The final speaker at Al Sharpton’s rally to end police violence wanted to make it clear that Jesus Christ is black.
Note: We can’t call Jesus “African-American” in this context because Jesus wasn’t American. So we are stuck with the politically incorrect word “black.”
The Reverend Jamal Bryant, from the Empowerment Temple in Maryland, told the audience at yesterday’s protest that the Christian Savior is, in fact, a minority by today’s American standards.
In declaring that today should be a “Black Solidarity Sunday,” Bryant advised people to go to church wearing black. And then he said this: “I don’t want you to just go to church wearing black. When you leave church still be black. And because Hollywood didn’t get the memo, Jesus is black.”
We think that a number of people outside of Hollywood didn’t get that memo. Maybe because that memo doesn’t exist.
Nor should it. We don’t know of any anthropological evidence that Jesus Christ is black.
Perhaps the good Rev would care to share some of that evidence with us? We’ll wait patiently.