Why Christians Shouldn’t Fall For Political Posturing

Here’s yet another patheos attempt to persuade readers that something is something that it isn’t.  The call for Christians to celebrate Kaepernick’s ‘biblical’ example fails on two counts:

1- his attention to or inattention to a national anthem has no pro or con basis in Scripture (in spite of what Yoder and Hauerwas want to mislead people into believing).

2- His stated reason for remaining seated has nothing to do with Christianity.  His confession is that he’s done it to stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter.  They do matter, but being for or against that movement has absolutely literally nothing to do with whether one is a Christian or not.


In sum, in spite of patheos’ attempt to summon Christian agreement to a jock’s personal choice simply for the sake of political posturing and jumping on the Kaepernick controversy bandwagon, the one has nothing to do with the other.

One thought on “Why Christians Shouldn’t Fall For Political Posturing

  1. GeoffSmith 3 Sep 2016 at 12:37 pm

    It’s weird to me because people of a more politcally/theologically leftward orientation typically hated football/baseball/sportsball, I suspect, due to their having been wedgied and put into lockers in high school by jocks. Sportsball makes “toxic masculinity.” “Boxing is evil.”

    But when UFC includes women it goes, “Ronda Rousey is a big time hero.” And in the case above, mutatis mutandis.


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