There’s no question that one of the hottest topics this week in the news is about the NFL players who are kneeling during the National Anthem. This story isn’t about taking a side, whichever side you support, but in a nutshell, the players are protesting racial inequality and police brutality by kneeling rather than standing. It started with Colin Kaepernick with the San Francisco 49ers, and now it’s wide-spread throughout the sport, and is even getting attention in the NASCAR racing series.
Anyway, George Clooney has come out with which side he supports, and he wrote a poem to be his voice. Here’s the poem just below:
I pray for my country.
I pray that we can find more that unites us than divides us.
I pray that our nation’s leaders want to do the same.
I pray that young children like Tamir Rice can feel safe in their own neighborhood.
I pray for all of our children.
I pray for our police and our first responders.
I pray for our men and women of the armed services.
I pray that dissent will always be protected in this great country.
I pray for a more perfect union.
And when I pray, I kneel.