Hey Glenn...Martin Luther King, Jr. Was a Social Justice Christian

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    If the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were alive today, he would have been on Glenn Beck's blackboard. That is because Martin Luther King Jr. was clearly a Social Justice Christian -- the term and people that Beck constantly derides. If the Christians of King's era had listened to Beck, they would have been forced to walk out on King's "I Have a Dream" speech. If they were to heed his advice to turn in social justice pastors to the church authorities, they all would have had to turn in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    On December 18, 1963, at Western Michigan University, King gave a speech whose topic was "social justice and the emerging new age."

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    Speech Transcription - Dr. Martin Luther King's 1963 WMU Speech Found - Archives - WMU Libraries

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: President Miller, Dr. Clark, members of the faculty and members of the student body of this great institution of learning, ladies and gentlemen...In line with the theme that has been selected for this series, I would like to use as a subject from which to speak on social justice and the emerging new age.


    I think with all of these challenges being met and with all of the work, and determination going on, we will be able to go this additional distance and achieve the ideal, the goal of the new age, the age of social justice.

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    If Beck had been there, I don't doubt that he would have gotten up and walked out as he has told his viewers to do if they hear "social justice" from their pastors.

    Yes, King named social justice as the goal of the new age. This is why so many Christians were willing to turn themselves in to Beck as Social Justice Christians. It was not difficult for them to choose between King's interpretation of the gospel and Beck's interpretation that I know some in his own Mormon church are not comfortable with.

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    Ahs anyone ever noticed Beck letting truth get in his way?
     
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    No. No I haven't.
     
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    OMFG...still going on about Beck and Martin Luther King.

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    Hey race baiters!

    Palin wore a WHITE outfit for her speech at the rally.
     
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    Did you actually read all of King's speech or just the blocked passages that Huffington quoted?
     
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