Friday, September 2, 2016

What if Kaepernick Protested Obergefell?

From Doug Wilson:
The logic of the thing is pretty straightforward. Colin Kaepernick has the absolute right to remain seated for the national anthem, without fear of fines, penalties or other forms of undue pressure from the NFL. We never want to be in a position where we honor those men who fight for our freedom, and then vilify other men for exercising it. A lot of conservatives need to make sure they don’t become snowflakes of the right.

This is especially the case when we remember the context. Kaepernick is doing this in an NFL that has become a weather vane when it comes to PC issues. We are all aware of the fact that if an evangelical QB refused to stand for the national anthem in protest of Obergefell, the athlete in question would be destroyed by those who are currently whooping in favor of athletes exercising their right to free speech. Not only would there be an outcry for the NFL to “do something,” the NFL would in fact do something about it. So if we want to point out their inconsistency in this, we have to be careful not to be exhibiting it ourselves. The judgment with which ye judge, ye shall be judged

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