While protest groups are continuing to topple Confederate statues and those of U.S. President George Washington, Ulysses S. Grant, and Teddy Roosevelt, liberal blogger Shaun King is urging people to look at Jesus Christ.
Not as a savior, but for the next icon to topple.
In a pair of tweets, King said statues of Jesus “are a form of white supremacy” and should be removed.
“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,” King tweeted. “In the Bible, when the family of Jesus wanted to hide, and blend in, guess where they went? EGYPT! Not Demark. Tear them down.”
“Yes. All murals and stained glass windows of white Jesus, and his European mother, and their white friends should also come down,” he continued.
“They are a gross form white supremacy,” King wrote in a subsequent tweet. “Created as tools of oppression. Racist propaganda. They should all come 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.
— Shaun King (@shaunking) June 22, 2020
Fox News reports: “Reactions on Twitter were mixed. Some agreed with King’s position, while others pointed out that cultures other than white Europeans have depicted Jesus in ways that resembled the local community.”
Check out some of the reactions below:
So now its faith… what's next? #EnoughIsEnough
— Kevin Corke (@kevincorke) June 23, 2020
Now activist Shaun King (who isn’t black, but feels it) wants to “tear down” statues of… Jesus
They are a “form of white supremacy”
This madness won’t ever end, will it? 😩 https://t.co/KQqETOlxPF
— Martin Daubney (@MartinDaubney) June 23, 2020
I’m a secular Jew, and am deeply offended by this inflammatory rhetoric, which is cleary designed to insight and provoke a violent defense of religious iconography. https://t.co/tlKtU4LlJx
— Matthew Kolken (@mkolken) June 22, 2020
Jesus was Jewish, an Israelite to be exact. If people want to make him blonde, black or Korean to help identify with people and spread his word, I’m all for it. If you want to tear down icons of Him though, you will have literal hell to pay from God and the Christian world alike.
— Mindy Robinson 🇺🇸 (@iheartmindy) June 22, 2020
— Professor Sensible (@ProfessorSensi3) June 22, 2020
Not saying Anything about Jesus’ skin color at all….its almost certain he wasn’t white. But you want to tear down Jesus statues AND keep the term ‘Defund police’…at this point you have to be getting paid by Trump2020.
— Stan Robinson (@stanlyrobinson5) June 22, 2020
Actually no statue of Jesus should come down, no matter the color. Your a divider and don’t help anyone.
— SUPRESSING FIIRREEE!!! (@Money_Moose) June 22, 2020
Bring it on.
See what happens.
— Catholic Arena (@CatholicArena) June 22, 2020