I believe the NFL’s players have every right to defy the owners, public opinion, and the president to kneel, raise a fist, or do handstands during the national anthem. If they don’t feel the need to stand respectfully before the symbol of the incredible freedoms they enjoy and the sacrifices that made it possible for them to be paid millions to play a child’s game, I understand.
And I hope they will understand if I decide to drop the NFL from my long list of entertainment options. As they never get tired of saying, it’s a free country.
About Stan Guthrie
Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers.
Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's Tell Me More, WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio's New Day Florida. A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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