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Anthea Butler

MSNBC Columnist

Anthea Butler is a professor of religious studies and Africana studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Her most recent book is "White Evangelical Racism: The Politics of Morality in America."

Anthea Butler is a professor of religious studies and Africana studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Her most recent book is "White Evangelical Racism: The Politics of Morality in America."

Latest from Anthea Butler

50d ago

The political views of these Christian nationalists might surprise you

A new survey by the Public Religion Research Institute finds that Christian nationalists come in all colors. But Black believers have different political views.
100d ago

Lil Nas X's ‘J Christ’ video isn’t just shocking. It’s insightful.

Lil Nas X is yet again drawing anger from conservative Christians for his latest YouTube video combining celebrity culture, drag and biblical stories.
173d ago

Elected officials who say they were put in place by God are as scary as they sound

New York Mayor Eric Adams and House Speaker Mike Johnson embrace the dangerous belief that God put them in power.
207d ago

HBO's 'Savior Complex' shows its main subject's smug religiosity and ignorance

The new HBO documentary about Renee Bach, an untrained American playing doctor in Uganda, is a storm of religious arrogance, colonizer behavior and neglect.
267d ago

Sinead O’Connor used her voice. And not just for singing melodies.

Sinead O’Connor’s untimely death at age 56 calls for a reconsideration not only of her enormous singing talent, but of her justice-oriented faith and her commitment to truth.
288d ago

Nothing about Moms for Liberty is new. That’s why it's effective.

Moms for Liberty is a new powerful force in Republican politics because it's using tactics and political strategies conservatives have used for decades.
315d ago

Pat Robertson helped make intolerance a plank for the Republican Party

Pat Robertson, who began the Christian Broadcasting Network and later ran for president, helped consolidate the Republican Party and white evangelicals.
355d ago

We shouldn’t buy Bishop T.D. Jakes’ claim that Wells Fargo has changed its ways

Bishop T.D. Jakes announced a new 10-year deal with Wells Fargo to build mixed-income communities in underserved neighborhoods.
380d ago

Some evangelicals are marking this week as the Passion of Donald Trump

Trump’s indictment and arrest may be a historic first, but for evangelicals who support him, it is the fulfillment of their prophecy.
472d ago

Burial of ‘God’s Rottweiler,’ Pope Benedict XVI, will hit conservative Catholics hardest

The burial of Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI may lead to an intensification of the struggles between conservatives and moderates within the Catholic church.
506d ago

LeBron James dings Jerry Jones and sports media with one question

LeBron James asked reporters why they hadn't asked him about Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones like they'd asked about the Brooklyn Nets' guard Kyrie Irving.
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