Fox News' Megyn Kelly's white Jesus is wrong both historically and theologically. - Image is public domain
Fox News’ Megyn Kelly’s white Jesus is wrong both historically and theologically. – Image is public domain
Fox News’ Megyn Kelly created an uproar after she claimed that both Jesus and Santa Claus were white men. Setting aside that Santa is a fictitious character based on a turkish figure, her comments are more serious when it comes to the founder of the Christian religion. In an article for The Atlantic, I fleshed out the historical and theological problems with such a notion:
Pick up a one of those bright blue “Bible Story” books in a Sunday School classroom and you’ll find white Jesus waiting for you, rosy cheeks and all. Or you could survey the light-skinned Jesus in any number of modern TV or film portrayals, including History Channel’s hit series The Bible.