Shaun King Says “White Jesus” Is “White Supremacy” & People Lost It

Written by on June 23, 2020

In recent times, we have seen an increase in residents calling for the removing of sure statues erected in honor of controversial historic figures. Folks together with American presidents, members of the Confederacy, and explorers like Christopher Columbus have been focused in such campaigns. On Monday (June 22), police and protesters collided when folks gathered collectively at Lafayette Sq. exterior of the White Home to take down a statue of President Andrew Jackson, and it was lately introduced {that a} statue of Theodore Roosevelt could also be faraway from the American Museum of Pure Historical past. Controversial activist Shaun King is now calling for an additional determine to be taken down: Jesus Christ.

To be particular, Shaun King needs European depictions of Jesus to be taken down as a result of, he claims, preserving them up is a type of White supremacy. “In case your faith requires Jesus to be a blonde haired blue eyed Jesus, then your faith just isn’t Christianity, however white supremacy,” King tweeted. “Christian whiteness, not white Christianity, has been the first faith of this nation for a whole lot of years.”

“Sure, I feel the statues of the white European they declare is Jesus must also come down. They’re a type of white supremacy,” Shaun King wrote in one other tweet. “At all times have been. Within the Bible, when the household of Jesus needed to cover, and mix in, guess the place they went? EGYPT! Not Denmark. Tear them down.”

The statements have brought on a heavy wave of backlash, particularly from conservatives who accused King of trying to erase Christianity. He has denied that his statements assist something of the like, and whatever the criticisms, he stands by his phrases. This has brought on Shaun King to development on Twitter on-and-off for the higher a part of Monday (June 22), so take a look at his tweets and some responses beneath.

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