Would Jesus support Colin Kaepernick’s take-a-knee protest movement against social injustice? A number of Christian players in the NFL, such as Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson, believe He would, but say they are frustrated by fellow Christians who continue to demonize efforts by players in the league to increase awareness and spur action against social injustice in America.
“We talk about what Jesus would do. Let’s think about that,” Watson, who has been standing for the national anthem, said in an ABC News report. “How should I biblically look at this situation? Is my response as an American going against what my response should be as a Christian? If I’m a Christian, I want to delight in the things that [Christ] delights in and those things are blind. They’re not based on color, creed or culture or money.