The Super Bowl was played in Arizona this year, so it’s no surprise that America First patriot Kari Lake was in attendance. However, she was not happy with everything that went on during the festivities. Mainly, the fact that the NFL had the “Black National Anthem” played at the big game. Many people see this as very divisive and just another way to divide our nation. After all, that’s what Democrats do best, isn’t it?
So, what exactly is the “Black National Anthem”?
Well, it’s a 19th-century hymn called, “Lift Every Voice and Sing” which has been dubbed the “black national anthem.”
It was performed by actress and singer Sheryl Lee Ralph before the American National Anthem and “America the Beautiful” as part of the opening ceremonies of the game.
Here is part of that performance:
There’s only one National Anthem, and that’s the Star-Spangled Banner. The other one is just a song. The end. I thought the Black National Anthem was. CHAIN GANG by Sam Cooke. pic.twitter.com/mmpGBJbxFj
— Alvin Adedayo Victor (@alvin_dayo) February 13, 2023
Fox News reported that the NFL’s pre-Super Bowl festivities will include a rendition of the Black national anthem for the third consecutive year. Even as the league had “Lift Every Voice and Sing” on the docket for weeks, the inclusion of the song stirred debate on social media.
Sheryl Lee Ralph, the star of the comedy series “Abbott Elementary,” will perform the song at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
Country music star Chris Stapleton will sing the national anthem and R&B artist Babyface will sing “America the Beautiful.”
But it was the inclusion of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” that had NFL fans talking early Sunday.
Of course, the anthem stirred debate like this:
America only has ONE NATIONAL ANTHEM.
Why is the NFL trying to divide us by playing multiple!?
Do football, not wokeness.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) February 12, 2023
“Black National Anthem” is an oxymoron. We are ONE nation under God. If you think otherwise, you’re in support of segregation. It’s that simple.
— Xaviaer DuRousseau (@XAVIAERD) February 12, 2023
The @NFL is making a huge mistake, in my humble opinion, by having “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” what has traditionally been referred to as the “black national anthem,” sung at the #SuperBowl. What more divisive message could be sent than to suggest we’re a nation of two anthems.
— Darrell B. Harrison (@D_B_Harrison) February 9, 2023
When the “Black Anthem” was played, Kari Lake did not stand, and somebody caught a photo of it, and it went crazy viral.
Here’s the photo that has gone viral:
Kari Lake Sits For The Black National Anthem
Do You Agree That There Is Only One National Anthem 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 pic.twitter.com/dEWQGuGkEe
— Trumps Nephew (@ForgiatoBlow47) February 13, 2023
Kari did stand for the US National Anthem. Which, by the way, many are saying was the best performance ever…
Chris Stapleton just delivered one of the best National Anthem performances I’ve heard in a long time 🇺🇸
— Chief Nerd (@TheChiefNerd) February 12, 2023
But what do you think about this controversy? Do you believe there should be two anthems?
And why stop there?
Why doesn’t every race, and so-called “gender” get their own anthem? Then we can spend 16 hours playing song after song so everybody feels “represented.”
Wouldn’t that be fun?
I think the division and hate being peddled by the left is wrong, and is turning this country into a powder-keg, and it shouldn’t be this way.
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