Social injustice merits our attention. It cries out for protest and acknowledgment. Social injustice is not anything new to history. It has been with us throughout ages past and will be found in ages future but only until Almighty God, the Supreme hater of social injustice sets up His new Heaven and new Earth.
Take the time to read the Old Testament book of Amos and you will find God’s view of social injustice. Consider especially chapter four. The mistreatment of His created humans is not forgotten. God will bring justice!
In the meanwhile there’s you and me. What should be our response? While there is not enough space here to fully treat this subject, I do want to focus on one particular act which is not appropriate. Yes we should protest social injustices but kneeling during the National Anthem is not the place nor the way. It isn’t appropriate. It’s not the venue to make your statement. It should be frown upon instead of tolerated.
I’m asking decent Americans to respond to people in recent days who kneel at sporting events, sing while kneeling and wearing a ‘black lives matter’ t-shirt to do just one thing. That’s all, just one thing. No comments, no fighting, no slandering, no retaliation etc.
Respond to these public displays by turning your back to them. Literally turn your back to the person singing the national anthem while kneeling and wearing a ‘black lives matter’ shirt. Turn your back to those sport figures kneeling during the singing of our National anthem. Once they are done with their attention getting inappropriate actions, turn back to the sporting event etc. The same practice ought to be used on those who speak at engagements and decide to turn it into a fight against social injustice whenever the nature of the event is not focusing on social injustices.
What do you suppose would happen if God fearing, America loving people were to practice this one act? What would the news media do? Again, a simply act of turning your back without arguing, fighting and so on will speak volumes.
Until next time,