Pastors nationwide hold protest in support of Colin Kaepernick

Posted at 6:54 PM, Aug 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-25 20:45:01-04

Pastors around the world are taking a stand with Colin Kaepernick.

A video on social media shows African-American pastors covering their football team's jerseys with a black shirt.

The #BlackOutNFL video is led by Pastor Debliare Snell from Huntsville, Alabama. 

"If he's willing to take a knee for us, certainly we can take a stand and stand with him," Snell says in the video.

Rev. Wendell Anthony from Fellowship Chapel in Detroit says he agrees with the pastors in the video.

"This is not about Colin Kaepernick. It’s about the right of a citizen of the United States of America to exercise his or her constitutional rights," Anthony says.

The #BlackOut movement lists four steps in the video:

1.     Refusing to watch the NFL or purchase any merchandise.
2.     Commit one to two hours during the season to get involved in the community by mentoring a boy or girl.
3.     Spread the word.
4.     Pray every day at 6 a.m.

To watch the video, click this link: