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ESPN Writer Lambasts All Christian Sinners Again — Oh, Wait No, Just Once, And It’s The Gay Player

by David Badash on April 29, 2013

in News,Religion

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Chris Broussard today called homosexuality a “sin,” lambasted NBA veteran Jason Collins’ historic announcement that he is gay, and said that anyone who is an unrepentant sinner is not a Christian. Broussard, a senior ESPN writer who has covered the NBA for various outlets since 1995, took time today to again lambast all Christian sinners — oh wait, no, this is the first time we could find any record of Broussard talking about sin at all, ever, and it was of course in response to the Collins announcement, “I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.”

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“Personally, I don’t believe that you can live an openly homosexual lifestyle or an openly, like premarital sex between heterosexuals,” Broussard said on air today. “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 homosexuality, 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.”

It is truly shocking that Broussard would remove the right to practice one’s faith, in this case, presumably from any Christian, who is a sinner, since the Jesus calls all of mankind sinners.

And notice how Broussard — who has never used the word ‘sin” before in relation to any NBA player, despite the volumes of “sins” committed by professional athletes throughout the years — hides behind the Bible to make his attack, to his openly gay colleague, LZ Granderson.

Annie-Rose Strasser at Think Progress, who published the video below and transcript, above, notes:

Broussard has previously written on the topic of the first out NBA player, saying that it would make him personally uncomfortable because “I believe that’s a sin,” but that he believes the NBA is “ready” for a gay player.

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{ 8 comments }

Coxhere April 29, 2013 at 5:01 pm

"Broussard, a senior ESPN writer. . . ." is a writer? Really? “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. . . ." The Bible says NOTHING about "openly living" in any way and it follows that "you know them by their fruits" is taken completely out of context. As a matter of fact, Matthew 7:15 and 16 have nothing to do with "openly living" a Gay lifestyle. Rather, it discusses living a deceitful lie. It says: "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits." If anything, Broussard is talking about himself as a "false prophet," a ravenous wolf who comes in sheep's clothing.

Siddigfan April 29, 2013 at 8:57 pm

I agree. I am so proud of my gay trans son! He and his community of both straight and LGBTQ persons have spent a lot of time over the last five years helping me recover from a debilitating illness. They have brought me roses as they visited me in the hospital. They hug me and call me Mom. They have helped me move into an apartment and have invited me to stay in their homes from time to time. Indeed, if "By their fruits shall ye know them," these members of the LGBTQ community and their allies are the best Christians I know.

Alex_Parrish April 29, 2013 at 5:52 pm

"Senior writer?" Really" The man can't seem to even put together a credible sentence. Apparently this is what passes for English at ESPN. What I want to know is, why ANYONE should give a flying-frack what this ill-educated biblio-bigoted hack thinks.

MeSoHornish April 29, 2013 at 6:22 pm

Same arguments, different idiot.

BJLincoln April 29, 2013 at 6:24 pm

He should be an unemployed Senior writer.

Alex_Parrish April 29, 2013 at 7:04 pm

Wouldn't this headline make more sense if it said "Just One" instead of "Just Once?"

lorimakesquilts April 29, 2013 at 8:38 pm

What does the bible have to do with sports? Why is it even part of the discussion?

Siddigfan April 29, 2013 at 8:53 pm

Wow! Guess this ass is ass-uming that all sports players are Christian…..

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