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Professor Goes On Profane Rant Against Conservatives And Their View Of God

brittney-cooperAccording to Rutgers University professor Brittney Cooper, social conservatives cannot be true Christians because they do not see God as a leftist, politically correct activist. Specifically, she opined in a recent Salon editorial that the recent controversy over Indiana’s religious freedom law proves that those on the right hold an unacceptable view on God.

Somehow, she interpreted the law to be not only anti-gay – as many of its opponents have characterized it – but also racist and sexist.

“This kind of legislation is rooted in a politics that gives white people the authority to police and terrorize people of color, queer people and poor women,” she wrote.

She went on to lambaste the “white, blond-haired, blue-eyed, gun-toting, Bible-quoting Jesus of the religious right” as a “god of their own making.”

While she chose to capitalize references to her definition of God – “a radical, freedom-loving, justice-seeking, potentially queer (because he was either asexual or a priest married to a prostitute), feminist healer” – while using all lowercase letters in reference to God as worshiped by social conservatives.

Though Cooper acknowledged that the God she despises “might be ‘biblical,’” she asserted that He is “also an a—hole.”

It is time, she concluded, for leftists to “reclaim the narrative of Jesus’ life and death from the evangelical right.”

Her pre-Easter advice to those willing to heed it was to “mark this Holy Week by declaring the death to the unholy trinity of white supremacist, capitalist, heteropatriarchy.”

With one last jab at a central tenet of the faith, she concluded that “once these systems die, may they die once and for all, never to be resurrected.”

Does this professor have a point in her criticism of conservative Christians? Let us know in the comments section below.

BCN editor’s note: This article first appeared at Western Journalism.

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3 comments

  1. The professor is not unlike many who have gone before her, beginning with Lucifer himself. He (Lucifer) said, “I will be like the most high God.” Isaiah 14:13ff. Many (people) after Lucifer have assumed equality with God by devaluing His preeminence. Ms. Cooper ought remember that it is God who looks at the heart; hence, to claim others are not a “true Christians” is not our judgement to make. I can understand her disdain for all who oppose her way of life; we are each entitled to our beliefs. One day we must all stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ; I am certainly not envious of her position of having to justify her comments regarding the Biblical God. I pray for Ms. Cooper that she will confess that comment and be reconciled to the True and Living God and His Son, Jesus Christ, Savior of the world.

  2. It comes down to this one point has God sanctioned same-sex marriage?! NO he hasn’t!

  3. Since the professor doesn’t actually know God, how can she assess & critique His attributes? Human frailty is His business, He sent Jesus to make it possible for each of us to know Him personally, even us sinners.