While I was not ready to endorse the idea that God actively determines who the winner will be, I did not accept the view of those of my theological colleagues who insisted that God stays rather aloof from what goes on in football games.
NFL Kneeldown was my attempt, as a football fan, to voice my solidarity with the message that Colin Kaepernick was communicating: the lives of black people and people of color are not honored fully in this country.
It's a verse that has served to silence not only women but also people of color and anyone who dares to challenge the ruling class of white, conservative, Christian evangelical men.
While I am moved to get off the sidelines today to speak out about the corruption in football, I am repeatedly tackled to identify every other area of depravity in which I need to step out of the sidelines and into the arena to proclaim a better way.
You want Kaepernick to go away, to stand up and salute the flag, and shut up because we can tolerate abuse of other human beings but we cannot tolerate being disrupted when we want to pretend that everything is OK.
JAN 27, 2014 | BY: MARGOT STARBUCK -- For most of us who just want to enjoy the game of football and to cheer our favorite team it is hard to...