If you thought tearing down statues of George Washington would satiate the thirst of some BLM activists, you haven’t seen anything yet. But who am I kidding? No one thought they’d stop with confederate statues, nor with the founding fathers. Now, they are moving onto Jesus.
Yes, I’m serious. Here’s noted BLM activist (and also noted white guy) Shaun King.
Shaun King: "Yes, I think the statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come down.
They are a form of white supremacy.
Always have been.
In the Bible, when the family of Jesus wanted to hide, and blend in, guess where they went?
Tear them down.
All murals and stained glass windows of white Jesus, and his European mother, and their white friends should also come down.
They are a gross form white supremacy.
Created as tools of oppression.
They should all come down."
I’m gonna go with Denmark not existing during the time of Christ for starters. Or perhaps our Lord and Savior just wasn’t a fan of the cold?
Jokes aside, this is absolutely astonishing, but also not surprising. Nothing is sacred anymore, not even religious depictions of Christ. King doesn’t even blink in calling for the destruction of statues of Jesus. He even manages to throw in the destruction of murals as well. Everything is white supremacy and must go.
Regardless, his claims are farcical anyway. Jesus wasn’t white, nor was he black. He did not go to Egypt to “blend in” because he was black. History tells us Jesus was Jewish, born in Galilee, and almost certainly olive skinned. Those paintings of a well tanned Jesus may not get the hairstyle right, but the skin tone is pretty much on point. I know that may rankle some people, but those of us with heritage in the Middle East win the looks portion of whatever ridiculous contest this is.
It feels silly to even have to discuss this as adults, but with BLM activists now calling for the destruction of “white” Jesus statues, my hand is kind of being forced. None of this is going to stop. First it was confederate statues. Then it was problematic founders. Then it was General Grant. Heck, even Ghandi didn’t escape their wrath.
Going after Jesus was the natural progression and here we are.