White #BlackLivesMatter Activist Says Some Depictions Of JESUS Promote White Supremacy
The #BlackLivesMatter crowd has a problem with pictures of Jesus Christ now. The white male activist Shaun King for the racial group claims that some images of Jesus promote white supremacy.
Weasel Zippers via the New York Daily News reports:
To be clear, Christmas in the United States, despite the name, has very little to do with Jesus Christ and everything to do with consumerism and gift giving, despite Shaun’s blasphemous attempt to turn him into a BLM protester.
However, side by side with Easter, it’s also the time when we are most likely to see depictions of Jesus used as tools of white supremacy.
In Atlanta, I see them everywhere I go. Jesus as a blond-haired, blue-eyed baby and his blue-eyed supermodel mother are ubiquitous and done without even a slight hint of humor. It’s preposterous. It would truly be no different from depicting Christopher Columbus as a dark-skinned African or Thomas Jefferson as a long-haired Latino. People actually look a certain way.
Jesus was not a European.
When mythical baby Jesus and his parents needed to hide, they didn’t flee to England, but to Egypt — where scripture suggests they blended in well.
Even if you believe Jesus is a myth and the Bible is a myth, please understand when mythical baby Jesus and his parents needed to hide, they didn’t flee to England, but to Egypt — where scripture suggests they blended in well. Two thousand years ago and in virtually every generation since, blending in with the everyday people of Egypt has always meant dark hair and dark features.
Choosing to depict Jesus and his mother in a way other than reality is strange at best and nefarious at worst.
First the liberals came for Christmas, now they’re coming for Jesus.
Image: (Weasel Zippers)