Shaun King, the controversial Black Lives Matter activist known for pushing false claims, called for the destruction of Jesus Christ statues and Christian churches for their depiction of the “white” holy family, which King argued are forms of “white supremacy” and “racist propaganda” that promote “oppression.”

“Yes, I think the statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come down,” the activist posted via Twitter on Monday. “They are a form of white supremacy. Always have been.”

“In the Bible,” King continued, “when the family of Jesus wanted to hide, and blend in, guess where they went? EGYPT! Not Denmark.”

“Tear them down.”

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40 Responses

  1. David

    Jesus was a Jew! Therefore he was an olive color. Show me where the Bible says the 12 apostles were white!?

    • Valerie Crawford

      They weren’t white but the corporations who make nativity scenes make him white for some reason. I hardley think it is oppressive to have your God portrayed in your own skin tone. If we want a red or purple Jesus then we should be allowed that as well. It’s no bodies business what color my Jesus, Budha or any other God is.

    • Franklin

      Every country’s artists that have depicted the holy family have painted them in somewhat localized appearances so demanding such images that you find offensive is just plain wrong….

      if you wish the Holy family to look like YOUR community , than by all means paint images showing how you want them to appear,

      but once again, you dont have a right to destroy someone else’s artwork just because of your own claim to be offended… the Constitution doesnt give anyone a right NOT to be offended

    • Lynne

      Jesus wasn’t white the whole world knows that we even know he was a Jew and we also know he was not black !

      • Andrew

        With all due respect to this discussion, and Mr. Kings ignorance of the Holy Spirit dwelling in the bodily temples of the followers of Jesus, we all need to understand that Jesus and His Holy Spirit are represented by the appearance and skin color of each person who is born again with Him. So if a believer has dark, middle, or light skin then so does Jesus through them.

        The ecclesia (assembly of believers) is the church and the “body of Christ” now, which is why we are called His hands and feet who are to be salt and light for the entire world. There is no more male or female, Jew or Greek, or black, white, and brown for those who are in Christ Jesus.

        Read the Bible, repent, and have a forever relationship with Jesus Mr. King, because your thoughts and proposed actions are not coming from Him. In Christ, Andrew

  2. doric

    Shaun King is a Satanist! A Jinn follower of repeat repeat repeat what his Master tells him. If you want this to turn into a war of beings of light and the beings of Dark then carry on spewing your wicked evil bile…The Bible says quite clearly you are either on one side or the other…No doubt in his Satanic ritual he gets much praise from his Master! Jesus was a being of light and love, it really shines a light on this dark evil wicked daemon mindset of pure hatred!

    • Billy Allen

      Yes, he is! We don’t need this racist being ‘lifted up’ by the media… He is only a trouble-maker from satan!

    • Brian

      Aren’t all statues and pictures of Christ contra indicated by the Bible?
      Graven image is defined as–“a carved idol or representation of a god used as an object of worship.” A picture is a representation.

      Exodus 20:4 – Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness [of any thing] that [is] in heaven above, or that [is] in the earth beneath, or that [is] in the water under the earth:

      Leviticus 26:1 – Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up [any] image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I [am] the LORD your God.
      Deuteronomy 4:16-19 – Lest ye corrupt [yourselves], and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female,

      • ThinkingMatters

        You seem like a reasonably intelligent person.

        So re-read the scriptures you quoted and the passages before and after for context.

        You will note the following, there is a difference between setting up an idol (something that is a God to someone) and a statue that honors a belief. Do people worship the specific statue or what it represents?

        If you are a person of faith, your answer would logically be the latter, ergo no a statue is not an idol as what it represents is worshiped, not what it is. Much like how Christians revere the Cross, its not what it is (2 beams of wood) that is revered; but what it represents.

        That is the key.

        Similarly, do people raise a statue of Martin Luther King for example, to honor the statue itself or who it represents and/or the ideals, history, event etc it represents?

        Like before the latter is the case; and that should be obvious.

      • Franklin

        actually no, no where in the Bible does it say make no images…

        what it DOES say is to not Worship Graven images…

        two totally different ideas

      • Dominik Diblasi

        Not every statue is an idol. Whom is bowing down to these Jesus statues , who believes there is power in the statue or that the statue is needed for relationship with Jesus….. not any true Christian. So therefore your verses and point are null and void , as all statutes are not idols.

  3. Dr. Harold Pease

    Your white racism and anti-christianity bias reeks. If you are a spokesman for BLM it’s pathetic. Christ was the least racist person who ever lived. To the vast majority of Americans ALL lives matter but people carrying a sign so stating would be beat up by your organization.
    You bring fascism to America.

    • Lowell James, MD

      The Reverend Shawn King, Ph.D. theologian, and historian from where ever, kindly please read the following. Jesus’ life is represented as between 1-33 years AD. Indeed, the country or land of Egypt existed for thousands of years prior to Jesus’ life and many centuries thereafter. So far so good. Now for a new fact for you, Dr. King: The Kingdom of Denmark came into being around 1200 AD, yes around 1200 AD. Jesus’ family didn’t go to DENMARK since that kingdom did not exist for another 1200 years. Hence, what is your point?

    • Julia Westcott- Hutton

      Thank you for your concise message.
      I have written on numerous counts to Mr King. I wish him peace and have asked him not to stir up hate and empower his followers in a positive way .
      There are many depictions of Christ and the Madonna with various skin tones. Black, white, Indian and Asian. I venerate them all in my prayers and wish Mr King to open his eyes.
      I doubt he has read the bible or scriptures.


    • Deanna

      Amen,brother! Keep fighting the good fight. Jesus deplores what is going on in America in respect to basing ones need to repent on ones skin color. Jesus could care less about whether or not we knew he was a certain color. What he cares about are things BLM, intersectionality and critical race theory care nothing about, and that’s this ALL have fallen short of the glory of God. Not one race/party/gender ( or made up genders) is the holy race, the race that is above reproof. This is a gospel of Satan, bound to shackle all of us for generations and generations. Pray that God will open hearts and minds. He is the only one who can bring light out of these twisted, horrendous doctrines.

      • Julie Lackner

        Truth, everyone needs to repent and seek Gods face . America needs a Revival so that God can heal our Land!

  4. anonymous

    Racism refers to the denigration of a group or individual based on the belief that they are inherently inferior. In this scenario, “racist” is used instead of racially inferior to denigrate an individual depicted as “Caucasian.” If Shaun King really opposes racism, he should reconsider his outlook to avoid an obvious irony.

  5. Marc h

    don’t bring rocks when you idiots come to take down my jesus statues kids. yall have gone way too far. Maybe you should check your history books for the crusades and see just how weak the church is.

  6. Solo

    The bible also says make no image of what is in heaven which makes statues of Jesus idolatry and against the laws of God so they should come down

    • Connie

      Oh please. You are talking Old Testament BEFORE Jesus came in the image of man. Once Jesus took the human visible form it is hardly idolatry to fashion a picture or statue in His human form. Is it idolatry to have a picture of your mother? It is purely an attempt to eradicate any reminders or support of Christian values and beliefs even if it’s on church property. Can I enter your yard and destroy your garden gnome since it is offensive to me? This is purely Marxist propaganda and has clear evil agenda and zero to do with racism. Indeed, you are prejudice if you spew hatred based on religion. Hypocrites I will pray for you

      • Kevin

        Christians do no worship any idol. The statues and pictures are private matters of a particular church.

    • ThinkingMatters

      Solo, you seem to miss what should be obvious.

      An idol (something that is worshiped); is very different to a statue or item that is revered for what it represents.

      This answer should be obvious to anyone with a faith. An idol is something that is idolized/worshiped of itself. A statue of Jesus, is not worshiped itself, rather it pays homage to what is worshiped by Christians; namely the real Jesus who walked the Earth.

      Are statues of people or events raised to honor the statue itself or the person, event or part of history (namely what they honor the memory of)?

      The latter obviously. Not complex stuff here.

    • Franklin

      ok, your entire sentence makes no sense at all…

      no where in the bible does it say to not make images of what is in heaven…

      and what exactly does a statue of Jesus’ Idolatry even mean or look like?

      no Christian group worships Jesus’ image or statue…. and what exact “God’s Law” is being violated exactly?

      you obviously are not a christian and like most Liberals who try to use the Bible against Christians, you failed horribly…

  7. Anna

    “known for pushing false claims” lol when? you can’t just say it’s false if you don’t like it.

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  9. Mike

    I guess he never heard the song, Jesus Loves the little children, all the children of the world. Red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in his site. Jesus loves the children of the world.

  10. Cara

    This man is garbage, pure garbage . And I don’t care what race he is. The person who started BLM identifies as queer and is married to a trans person. These people are using the righteous and just cause of anti racism as a disguise for what they really want. An evil, Godless, immoral, Socialist agenda. It all goes together. The proof is that if they truely cared about black lives, they would do or at least say something about the thousands or even millions of African American babies killed through abortion every year in the United states. What about their rights? Well I guess if you don’t acknowledge that an unborn baby is a person, then you think having an abortion is a ok even in the 12th month.!! They are liars!

  11. anonymous

    Shaun King’s argument claims that Jesus was black and is portrayed as white only by “western white supremacists.” Jesus was in fact an Israeli jew, with mildly dark skin, who came to an Egypt with a racially diverse population. Thus, he wouldn’t have blended in as thoroughly as Shaun King claims.

    This is also no reason to tear a statue down.

  12. TurtleBill

    To all you Demoncrats , make sure your not doing Satan’s work for him.

    MAGA TRUMP 2020 PENCE 2024 ONE OF TRUMP’s sons 2028

  13. Mike

    BLM Marxist need to be rounded up before they get to their objective

  14. Anonymous

    It’s amazing how the devil has all of fooled… We see ourselves as if we’re complicated beings yet we’re not.. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against a spiritual wickedness in high places Ephesians 6:12. We we’re created thru one blood. Do we not know that one day we will all be held accountable for what we say and do? Race wars, covid-19 it’s all meant to distract us for what’s really coming.. we are being lead away from God I can only imagine how God feels as he sees his children fighting amongst each other. Jeremiah 4:22 King James Version (KJV)
    22 For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge HOSEA 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.

  15. anonymous

    BLM are murderers. By calling to de-fund the police, they are putting the lives of innocent families at risk. Innocent children, including Avielle Wakefield, Mckenzie Ellieot, and Laylah Peterson have been murdered by criminak gangsters in the past month. Black Lives Matter is destroying lives with their incessant anarchism and hate towards American society. The civil rights movement of the 1960s, according to libertarian Bob Woodson, was about bettering the lives of African Americans subjugated under apartheid. Black Live’s Matter’s “social justice” is doing the exact opposite. Thank God I don’t live in America.

  16. Anonymous

    I wouldn’t think unless they are being used as an actual form of worship or idolatry, though many people but not most do.

  17. Anonymous

    God Will Surely Send Dhaun King To Hell In The Lake Of Fire For Crime Of Blasphemy,
    Calling God Being White Offensive And Christian Persecution!
    Shaun King Has Earned His Place In Hell To Burn In The Lake Of Fire For All Eternity!
    Count On It! God Day Of Judgement Against Shaun King Will Not End Well From God Being White That No Man Not Even Shaun King Never Question God Of His Appearance Of His Son Jesús Christ Being White To Be Offensive Will Not Go Well On Judgement Day

  18. Joanie Harris

    So right .Our County has many beautiful people all colors.ALL LIVES MATTER ANYTHING LESS,IS DANGEROUS .
    Good and Bad exzist in all colors ,deserment does NOT EQUAL RACISUM PERIOD . ALL LIVES MATTER !!!!.

  19. anonymous

    In hindsight, considering the breakdown of law and order across many Democrat states, I wonder retrospectively how George Floyd’s killers will be legally and fairly prosecuted without a police?


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