Let’s be clear in this fight against the NFL; or the “K(N)eel For Liberty” movement. The football player’s kneeling during the National Anthem should not be considered unpatriotic. It is an expression of “liberty and freedom” to which the flag and the national anthem symbolizes.
As a veteran myself, I do not consider this action offensive; but a demonstration of what these emblems represent (a right to protest in a peaceable manner). Paul writes: “For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,” Ephesians 3:14; 1 Kings 8:54. There is nothing more sacred for any person, in any setting (on the field or in the assembly); than to “bow their knees unto God” or unto a purpose that is held sacred unto them.
The football player’s kneeling during the start of the game is not in opposition to the flag or anthem – but – to emphasizing the truth of a “social injustice and police brutality”; that is sanctioned in many law enforcement jurisdictions, throughout America.
I beseech our President to get on with “governing” the American People and leave the New “NFL” alone. Let them “kneel for liberty” without his comments or condemnation. These player’s are not the enemy; but, “men of dedication and sacrifice” for their cause of liberty; as every service member who wears the uniform in support of this country, during a time of peace or conflict.
The Worldwide Ministry Church of Christ support the KFL movement, as long as it remains peaceful. I applaud the owners and fans for their support of these players.
As always, I appreciate your comments and feedback at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ron Freeman, Evangelist