- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 16, 2013

An associate professor of religious studies at the University of Pennsylvania said the not-guilty verdict of George Zimmerman means one sure thing: God is a racist.

Anthea Butler, who teaches within the Department of Religious Studies, wrote in Religious Dispatches: “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.”

Ms. Butler also wrote that American Christians — some of the “biggest racists” — actually fear minorities, Breitbart reported.

“When George Zimmerman told [Fox News host] Sean Hannity that it was God’s will that he shot and killed Trayvon Martin, he was diving right into what most good conservative Christians in America think right now,” she wrote, as Breitbart reported. “Whatever makes them protected, safe and secure, is worth it at the expense of the black and brown people they fear.”

• Cheryl K. Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

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