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So if you saw a Christian being persecuted, ridiculed, mocked for standing in their convictions, wouldn’t you come alongside them? I would. Family is family and we’re all Italians.

What if he were baptized Methodist, confirmed Lutheran, attended a Baptist church, had made a public profession of faith?  What is he had Psalm 18:39 tattooed on his right arm?Isn’t he now your brother?

I think he is. I think we are obliged to come alongside him because that’s what families do. We do not allow our own to be mocked and ridiculed by the general public, even when we disagree strongly with them. 

That Christian brother of ours is actually Colin Kaepernick.

Maybe you disagree with him. I certainly do. But that’s not really the point at all, the point is that he is our brother, and that kneeling is a religious act, and that as Christians we are called to love one another, even those we disagree with.

So those who have joined the scoffers, those who are proudly proclaiming that they are going to now burn their Nike shoes, you are part of the problem. Knock it off. You are virtue signaling all the wrong things and I find it downright embarrassing.

Colin Kaepernick is a Christian brother being persecuted in the court of public opinion for his convictions. Think about what that means to you as a Christian. Ask yourself if you’d ever be brave enough to do the same.

“I think God guides me through every day and helps me take the right steps and has helped me to get to where I’m at. When I step on the field, I always say a prayer, say I am thankful to be able to wake up that morning and go out there and try to glorify the Lord….”  Colin Kaepernick

The Apostle Paul says, But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice. Yes, and I will continue to rejoice.”

Pretty sure we’re supposed to be rejoicing.