Black Lives Matter Activist Now Wants to Tear Down Statues of Jesus

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Shaun King, a Black Lives Matter activist and former surrogate for Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential bid says statues, murals and stained glass windows showing Jesus to be of “white European” descent “are a form of white supremacy” and need to be removed.

“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?” he added. “EGYPT! Not Denmark. Tear them down.”

King’s comments drew rebukes from some Twitter users who sounded like they are otherwise sympathetic to peaceful goals and demands of the BLM movement.

Protesters have been on a campaign to tear down and remove all statues and monuments celebrating America’s history over the last several weeks. Starting with generals and other officers of the Confederacy, they quickly moved to officials who served and fought for the Union, presidents who were among the most progressive in history and have now moved to religious figures.

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