December 13, 2013
Liberal Media Attacks Megyn Kelly For Saying Jesus and Santa Are White MenTopics: Faith, Political News and commentaries
The Left has gone bonkers and attacked Megyn Kelly, host of Fox News's "The Kelly File," for saying Jesus and Santa were white men ... because they were ... y'know ... white men (also check out how St. Nick became Santa).
Her show debuted just over two months ago and is now second only to O'Reilly in the overall ratings, which means she's the No. 2 person on cable news's No. 1 channel.
Fox News host Megyn Kelly has made herself the center of a racial controversy by declaring that Jesus Christ and Santa Claus are white.Why this is even an issue at all defies common sense. Kelly is correct about Santa and Jesus being white - but when the rubber hits the road, if a black child wants to envision Santa as black, or an Asian child wants to envision Santa as Asian, no big deal - they have every right to do so, have at it. As for Jesus being white ... no one with any common sense that has read the bible and is aware of history would ever claim Jesus, a Galilean, who would have been what is referred to today as a Palestinian Jew, would look like an African American. In fact, as religious scholar and author Reza Aslan points out, Jesus would likely have looked much like ... Reza Aslan:
On Wednesday night, Kelly was responding to an article by Slate writer Aisha Harris, who wrote an article entitled "Santa Claus Should Not Be a White Man Anymore."
The popular news host told viewers of "The Kelly File," her hit FNC program, "When I saw this headline, I kinda laughed and I said, 'Oh, this is ridiculous. Yet another person claiming it's racist to have a white Santa." And by the way, for all you kids watching at home, Santa just is white. But this person is maybe just arguing that we should also have a black Santa. But, you know, Santa is what he is, and just so you know, we're just debating this because someone wrote about it, kids."
Of course, a number of critics were quick to point out that Santa Claus is a fictional character. And while he was based on St. Nicholas, a white man, his exact description is largely left up to individual interpretation.
However, after a guest on Kelly's show defended the Slate article, Kelly extended her argument to further claim that the historical figure Jesus Christ was in fact Caucasian:
"Just because it makes you feel uncomfortable doesn't mean it has to change. You know, I mean, Jesus was a white man, too," Kelly said. "He was a historical figure; that's a verifiable fact -- as is Santa, I want you kids watching to know that -- but my point is: How do you revise it, in the middle of the legacy of the story, and change Santa from white to black?"
Unlike Santa, the racial heritage of Jesus Christ has been debated for years. Technically, the New Testament does not contain a description of his skin pigment, though most modern Western depictions do portray him as a white man.
Posted by Hyscience at December 13, 2013 7:18 AM
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