(Christian News Alerts) – Back in 2014, when the situation in Ferguson was still ongoing, Benjamin Watson, a tight end for the New Orleans Saints, came home after his game — and witnessed the sheer madness taking place on his TV.
Over the course of the next day, he had filled up a page on his iPhone notepad expressing his feelings on the matter. Watson decided to piece his thoughts together into one Facebook post with an important message. “It’s not about skin. It’s about sin.” He relayed his message, which went viral, and then appeared on CNN to express his point of view. He was then rudely cut off.
According to CNN, the post had 427,000 shares, 760,000 likes, and an impressive 78,000 comments. Watson’s message was heard loud and clear by the Christians in this country, regardless of their skin color.
During his interview with Brooke Baldwin from CNN, he expressed that there were two parts of his message that resonated with him the most. The introspection section, and the encouragement section.
In the introspection part, he mentions “How can I look at white skin and make assumptions but not want assumptions made about me? That’s not right.” He explains that he knows that sometimes you want to “take a side” and call it a day, but that isn’t the right thing to do.
When you make decisions without facts, you are simply giving in to your sin. Watson goes on in the “encouraged” section of his message to explain exactly how he feels about that sin, and how it relates to every single one of us.
Watson clearly says that “Ultimately the problem is not a SKIN problem, it is a SIN problem.” He then explains that sin is the reason why people rebel against authority, it is why people are racist, it is why people will sometimes lie just to cover for their own race.
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