Lakewood UCC parishioner’s letter to Tampabay Times

Lakewood UCC parishioner, Earl Water, recently had his letter to the editor of the Tampabay Times published. Below, is a scan of that letter.

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Congratulations, Mr. President. Your comments on players kneeling at NFL games are honest and open.
By saying that players should not be on the field if they are not standing and that they should not be in this country, you make it clear that you are an unapologetic racist. You suggest (not in so many words but clearly) that they should be sent back to Africa.
I condemn your comments but salute your open honesty regarding your disgusting attitude toward those different from you. We are, in fact, all members of the same race: human.
Earl Waters, St. Petersburg


One thought on “Lakewood UCC parishioner’s letter to Tampabay Times

  1. Earl, you put into words for so many of us, including me, our thoughts on this disgraceful attitude of the president of the United States. I am reminded of a teaching of Jesus from Matthew: “But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this is what defiles. For out of the heart come evil intentions….”

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