Jason Collins got his wish when a story revealing that he was gay was published this morning; conversation has definitely started. Speaking on ESPN, analyst Chris Broussard commented on the NBA center’s revelation, and suffice it to say he does not approve of Collins’ lifestyle.
“Personally, I don’t believe that you can live an openly homos-xual lifestyle or an openly, like premarital s-x between heteros-xuals,” said Broussard on ESPN’s Outside The Lines. “If you’re openly living that type of lifestyle, then the Bible says you know them by their fruits. It says that, you know, that’s a sin. If you’re openly living in unrepentant sin, whatever it may be, not just homos-xuality, adultery, fornication…whatever it maybe, I believe that’s walking in open rebellion to God and to Jesus Christ. So I would not characterize that person as a Christian because I don’t think the bible would characterize them as a Christian.”
If you have been a close follower of Broussard, you shouldn’t be too shocked about his statement. He is a founder of K.I.N.G., an organization that’s purposed is ,”To empower men to reach our God-given potential in every realm of life through the power and grace of The Lord Jesus Christ,.” according to its official website.
Now whether you agree with Broussard’s rhetoric or not, we are all entitled to our opinions. However, you must be cognizant of the platform you are using to convey that message. In this case, it’s the fact that ESPN is signing Broussard’s checks and there are no doubt a litany of viewers calling for his firing, right, now.
Let us know what you think of Broussard’s comments, and whether or not he will be gainfully employed by ESPN much longer, in the comments.
[Spotted at Think Progress]