When you see the quotes from Anthea Butler, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and then watch the video below, remember, this is the type of person who is teaching our college students.
Quotes lifted from ReligionDispatches.org: where Anthea Butler shares her thoughts:
• God ain’t good all of the time. In fact, sometimes, God is not for us. As a black woman in a nation that has taken too many pains to remind me that I am not a white man, and am not capable of taking care of my reproductive rights, or my voting rights, I know that this American god ain’t my god. As a matter of fact, I think he’s a white racist god with a problem. More importantly, he is carrying a gun and stalking young black men.
• Their god is the god that wants to erase race, make everyone act “properly” and respect, as the president said, “a nation of laws”; laws that they made to crush those they consider inferior.
• Those of us who teach American Religion have a responsibility to tell all of the story, not just the nice touchy-feely parts. When the good Christians of America are some of its biggest racists, one has to consider our moral responsibility to call out those who clearly are not for human flourishing, no matter what ethnicity a person is. Where are you on that scale? I know where I am.
Now for some common sense, in response to Anthea's assertion that God is a white racist, from E.T. Williams at Whateverhappentocomm