I’m having mixed feelings about you boycotting the NFL this year. Personally, I have been boycotting the NFL for the last several years after I found out that the NFL is trying to push Christian values out of America. A part of me feels like the more boycotters the merrier. However, can I be honest with you T.I.? I am concerned about the growing number of celebrities who are calling for social change but are not putting forward real solutions.
Have you ever thought about how it affects young people’s lives when an organization like the NFL tells kids it is okay to be bisexual or transgender?
You and I both know that it has become trendy for celebrities to speak out against social injustice. For some people, boycotting the NFL is becoming a proven way to come across as a person who is “woke.” Just in case you didn’t know, can I help wake you up to a couple of reasons why I think you should boycott the NFL other than their flawed national anthem policy?
I think we would make a bigger difference if we boycotted the NFL for their part in doing things like influencing little kids that it is okay to have sex with a man one day and a woman the next day or the fact that the NFL has been fighting against religious liberty bills. If you were to switch up the reason why you are boycotting the NFL, you would help wake some of your fans up to some of the bad choices organizations like the NFL are influencing them to make.
Even though only 13 percent of Americans are black, 56 percent of American children killed in gun homicides are black. I wonder how many of these kids using guns are from broken homes and don’t have someone in their life modeling biblical values.
I get that you might be tired of being disappointed in seeing incidences like when some Milwaukee police officers teased Sterling Brown. Yet, you probably have more fans who are victims of black-on-black crime than have been victims of police brutality. If we only draw attention to issues like police brutality and not deal with the decline of the traditional family and how biblical values are being pushed out of our society by organizations like the NFL, are we really helping the Black community?
Yes, we might be policed better because of Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid and others who kneeled during the national anthem, but we are going to need more police officers in the Black community if we allow a growing number of young men to grow up without a father in their homes. I have no problem with you turning off your TV on Sundays during the NFL season. As the NFL is doing things like helping to break up the traditional family, I wish more people would boycott the NFL.
The Sterling Brown encounter with the police was unfortunate for many reasons. Yet, if we don’t bring attention to how the NFL is promoting fatherlessness within the Black community, we going to see more Black males encountering law enforcement.
T. I., boycotting the NFL is a great idea, but I’m worried about the current strategy to bring about social change. Let’s continue this conversation about the NFL on GodvsTheNFL.com. I think something great can come out of the national anthem protest if we work together.
Kymo Dockett, Founder of 2-Minutes Warning Ministries