The Interim Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral, Buffalo, NY, is making news for his choice of vestment for this Sunday’s sermon. The Very Reverend Will Mebane wore a Colin Kaepernick football jersey to preach a sermon titled “Wake up or face eternal damnation.”
It’s something you don’t see at your average Sunday mass.
Rev. Will Mebane, dean of Saint Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral wore the jersey of San Francisco 49ers player Colin Kaepernick at Sunday morning’s mass.
He wore it in support of Kaepernick’s recent protest.
Kaepernick’s been kneeling during the national anthem before his team’s games as a sign of protest against police violence and racial oppression in the United States.
Sunday’s mass focused on the recent circumstances surrounding the deaths of unarmed black men by police offers.
Citing the prophet Amos’ indictment of those indifferent to the suffering of the nation, Mebane said,
It is out of concern for our nation, and frankly for our souls, that I have chosen to wear this jersey today. …
This is really at the crux of things for me: There seems to be more … public outrage about a black man kneeling instead of standing for the National Anthem than there is outrage about the number of black women and men being killed by members of our police forces with seeming impunity.
Hear Mebane’s sermon here. How have you heard recent events related in your parish?
Photo via TWC news.