The battlefield or the football field. Which is an appropriate field of protest?
Again, here’s another spiritual post with political implications. There are many people so enraged by Nike’s decision to feature Colin Kaepernick as a part of the 30th anniversary of their “Just Do It” campaign that they are burning their Nike gear and vowing to boycott the brand.
They are enraged at Colin’s, and other athletes’, peaceful kneeling during the national anthem protest of police brutality and racial injustice. They contend:
Many of these same people however are very passionate about their support of the Confederate flag and their support of its historical significance.
Here are 3 reasons why I feel this is an act of blatant hypocrisy:
Jesus constantly confronted the Pharisees and religious leaders about their hyprocrisy…
Luke 12:1 (NKJV)
In the meantime, when an innumerable multitude of people had gathered together, so that they trampled one another, He began to say to His disciples first of all, “Beware of the [a]leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
Matthew 15:1-3 (NKJV)
Then the scribes and Pharisees who were from Jerusalem came to Jesus, saying, 2 “Why do Your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.”
3 He answered and said to them, “Why do you also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition?
It’s amazing how many people consider protesters as whiners until there’s an issue that is important to them.
The reasons behind the kneeling protest are no less important and no less honorable than those who chose to protest and fight against the American flag during the Civil War. To say anything otherwise is the height of arrogance, selfishness and hypocrisy. When will we learn to disagree without insults?
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