WASHINGTON — Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King on Monday called for the removal of all monuments, statues, stained glass windows, paintings and murals of “racist” Jesus Christ, and his “European” mother, Mary.
“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,” King said in a statement posted to his official Twitter account. “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.”
King’s statement came in response to a debate in which the removal of several historical monuments was discussed and discussions continued to which statues and monuments were “culturally unacceptable” in 2020.