March 23, 2010 by Jason Brown
Dear Mormon Workers,
In light of Brother Beck’s most recent attacks on social justice and Reverend Jim Wallis, I thought it would be appropriate for us to compile a list of scriptures and statements by general authorities of our faith related to Social Justice. Many of us are members of the group Mormons or Equality and Social Justice (MESJ) and see an essential connection between the Gospel and social justice.
Perhaps we should use these scriptures to send an open letter to Brother Beck as he seems to be confusing social justice with totalitarian tyranny (communism and Nazism). I was also thinking it would be fun if we maybe dropped by Brother Beck’s home during Family Home Evening and brought him a copy of Approaching Zion by Hugh Nibley, which he obviously has not read; a book that expounds the radical social justice message of the Gospel.
I’ll start us off:
Doctrine & Covenants 78:6 “For if ye are not equal in earthly things ye cannot be equal in obtaining heavenly things.”
Moses 7:18 “And the Lord called his people Zion, because they were of one heart and one mind, and dwelt in righteousness; and there was no poor among them.”
Please leave your quotes and scriptures in the comments section.