Shaun King fears for his life after he discovered a private Facebook group plotting to take him out.
The transracial activist says the private group is run by law enforcement officials who wrote comments discussing ways to kill him.
"A private Facebook group of law enforcement officers is literally plotting to kill me," King wrote in a post on Instagram on Thursday. "Sadly, I receive death threats daily."
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It’s been that way for years, but they are mainly from anonymous strangers and seem more designed to intimidate me and my family than they appear to be imminent threats of physical harm. We take them all seriously, but what we found in this private Facebook group is altogether different. These were men and women, in a private group that they had no idea I’d ever see them, using their real names and identities, openly plotting to kill me and organizing each other to execute it.
The 40-year-old Kentucky native angered Christians when he called for protesters to tear down statues of "white" Jesus Christ and destroy stained glass windows and other images of Jesus and his "white" mother.
The transracial Caucasian activist, who claims to be a Black man, says historians believe Jesus likely had the appearance of people who typically lived in the Middle East rather than the white, bearded man depicted in the Holy Bible and other Christian literature.
"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."
He added: "In the Bible, when the family of Jesus wanted to hide, and blend in, guess where they went? EGYPT! Not Denmark. Tear them down."
King took to Twitter to complain that he received death threats after his anti-religion rant was not well-received.
Received about 20 death threats in the past 12 hours since I said that statues of white European Jesus are a tool of oppression for white supremacy and should be taken down.
It pretty much proves my point.
Your religion is actually whiteness with a Christian patina.
— Shaun King (@shaunking) June 23, 2020
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