New York, NY – Former Black Lives Matter mouthpiece Shaun King has declared that depictions of the biblical Jesus as a “white European” need to be eradicated because they “are a form of white supremacy” and a “tool of oppression.”
“Tear them down,” King demanded in a series of Twitter posts on Monday. “All murals and stained glass windows of white Jesus, and his European mother, and their white friends should also come down.”
King deemed all such representations as nothing more than “racist propaganda.”
“They are a gross form white supremacy,” he declared. “Created as tools of oppression.”
King noted that “in the Bible, when the family of Jesus wanted to hide, and blend in, guess where they went? EGYPT! Not Denmark.”
King, a self-proclaimed “ordained minister” who was a “senior pastor for many years,” told his followers that he is a “practicing Christian.”
“Christian whiteness has ALWAYS been dangerous,” he wrote.
White people allegedly created “white Jesus” as a way to “use the faith as a tool of oppression,” King continued. “Also, they never would’ve accepted a religion from a Brown man….White Jesus is a lie.”
On Tuesday, King claimed he received “about 20 death threats” after calling for “white European” depictions of Jesus and his followers to be torn down.
“It pretty much proves my point,” he lamented. “Your religion is actually whiteness with a Christian patina.”
While some Twitter users echoed King’s call to demolish “white” depictions of Jesus, others noted that Jesus has historically been rendered to reflect local populations, FOX News reported.
In the Far East, Jesus has been depicted as Asian. Similarly, Jesus has been depicted as black in Ethiopia for over 1,500 years.
“Christian whiteness, not white Christianity, has been the primary religion of this country for hundreds of years,” King tweeted on Monday night. “If your religion requires Jesus to be a blonde haired blue eyed Jesus, then your religion is not Christianity, but white supremacy.”
King was among the leading figures behind the Black Lives Matter movement before people began accusing him of misrepresenting himself as a black man, CNN reported.
He denied allegations that he is actually white during an interview with CNN in 2015.
“The reports about my race, about my past, and about the pain I’ve endured are all lies,” he said at the time. “I refuse to speak in detail about the nature of my mother’s past, or her sexual partners, and I am gravely embarrassed to even be saying this now, but I have been told for most of my life that the white man on my birth certificate is not my biological father and that my actual biological father is a light-skinned black man.”
King told CNN that he considers himself biracial.
“When I asked him if that’s what it shows on his birth certificate I did not hear back from him,” CNN reporter Don Lemon said at the time. “No answer on that.”
King has be a vocal opponent of law enforcement for years and has a history of spreading false information.
King told the world in 2018 that a trooper kidnapped and raped a woman, while threatening to murder her fiance. Bodycam video was released that proved all of the allegations were lies.
When confronted with the truth, King claimed he was a victim, efused to apologize, and threw in new lies about the trooper that he had falsely accused.
In his allegations, Shaun King definitively stated that a Texas trooper stopped Sherita Dixon Cole, arrested her because she had an attitude, groped her, threatened to murder her fiance and plant a gun on his body, drove her behind an abandoned car dealership and raped her, then booked her into jail on false charges.
The 2-hour long bodycam video very clearly showed that the woman was arrested for DUI, and it was impossible for any of the allegations to be true.
While Dixon Cole was still in custody and being booked, King somehow obtained the fabricated details of his long story and posted all allegations as if they definitively happened. King also included the trooper’s name in his story.
The post instantly resulted in thousands of people flooding the jail with phone calls so that they don’t “Sandra Bland” Dixon Cole.
Sandra Bland killed herself while in a jail in 2015, and anti-police conspiracy theorists say that she was actually murdered by police who staged a suicide, and that she was actually dead when they took her mugshot using her body.
The mob then misidentified another law enforcement officer as the arresting officer because he had the same last name. They then began to post his phone number, his wife’s information, and the information of other family members online.
The posts came with numerous death threats.
The Dixon Cole’s attorney, Lee Merritt, had also made similar accusations against the trooper, but he had only stated them as accusations and did not make definitive statements like King did.
Merritt had previously made false claims against another officer which was disproved by bodycam video in January. After that false claim, Merritt refused to apologize and simply told people that the claims were false.
He was also accused of practicing law without a Texas license.
However, after the bodycam was released following the rape allegations, even Merritt apologized.
“It is deeply troubling when innocent parties are falsely accused and I am truly sorry for any trouble these claims may have caused Officer Hubbard and his family. I take full responsibility for amplifying these claims to the point of national concern,” Merritt said.
However, King refused to apologize.
In a lengthy response, Shaun King lied and suggested that the video shows that the trooper lacked probable cause to arrest Dixon Cole.
“The officer administered a DUI test and she passed every physical requirement and request over the course of twenty straight minutes of being examined,” King said. This is not true.
The video clearly shows Dixon Cole giving numerous clues of impairment on the scientifically-validated standardized field sobriety tests.
He does admit that the other accusations against the trooper are clearly false.
“Earlier today I was able to review nearly two hours of body camera footage provided by the police department,” King said. “The footage appears to be authentic and trustworthy. At no time does it show any of the horrible allegations originally made by Sherita Dixon-Cole. The officer never threatens her or her fiancé as she described. No sexual assault of any kind takes place. From all indications the officer, Daniel Hubbard, was very professional and patient throughout the ordeal. The whole thing was rather routine and painfully normal.”
“But Sherita Dixon-Cole is not one of those victims. She victimized us. She victimized the man she falsely accused and she victimized those who stood up for her — believing that she had experienced the worst crimes,” King posted.