If you’re remotely familiar with scripture you may know about about Proverbs 31. It famously depicts the ideal woman, she’s a businesswoman, a mother, adept at planning, married to a city official. Then there’s the first half which gets looked over.
This is where Jordin Sparks drew her inspiration from to ‘silently’ protest while she sang the National Anthem at the heavily criticized Monday Night Football game between the Cowboys and the Cardinals.
Ok, so what did she say? or do? She quoted the Bible?
The former American Idol winner wrote “Prov 31:8-9” on her hand that held the microphone, so everyone watching could see.
The verse reads,
8: Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. 9: Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.
The internet noticed, and were sent Googling what it was she had on her hand,
The issue in this debate has been whether or not co-opting the National Anthem by taking a knee is acceptable. Many feel that it is not.
Jordin Sparks just co-opted the Anthem herself, but in such a subtle way.
Today’s hyper of the moment culture does not allow for people to entertain cognitive dissonance. One may be offended by the way that the protests started, and that’s alright. They are protest. They’re meant to be uncomfortable and get your attention.
The very people who are decrying these protests seemingly forget our country was birthed out of protest to taxation.
How will people handle her use of scripture? If you adhere to the Christian faith you have to acknowledge the validity of her statement.
Both sides will have to realize and understand that you can be offended by form of protest and then, see things in a different light when the same argument is brought to you in a different way.