Disrespecting the military because of something cops did is like changing your tires because your check engine light turned on.
The latest opinion on the street is as follows:
Kaepernick knelt, and the conservatives cast stones.
Tebow knelt, and the conservatives swooned.
Therefore conservatives are hypocritical.
I'll be the first to admit, I swoon every time I see Tim Tebow. But I digress... In philosophy we call the above argument a syllogism. You have your premises and then your conclusion. But when your premises are false or misleading, your argument is not sound. The argument above is not sound because it leaves out imperative elements of the overall picture.
Is it really hypocritical to admire one behavior and not the other?
Because it was NEVER about kneeling. Yes, they both knelt but Tebow never knelt during the National Anthem.
The offense was never kneeling.
The offense is the protesting of the National Anthem.
The offense is the disrespect shown the American flag.
The offense is the disregard for those who died so the flag could fly.
The offense is Kaepernick capitalizing off of his freedom only to disrespect those who fought to secure it.
Tim Tebow expressed something he was passionate about– but never in a manner of such irreverence.
Kaepernick's motive is to bring light to racial injustice. But disrespecting the military because of something cops did is like changing your tires in hopes that your check engine light will turn off. It's completely disproportionate. It addresses the wrong party. Racial injustice is a dark reality we must address, and address aggressively. But Kaepernick's "advocacy" doesn't bring healing to the wound, instead it causes division.
Abortion is the greatest genocide the world has ever seen. 3,000+ babies die every day to abortion– and abortion is legal. I almost made it to the NFL (read: not actually at all) but if I did would I protest the National Anthem in spite of abortion? No. Why? Because, again, it's not the military's fault.
Do your homework, folks. If you consider it hypocritical to praise Tebow while criticizing Kaepernick, you either didn't care to look deeper or you know the facts but don't want to mention them because the truth will undermine your narrative.
Hi, my name is John and I love coffee. As I write this I’m sitting in a local roastery sipping a “mudslide” espresso with cream and two and a half sugars. There are few things in life that I feel merit precise orchestration with no room for error, coffee is one of them.
My life belongs to Jesus. I am his son and He is my King. His work in my life is reason enough for my faith to be made complete. He lived to die for me so that I may be credited righteous thus I will live for Him. I believe one area that has been greatly ignored by Christians is culture and politics. We must be active in representing our faith in these communities, but not in a relativistic or compromising way.