About Anthea Butler

Anthea Butler is a Contributing Editor to Religion Dispatches. Her forthcoming book, "The Gospel According To Sarah: How Sarah Palin and her Tea Party Angels are Galvanizing the Religious Right" will be out in 2012.

200 Girls Still Missing, Victims of Nigeria’s Religious War

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Anthea Butler: The pentecostal prosperity gospel that pervades Christian Nigeria is tested by a terrorist attack on a school, and the kidnapping of its students.

Vatican Still Protecting Pedophiles

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Anthea Butler: Pope Francis may believe he delivered a powerful message but his words ring hollow until the Vatican sex abuse scandal is dealt with.

How The Advocate Got It Wrong Naming Pope Francis Their “Person of the Year”

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The Advocate Pope Francis — The Pope’s statement flying back from Brazil was not a change in Catholic teaching, but in tone.

Pope Francis, the Bouncer

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Pope Francis on the Poor Like a young Mohammed Ali, he is floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee. And it is working.

Apocalyptic Christian Theology’s Role in Government Shutdown

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Anthea Butler: the Republican Party is a new religious movement: A religion that relies on a Jesus that says affordable health care is wrong, being poor is your own fault, and that anyone who says otherwise doesn’t believe in Freedom, the founders, or the American People.

The Zimmerman Acquittal: America’s Racist God

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Anthea Butler: When George Zimmerman told 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.

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