For far too long, socialists, Marxists and various other assorted Leftists have played a deceptive game with too often gullible Christians. Dr. Paul Kengor exposes this duplicity in this excellent column – Economic Justice As Social Justice.
Most exasperating is that many who speak the language of social justice really mean “economic justice.” Unlike traditional practitioners of social justice, whose occasional noble interests ranged from prison reform to child-labor laws, many modern practitioners seek wealth redistribution, “living wages,” progressive income taxes, and an eternally-widening net of federal government power and central planning; they are inclined to class interests rather than human rights. And, by their estimate, achieving economic justice requires collectivism. They invoke social justice not to try to resolve conventional social differences as much as class/income differences.
In other words, well meaning but naive Christians get sucked in by people using a similar sounding vocabulary but defined with a different dictionary!