Shaun King equated "white Jesus" to "white supremacy," resulting in backlash.
As we reported yesterday, Shaun King told his followers that versions of white Jesus need to be removed across the United States and Europe, as it is another showcase of white supremacy.
In an interaction with a twitter user, King first wrote, "If your religion requires Jesus to be a blonde haired blue eyed Jesus, then your religion is not Christianity, but white supremacy. Christian whiteness, not white Christianity, has been the primary religion of this country for hundreds of years."
He continued, "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 didn't end there, adding, "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 then shared a sketch of what Jesus purportedly looked like:
Apparently, these comments have proven all too much for certain believers, resulting in death threats to King.
He shared on to his twitter followers today,
"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 continued,"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."
Take a look at his tweets below.