Letters to the Editor

Buchta letter: Why is kneeling wrong?

Why is it wrong? I’ve grown impatient waiting for someone to explain the notion that NFL athletes who kneel during the national anthem are wrong. Why? Who originated this idea, and why is belief in it so widespread? Kneeling in church is not considered disrespectful, it’s considered a sign of humility, and respect — it is an expected behavior.

Since we are a nation that embraces “in God we trust” as our national motto, perhaps kneeling during the national anthem should become the norm. Also, who among those judging such can say if some of these athletes might not be praying? That would be their right, right? It would be a wise thing to pray before such an important event.

Is it wrong to pray during the national anthem?

Vernon C. Buchta, Boise