Shut up, Shaun King

The right-wing and evangelical Christian sites are all lit up with the news that a BLM activist has declared that statues of white Jesus should be torn down. Cool your jets, people!

  • The statement is from Shaun King, the shameless self-promoter and grifter. He’s just found a new way to inject himself into the discourse.
  • If it’s a Jesus statue on government land, of course it should be torn down, because that’s a violation of church and state separation.
  • If it’s in a church or on private property, leave it alone. You can go ahead and build a shrine to Robert E. Lee in your home, it’s only a problem if it’s on public land and represents a government endorsement of religion (or white supremacy).

I’m an atheist and no friend of Jesus, and I don’t see the point of this fake news.


  1. Akira MacKenzie says

    …I don’t see the point of this fake news.

    I can. It’s to further vilify BLM as some organ of the “godless” Left and perpetuate the Right-wing Christian persecution narrative.

  2. Akira MacKenzie says

    UPDATE: OK, I made a boo-boo. I didn’t know who Shaun King was until I followed the link to Wikipedia in Siggy’s post. I just noticed the article was from Glen Beck’s The Blaze propaganda site and expected King to another right-winger.

    From what I gleaned, King seems to be a grifter who parasitizes to social justice causes. I’ve sure this latest is just another cry for media attention, one that will backfire by giving Right-wing Bible-beaters ammo to attack BLM.

  3. says

    I don’t know anything about Shaun King, but. I am sympathetic to the idea that the ubiquitous image of Jesus as a white guy is a form of white supremacy. And, I feel that people should tear down statues of Jesus even on private property, not out of any legal obligation or obligation to society, but just out of the general duty to themselves to believe things that are right and true. I mean, I’m not going to order people what to do, but certainly if I had a statue of Jesus on my property I would have torn it down long ago.

  4. says

    There is one of the “white Jesus” statues at Montana’s Big Mountain ski area. Most people treat it as a goof and take selfies, put ski gear on Jesus, etc. Hardly a plus for the Almighty.

  5. unclefrogy says

    you know this brings up something I am really tired of.
    The habit of always equating anti-governmental establishment of religion with anti religion in general. the idea that “the Liberal left” wants to outlaw religion and its practice.
    While like many would be very pleased if religion disappeared tomorrow outlawing religion, policing what people think and believe is not compatible with liberty nor democracy.
    uncle frogy

  6. says

    This accusation holds as much water as the annual “War on Christmas”. We’re not outlawing Christmas. We’re not outlawing religion. None of us give a damn about your pathetic pale Christ. Once again Shaun King is full of shit and just doing it for the attention. He’s kind of the Left’s James O’Keefe. Just another attention whore looking for fame.

  7. Akira MacKenzie says

    The habit of always equating anti-governmental establishment of religion with anti religion in general. the idea that “the Liberal left” wants to outlaw religion and its practice.

    When you believe that your religion should be politically and culturally privileged and its dogma should endorsed and enforced by law, any attempt at secularism, no matter how neutral, looks like “religious persecution.”

  8. answersingenitals says

    But we all know that Jesus (Yeshua?) was a gorgeous 6’3″ Norwegian Viking with long blond tresses. You can see that likeness on paraphernalia placed all around Christian book stores. It’s based on passages in Luke, or Mathew, or Harold, or some place like that; the original reference escapes be now.