The national anthem has been at the center of debates recently. With the NFL becoming increasingly political, it seems that everything is a statement. Players are kneeling, linking arms, and raising fists to protest. Fans are boycotting, cheering, and some staying silent. Even our entertainment is not safe anymore. In the Monday night game between the Cardinals and Cowboys Jordin Sparks decided to make a statement.
While holding a microphone, the verse ‘Prov. 31: 8-9’ were visible on the 27-year-old singer’s hands, a reference to the Book of Proverbs, which reads, “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.”
“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say: ‘Get that son of a b- off the field right now, out. He’s fired. He’s fired!'” This caused even more disruption. Sparks boyfriend said, “Way to use your platform babe! ‘Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.’ Proverbs 31:8-9 #purpose#standwithkaepernick #useyourplatform.”
Then other celebrities got into it about the anthem. Kirk Cameron had a lot to say. “Today, we’re divided over race, politics, religion, over gender, over choice — it seems worse than before the election. How in the world are we going to move forward in a healthy way?”On Tuesday morning, Trump continued to slam those who take a knee during the anthem.
“The NFL has all sorts of rules and regulations. The only way out for them is to set a rule that you can’t kneel during our National Anthem!” he wrote. Should people be protesting?