Were you upset with the “You’re next” tweet of LeBron James, targeting Police Officer Nicholas Reardon? Did you find it irresponsible and potentially dangerous?
Would you agree that a man of LeBron’s massive influence should be more careful in venting his frustration and anger? Is it possible that the tweet, which LeBron deleted (while blaming others for the hatred), could jeopardize Reardon’s safety, along with that of his loved ones? Could it potentially incite some unstable person to try to take “justice” into his own hands?
If you answered “yes” to all these questions, then I’m with you 100%. There is no justification for LeBron’s tweet, even if his “accountability” hashtag and hourglass icon were meant in terms of justice in the courts rather than on the streets.
Not only so, but former President Trump is with you as well, stating, “LeBron James should focus on basketball rather than presiding over the destruction of the NBA, which has just recorded the lowest television RATINGS, by far, in the long and distinguished history of the League.”
He added, “His RACIST rants are divisive, nasty, insulting, and demeaning. He may be a great basketball player, but he is doing nothing to bring our country together!”
Trump is absolutely right. LeBron has engaged in racist comments, and his comments are highly divisive.
But there is where I have a big problem with those who are condemning LeBron but failed to condemn Trump. It’s called unequal weights and measures. Jesus called it hypocrisy (we’ll quote His words in a moment).
It’s using one standard for LeBron and another for Trump. It’s accusing the one and excusing the other. It’s saying, “Someone with as much influence as LeBron needs to be more responsible,” while at the same time claiming, “Yes, Trump was the most powerful man on the planet, but he was just venting.”
The same criticism can be brought against those who defend LeBron but condemned Trump. Why the double standards? Do you not see the hypocrisy of it all?
As Jesus said to His disciples:
“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged. And with the measure you use, it will be measured again for you.
“And why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank that is in your own eye? Or how will you say to your brother, ‘Let me pull the speck out of your eye,’ when a log is in your own eye? You hypocrite! First take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye (Matt.7-5).
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SOURCE: Charisma News