William Marshall: Kneeling belongs in church

What is in the water? Here, there and everywhere, kneeling seems to be the order of the day. Or, really, submission seems to be the order of the day.

Why did FBI agents deployed in DC take a knee? Why are police officers around the country taking a knee? Why did a crowd of white liberal Bethesda, Maryland residents get down on both knees before some black activists? Houston, we have a problem.

I was raised to believe that you only kneel before God.

Kneeling is a powerful symbol in human expression. It signifies, depending on the context, submission or respect, or both. But what exactly does it mean in the wake of George Floyd’s death, whose neck was knelt upon by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, which presumably led to Floyd’s death?






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