Megyn Kelly: Jesus Was White
Yesterday, Megyn Kelly, a Fox News host took issue with a Salon.com article where Aisha Harris proposed making Santa Claus a penguin because she grew up with a white Santa Claus, but whenever her family chose a black one for decorations or cards, she just felt that it wasn’t the “real” Santa Claus. The article was actually humorous in making its overall larger point about diversity inclusion, but Megyn wanted ratings, so she took the “shocked and offended” position as is Fox News’s tiring wont.
Megyn also mentioned that Jesus was white and an actual historical figure. Jesus was a Hebrew who lived in Judea (present day Israel/Palestine), born of the lineage of King David, who was also a Hebrew. While the bloodlines mixed for Israel (especially after the fall of Samaria (the Israelite capital), the line of David continued in Judah until 586 B.C. and stayed pure enough for those descendants to feel some kind of way about Samaritans who were descended from Israelites and Assyrians. So, since Jesus was part of that group (but didn’t judge Samaritans), I would assume that he didn’t look like a Roman (who were mostly white) but looked more like a Hebrew at the time (I think it’s closer to how present-day Palestinians look. Otherwise, he’d be the oddest looking person trying to save souls – a white, Nordic, blue-eyed, blond-haired tall giant).
Looking in the Bible, Revelation 1:14-15 says this about how Jesus looks:
His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire; his feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of many waters;
Isaiah 53:2 says this:
For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, and as a root out of dry ground. He has no form or comeliness; and when we see Him, there is no beauty that we should desire Him.
On top of Jesus not being white (hair like wool; feet like bronze), Jesus was not attractive. This kind of fits Jesus’ M.O. of going against what humanity claims fits someone who is dynamic. Our charismatic people who have large followings are often dynamic speakers, good dressers, rich, and arguably attractive in some way. Jesus? He spoke well, but was homeless most of the time, poor, dressed in a way to not attract attention, and was not attractive. But he could whip up a good wine with just a thought, I hear, and that’s always good in my book. Psalm 104:15 says that wine makes the heart glad. It really does. It grips you from the inside with a hug. The Word of God is truth, y’all!
Anyway, enough about my weekend libations. As for Megyn Kelly, can someone forward her a Bible and make her use her powers of deductive reasoning to see where there are fatal flaws in her logic? This may not be possible for a woman who took a Salon.com article seriously enough to get offended by it and missed the overall point of the article.
What do you think? Is Megyn ignorant or dumb? Stupid or obtuse? I didn’t know that people still thought this way. Jesus was not white and Moses did not look like Charlton Heston.
If you want to laugh, Twitter (once again) took to the Internet to roast Megyn Kelly by telling everyone what they think are prime examples of Megyn’s preferred Christmas songs with the hashtag #MegynKellyChristmasSongs. Enjoy!