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Published: Monday, Dec. 16 2013 11:05 a.m. MST

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Orem, UT

Jesus's mother was from Galilee. But his Dad wasn't from anywhere near there. I'm guessing he might have looked a bit more like his Father than his mom.

Cedar Hills, UT

Jesus was a Jew and his linage is clearly shown in the New Testament. Jesus as NOT black ...Jesus was NOT Asian...etc...Just accept the New Testament linage of Jesus and forget all the hoo-haw nonsense about a black Jesus or other manufactured history. In today's silly world of political correctness we have to try to CHANGE real history to something that fits our politically correct history which amounts to a lie. Santa is a fairy tale...who cares what color he is. The fairy tale originated as a white Santa so let's just leave it at that. Kelly is absolutely correct about the race hustlers on the political left always looking for a way to stir up race hate even when there is none. Race hustlers make their money from race hate and in my opinion the race hustlers on the left are no different than the KKK and others who use race to generate hate.

Falconer, NY

Half my kids look like me, half look like their Mom (still my wife BTW). It's a coin toss who Jesus looks like.

I don't know what a Palestinian Jew looked like 2000 years ago and I dont think anyone else knows. Just another bad assumption to make one's point.

Not sure how I would feel if I heard Jesus speak some other language, though.

Uncle Rico
Sandy, UT

@ Tennor

... and what sir did Jesus's father look like? How do we know he took on his father's look? We don't.
Those who write about history often do so in their own likeness.

Area 52
Tooele, UT

Who cares what his color/race/national origin or any other type of categorization Jesus was. @Tennor is totally correct Jesus looked like his father. I served my mission in south Florida and most pictures of Jesus I saw, he was black with dreadlocks. People should really stop arguing about his color and worry more about following his teachings.

Houston, TX

It may not be accurate to say that the resurrected Christ is currently white, because the color white reflects all light wavelengths. In His case, He emits light of all wavelengths, and therefore doesn't reflect light of any wavelength.

Danbury, CT

Would we really love Him any less if He were another race than us? That should give us pause when we think in terms of race. I think everyone who loves Him would like to see Him in their familiar context, as expressed beautifully in the Christmas song:

The children in each different place
Will see the baby Jesus' face
Like theirs, but bright with heavenly grace,
And filled with holy light.

Mexican Ute
mexico, 00

Jesus probably had Semitic origins based on what His mom would have been.

But the most important thing is not what Jesus looked like, but what Jesus taught.


"..there is no beauty that we should desire him."

I really am not concerned with what He looked like during His time on earth.

sid 6.7
Holladay, UT

Although I think the Fox hosts comments were out of line I could really care less what color Jesus is. Let's just say he is see through how about that? Good, everybody happy now?

Folks we have so many problems in this world that see through Jesus wants us to take care of. In order for this big ball of yarn to roll we need to come together Jews, Muslims, Mormons, Christians, Buddhists, Atheists, all of us!

This kind of stuff dose nothing but divide.

Bountiful, UT

According to the Holy Bible, Jesus possesses "the brightness of his [God's] glory, and the express image of his [God's] person." (Hebrews 1:3) Based upon this description, the physical appearance of Jesus resembled that of his father. Since God, the Father, loves all mankind, and "is no respecter of persons" [meaning He doesn't put one person above another), His appearance need not be an offense to anyone.

Las Vegas, NV

@ Tanner & Area 52: actually Mary, Jesus' mother was pregnant with Jesus before the angel Gabreil appeared to Joseph, his earthly father.

Patriot is exactly right this is politically correctness stuff that liberals love to talk about which is nonsense. Kids don't care what color Jesus is -how are we ever going to move pass the issue of race if parents teach their kids this garbage?

JoCo Ute
Grants Pass, OR

Typical Fox News excuse "Just kidding". After getting caught saying something even to ridiculous even for Fox News Megyn Kelly falls back on the "I was just trying to be humorous" defense.

Anyone who's watched this video and saw the response of all the other talking heads knows that Megyn was playing to the extreme right that believes everything Fox News spews.

As if the of course Santa is white comment wasn't bad enough Megyn had to add that Jesus was white as well.

There is no humor in this at all and no defending these ridiculous comments either.

Newport Beach, CA

According to official United States Government standards, Jesus -- as a person with origins in the Near East -- was "white."

All good liberals who don't want to be accused of being anti-government nutjobs must fall in line and accept the Government's binding determination that Ms. Kelly was 100% correct.

Only racists and leftists are obsessed with race. To us normal people, race is silly. Culture matters, but race, by itself, means absolutely nothing.

Newport Beach, CA

From the 2010 Census:

"White: People having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa."

Did Jesus have an origin among the original peoples of the Middle East? If yes -- there's your answer.

Hinckley, OH

First of all Jesus the historical person was a Palestinian Jew so he would look like a middle eastern Jew - so brown skin dark hair - not the white - blonde - blue eyed person we regularly see depicting Jesus currently. As for his mother and father - Mary again was a dark haired - brown skinned person. As for the father that is up in the air - if you believe Jesus is the son of god then since god has never been seen is not human and is for the most part a mythical being - God would not have a race or even a gender. Jesus would look like his mother - a dark skinned, dark haired middle eastern Jew - someone who now a days would have a hard time getting on a plane in the US... kind of funny wouldn't you say the person we worship is much different then the actual historical person.

Anchorage, AK


Jesus mother, Mary, would look a lot like whatever a Jew would have looked like 2000 years ago. Not today's Palestine Jew. His Father, God the Father, could be Norwegian for all we know.

God does have gender, or he wouldn't be called Father. And he has been seen, by both Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon. If there had been a drastically different appearance than what they were both expecting, surly they would have comment on it.

Likewise the dozen or so early LDS leadership who saw Jesus Christ.

Uncle Rico
Sandy, UT

@ area 52

The person arguing here seems to be you. So your a Utahn who served a mission in Florida and saw pictures of Jesus with dreds? No surprise there. If you were a minority you would know that church members in Utah love to depict Nephites and Jesus as white, along with an often cavalier attitude about race.

Anchorage, AK

Uncle Rico,

The verse in Hebrews about Christ being in the express image of his Heavenly Father comes to mind.

It also brings to mind, the modern expression: "Spitting image of his father".

So, I am guessing that Jesus Christ looks very much like his Father.

sid 6.7
Holladay, UT

Just so we can solve the debate does any one know what God looks like?

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