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DeSantis critic who runs leftist church apologizes for featuring cartoon of white girl in desk calendar
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DeSantis critic who runs leftist church apologizes for featuring cartoon of white girl in desk calendar

John Dorhauer, president of the woke United Church of Christ, has issued a groveling apology for the cartoon featured on the cover of the UCC's latest desk calendar.

To the untrained eye, the image appears only to depict a circle comprising eight cartoon children. However, identitarian leftists were quick to recognize that the placement of a white character in the circle's 12 o'clock position was contrary to the UCC's "commitments to be an antiracist body."

A cartoonish figure of any other crayoned-background would have been preferable atop the circle, Dorhauer conceded in his statement.

Dorhauer is a radical leftist and alleged theologian who: previously taught "White Privilege" studies to a class of masters of divinity students at Eden Theological Seminary; accused all white men in America of social blindness and enjoying of "pernicious" privilege; and officiated at the first legal gay "marriage" in Maricopa County, Arizona.

Infuriated by the prospect that conservatives might curb the kinds of racist propaganda he regularly deals in, he recently lashed out at Gov. Ron DeSantis and his appointees to the New College of Florida board of trustees, such as Manhattan Institute senior fellow Christopher Rufo, reported USA Today.

"The long arc of history will grind you into dust," said Dorhauer, adding that the governor's appointees "will be remembered for the sycophants you are."

Perhaps distracted by the actions of a democratically-elected leader outside his own state, Dorhauer managed to overlook the problematic nature of the image on the UCC's new calendar, priced at $20.

The cover depicts eight children, ostensibly of various races, holding hands in a circle with "you shall love your neighbor as yourself" written at the center. Atop the circle is a blonde-haired white figure with a pink bow in her hair.

Dorhauer wrote in a May 23 statement, "I write to apologize for the ways in which the most recent edition of the UCC desk calendar failed to live up to our commitments to be an antiracist body. It has been brought to my attention that a slight rotation of the cover image in either direction would more accurately reflect the racial equity we seek. I am grateful for such attention to the subtleties of racism and agree."

The UCC head indicated that people had reached out to him expressing disappointment and outrage over the incorrect placement of the cartoon figures.

"The cover does not reflect our strong commitment to antiracism. I apologize for that," Dorhauer continued.

While accepting that the cartoon character was in fact a misplaced Caucasian, Dorhauer made sure not to risk misgendering her, writing, "Seeing how the image on the cover is plainly focused on the blonde-haired person makes it clear to me that there are still ways in which the centering of whiteness remains instantiated in our language, our art and our culture."

Dorhauer further stressed that his failure to relocate the blonde "person" to a less favorable spot serves as "a reminder of the kind of diligence required to fully overcome the ravages of white privilege still embedded in our system, our psyche and our culture. We will again remind ourselves and challenge ourselves to apply a level of diligence that will reduce the likelihood that this happens again."

The UCC, which Dorhauer hopes to purge of "the vestiges of white privilege," in part by peddling critical race theory, is among the leftist organizations that have hosted drag shows for minors in recent years.

UCC Strengthen the Church (Rev. John Dorhauer 2023 Promo)youtu.be

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Joseph MacKinnon

Joseph MacKinnon

Joseph MacKinnon is a staff writer for Blaze News.
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