by Staff writer
There was a strong online reaction after it emerged that a church in the East-African country of Uganda had allegedly hired a white man to play the role of Jesus Christ for their Palm Sunday celebration.
The community Catholic church in Uganda’s capital decided to use a ‘real’ white man for the role of Jesus Christ.
The news and photos have caused strong feedback online, with many criticizing the act.
Religion has since been used as a tool to devalue black skin.
American religious leaders Joseph Smith and Brigham Young of the Latter Day Saint movement once reasoned that black skin was a result of the Curse of Cain or the Curse of Ham.
They used these Biblical curses to justify slavery.