I’ve received numerous emails from folks asking for my thoughts about the whole Glenn Beck “Restoring Honor” rally.
I’ve written in the past about Glenn Beck and the whole “social justice” brouhaha and as I return from vacation, I’m in no mood for a slew of intense comments and emails.
So, never mind me:
What did you think?
While I don’t have anything brilliant or insightful to write, I’d like to direct you to a post that I read that I want to recommend:
Is America’s Honor, a Christian Honor? Thoughts on Glenn Beck and the Restoring Honor Rally – by Brian Bantum (Theology Professor at Seattle Pacific University).
It’s worth your read. Here’s a glimpse:
While conservatives such as Beck and Palin point to a time past when America had honor, I am puzzled. Presumably, Beck and Palin mean America had honor in the eyes of God. Presumably, this honor was due to our limited government and desire for individual liberty.
But if we assume this to be true, was God also honored with the systematic displacement of native peoples; the enslavement, lynching, and raping of African women, children and men forcibly brought to our “blessed” shores; and the continual repression of women’s votes just to name a few? Was God being honored when those atrocities were not only permitted, but nationally sanctioned? Is God not honored because millions more have healthcare? Is God not honored because I do not keep what I rightfully earned? [read full article]