JOPLIN, Mo. (BNC) — One church took advantage of the news of an American pro football player who refused to show respect toward the national anthem.
Assuming that most townfolk knew about the 49ers quaterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest by sitting during the national anthem, the Joplin, Mo., congregation posted this sign: “Kaepernick can sit or stand[;] all will one day kneel.”
The sign makes reference to the final judgment, when “at the name of Jesus every knee will bow —in heaven and on earth and under the earth” Php 2.10.
The photo of the sign was posted to Twitter by minister Richard Chambers.
The sign has taken on other cultural and political themes to give them a spiritual twist.
On July 11, when the Black Lives Matter movement gained much attention in the media, the sign sported the phrase: “All souls matter.”