Our national anthem is our patriotic song which is played at public gatherings such as baseball games to inspire citizens and stimulate patriotism and loyalty to our country.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, this week refused to stand for the playing of our national anthem in a so-called protest of wrongdoings against blacks. Kaepernick converted to Islam and is now engaged to Nessa Diab, a Black Lives Movement activist, who promotes what she calls “authentic Islam.”
The truth is he has done absolutely nothing financially for thecause he claims to care about! He has not donated any of his $19 million dollar salary each year to any black causes. His net worth is estimated to be over $100 million, yet he has donated zero dollars toissues he claims to be so passionate about. (“By thy words thou shall be justified, and by thy words thy shalt be condemned.” Matt. 12:37) He needs to put his money where his mouth is!
This is not only a clear example of ingratitude but also being hypocritical. Kaepernick needs to realize that the racist BLM (bankrolled by George Soros) are thugs that vandalize cities and collect welfare checks while many of our veterans are sleeping under bridges. Our veterans fought for him to have the freedom to not respect our national anthem!
This reminds me of the time that Jesus approached a village, and ten lepers cried to Him from afar off to have mercy upon them. Jesus heeded their plea and healed them and sent them to the priest for ceremonial cleansing in order that they might be regarded as fit to associate with society again. As Jesus healed them, nine of them hastened on, feeling no desire to express gratitude for this marvelous blessing. Only one returned to give Jesus praise and He asked, “Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine?” (Luke 17:17)
Ingratitude is one of the most despicable of sins and is associated with a bad attitude (Rom. 1:21). Ingratitude is characterized by rebellious people in our society (II Tim. 3:1-2). God has warned against ingratitude and wants us to “consider how great things he hath done for us” (I Sam. 12:24). Ingratitude is one of the weakest and worst of faults. It reveals an absence of noble character.
Kaepernick, who is biracial, was abandoned by his black family as a child. He was adopted and raised by white parents. By supporting the racist BLM, which is stirring up hate between blacks and whites and turning our society against police everywhere, Kaepernick is performing a shameful act. He is like the elder brother in the story of the prodigal son (Luke 15:11-24).
You don’t hear Mr. Kaepernick disavowing the violence of Islam who have killed over 1,500 people so far in 2016 in terrorist attacks. His anti-American stance to not stand during the national anthem was a failed opportunity to honor our country and reflect on the great liberties we are afforded as its citizens. He has dishonored his parents who raised him.
May we always count our blessings and be grateful for them! (Col. 3:15)