2020/08/04

為什麼Jonathan Isaac在賽前朗誦國歌時選擇不單膝跪地?

種族歧視問題一直是NBA復賽很重要的議題之一。球員在熱身時身穿Black Lives Matter的黑色T恤;比賽球衣背後的姓名改成球員自身認同的標語以及賽前唱誦美國國歌時單膝下跪,處處都可以看到NBA聯盟和球員對這個議題的重視。不過,在魔術隊比賽時,有一個球員選擇不穿上BLM的衣服以及下跪,他是Jonathan Isaac,今天我們就來聊聊他的故事。

作者:Hung Ku

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種族歧視問題一直是NBA復賽很重要的議題之一。球員在熱身時身穿Black Lives Matter的黑色T恤;比賽球衣背後的姓名改成球員自身認同的標語以及賽前唱誦美國國歌時單膝下跪,處處都可以看到NBA聯盟和球員對這個議題的重視。不過,在魔術隊比賽時,有一個球員選擇不穿上BLM的衣服以及下跪,他是Jonathan Isaac,今天我們就來聊聊他的故事。

 

Isaac是個非常虔誠的基督徒,社群網站上幾乎每篇貼文都會提到他的信仰,同時也曾經在奧蘭多的教會作佈道宣講,信仰在他的人生中扮演很重要的角色。而這次他之所以選擇不跟大部分NBA球員做一樣的事,也是因為他基督教徒的身分。

 

這反常的做法也立刻激起媒體的好奇,籃網賽後記者Taylor Rooks也立刻針對這點提出疑問,而Isaac用非常平靜且得體的方式解釋了他的行為

 

I believe that Black Lives Matter. A lot went into my decision, and part of it is, I thought that kneeling or wearing the Black Lives Matter t-shirt doesn't go hand-in-hand with supporting Black lives. So I felt like, just me personally, what is that I believe is taking on a stance that, I do believe that Black lives matter, but I just felt like it was a decision that I had to make, and I didn't feel like putting that shirt on and kneeling went hand in hand with supporting Black lives.

我確信Black Lives Matter的理念。我做這個決定的原因很多,其中一個是,我認為單膝跪地和和穿上BLM的T恤跟支持黑人人權並沒有直接關係。所以我覺得,單純是我個人角度,我個人的立場是,我相信黑人人權的重要,但我不認為穿上衣服和單膝跪地就是支持黑人人權,這是我必須做出的決定。

 

I believe that for myself, my life has been supported by gospel, Jesus Christ, and everyone is made in the image of God and that we all forge through God's glory.

我相信對我自己來說,我的生命是受到福音和耶穌基督的支持,我們每一個人都是按照上帝的旨意去創造的,我們所有人都沐浴在基督的福音裡。

 

Each and every one of us do things that we shouldn't do and say things that we shouldn't say. We hate and dislike things that we shouldn't hate and dislike, and sometimes it gets to a point where we point fingers, whose evil is worse, and sometimes it comes down to whose evil is most visible.

我們每一個人都說過我們不該說的話,做過不該做的事。我們厭惡和憎恨那些我們不該厭惡的東西。有時候我們互相指責對方,談論誰的罪惡比較嚴重,指責誰的錯誤是最明顯的。

 

So I felt like I wanted to take a stand on, we all make mistakes, but I think that the gospel of Jesus Christ is that there's grace for us, and that Jesus came and died for our sins and that if we all come to an understanding of that and that God wants to have a relationship with us, that we can get kept all of the things in our world that our messed up, jacked up.

所以我覺得我想站出來說,我們都會犯錯,但我認為耶穌基督的福音帶給我們恩典,而且耶穌為我們的罪而死。神想要和我們創造連結,以便我們可以保留那些我們曾經搞砸的事物。

 

I think when you look around, racism isn't the only thing that plagues our society, that plagues our nation, that plagues our world, and I think coming together on that message that we want to get past not only racism but everything that plagues as us as a society, I feel like the answer to that is gospel.

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