The Rev. Jim Wallis, a prominent evangelical figure and president of the Sojourners network, argued yesterday, "I don't know if Beck is just strange, just trying to be controversial, or just trying to make money. But in any case, what he has said attacks the very heart of our Christian faith, and Christians should no longer watch his show."So does Mormonism disavow the teachings of Jesus Christ? I don't have a problem with that, since I don't consider myself a Christian. But many of my values, ethical decisions and choices are rooted in the same general beliefs. I neither accept nor reject the teachings of Christianity as a whole.
Or is Beck disavowing Mormonism? Does that Church teach that easing the suffering of the needy is a good thing, and that the well-off should be expected to contribute to that effort? I don't know enough to say. If it turns out that Mormons do push that fascisocialist agenda, will Bleck leave the Church?He raises so many questions. Mostly stupid questions, yes, but questions nevertheless.