Chris Broussard on Jason Collins: Homosexuality is a Sin!

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Athletes, politicians and fans alike generally and vocally offered support to Jason Collins Monday following the NBA player's decision to come out as gay.

Reactions weren't entirely positive, however.

In addition to NFL player Mike Wallace's insensitivity, ESPN reporter Chris Broussard played the Bible card and stated a dismissive take on homosexuality.

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"I'm a Christian," he said on Outside the Lines, echoing remarks he has made before on the topic. "I don't agree with homosexuality. I think it's a sin."

"Personally, I don't believe that you can live an openly homosexual lifestyle or an openly premarital sex between heterosexuals," he went on.

"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."

Obviously, Chris Broussard is 100 percent allowed to say whatever he wants on any subject he wants at any time, as he is an American citizen.

Whether his personal views on the subject of homosexuality were appropriate for this particular setting is a completely different story, however.

Broussard’s personal religious views served questionable purpose on this program, despite the story of the day being Jason Collins coming out.

Watch some of Broussard’s remarks below, along with a rebuttal from fellow ESPN's L.Z. Granderson, a gay sportswriter that came out years ago:

What do you think? Share your comments with us.

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Chris Broussard - its 2014 - and you are an idiot.....

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I find it kind of hypocritical that some people discriminate against gays/lesbians but they do the same thing or worse (e.g. child molestation, lying, cheating, stealing, adultery, fornication, so on).

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As a Christian, Broussard should understand that every single one of us is a sinner and as such he should hate the sin and not the sinner. He'd also do well not to be so judgemental lest he is caught falling foul of living a blameless Christian existence.

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@ Fola

He's talking about UNREPENTENT sin. He doesn't claim to lead a life free of sin.

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Chris.
I commend you for standing up for the "True Christians" of the world by expressing the Lord Jesus Christ's views on being gay. You are correct when you say that true christians don't want to be labeled as a "bigot" for taking a stance against Jason. Please tell everybody that True christians are not taking a stance against Jason by disagreeing with his choice to come out. True Christians are being "obedient" to Jesus Christ because Jesus tells us to "not hate" and love our neighbors, but, at the same time, Jesus tells us "true Christians" to NOT associate with the unclean, disobedient Idolaters, who have been masquerading with us for a long time, and have made converts of us all. Now that these (idolaters) have taken over the (World) congregation, The Lord says to the true believers, "Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you," (2 Corinthians 6:17.) Jesus Christ will be proud of you for teaching the Lords people the truth, and not satan's lie. (Matthew 5:19). The "wealthy" people who "tweet" their support for Jason, (Kobe, Nash, Obama, Clinton, etc) are all ignorant of the "Covenant" and the Lords word in the Bible, and will be destroyed! (Deuteronomy 8:18-19). One last thing. I disagree with your statement, "Homosexuality is a Sin."Homosexuality is NOT a Sin! Homosexuality is an Abomination! An Abomination is way way worse than a Sin! To steal is a sin, to kill somebody is a sin, To have sex with an animal is an Abomination! Homosexuality is an abomination, the same as having sex with an animal! (Leviticus 18:22). p.s. Women who wear "pants" are also an Abomination to the Lord (Deuteronomy 22:5). Thanks for your time.
Anthony

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