If I were to “take a knee” at work for every cause I feel offended about, I would be fired.
A job is a voluntary partnership between an employer and an employee in order to make a profit and a living wage, respectively. A job is a center of convergence where certain interests meet for the purpose of achieving financial goals.
In America, most employers are bound by law to make reasonable accommodations for what is considered to be “protected classes” such as race, gender, sexual orientation, physical limitations and religion. Within those classifications, it is also expected that employees cooperate with employers in order to not provoke undue distractions.
Unfortunately many people do not understand that personal OPINIONS are not protected under the laws of employment. In fact, if you are a service provider who is gainfully employed, then you have absolutely no right to impose your political opinion on anyone.
And that is exactly what Colin Kaepernick and all the other knee-bending millionaire-athletes are doing- they are imposing their opinions upon PAYING CUSTOMERS who are buying a stadium seat or a cable bill in order to be entertained.
In spite of the THOUSANDS of people who are actually engaged in philanthropic activities and community service to the poor, the sick and the disabled- GQ MAGAZINE designates the title of “CITIZEN OF THE YEAR” to an over-paid big boy in tights who’s greatest achievement in this world was to “take a knee” during the National Anthem of our Country.
Personally, I really don’t care about his or anyone’s personal opinions, especially if I am PAYING in order to receive a service.
But I guess that in a country where:
- crucifixes in piss-water is considered to be art,
- where pornography is considered protected “speech,”
- where gender dysphoria (a mental disorder) is promoted as “normal,”
- where the murder of babies in the womb is considered a “right,”
…offending the countless Veterans that have sacrificed their lives in order to protect our God-given rights, makes you a CITIZEN OF THE YEAR.
The following passages give clear indication as to what is happening to America and what will continue to happen unless we turn back to God and leave the Baals of our self-idolatry and rebellion against the moral expectations of the God Most High:
Deuteronomy 28:28,43-44, 47-48 (NIV)-
The LORD will afflict you with madness, blindness and confusion of mind. At midday you will grope about like a blind man in the dark. You will be unsuccessful in everything you do; day after day you will be oppressed and robbed, with no one to rescue you.
The alien who lives among you will rise above you higher and higher, but you will sink lower and lower. He will lend to you, but you will not lend to him. He will be the head, but you will be the tail.
Because you did not serve the LORD your God joyfully and gladly in the time of prosperity, therefore in hunger and thirst, in nakedness and dire poverty, you will serve the enemies the LORD sends against you. He will put an iron yoke on your neck until He has destroyed you.
May God have mercy of us and grant us the grace of repentance. Amen.