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  • Rutgers Professor: Conservatives Worship ‘White Supremacy’ Jesus, ‘A**hole God’

    Conservatives aren’t real Christians. As a matter of fact, the Jesus of conservatism is a white, blonde haired, gun-toting maniac who advances the gospel of white supremacy. So it makes sense that the “god” conservatives worship is a complete “asshole,” so says Rutgers professor Brittany Cooper.

    Cooper of course, is a professor of Women and Gender, and Africana Studies at Rutgers.

    Last week on her Salon-based blog, Cooper went to great lengths to discredit the religiosity of conservatives, slandering them as bigots as she participated in the manufactured hysteria surrounding the passage of Indiana’s RFRA.

    Along with accusing conservative Christians of racism, she proceeds to declare them homosexual bigots as well. As usual with the Left, her accusations are unaccompanied with any proof supporting her claims. But of course, that doesn’t matter. Conservatives aren’t “real” Christians because they don’t worship the kind of Jesus she claims to worship.

    From her blog-

    Any time right-wing conservatives declare that they are trying to restore or reclaim something, we should all be very afraid. Usually, this means the country or, in this case, the state of Indiana is about to be treated to another round of backward time travel, to the supposedly idyllic environs of the 1950s, wherein women, and gays, and blacks knew their respective places and stayed in them…

    …And given our current anti-Black racial climate, there is no reason to trust that these laws won’t be eventually used for acts of racially inflected religious discrimination, perhaps against Black Muslims or Muslims of Arab descent, for instance…

    As a practicing Christian, I am deeply incensed by these calls for restoration and reclamation in the name of religious freedom. This kind of legislation is largely driven by conservative Christian men and women, who hold political views that are antagonistic to every single group of people who are not white, male, Christian, cisgender, straight and middle-class. Jesus, a brown, working-class, Jew, doesn’t even meet all the qualifications.
    Cooper would be a perfect fit as Barack Obama’s spiritual advisor.

    She continues-

    …when I reflect on the Christian story of Christ crucified, it is a story to me of a man who came, radically served his community, challenged the unjust show of state power, embraced children, working-class men and promiscuous women and sexual minorities (eunuchs). Of the many things Jesus preached about, he never found time to even mention gay people, let alone condemn them. His message of radical inclusivity was so threatening that the state lynched him for fear that he was fomenting a cultural and political rebellion….

    This white, blond-haired, blue-eyed, gun-toting, Bible-quoting Jesus of the religious right is a god of their own making. I call this god, the god of white supremacy and patriarchy. There is nothing about their god that speaks to me as a Black woman of working-class background living in a country where police routinely murder black men and beat the hell out of black women, where the rich get richer while politicians find ever more reasons to extract from the poor, and where the lives the church imagines for women still center around marriage and motherhood, and no sex if you’re single.

    This God isn’t the God that I serve. There is nothing holy, loving, righteous, inclusive, liberatory or theologically sound about him. He might be “biblical” but he’s also an asshole…

    We need to reclaim the narrative of Jesus’ life and death from the evangelical right… They have pimped Jesus’ death to support the global spread of… the abuse of native peoples, the continued subjugation of Black people, and the regulation of the sexual lives of women and gay people.
    This woman is Christian like I’m an Afghan goat shepherd. And in the case of any confusion, I’m not an Afghan, nor do I shepherd goats.

    Nevertheless, the amount of straw man arguments, false projections, and defamation of those who’re supposed to be her brothers and sisters in Christ is ridiculous. Then again, what can we expect from a professor who teaches, ‘Africana,’ ‘gender and women’ studies?

    The “Jesus” Cooper describes worshipping sounds like a non-judgmental, sexually-confused, vegan radical from the ‘Occupy Movement.’ I’d say that Cooper herself is guilty of the exact same crime that she accuses conservatives of being guilty of- creating a god in her own image, straight out of the sociology department.

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    Bingo! That is the modus operandi of Leftists in general. They accuse others of what they themselves do. Look at the hatred in her tone. And the poor students who wasted their money to listen to her garbage. This kind of thing started to spread during and after the student riots of the '60's, where Communist insurgents made inroads into our educational system by the likes of Abby Hoffman et al, and our environmental movement in more recent years. Our youth are generally more indoctrinated with anti-Christian lies than taught facts and how to think for themselves. In other words, we are being "dumbed down" in education and religion to the point where our history has been rewritten, our Bibles are being rewritten, our churches are being corrupted, and by people who don't really believe in God in the first place. Brittany Cooper is damaged goods probably, and in a big club. If she's for religious freedom, why write this gibberish? My daughter told me of a history professor at her school who taught false doctrine about the Bible, that women have always been pastors in churches, so it's OK. I said yes, but that is why Peter and Paul addressed the problem in their epistles. It is because that sort of thing was going on then and it is wrong! Since the Bible is for all ages, it stands to reason that if it was wrong then, it is now as well. There is nothing new under the sun.
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