Anthea Butler is dangerously close to getting her own show on MSNBC.
Via Red Alert:
After calling God a “white racist” last week, it seems like the religious studies professor from the University of Pennsylvania isn’t quite finished with sharing her outrageous thoughts on God. And why not, since after all, as she pointed out — she has tenure.
Anthea Butler, who describes herself as a “progressive Christian” used the stage of “The New Jerusalem: Black Life, The Church, and the Struggle for American Democracy” panel on Saturday to broadcast more of her thoughts on the “American god. Small g now.”
“I was coming after their god, I was not coming after the God of the scriptures, the God that we know, of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,” Butler said on the C-SPAN footage. “I was coming after the god they worship, Mammon; the god they worship, racism; the god they worship, white supremacy.”
The panel’s intent was to discuss the implications for the black church in today’s America, but Butler made sure to turn the tables back onto the Trayvon Martin case and “the Right.”
“I got attacked by the Right,” she said, referencing the criticism that her op-ed in the Religious Dispatches drew. “I got attacked by Fox, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh — I’m saying all y’alls names out loud — Daily Caller. All of them came at me this week.”