At a recent major league baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers, one player, Sam Coonrod, refused to kneel to honor the Black Lives Matter organization. I can imagine the pressure that he was under because he was the only player who didn’t kneel.
The Daily Wire explains why he didn’t:
The only baseball player who refused to kneel during a moment honoring Black Lives Matter in Dodger Stadium on Thursday claimed he did so because of his Christian faith.
Sam Coonrod, a 27-year-old reliever for the San Francisco Giants, explained his act by saying he only kneels before God, according to TMZ Sports.
Coonrod also said that his faith kept him from endorsing the Black Lives Matter movement because of its Marxist political platform. “I just can’t get on board with a couple things I’ve read about Black Lives Matter, how they lean towards Marxism. And … they said some negative things about the nuclear family. I just can’t get on board with that.”
And of course, it would be amiss not to provide the video of one of the founders of the Black Lives Matter organization saying she was a “trained” Marxist.
It reminds me of the Biblical account, when King Nebuchanezzar of Babylon constructed a massive idol and ordered everyone to fall down and worship it. While thousands bowed when the music started, three Jewish men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, refused. Can you imagine how much they stuck out as they were the only ones standing as thousands of people bowed to the ground? The three Israelis knew there would be trouble, but stood their ground (Daniel 3).