‘Tear Them Down’: Activist Shaun King Calls to Remove Depictions of “White Jesus”
Activist Shaun King called Monday for the removal of statues, murals and stained-glass windows that depict Jesus as a “white European,” which he claimed, “are a form of white supremacy.”
“Yes, I think the statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come down,” King wrote on Twitter. “They are a form of white supremacy. Always have been.”
King’s targeting of religious artwork comes as various activist groups have moved beyond tearing down Confederate statues and are now calling for the removal of other historical monuments.
“In the Bible, when the family of Jesus wanted to hide and blend in, guess where they went?” he added. “EGYPT! Not Denmark. Tear them down.” (Daily Caller / VFI News)
Being then God's offspring, we ought not to think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of man. —Acts 17:29