The “cancel culture” has gone completely off the rails. Nothing is safe anymore: TV shows, maple syrup, classic films, cereal boxes, and now, the savior to millions of people around the world, as some say that depicting Jesus and his family as Caucasian is a type of racial oppression and that all of these images need to be destroyed.
Liberal civil rights activist and Black Lives Matter supporter Shaun King posted on Twitter: “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. . . . Tear them down.’’
As someone who walked the earth before photography existed, the truth is that nobody knows exactly what color Jesus's skin was, although scholars note that most people had olive skin in the time period and part of the world in which he lived.
Nevertheless, as New York Post columnist Andrea Peyser points out, artists around the world tend to depict Jesus and other biblical figures in ways that resemble the people in their area. Artwork of Jesus in Europe often portrays him as being white, while in the Far East, he is often made to look Asian; Ethiopians depict him as black.
It's especially odd to target statues for this “crime” because they don't generally depict skin color at all. But don’t worry – King isn’t just calling for the statues to go.
He added: “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.”
At first, radical leftists were only going after historical figures who owned slaves, which some people may have been willing to give them a pass for, despite not agreeing with the way they were going about it. The next thing we know, they’re knocking down statues of people who ended slavery and fought for black rights -– if the statue depicts a white guy, it’s fair game. And now they want to go after all statues and other depictions of Jesus, but only if he looks white. How is that not racist?
Of course, this isn't only about the color of Jesus’s skin. That's just a convenient excuse to escalate the growing attacks from liberals on Christianity. They love to brag about how tolerant they are of other religions, but once Jesus comes up, they start to worry.
Look at their double standard when it came to the coronavirus lockdown. People like the CDC director under President Obama, Tom Frieden, were quick to tweet that church gatherings can be fatal and share graphics on Twitter about how easily church events can spread the virus – and then a month later, he was saying the threat of COVID-19 from the anti-police protests was “tiny.”
President Trump pointed out this same type of hypocrisy when he announced that churches were essential and needed to remain open during the lockdown, saying: “Some governors have deemed liquor stores and abortion clinics as essential, but have left out churches and other houses of worship. It’s not right. So, I’m correcting this injustice and calling houses of worship essential.”
He added: “In America, we need more prayer, not less.”
Take a look at what happened inside the “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone.” People like Seattle's liberal mayor like to paint it as a happy festival atmosphere celebrating diversity and inclusion, but when a street preacher entered and started talking about God, they suddenly weren’t feeling inclusive at all. In fact, the man was held in a chokehold, robbed, and assaulted physically and sexually. So much for tolerance.
The radical left has become anti-Jesus and anti-Christian. When you consider the fact that Jesus devoted his life to the poor and the excluded, you’d think he would be their hero, no matter what color his skin was. But most liberals aren’t really on these people’s sides – they just need their votes so they can further their own ungodly agenda.
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