Ben Carson and Lou Holtz are launching a new program to reach inner-city youth.
The program will teach young people discipline through sports and community work.
But when Holtz was asked if he’d teach kids to stand for the National Anthem, his response shamed the NFL anthem protestors.
Fox’s Judge Jeanine Pirro interviewed Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson and former college football coach Lou Holtz about their new program called “W.I.N.” (What’s Important Now).
When asked directly if they would teach the children to stand for the National Anthem, Holtz set a standard that the coddled millionaire NFL anthem protestors would be good to follow:
“We’re going to stand for the flag and we’re going to kneel for the cross.”
“What we’re talking about is getting people to make good choices,” Holtz told show host Jeanine Pirro. “… Not only are we talking about maybe a role model for these young people, but getting them to raise their self-image to believe that they can do things.”
His comment about standing for the flag and kneeling for the cross was prompted by Pirro who asked, “Are we going to teach them not to take a knee?”
The question referred to the NFL players protests for the past two seasons in which some athletes took a knee during the national anthem.
What do you think about Holtz’s answer to Judge Jeanine?
Should young people in America be taught more about Christianity to help shape them into more virtuous people?
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