Well, maybe not in so many words, but according to race hustler turned academician DeRay McKesson, the general idea is valid.
McKesson, who was invited by Yale University Divinity School to teach a course titled “Transformational Leadership in the #BlackLivesMatter Movement,” tweeted yesterday:
But the underlying presumption — that Jesus approved of insurrection — is a standard tenet of liberal Christian theology, which notes that crucifixion as a punishment was reserved by the Romans for crimes such as rebellion and, ergo, Jesus was executed for inciting an armed rebellion against Rome.
Even if one were to accept that view, which has become the basis of protracted, almost legalistic discussions, the fact remains that McKesson’s take on the Bible is hardly the result of scholarship.
For example, one would be hard-pressed to find the chapter of Scripture that condones looting, as he did in a unit of his one-credit course that recently ended.