“Welcome to New York.” President Donald Trump greeted diplomats and heads of state at the United Nations. Many of those diplomats have some kind of grudge or complaint against the only place on Earth safe enough for them to meet. Among them, North Korea’s envoy, who used disrespectful “name-calling” rhetoric similarly to the American Left and now American sports.
Kneeling during your nation’s national anthem, when standing is the respectful thing to do, does not make any move toward lowering conflict. Many nations would not allow such disrespect, but ingrates only disrespect the nations where they have such freedoms to take for granted.
Problems with “bad apple” police do not stem from lack of disrespect. Politicizing sports hasn’t made the country safer, it has hurt sports ratings on TV. People watch sports to get away from politics, to rest their minds and hearts, and to share common ground with friends. Taking away that common ground will take away common ground.
There are many problems in America. One of the biggest problems is that many powerful people don’t know how to solve problems, only spread them. For example, 20% of college students want to set a precedent that free speech should be shut down with violence.
So, while Congress is lowering taxes for the middle class and world leaders, once again, found America to be the safest place to exchange insults, top news this week was about the president vs sports.
Trump is on the scene. He’s talking money, trade, responsibility, smarts—and more importantly—he turns around to address the audience behind him. He does what needs to be done. He says what needs to be said. He’s on his game and is on America’s game. Power-leveraging weaklings are scared, only standing-up to a man who helps them, only being controversial enough to bring their own downfalls.
A crowd of Christians held a praise and worship service at Central Park, praying for New York’s mayor. Public prayer gatherings have not gone out of style, even though they have been at a low since the Promise Keepers’ movement came to a decrescendo a decade ago.
Christian leaders are responding to the SCOTUS redefinition of marriage in ways that are more critical of the Church than of homosexuals. This is a shift that is long overdue.