In my own context of Christianization and capital punishment, the argument must be discussed not only at the level of policy, but at the level of Scripture.
Whatever our final conclusions about the death penalty may be, this sort of sloppy reasoning, which blurs standard categories like private and public, innocence and guilt, needs to be interrogated.
If we are to “become humble like this child,” then perhaps we should ask questions and doubt, but we should do so lovingly.
There are lingering questions as to the justice of capital punishment, given the conditions of the criminal justice system today, and it is likewise increasingly difficult to justify on distinctly Christian grounds.
If Christians wish to pursue justice in the nation, then they must be prepared to face professional costs just like Colin Kaepernick.
The Bible tells us that Christ Jesus—truth personified—upholds everything continuously and has worked out our salvation.