A statue of Jesus, located at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in West Kendall, Florida, was found thrown off its pedestal and beheaded on July 15, 2020 by Edivaldo da Saliva, a church deacon.
The Blaze reports:
The station’s reporter noted numerous bolts and rods needed to keep the statue upright on its pedestal, which he could mean a great deal of force was needed to topple it and that more than one person was behind the vandalism.
From the image, it appears that the statue portrayed Jesus as white. Of course, it was Black Lives Matter extremist Shaun King who called for the destruction of White statues of Jesus in a tweet he sent out on June 22, 2020:
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.
In the Bible, when the family of Jesus wanted to hide, and blend in, guess where they went?
Tear them down.
In a second tweet, King added similar portrayals on murals and stained-glass windows to the destruction list.
However, many responded to King’s tweet showing that it was actually common for people to portray Jesus according to their own skin colour, as we also have black, Asian and Latin American portrayals of Christ: