread for the World Denounces Glenn Beck’s Attack on Social, Economic Justice in the Church, Urges Citizens to Take Action

March 10, 2010

Recently Fox News Host Glenn Beck urged his audience to leave their congregations if the church mentioned "social" or "economic" justice.   Beck told his listeners and viewers that the terms are code words for communism and Nazism.

"Jesus called us to care for 'the least of these,' social justice is central to the Gospel," said Rev. David Beckmann, president, Bread for the World.  "No matter where you fall in the political spectrum, it is impossible for biblically-literate people to deny the thousands of verses in the Bible about hunger and poverty."

Bread for the World is urging citizens to sign a petition reminding Mr. Beck that economic and social justice are central to the gospel of Jesus Christ.   Once 35,000 names are collected, Bread for the World will hand-deliver the signatures to him with a copy of the Poverty and Justice Bible.  To sign the petition go to www.bread.org/beck.

Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation's decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad.

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Fito Moreno, Interim Media Relations Manager, 202-688-1138


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