ESPN’s Chris Broussard sparks uproar with NBA Jason Collins remarks. Represents himself ‘WELL’ as a christian.

ESPN’s Chris Broussard sparks uproar with Jason Collins remarks. Yet, represents himself ‘WELL’ as a christian.

CaptureOn ESPN’s ‘Outside the lines’ TV Show, Chris Broussard was ‘asked’ his opinion regarding this issue. It was a conversation that centered around the recent ‘coming out’ of NBA Player Jason Collins that he is a homosexual. When it was asked to Chris Broussard about his opinion on the issue, He answered with NO hate speech and clearly stated what the Bible says regarding homosexuality, adultery and sex outside of marriage.  Chris Broussard should be applauded for his stand on his faith beliefs of the Bible; in a world where many people call this ‘hate’ speech. Tolerance should go BOTH ways. Chris, it takes a lot of courage to do that in your business, Well said!

Here is a transcript from some of Chris Broussard’s comments:
“I’m a Christian. I don’t agree with homosexuality. I think it’s a sin, as I think all sex outside of marriage between a man and a woman is. [ESPN’s] L.Z. [Granderson] knows that. He and I have played on basketball teams together for several years. We’ve gone out, had lunch together, we’ve had good conversations, good laughs together. He knows where I stand and I know where he stands. I don’t criticize him, he doesn’t criticize me, and call me a bigot, call me ignorant, call me intolerant.

“In talking to some people around the league, there’s a lot Christians in the NBA and just because they disagree with that lifestyle, they don’t want to be called bigoted and intolerant and things like that. That’s what LZ was getting at. Just like I may tolerate someone whose lifestyle I disagree with, he can tolerate my beliefs. He disagrees with my beliefs and my lifestyle but true tolerance and acceptance is being able to handle that as mature adults and not criticize each other and call each other names.

“… Personally, I don’t believe that you can live an openly homosexual lifestyle or an openly premarital sex between heterosexuals, if you’re openly living that type of lifestyle, then the Bible says you know them by their fruits, it says that’s a sin. If you’re openly living in unrepentant sin, whatever it may be, not just homosexuality, adultery, fornication, premarital sex between heterosexuals, whatever it may be, I believe that’s walking in open rebellion to God and to Jesus Christ. I would not characterize that person as a Christian because I do not think the Bible would characterize them as a Christian.”

He also tweeted:
“Today on OTL, as part of a larger, wide-ranging discussion on today’s news, I offered my personal opinion as it relates to Christianity, a point of view that I have expressed publicly before. I realize that some people disagree with my opinion and I accept and respect that. As has been the case in the past, my beliefs have not and will not impact my ability to report on the NBA. I believe Jason Collins displayed bravery with his announcement today and I have no objection to him or anyone else playing in the NBA.”

 

 

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