Open to Everything, Dedicated to Nothing, by Dr. Donald DeMarcoJune 25, 2020
Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (June 25)June 25, 2020
By Casey Chalk, Crisis Magazine, June 25, 2020
Casey Chalk is a senior contributor at Crisis. He holds a Masters in Theology from Christendom College.
“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…. All murals and stained glass windows of white Jesus, and his European mother, and their white friends should also come down. They are a gross form of white supremacy. Created as tools of oppression. Racist propaganda. They should all come down.”
This is historically ignorant. The Church, rightly, has encouraged local cultures to depict Jesus and Mary in culturally relatable ways, including portraying them as Black, Asian, and, yes, even white. One might think such radical, anti-Christian rhetoric would be found in the recesses of the “intellectual dark web,” or perhaps in a lecture by a virulently atheist Marxist academic at a secular university. There’s some truth to the latter. The author is Shaun King—who in addition to being a civil rights activist, co-founder of a criminal justice reform PAC, and Black Lives Matter supporter, is also currently a writer-in-residence at Harvard Law School’s Fair Punishment Project. …