New Orleans Saints (and Georgia Bulldog) tight end Benjamin Watson wrote a very truthful, introspective, and thoughtful piece on Facebook describing his thoughts on Ferguson. It’s one of the best analyses I have read. It ends with this:
I’M ENCOURAGED, because ultimately the problem is not a SKIN problem, it is a SIN problem. SIN is the reason we rebel against authority. SIN is the reason we abuse our authority. SIN is the reason we are racist, prejudiced and lie to cover for our own. SIN is the reason we riot, loot and burn. BUT I’M ENCOURAGED because God has provided a solution for sin through the his son Jesus and with it, a transformed heart and mind. One that’s capable of looking past the outward and seeing what’s truly important in every human being. The cure for the Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice and Eric Garner tragedies is not education or exposure. It’s the Gospel. So, finally, I’M ENCOURAGED because the Gospel gives mankind hope.
CNN interviewed him on Saturday, and Watson pulled no punches. This is what happens when you preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ on CNN. At the 10 second mark, “just like that, we lost him.”
Apparently CNN believes in a Rapture, and they missed it.
Of course this could be a harmless technical problem. It could be divine intervention, or it could be something else.
Would Reverend Al Sharpton and Reverend Jesse Jackson preach this way, maybe black America wouldn’t have a looting, burning, rioting problem.