Kirsters Baish| The anti-Trump movement in our country has gone entirely too far. I think it’s safe to say that relations between Democrats and Republicans are at an all-time low. The string of NFL National Anthem protests have proven to be a huge dividing factor in our society. After former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began the trend of taking a knee during the “Star Spangled Banner,” we saw an influx in players doing the same in order to protest inequality and poor treatment of African Americans in our country. However, legendary singer and songwriter Stevie Wonder decided to take a knee for a different reason a few months back. His decision made Trump supporters extremely proud. It also made multimillionaire NFL players take a second look at their own actions.
Wonder was putting on a performance at the Global Citizens Festival when he decided to take a minute to talk to the audience about the extremely controversial kneeling which has overtaken our country.
He began his speech by saying, “Whenever you need to interrupt hate, stand down bigotry, condemn sexism, and find love for all of our global brothers and sisters, everyday. Tonight, I’m taking a knee for America.”
The singer and songwriter proceeded to kneel down on one knee. He then stated, “But not just one knee. I’m taking both knees. Both knees in prayer for our planet, our future, our leaders of the world, and our globe.”
Wonder then finished his prayer up with an “Amen.”
Take a look:
This man truly understands how to get through to people. This was a wonderful way for him to show these NFL players protesting the National Anthem the proper way to take a knee. Wonder wasn’t kneeling in protest, but he was making a move which recognized that the most powerful thing we can do as Americans is pray to God.
Wonder has had some clearly Leftist moments in the past, but I have to say that this was a bold and classy move on his part. He inspired Americans to come together and unite as one rather than dividing further and further apart. Our love for America and our love for God must overcome all else. It is the bridge that connects us when we are a nation divided. Thank you, Mr. Wonder, for reminding us what it’s all about.