Yesha Callahan

Minister Calls for Boycott of ‘Son of God’ Movie; White Jesus Offensive to Blacks


What’s a Jesus movie without some type of controversy? A North Carolina based minister is calling for black people to boycott today’s release of the Son of God”. Paul Scott, who also goes by the name of Truth Minista, of the Durham, NC based Messianic Afrikan Nation is outraged because the  movie depicts Jesus as a white man.

As with every Hollywood movie about the bible, there has always been a lack of color.  Never-mind the fact that this verse of the bible exists;

Revelation 1:14-16

The hairs of his head were white, like white wool, like snow. His eyes were like a flame of fire, 15 his feet were like burnished bronze, refined in a furnace, and his voice was like the roar of many waters.

Many people feel that the scripture is literally saying Jesus was a black man with kinky hair. But then there’s the figurative, where some people say that it’s cloaked in symbolism:

In Rev. John is describing what he sees of Jesus in the HEAVENS. NOT, the description of Jesus when he was on earth. What he describes is ALL – symbolism. Each have specific meaning. Such as, “His hair was as white as wool!” NO, Jesus did not have an Afro or black type of hair, the focus of John was in describing that his hair was WHITE – which symbolizes WISDOM!

Second thing, the feet of Bronze or Copper – depending on the bible translation. THIS is a symbol as well – NOT a literal description of Jesus Christ EARTHLY human features when he walked the earth. The bible often describes “Divine” things in terms of precious jewels, or metals. This description of his FEET, glowing, or burning – ie; the copper, or bronze was to symbolize his time on earth when he, like a “comely” man, walked the earth teaching about his Father and the Kingdom message. NOTHING to do with his literal, earthly physical description. NOTHING!

Whatever the case may be, depending on the type of church you attend now, or growing up, you may have had a white Jesus or a black Jesus looking down on you. But what can we expect from Hollywood?


Clutchettes, were you taught that Jesus was black or white?

  1. February 28, 2014 - Reply

    Is this really news to anyone? If white dollars are being used to make the movie, then they will have a white jesus. The church I grew up in had a pretty accurate (what i think) picture of Jesus. Light brown, curly short black hair, full beard. He honestly looked like your average Arab man. You know white people don’t like any history that they’re not part of.

    • February 28, 2014 - Reply


      “You know white people don’t like any history that they’re not part of.”

      It really all boils down to that last sentence. I could write a thesis on that statement.

  2. February 28, 2014 - Reply

    I was discussing this very same issue the other day with a friend. You would THINK Hollywood execs would ‘get it’ by now. (Or maybe they do and just don’t give a ‘WHUT’…) *shrugs* #movingONwithLIFE

  3. February 28, 2014 - Reply

    I don’t believe historical Jesus was a black man, but I don’t like seeing him depicted by tall, lean, european-esque actors with fair skin and straight hair when he was most likely short and muscular with dusky skin, dark curly hair and a thick beard. I can never get why some black Christians/churches have pictures of white Jesus hanging up.

    • March 1, 2014 - Reply


      “..he was most likely short and muscular…”

      This makes perfect since because Jesus was a carpenter by trade before He started fulfilling his earthly ministry at age 30. All of that physical labor would have given Him a muscled frame.

      I don’t know for sure if Jesus was black (as in sub-Saharan) but I do know that He was not fair skinned, blonde haired and blue eyed. He was Jewish, and He would have looked like the Jews did during that time period.

  4. February 28, 2014 - Reply

    As a Christian, this is quite disturbing. We don’t know for sure what Jesus looked like in the form of a man but we do know what He did. That’s what’s important. The works of Jesus Christ are important. The story of Calvary is important. Salvation is important. For all of this to get lost in someone’s racial agenda is sickening.
    What did this pastor expect? If some are disrespectful of our own President, then how much happier would they be to see a black Jesus on film? If he has such a problem with it then he should put his money where his mouth is and produce a Jesus film that better represents what he believes.
    1 Corinthians 1:10 I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.

  5. February 28, 2014 - Reply

    I am more interested in when we will do a positive film or documentary on African spiritual practices. Christianity has its place, but Black people were practicing their own spirituality long before Christianity come along. I would be more interested in a non-bias look into our ancient spiritual practices, and how it may benefit some of us to return to the spiritual practices of our ancestors.

    • February 28, 2014 - Reply


      I agree with you I would be more interested learning about what we practiced before Christianity.

  6. February 28, 2014 - Reply

    This film looks cheap and dreadful anyway. Who cares how Jesus is portrayed?

  7. February 28, 2014 - Reply

    People in the West Bank/Gaza area can range from blond blue eyed like Yasir Arrafat’s wife to black. Most are fairly dark completed people with “Caucasian” features. The odds that Jesus looked a Subsaharan African are pretty low in my opinion.

  8. February 28, 2014 - Reply

    I know one thing: He did not look the way they have his depicted above. I’m one of the rare one that believes Jesus looked closer to a Black man than the CURRENT Arabs do now.

    We all know White folks are going to depict the Man of God as a White man. What’s new? LOL.

    For that reason, I wouldn’t spend one cent to see this propaganda film.

  9. February 28, 2014 - Reply

    Uhh people….. he is NOT white. We met the actor at church last weekend. He is Latino/Spanish. Get the facts right first.

    • February 28, 2014 - Reply


      He’s actually Portuguese, which is European.


    • June 8, 2014 - Reply


      He is white. He is not spanish and he is european (portuguese).

      • December 26, 2014 - Reply

        @Cohen Sommer

        he’s not white

        • January 25, 2015 - Reply


          Yes he is! I’m sorry, but before any of the so called “anglo-saxon” defined themselves as “white”, we already did it for centuries. We created that devision, thus we say who fits and who does not. Got it? Native portuguese people are white, and Diogo Morgado is.

          • January 25, 2015 - Reply

            @Cohen Sommer

            So basically it’s the I said it’s so, so it true defense. Let’s not look at the time period and the local color of the time. Thx, magen kelly

            • January 25, 2015 - Reply

              @JEAN J

              Isn’t it a “concept”? Like any concept, it is a case of “I said so”…

              • February 2, 2015 - Reply

                @Cohen Sommer

                I like proof or the actual even the local color of the time period. Wasn’t GOD angered at people for worshiping false GODs, What you all have created now. Jesus brown skin was not good enough so Media took it and the whole Idea to profit from it. Is it fair to say, the Picture we see today are just as bad as the Golden statue seen in is the bible? After all both are Man made……

                • February 17, 2015 - Reply

                  @JEAN J

                  Sorry. I’m lost. What are we talking about? The actor or Jesus? I never saw Jesus! 🙂

                  • March 15, 2015 - Reply

                    @Cohen Sommer

                    The American concept of Jesus! You don’t need to see the movie

                    • March 16, 2015 - Reply

                      @JEAN J

                      Ok! I thought we were talking about Diogo Morgado! My mistake than!

                      • March 16, 2015 - Reply

                        @Cohen Sommer

                        Dude you really don’t know what you are arguing do you? DO i have to explain social programming, How movie, video, poster ETC all play a role… If the this argument is over. It’s going to take to make work to get you to my level.

                        • March 17, 2015 - Reply

                          @JEAN J

                          Look, I’m not intrested in your newly built black conciousness. I get it! It’s na overreaction to historical facts! A part from that, as a

                          • March 17, 2015 - Reply

                            @Cohen Sommer

                            LOL, believe whatever garbage you want. Lies is what made social programming what it is today. A bunch of people saying something is fact without look at the time period. Why because it’s easier then showing the truth………..

                            Have fun & I don’t have to prove it it’s already been argued. The hard part is acceptance from your side.

                            • March 24, 2015 - Reply

                              @JEAN J

                              Boody hell! Do you even read what I post?
                              I couldn’t care less what colour was Jesus (I’m na atheist

              • February 2, 2015 - Reply

                @Cohen Sommer

                And your picture is BS, it’s not even from the time period. You reps need help….

  10. February 28, 2014 - Reply

    I wouldn’t waste on second of my day to go and see any movie this hag and her husband makes. They were the ones who made. She is so (acting) sugar sweet she makes me sick. I didn’t like her when she was in Touched By an Angel. And they only tell that story about Della Reese being her mother when there are Black people around.

  11. February 28, 2014 - Reply

    One Drop Rule – the White looking Jesus might have some ‘black blood’ from way back in the day. And he ‘still black’! ‘Cause, ya’ll know, we claim er’body based ‘offa-nat’ one drop.

  12. March 1, 2014 - Reply

    @Olive Valley..the images that are portrayed are just as important as the message. We (people of color) cannot keep exposing our children because subconsciously they grow up feeling inferior because we (society) are saying that our Supreme Being that we love and worship does not look like us and no amount of self empowering class is going to break that mental slavery until we see the the way..that White Jesus my parents hung up in our house in the 60’s still comes in my mind up to this day and I refuse to do that to my children.

  13. March 1, 2014 - Reply

    @starla Most of African people still have their own spirtituality and traditional practices. The only ones who don’t are fundamentalists (christian and muslims). You don t need an archeologist to uncover that, you just have to travel to Africa.

  14. March 1, 2014 - Reply

    Does it matter how He was depicted? Was the movie not THE MESSAGE?? That His Blood was shed for every human being on the planet?! Really?……..

    • March 4, 2014 - Reply


      actually, the movie does not mention that He was sacrificed for all mankind for the salvation of sin. It merely depicts Him as a Son of God, who was a good guy, healed people, and died an unjust death. That’s not the Gospel.

  15. March 2, 2014 - Reply

    The people in north Africa look very European because europe invade and occupied the region hundreds of years. Think about it. When you think of south Africa you see white people in your mines eye first. But they too invaded the country took the best land for themselves or was that USA. My bad white people did that to every one.

    • March 5, 2014 - Reply

      @Altimon Kelly

      what are you serious?? or was that a joke

  16. March 7, 2014 - Reply

    There is another verse, that more clearly refutes the concept of a Jesus of European decent but, I don’t share it with people because, truthfully, most “Christians” don’t read the Bible independantly. I have also noticed that Bibles wording seem to change withpolitical motivation. Age is important. Bibles dated before the US did were not developed with race as a political agenda, albeit, (La Parola, King James) did not come about in diverse communities. Older Bible means less chance of altering. Funny how we call the Messiah Jesus, yet, the letter J was not ommissioned into the English language until the 1400’s.

    To black people I say, his race is important. If it wasn’t, then why, was it changed in the first place?

    To comfront the mediteranean theories, I ask, if the people who are their now trace their ancestry to that region? We know thatthey don’t but, okay…hard questions are hard.

    • November 9, 2015 - Reply


      Ethiopia Meriam Jewish princess of Saudis knew it or dirty loafers sheeps of Christ knew it.

  17. March 16, 2014 - Reply

    Jesus of Nazareth was Jewish, racially Semitic and was born in western Asia/middle east. He was therefore neither white nor black. He was olive skinned much as peoples of the region still are today in the eastern mediterranean. Now the actor in the film is Portuguese who are racially a mix of all mediterranean peoples includuing semitic and north african and “Latin” origins. Christians believe that Jesus was the Son of God and that His Spirit dwelt in a human body for about 33 years. The spirit of Jesus has no particular race…. he spiritually represents all races. True a lot of the faces in the extras appeared mostly semitic or caucasian. In reality many of African descent such as Egyptians would have been present. Jesus’s lineage and family history ties his race to Israel proper. HOwever many people in Israel Jordan Syria and Lebanon habe a mix of blood that is African, European, Semitic and Asian. To end I would just say this….. what ever our color, our gender, our origin Jesus would want us to love each other, to love our neighbor, to love our enemy and to show forgiveness. Whatever our color we are all sinners, all brothers and sisters and all children of God the Father. So lets love each other and stop being so negative.

    • June 8, 2014 - Reply


      Well, actually that is not true. The portuguese are not a mixture of all mediterranean people and in fact, mediterranean ancestry is the smallest ancestry proven to exist among the portuguese population. For instance, the E1b1 gene (considered Northern African), can be fond in similar number of Portuguese and in Austrians or Germans, while the amout of jewish/semitic markers J1 and J2 exist in 1/3 of that foud in countries like Italy, Greece, Serbia, Israel or Morrocco and similar to France Uk or the Netherland.
      If you look at the geography position of Portugal you will understand why.
      So, it is actually not a good exemple to justify your cause.

  18. April 2, 2014 - Reply

    First of all whenever u burn anything it turns one color??? The fact is Jesus was sent to Egypt which is in AFRICA ! A white child in the midst Of BLACK Egyptians! Hiding from a wanabe king called herod WHAT A JOKE Smh……

  19. April 4, 2014 - Reply

    Wool would not be a part of the anology if white hair was the point being made. Hair as white as ivory or white as the mane of a white horse. Therefore it is desrcibing hair color and texture. Not to forget to mention there is also black and brown wool, so wool does not signify white, it can only signify texture. Again it is describing hair color and texture.

  20. December 26, 2014 - Reply

    He Gives All The Reasons People Say Diversity In Movies Isn’t Important, Then Proves Them All Wrong……
    Curator: Rebecca Eisenberg

  21. December 26, 2014 - Reply

    check out –> they will not let me post the link…..He Gives All The Reasons People Say Diversity In Movies Isn’t Important, Then Proves Them All Wrong……
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