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Activist Shaun King Calls for Statues of ‘White European Jesus’ to Come Down

By Melanie Arter | June 23, 2020 | 11:16am EDT
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 09: Shaun King attends 2018 Urban One Honors at La Vie on December 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 09: Shaun King attends 2018 Urban One Honors at La Vie on December 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

As Black Lives Matters protesters have targeted and torn down the statues of Confederate soldiers and any other historical figure they deem to be racist, leftist activist Shaun King is calling for “the statues of the white European” Jesus to be torn down.

In a series of tweets on Monday, King said that when Jesus’ family wanted to hide and blend in they went to Egypt, not Denmark.

“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,” he tweeted.

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King also called for “murals and stained glass windows of white Jesus, and his European mother and their white friends” to be torn down as well. He called them “a gross form” of “white supremacy” that was “created as tools of oppression” and “racist propaganda.”

“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,” he tweeted.

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King considers himself “a practicing Christian.” He said he is “an ordained minister and was a Senior Pastor for many years.”

“I am a practicing Christian. I am an ordained minister and was a Senior Pastor for many years.If my critiques of the white supremacy within the Christian world bother you to the point of wanting to kill me, you are the problem.Christian whiteness has ALWAYS been dangerous,” King tweeted on Tuesday.

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King claims he has received death threats “in the past 12 hours” since he called for “statues of white European Jesus” to be torn down.

“Received about 20 death threats in the past 12 hours since I said that statues of white European Jesus are a tool of oppression for white supremacy and should be taken down. It pretty much proves my point. Your religion is actually whiteness with a Christian patina,” he tweeted.

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