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Christian Leaders React to This Weekend’s NFL Protests

Christian Leaders React to This Weekend’s NFL Protests

This weekend, players and team owners across the NFL demonstrated during the National Anthem in nearly every game played.

Though for more than a year, some players have been kneeling during the anthem before games as a way to raise awareness about racial injustice, yesterday marked widespread protests in the form of players kneeling, linking arms and holding fists in the air. It also sparked the hashtag #TakeAKnee.

The demonstrations come after President Trump called the demonstrators “sons of b******” and suggested that they should be fired. He also called on citizens to boycott the league.

Here’s a look at what Christian leaders have said in response. (Note: This list may be updated throughout the day.)

Joshua Dubois

Writer, consultant, former head of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships

Carl Lentz

Writer, pastor of Hillsong New York

Brene Brown

Speaker, author, scholar

John Gray

Writer, associate pastor at Lakewood Church

Austin Channing

Writer, speaker

Brian Johnson

Pastor, artist,  co-founder of Bethel Music

Judah Smith

Writer, pastor of The City Church

Rachel Held Evans

Writer, speaker

Erwin McManus

Writer, Pastor of Mosaic Church.

Alex Medina

Producer, designer.

Ashlee Eiland


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