An anti-police brutality activist is demanding authorities remove religious monuments to the son of God because they allegedly promote prejudice against people from other cultures.
Shaun King wants all statues of Jesus to be torn down because he believes they encourage white people to think they are better than those from other races.
“I think the statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come down,” he said on Twitter. “They are a form of white supremacy, always have been.”
The Black Lives Matter supporter also questioned the ethnicity of the biblical figure’s family members.
“In the bible, when the family of Jesus wanted to hide, and blend in, guess where they went? Egypt, not Denmark,” he said. “Tear them down.”
He separately suggested any church decorations that depict Jesus should be removed because they also offend him.
“All murals and stained glass windows of white Jesus, and his European mother, and their white friends should also come down,” he said on Twitter. “They are a gross form [of] white supremacy, created as tools of oppression [and] racist propaganda. They should all come down.”
Extreme “anarchist” protests have swept across the nation since Minnesotan George Floyd died in police custody. Local police allegedly handcuffed and kneed Floyd’s throat before he became unresponsive on May 25.
Demonstrators recently pressured New York City’s Museum of Natural History to remove the Equestrian Statue at Central Park West. They claimed depicting former President Theodore Roosevelt on horseback, with an Indian and African American standing on either side of him, was offensive because the president was elevated higher than the other two who belonged to other races.
“The statue has long been controversial because of the hierarchical composition that places one figure on horseback and the others walking alongside, and many of us find its depictions of the Native American and African figures and their placement in the monument racist,” a museum representative said in a statement. “The statue was meant to celebrate Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) as a devoted naturalist and author of works on natural history … at the same time, the statue itself communicates a racial hierarchy that the museum and members of the public have long found disturbing.”
The Oval Office plans to crack down on disrespectful extremists, who are caught vandalizing historical or religious icons in the nation’s capitol, with lengthy prison sentences.
“Numerous people arrested in D.C. for the disgraceful vandalism, in Lafayette Park, of the magnificent statue of Andrew Jackson, in addition to the exterior defacing of St. John’s Church across the street,” President Donald Trump said on Twitter. “[The penalty is] 10 years in prison under the Veteran’s Memorial Preservation Act, beware.”