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Social justice activist Shaun King unleashed a barrage of comments on social media claiming that statues of Jesus Christ are “a form of white supremacy” and should be torn down.  King is the co-founder of Real Justice PAC and supports the Black Lives Matter movement by sharing his views on injustice through social media.  His remarks come in the wake of a surge of protests and activism that have been taking place over racial injustice and equality.  Across a number of countries protesters have vandalized and torn down statues that represent history.  In a series of tweets, King declared that “public statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come down.  They are a form of white supremacy.  Always have been.”

He continued, “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 of white supremacy.  Created as tools of oppression.  Racist propaganda.  They should all come down.”  The activist alleged that the “white Jesus is a lie” and “a tool of white supremacy created and advanced to help white people use the faith as a tool of oppression.”  King’s comments have received a strong response from the Christian community.  Jenna Ellis, a senior legal advisor to President Trump, defended her faith and willingness to stand up for Christianity.  “If they try to force me to apologize or recant my Faith, I will not bend, I will not waver, I will not break.  On Christ the solid Rock I stand.”

Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union tweeted, “If you make a move on His church I will meet you there.”  Another comment against King’s statements explained that tearing down representations of our Saviour Jesus Christ, such as Christ the Redeemer in South America, is a form of racism in itself.  “There is a long beautiful history of people depicting Jesus looking familiar to their place and culture.  Jesus is not about race, and saying to tear down depictions that occur in a European-dominant context is as racist as removing them from any culture.”

Source: CBN News