Far-left activist Shaun King points finger at Jesus statues representing "white supremacy"

Activist Shaun King wants statues of Jesus torn down because he believes they are a form of white supremacy.
Activist Shaun King wants statues of Jesus torn down because he believes they are a form of white supremacy. Photo credit: Shaun King/Facebook

Far-left activist Shaun King has declared all statues showing Jesus as a "white European" should be taken down because they represent "white supremacy".

King is a Black Lives Matter activist who shares his opinions on social media. 

His latest accusation came in a series of tweets.

The first tweet said, "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."

The tweets are in response to online activists debating which statues are acceptable in 2020.

This conversation was sparked by the death of George Floyd, an African-American man killed by a Minneapolis police officer kneeling on his neck for nine minutes.

King's original tweet was chased by a spate of follow-up tweets.

"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 of white supremacy. Created as tools of oppression. Racist propaganda. They should all come down."

King alleged Jesus is a lie and a "tool of white supremacy."

"This is from me in 2015 when I was the Senior Justice Writer at the New York Daily News. White Jesus is a figment of the white supremacist imagination. It’s not harmless. It’s an explicit tool of oppression. In film. In art. Everywhere."

"No, actually. I am saying the statues and art of the European man you claim is Jesus is a tool of white supremacy. And all tools of white supremacy should be torn down. ALL OF THEM."

The tweets ignited a barrage of replies with Twitter-users expressing their views.

One of Donald Trump's senior legal advisor's, Jenna Ellis, stood up for Christianity. 

"I’m going on record now: If they try to cancel 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. And I’m proud to be an American."

American Conservative Union chairman, Mat Schlapp also weighed in saying "If you make a move on His church I will meet you there. You will have to pry our Jesus and Mary statues from our cold dead hands."