(PatriotHeadline.com)- Shaun King, one of the former leading voices in the Black Lives Matter movement who was accused of being white and saying he was black, thinks all images of Jesus being depicted as a “white European” should be destroyed.
As part of a Twitter rant on Monday, King said he believes these images are a form of “white supremacy.” He wrote:
“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? EGYPT! Not Denmark. Tear them down.”
In a separate tweet, he wrote:
“Yes. 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. Racist propaganda. They should all come down.”
And yet in another message on Twitter, King tweeted a pictured of a dark-skinned Jesus from a 2002 article in “Popular Mechanics” and commented:
“Experts have long since said this is likely the most accurate depiction of Jesus. White Americans who bought, sold, traded, raped and worked Africans to death, for hundreds of years in this country, simply could not have THIS man at the center of their faith.”
King may have a point, of course, if countries around the world didn’t depict Jesus as a member of the local community. In the Far East, for example, Jesus appears Asian. For more than 1,500 year in Ethiopia, Jesus has appeared black.
Baseless claims and outrageous remarks made to elicit response is really nothing new to King. So, these statements on Twitter shouldn’t come as shocking or that much of a surprise.
King was, after all, one of the leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement when it began a few years ago. That all came crashing down, though, when he was accused of being a white man posing as a black man.
In response to the claims that he was misrepresenting his race, King wrote in 2015 that:
“I have been told for most of my life that the white man on my birth certificate is not my biological father and that my actual biological father is a light-skinned black man. My mother and I have discussed her affair. She was a young woman in a bad relationship and I have no judgment.”
King’s comments come at a time when monuments, statues and other symbols of racism and inequality are being taken down across the United States. Monuments to Confederate-era figures such as Robert E. Lee are being taken down in Richmond, Virginia.
Statues of former presidents such as Theodore Roosevelt are being removed in New York City because of the way they depict him on a horse above and next to an African man and an Indigenous man.