Paul  Kengor

Recently, The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College has tackled the issue of “social justice,” with articles by Gary Smith, J. D. Wyneken, Mark Hendrickson, and Shawn Ritenour. I strongly encourage readers to forward these articles to anyone interested in a sincere discussion motivated by a desire for truth. On that, I’d like to weigh in with my own thoughts.

I’ll begin candidly, with a statement that might sound uncharitable: The modern Religious Left has perverted “social justice,” if not hijacked the term altogether. It has so misappropriated and mangled the term that many Americans—including commentators like Glenn Beck—now reflexively think “socialism” when they hear “social justice.”