Offending Jesus

I love when students tweak the administrative establishments in their schools. Take this young man dressing up as Jesus, who got an initial thumbs-down for being possibly “offensive.”

I suppose non-Christians would blanch at the Lord, complete with crown of thorns, walking the hallways. But it seems that more Christians would have a problem with a black Jesus.

Those school officials, I wonder … Did they realize that those likely offended would be racists? And maybe that was okay.

That dark-skinned Jesus above: when do you think this was painted? And what might that say about race in America?

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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