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Only One NBA Player Stands for the National Anthem — 'We All Fall Short of God's Glory'

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During the NBA’s return on Thursday evening, every player and coach from the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, New Orleans Pelicans, and Utah Jazz, took a knee during the national anthem.

Referees and everybody else in the building also appeared to take a knee. Heck, LeBron James even decided to go rogue and raise the black power fist.

On Friday, one man took a stand by deciding not to kneel.

Only in 2020 would standing for the National Anthem be considered a newsworthy story.

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Isaac, who became an ordained minister in March, discussed his faith several times while describing why he made his decision.

“I don’t think that kneeling or putting on a T-shirt for me, personally, is the answer,” he said. “I feel like for me Black lives are supported through the Gospel. All lives are supported through the Gospel. That we all have things that we do wrong and sometimes it gets into a place of pointing fingers about which wrong is worse.

Isaac added, “I feel like the Bible tells us we all fall short of God’s glory and at the end of the day whoever will humble themselves and seek God and repent of their sins that we could see it in a different light — see our mistakes and people’s mistakes in a different light, see people’s evil in a different light. And that it would help bring us closer together and get past anything that’s on the surface that doesn’t really deal with the hearts of men and women.

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About the Author:
John Salvatore has been a Writer and Editor of multiple political blogs since early 2015. He earned his Master’s degree in Public Administration upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. A diehard Los Angeles Dodgers fan, John can be reached at [email protected].




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