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What Hath Colin Kaepernick Wrought? by Dr. Jerry Newcombe

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Note this headline on the Drudge Report (10/23/17): “NFL Stadiums Nearly Empty As Backlash Continues” (an article at gatewaypundit.com). The American people are voting with their feet.

The article notes: “If the NFL thought Americans would ease the backlash against the league — they were sadly mistaken. Photos of empty stadiums from around the league show how dire a situation kneelers have spurred. Stadiums were nearly empty in Week 6, as well….The NFL managed to [anger] their core audience by nearly 40 points in the last three weeks. Nearly 60 percent of working class Trump supporters now view the NFL unfavorably.”

About a year ago, I produced a television segment on this for D. James Kennedy Ministries’ nationally syndicated program, Truths That Transform.

In the piece, we quoted Colin Kaepernick: “I am not looking for approval. I have to stand up for people that are oppressed….If they take football away, my endorsements from me, I know that I stood up for what is right.”

While we might admire Kaepernick’s willingness to suffer adversity for his convictions, he also appears to be misguided. He regularly wears t-shirts featuring Marxists Fidel Castro and Huey Newton at press conferences.

David Barton, a man who knows very well America’s Christian roots, has noted: “What Colin Kaepernick is doing is absolutely amazing. Here you have a professional athlete who is being paid millions for something you can’t get paid for in the rest of the world. He’s part of the 1 percent of the American elite, and he’s protesting the country that has given him everything he has.”

Why all the protest? To Barton, it boils down to years and years of faults in our educational system: “What you see with Colin Kaepernick is: This is typical of what we’re teaching in America. We’re teaching kids how to hate America.” Barton noted that, children today are, largely, not taught even basics of American history.

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