Part of the fallout from the current social unrest is an attempt by some to redefine the message of Jesus.
Hawk Newsome, head of Black Lives Matter of New York, told Marth MacCallum of Fox News that he believes Jesus “is the most famous black radical revolutionary” during the same interview in which he said wants “black sovereignty by any means necessary.”
“It seems to be the hypocrisy of America that when black people start talking about arming themselves and defending themselves, the talk is violent, but when white people grab assault rifles and go to our nation state capitals, it’s all good,” he said. “If this country doesn’t give us what we want, then we will burn down the system and replace it. All right. And I could be speaking figuratively, I could be speaking literally. It’s a matter of interpretation.”
MacCallum later asked Newsome about a quote from Martin Luther King, Jr., who said, “Let us be dissatisfied until that day when nobody will shout, ‘White Power!’ when nobody will shout ‘Black Power!’ but everybody will talk about God’s power and human power.”
In response, the Black Lives Matter leader said he “loves the Lord.”
“And my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, is the most famous black radical revolutionary in history,” he said “He was treated just like Dr. King. He was arrested on occasion, and he was also crucified or assassinated. This is what happens to black activists, we are killed by the government.”
Newsome continually focused on the skin color of Jesus. “And it’s just the hypocrisy and the white supremacy in America and in the world that show us portraits of a pasty, white Jesus,” he said. “Jesus was not white, we all know this.”
The fact that Jesus was not Caucasian has been accepted for several decades. Modern DNA testing has found that the Hebrews, and later Jews in Israel at the time of Christ, were not light-skinned but had a dark complexion typical of inhabitants of the Middle East, northern Africa and especially Egypt.
–Dwight Widaman | Metro Voice