Matt Schlapp speaking with attendees at the 2018 Student Action Summit
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Twitter Mocks Conservative For Saying “Statues Of Jesus Are Next” To Come Down

As civil unrest over police brutality and racism in the U.S. continues across the country, many people are turning their ire onto statues and monuments that celebrate some of the nation’s most famous racists, including Confederate generals, slave owners, and generally bad people. Conservatives, ever concerned with preserving history unless it’s in our public textbooks, have been pearl-clutching hardcore over seeing their heroes toppled to the ground like that.

This includes Matt Schlapp, American Conservative Union chairman and Fox News contributor, who worried that statues of Jesus Christ are “next.”

If you’re worried about Touchdown Jesus, don’t be. That already burned down from a lightning strike in 2010. Isn’t there something in the Bible about God not being a fan of statues?

As for the other statues of Jesus across the country, Black Lives Matter protesters have not indicated anywhere that these particular idols will be targeted for removal. At the very least, there are still plenty of Confederate monuments and statues of other racists that would need to go first.

Many have reassured Schlapp by saying that since Jesus was a Black man hunted and murdered by the state, tearing down his statue in support of a movement against state violence upon Black lives doesn’t make much sense.

Regardless, there are more important things to worry about not ending in the U.S. than monument removals, as many commenters have pointed out to Schlapp. In fact, there are so many hilarious jokes about this Schlappin’ tweet that we had to make a whole list of them. Enjoy!

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