Contrived Rituals of Patriotism

Are you angry about the NFL players kneeling during the national anthem?

Make sure you fill your regular pew this Sunday morning. Just be careful not to attend a service where they say things like "Love they neighbor as thyself," because you might feel a tad uncomfortable.

NO. Stay far away from those who speak the true teachings of Jesus from their pulpits, none of which included contrived rituals of patriotism, such as standing for a song. 

God forbid you would begin to care more about human beings than a red, white and blue piece of cloth that serves as a symbol.

And save some time to show your outrage against those who kneel by burning your NFL fan gear. That's a great way to spend an afternoon. Or, you could choose to do something that matters, something that might help your fellow Americans. You could express to your senators and congressional representatives that you care about our people.

You could demand justice.

You could demand help for Puerto Rico.

The outrage should be against wrongful deaths and needless suffering, not against people kneeling.

Take action:
Learn how to get in touch with your federal, state, and local elected leaders.

Critical Thinking:
Thinking NFL players are protesting the flag is like thinking Rosa Parks was protesting public transportation.

Further reading:
Learn how and when football games started playing the national anthem.



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