Beck: If Black Liberation Theology were true, "then Jesus would have ... made the Jews pay for what they did"
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From the July 13 edition of Fox News' Glenn Beck:
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BECK: Poverty, according to theology, this Liberation Theology, is because the poor are only poor because they are victims of the oppressor. James Cone is credited with starting Liberation Theology and the same Liberation Theology that is behind Reverend Wright's church.
JAMES CONE, THEOLOGIAN [video clip]: Any group that has institutional power, they are violent. Therefore the mainline denominations in this country have been violent against black people. The crucifixion of Jesus was a First Century lynching. America has a tradition of lynching in which America lynched more than 5,000 black people in this land. The Christian church said very little about it. It was very violent, lynching.
So if we understand the cross correctly, we will see it as Jesus being a victim of lynching, a victim of violence. So at the heart of the Christian faith is God taking upon God's self the suffering of the victim. When you see a lynched black body, that's who God is.
BECK: There is a lot there. This is kind of complex. Because Jesus did identify with the victims, but Jesus was not a victim. He was a conqueror. The death of Jesus Christ is a moment of victory, as is the resurrection. See, this is the main difference here, victims as opposed to messiahs, conquerors. Victims were conquerors. Jesus conquered death. He wasn't victimized. He chose to give his life. He did have a choice.
If he was a victim, and this theology was true, then Jesus would have come back from the dead and made the Jews pay for what they did. That's an abomination.