In this video, one of Obama’s Christian “spiritual” advisors, Reverend
Jim Wallis, tells an audience identified as the Hope Forum in the UK, that America is an unjust society. Most American Christians are steeped in consumerism – and that’s why we are in decline. It’s unclear whether he is saying America is in decline, or most American Christians are in decline. See the video below.
Glenn Beck has some background on Jim Wallis and in March 2010 quoted him:
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Are you then calling for the redistribution of wealth in society?
WALLIS: Absolutely, without any hesitation. That’s what the gospel is all about.
He claims that the gospel of Jesus Christ is about a central government taking money from individuals and then distributing it the way they see fit.
BECK: Christians, you know better than that. You know better than that…When did Christ ever preach about taking away our free will? You see — at least my understanding here, Reverend, is that’s the other side’s plan. Forcing people to do the right thing, that’s the devil’s way. That’s the Marxist, communist, socialist, progressive way. That is the kind of “social justice” they speak of. Not me.
Then Beck quotes Wallis speaking about Marxist Dorothy Day:
Note: there is a heavy dispute about identifying Day as a ‘Marxist,’ but Wallis’ comment below is not in dispute.
WALLIS: My Dorothy Day story happened in Chicago. She was just leaving as we were coming on the scene. So we were living in Chicago.
So I ran 20 blocks. And in the parlor of the Catholic Worker
— and in walks the great lady. Dorothy wrote a book about her life called “Love is the Measure.” But she wasn’t ever soft. Very tough.
So you’re a radical student like me, right? You’re a Marxist like me, right? Yes.
How many Christian Marxists do you know? I know none, although now that I’m thinking about it, my very few Liberal Christian friends might actually be Marxists. The is, our Christian community must consider that we have an enemy within.
Wallis is the founder and editor of Sojurners magazine and the movement of the same name. One last question: as a spiritual advisor to the President of the United States, are taxpayers paying to send Jim Wallis abroad and across the U.S. to condemn America? Conservative Pup explains what she believes Jesus would do and say about stealing from others for any reason. This is an excellent and thoughtful article on the subject of charity as opposed to redistribution of wealth, which consumes Jim Wallis’ time and heart. I hope you will visit Conservative Pup and please feel free to join the discussion on her blog or mine, of charity and redistributed wealth.
Jim Wallis in UK: America an Unjust Society (video)