Sadly, the whole controversy with Glenn Beck and churches that practice "social justice" as part of their theology is far from over. Oh, sorry, it's not really a controversy except in Beck's twisted mind. Glenn Beck still thinks that Christian churches that care for the poor, serve others, and put the welfare of our whole world before the welfare of one country are CommuNaziSocialFascists (we could go somewhere with this new term - abbreviate it CNSF for short and just plug it into rightwinger speeches whenever they say "Democrat party" or "Marxist" or any of the component words). Jim Wallis is still under attack from Ol' Lonesome Rhodes, and still - because he is a better human being - trying very, very hard to educate people about the untruths in Beck's messages, rather than attacking him outright as an idiot. See this article for more of Jim Wallis' refusal to rise to the bait. More below the cut.
Sad thing is, Beck only proves a complete ignorance of all Christian scriptures, as well as those of the Church of Latter-Day Saints to which he supposedly belongs, by his ranting diatribe. Wallis does a beautiful exegesis of Scriptural support for social justice in his diary on Sojourners, and I'm not about to try to one-up someone with forty years of experience as an activist and a Christian pastor. Suffice it to say, you cannot read the Bible with any sense of reverence or fairness to the text and come away from it without clear, timeless messages of social justice and global equality. Finding less in the Bible is cherry-picking to fit an ideological agenda, whatever side of the political or religious spectrum you favor. And Beck is pickin' him some big-ass cherries.
Here's the fact - God loves justice. Jesus does too. If Glenn Beck is too blind to see that, then it's not the churches that need help. It's him. I would encourage you - if you are a Christian - to turn yourself in to Glenn Beck as a Christian who loves social justice. He has said that the "hammer will pound through the night" - whatever that means - until Jim Wallis is discredited. Let's continue to prove to Glenn Beck that he is wrong about the church, wrong about Jim Wallis, and wrong about God. I am tired of my faith being used for the political gain of the lunatic right.