This is the first that I have read about a defense of Megyn Kelly’s assertion that Jesus is white.Interesting. I do know that a number of folks, academic types primarily, hold to the notion that Christ can be transformative in one’s cultural make-up. My friend, Ed Blum, also noted in his book that Christ does defy the color line. This is particularly true of Edward Blum when he discusses the color of Christ in his works on Du Bois. That said, Megyn is not talking about Christ in a transformative fashion. She really thinks Jesus is a white dude in a western personified way. And if she were to admit that Christ could be black, she then fictionalizes Jesus and thus may annoy her very conservative Christian audience.
Reza Aslan notes in his article that:
But I want to make a larger point, which might be interesting to you or may not be interesting. What I just described is Jesus. What Megan Kelly described is the Christ. And they’re different people! In other words, the Christ can be whatever you want him to be.