Over the past few weeks, hundreds of NFL players have been taking a knee during the national anthem to protest against President Donald Trump and racial inequality. Now, these anti-American protests has even spread to college cheerleaders…
The Des Moines Register reported that the Buena Vista University cheerleaders took a knee during the national anthem at a recent game in Storm Lake, Iowa.
Unfortunately for these cheerleaders, however, their college took more action than the NFL ever dared to and started a policy requiring the people on the field to “stand for the national anthem as a unified team.” The policy states that athletes and cheerleaders “will be allowed to kneel before the anthem if they choose.”
BVU cheerleader Alyssa Parker was so enraged by this that she decided to quit the team, saying that she wants to stick to her convictions and that she doesn’t think peaceful protest should be confined to a time slot.
“(Fighting) social injustice, standing up for what I believe in and using my voice for others who no longer have one: These are beliefs I hold to my core,” Parker wrote in a Facebook post announcing her decision. “They are what make me Alyssa. I couldn’t bring myself to give that up.”
“The reason we took a knee was to stand up for social injustice and have a voice for the men and women who no longer have one,” Parker said. “When I think about those values, those are things that I hold to my core. I feel like those are the things that make me who I am and what I want to do with a career and so I think it was important for me to take a step back and realize that I’m 20, I’m about to be an adult. It’s time to make adult decisions and make decisions that are best for me and my future.”
BVU President Joshua Merchant said that the intended message of anthem-kneeling has been obscured in a din of misdirected outrage.
“Everybody’s talking about the action,” he said. “Nobody’s talking about the meaning. To me, I think that’s what continually lost around the country.”
Merchant has pledged to organize more campus events to tackle “what really is the issue: Social justice and racial inequities and really focusing on creating a larger conversation.”
It’s ridiculous that is has become “cool” for young people to disrespect our country by kneeling for the national anthem. SHARE this story if this makes you SICK!