TD Jakes Says First Amendment Guarantees NFL Players’ Right to Protest and It Must Be Defended

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After standing with a coalition of prominent evangelicals last month to urge President Donald Trump to condemn the alt-right movement as racist and evil, popular televangelist Bishop T.D. Jakes is now defending the right of NFL players to protest against police brutality and social injustice. In a recent appearance on CNN with host Don Lemon to promote his new book, Soar! which focuses on entrepreneurship, Jakes reminded Americans opposed to the controversial take a knee protests that the players are guaranteed freedom of expression by the United States Constitution.

“One of the things that makes America great, makes the flag have meaning is that we have the freedom of speech and the right to protest. History has proven to us that those people who have protested historically were very controversial at the time that they did,” The Potter’s House pastor told Lemon. “I remember when Mohammed Ali took a

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