Countering the 'Glenn Beck Effect'

"Glenn has repeatedly said that he strongly supports and believes in 'social justice' when it is defined as 'good Christian charity' and has unequivocally denounced violence and promoted peaceful, non-violent expression," said Christopher Balfe, president of Beck's company, Mercury Radio Arts, in a statement provided to ABC News through a Fox News spokesperson.

Even as he affirms his support for "good Christian charity," Beck finds himself at loggerheads with progressives who believe that Scripture calls on people not merely to give to the needy, but also to change the economic conditions that produce poverty in the first place.

By attacking churches that espouse social justice, The New York Times has noted, Beck is taking on "most mainline Protestant, Roman Catholic, black and Hispanic congregations in the country -- not to mention plenty of evangelical churches and even his own, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints."

ABC News' Matt Loffman contributed to this report.

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