ESPN’s Chris Broussard Under Fire Over Homosexuality Comments

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ESPN pro basketball analyst Chris Broussard generated his own controversy with comments on live television Monday that equated homosexuality to sin.

Broussard was speaking on a special edition of ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” centered on NBA center Jason Collins becoming the first active player from one of the four major U.S. team sports to reveal himself as gay.

“If you’re openly living in unrepentant sin, whatever it may be, not just homosexuality, (but) adultery, fornication, premarital sex between heterosexuals … I believe that’s walking in open rebellion to God and to Jesus Christ,”  Broussard said. “I would not characterize that person as a Christian, because I don’t think the Bible would characterize them as a Christian.”

Update: Several hours after being contacted for a comment on Broussard’s remarks, ESPN issued the following statement:  “We regret that a respectful discussion of personal viewpoints became a distraction from today’s news. ESPN is fully committed to diversity and welcomes Jason Collins’ announcement.”

The comments, predictably, ignited a firestorm on Twitter and other social media. On “Outside the Lines,” CNN and ESPN journalist LZ Granderson disagreed with Broussard.

“My response is that faith, just like love, just like marriage, is personal,” Granderson said, “and if you try to use a broad brush to paint everyone’s faith, what you really are painting is a world that’s comfortable for you and not a world in which  in this country we’re allowed varying forms of religion. And just because someone doesn’t agree with one person’s interpretation of the Bible vs. another, doesn’t mean that they have exclusive rights to dictate how that person should live. I would love not to have premarital sex, but in this country, I’m not allowed to get married.”

In December, ESPN suspended commentator Rob Parker for questionable comments on the race of NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III, then chose not to renew his contract after it expired at year’s end.

ESPN is clearly hoping the statement will quell the controversy.

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  1. Drew says:

    From a Biblical standpoint, Broussard is right on, and as a Christian, I agree 100% with what he said. However, I’m not sure ESPN was the right avenue to say it. As I’m perusing comments on this article, it’s becoming clear that the comments are generating a lot of polarization. But then again, we are talking about the Christian faith, and the Bible itself says that the Gospel is polarizing. One thing I do know — this whole thing is going to get blown to bits and liberal America is going to spaz about it until he resigns in disgrace or is fired…

  2. The Unknown says:

    You know everyone is entitled to their opinion. Although he is right about homosexuality being a sin. It clearly says in the bible it is. Homosexuality is a choice not genetics and not like lady Gaga puts it (born that way). I don’t think he should be punished at all in fact he should thank for speaking the truth. This world has gone to crap because of people trying to make it seem like its “normal”, which we all know its not normal. God condemns those people to hell as stated in the bible. I know if I was pro athlete I would not/will not ever fell comfortable sharing a locker room with a faggot.

  3. Ricky Hammilton Jr. 3rd says:

    Great job Chris Broussard!! I have your back %110. Keep on doing what God has called you to do and that is to be a light in this dark world. We are living in the last days where any and everything is acceptable.# christians please continue to pray for our world/nation in which we live in.

  4. JOE S HILL says:

    Mr Broussard speaks openly and Honestly about his Christian values,and what the word of God
    clearly says about Homosexuality,known in the Bible as “Efeminacy”-but in a Gay friendly media,
    he is being singled out,to be labeled a Hater,a Bigot,and a Homophobe,,and he will be under fire,
    for boldly speaking his mind,,to be made an example of Intolerance,since many Gays are offended,
    when comments like this are honestly spoken! and,with his remarks aimed at the Collins Basketball
    player comming out of the closet in the NBA,Broussard’s opinions were very valid-so the question
    now,is how this man will be repremended,,will he be fined,will he be fired,,or will he be forced to
    issue an apology for his “Hateful” remarks? the Bible may not be well liked by many,,but God’s words
    is not “Hateful”-they are Truthful in telling us,that we are sinners,and the Gays are very aware of what the word of God says about their lifestyle-but this is fight to the death,in spiritual terms,,and
    Gays,and their supporters will do their best to make any Christian value as unwelcomed as they
    can-and in Chris Broussard’s case,they’ll bleed every bit of negetive out of this,likely at his expense!

  5. TheMightyMOFO says:

    I say let Broussard speak because his way of thinking will, hopefully, be going the way of the Dodo. He’s no different than the bigots that opposed de-segregation, mixed racial marriages, equal pay for women, etc… I think it’s funny that, as an African-American, Broussard will freely quote the Bible about the evils of homosexuality, but he probably glosses over the Tower of Babel story of how god separated the races. As much as the Bible is a flawed fairy-tale, it is also dangerously contradictory and downright silly in some parts (seriously…you should be killed for eating shellfish?). And…anyone who believes that Noah’s Ark is a true story, despite all the evidence of no worldwide flood during that time period, is a certifiable moron!

    Broussard is typical of those who don’t question, blind themselves to contradictions, and believe things because they were told to.

    However, let him speak…so that future generations will shake their heads, wondering out-loud how anyone could have been so backward.

    • John S. says:

      Well said Joe S. Hill. you are spot on !

    • Homosexuality is sin says:

      On the contrary my friend, the fact remains that the bible has and will outlive people like you

      As far as the bible being contradictory, look here, no book in the history of mankind has been more scrutinized than the bible. It stands today because even the most avowed skeptics cannot disprove its facts. It is left for people like you to stand on your podiums claiming contradiction but can’t understand basic differences such as old and new testament.

  6. Neil Doolittle says:

    Way to go MR. Broussard!

    You’re right that’s all that’s counts.

  7. LoveYourselfFirst says:

    You’re seriously asking if someone should be punished for not agreeing with popular opinion? A U.S. Citizen, who pays taxes and lives a life he believes is morally ethical? Why would you even need to apologize? This is the issue with being politically correct…the worst viewpoint to be indoctrinated among mankind. I suppose you’re going to get on my case because I said “mankind” instead of “humankind”…

  8. Domani says:

    Thank God for Chris Broussard!! Chris you’re speaking the truth and whether people agree with you or not God will honor you for your courage!! While all these athletes and other so called Christians are bowing to be socially acceptable-you go against the grain. Whatever becomes of this always remember God is in control!! I am a fellow believer and I’m not afraid to speak the truth.

  9. Darius says:

    There will always be disagreements of morality among people. What these types of statements do is that they reveal the condition of each persons mind. Many will not see anything wrong with homosexuality, adultery, fornication, lesbianism, incest, bestiality, self abuse, polygamy or whatever other type of immoral sexual behavior they feel they have a right to express. Where do all these things come from? The mind. Its the mind that tells the body what to do. The lust of the flesh, the desire to indulge perverse sexual desires are the fruit of the carnal, natural human mind. Unless a persons mind has experienced the creative power of the grace of God to change it from impurity and sensuality to purity and righteousness, they will never see anything wrong with any of these immoral sexual behaviors and strong disagreements will always exists. The grace of God has been offered to all freely as the air we breathe but not all have derived the benefits that come from it and it shows. As society rejects God’s power and grace it sinks deeper and deeper into moral darkness and the sins that generations once abhorred become accepted as normal as the minds become debased. Each passes sentence upon himself and his/her morality shows the choice each has made. “Let the evildoer still do evil, and the filthy still be filthy, and the righteous still do right, and the holy still be holy.” “Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay each one for what he has done”. (Rev 22:11-12) GRACE NO LONGER. IT IS DONE!

    For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things (evolution). Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen. For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error. And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. (Romans 1:21-28)

  10. Justanotherchristian says:

    People keep saying he shouldn’t speak of his views or God because its a sports show. Since when does a players sexual orientation have anything to do with the sport he plays? Can the game of basketball be homosexual or straight? No. If he were applauding homosexuality and saying its all good you wouldn’t have an issue with it not being a sports related topic. Double standards….

  11. Kick Puncher says:

    Tolerance goes both ways. For those that voted that he should be suspended, in the name of tolerance, shame on you. It is ironic that the same-sex movement has become the bullies in this debate. Good job Chris for endorsing chaste living, and not even singling out homosexuality. He hit on all sins of chastity (premarital sex, adultery, fornication), in addition to stating his personal views (Note: In respond to a direct question) on homosexuality. He is entitled to his opinion, and should not lose his job or be suspended for it. He was not at all disrespectful, but stated his opinion in response to a direct question.

  12. David Altermatt says:

    People who don’t understand theology shouldn’t be comment on it. God’s salvation is by God’s grace and isn’t based on performance. The anti gay Christian perspective is based on the notion that sexual orientation is a choice something that science doesn’t support. For that reason Christians who hold that view have been wrong and ineffectual in their attempts to address same sex orientation. Unfortunately Chris has expressed this wrong view on nation television and added to the harassment suffered by Jason and the rest of the 3.5% of the population who find themselves with a same sex orientation.

  13. Derius says:

    What a POS hypocrite. One of our commandants is: Thou shalt not commit adultery. Straight people are breaking this commandant every single day in the millions. Has Chris Broussard ever called out a sports figure who has cheated on his wife? No, he’s probably all high-fiving the guys and admiring them for their virility. If you’re going to use your Christianity to speak out against sinners, then speak out against all sinners. If you’re going to use the Bible to condemn homosexuality, then follow the entire book, and accept the whole book as truth. “Slaves obey your earthly masters as you would your Lord”. Chris Broussard, get out in that field and pick me some cotton. God says you’re a sinner if you don’t.

  14. michael mazzella says:

    God bless you for your truth stay strong my brother in christ

  15. Deborah Mcpherson says:

    dm says: Thank you Chris for standing up for the word of God. This nation has strayed away from the biblical values which backed our constitution. The bible clearly states that sodomy is a sin. We as Christians are to hate the sin, but are to love the sinner, love him into the Kingdom of God. There is no hate in that. Jesus died that we might have life and have it more abundantly. Sin brings desolation and destroys life. Is the spreading of AIDS having life more abundantly? I think not. God is not a tyrant, when he gives us rules to live by. He is a loving God who is only trying to protect us from ourselves. Thumbs up Chris for standing up for Gods principles.

  16. Just opinion says:

    It’s an opinion …..what I can’t understand is why everyone wants to express their opinion for example it’s okay to be gay. Etc then when someone’s does not agree and expresses their opinion it’s wrong …I don’t get it

  17. Melissa says:

    Kudos to Chris for having the courage to publicly stand by his convictions despite a culture which will crucify him for it. I know of another who was crucified once for loving others enough to speak the truth.

    • Christopher in Carolina says:

      Actually there is little actual evidence that this is true. There is no known contemporaneous mention of Christ in any documents from that period. None. If he were such a central figure to the Romans in Jerusalem, there would be some record of his existence. Christ is a myth. The latter is my opinion. Crucify away!

  18. Jim says:

    ESPN needs to send him over to the 700 Club where he belongs.

  19. Lynne Foster Shifriss says:

    Of course, he can privately think what he wants. But saying that on the air was completely unprofessional.

    • Homosexuality is sin says:

      Let me get this straight, it is professional for a “basketball” player to tell us his sexual orientation but unprofessional for a sports writer to comment on it. You can’t have it both ways.

      • Christopher in Carolina says:

        I agree! I am so SICK of all these straight basketball players going out and being photographed with their female “companions” at events and restaurants and getting married in front of all their friends and family and rubbing it in our faces. Just play the game!

  20. Ed Adams says:

    fire that anti-gay bigot’s nasty ass. millions of christians and jews don’t think homosexuality is a sin and they support gay marriage. if, like this broussard bigot, you make the very bad lifestyle choice of following an anti-gay version of christianity, you’re free to do it. Just expect very strong push-back.

    • nan says:

      True Children of God will not approve of homosexuality. Those who say they are Christians and approve of such abomination are not real Children of God

      • And I’m sure “those other Christians” are saying the exact same thing about you. That’s how religious wars start, with each religious denomination proclaiming that they hold the key to the truth.

      • Rene Rokk says:

        go F$%k thyself on the Mount of Olives

  21. Punk says:

    Fire him. You can’t have a bigot like that on RZb everyday. Plus he is an awful basketball analyst. Pink slip time.

  22. Kelly says:

    I’m so happy that Chris Broussard spoke on this. The devil is a lie if he think that he’s going to have our young children thinking that being a FAG is the norm!!! Lol…HA

    • Christopher in Carolina says:

      When your young gay child is cast out from your home and feels there is no love in the world, I will be there to lift his spirit.

    • Marc C says:

      Interesting how you hypocrites can preach about homosexuality being wrong yet get up here and use derogative comments like “FAG”. Not only is such name calling so far from what Jesus would have done BUT it’s also immature and very childish. You must be in grade school. Do us a favor, GROW ALL THE WAY UP and start PRACTICING WHAT YOU PREACH!!!!

  23. Dave says:

    God is a fake, he does not even exist. All yall are brainwashed.

  24. Vincent says:

    So now your wrong and should be fired if you have a difference of opinion. He has a right to feel how he believes and you say fire him because of his belief. WOW! So if a person is gay they have all the rights and I have none unless I agree with them. Now that a hypocrite.

    But Tiger was wrong for being an adulterer and he should lose all his indoresements. So you use the Bible on him and hide it on issues of being gay.

    • Brandon says:

      Well said bro!

      • Malik says:

        Tiger also lost many endorsement, his golf carrier has gone south, his repertion is shot. Wow and his name is stained. His kids father is known as an adulter. I do think tiger is a great example my friend. Sin cost him big time.

  25. md5 says:

    As Christians we ALLLLL are sinners! We accept that, thats why we need Jesus. But there’s a difference between living in sin and simply sinning. Maybe if y’all weren’t so ignorant and actually listened to the words of this man our world wouldn’t be looking how it is today. And no he shouldn’t be fired. We live in America, don’t we have freedom of speech? Isn’t that what makes us a such a great country? He’s not condemning anyone, he’s speaking truth.

  26. coby phillips says:

    Thru out the ages Christians have slain many in the name of Christ and condemned those who did not follow
    Their ideal of Christianity although if you people really read your bible you would see you are the sinners. ESPN needs to get rid of Brussard

  27. ahemahem says:

    I used to think like Broussard, and am not that far removed. It was an evolution over a period of years. I understand him and wish the best for him. “Punishment” for me is the knowledge that I was once so harsh. I didn’t need to lose a job over it.

  28. Ben DeMorett says:

    It is a sin. But it is no more sinful than all the other sins. All sin is destructive and pulls us away from God.

  29. Ben says:

    Big deal. This just goes to show you who controls the media. Just because this athlete came out does not mean everyone has to be all high fives with the guy. I mean really who cares if he is straight or gay.

    • Christopher in Carolina says:

      Well, Ben, perhaps some scared black teenager who wants to play sports but is afraid he will never be able to do what he loves and love who he loves? Maybe? Ben?

  30. Jon says:

    Look, they asked him for his opinion. The one he gave happens to fall in line with what orthodox Christianity has held for 2000 years. And words have meaning. Sure anyone can say, “I’m white, or im Hispanic, or I’m African-American.” But there’s objective reality behind each of those words–your Hispanic or your not, and so on. The same is true with a label like Christian. Anyone can throw it out, but there is an objective meaning behind that word, resting on 2000 years of usage. To use the title but not mean the historic definition is disingenuous. Maybe Neo-Christian, or spiritual person would better suffice.

    And as to being ignorant/bigoted. Disagreeing with someone does not make one either bigoted or ignorant. If such is the case, then everyone who disagrees with Chris is an ignorant bigot. Those words are always used to label the minority view point. Shameless ad-hominum argument.

  31. SK says:

    Since he included a wide variety of “sinful” activity in his statement, what he said was that 90 per-cent of the people that go to church aren’t Christians.

    • Homosexuality is sin says:

      Christians sin but it very different when you want to characterize sin as harmless. That is what the gay agenda is all about

  32. kevin says:

    @ sandra oh, I think you are mistaken love for justice. Yes Jesus is Love. He is also holy and just. And He does not accept sin. Deal with that. I wonder where you would have stood when Jesus went into the temple and beat down the money changers. Was Jesus expressing hate and irtolerance? Or was it justice because Jesus said the temple should be treated as holy because it God’s house?

  33. JayTizz says:

    If ESPN takes action against Chris Broussard for this, then they will be the real agents of HATE. Having personal convictions, spoken and shared in a respectful manner and tone is not hate. Listen to what the guy actually said.

  34. Max says:

    ESPN should fire Chris Broussard so that he can do his preaching in a church where it belongs — and, I bet they do!

    • Sxs Xsx says:

      Christ said to go out into the world and preach God’s word and become “fishers of men”. ESPN is part of the world and the 1st amendment protects Chris Broussard regarding his comments.

  35. Mark says:

    If you say one & one is two that’s not an Interpretation. It’s a fact on Mathematics. The Bible clearly states that sex between two men is a sin. Now should we Discriminate against this people? No of course not, but you can’t say your a Christian when the word of God says your not.

    • Yes, 1 + 1 = 2 is a fact, but the act of two men having sex is a sin is a “fact” only to those who believe the “truth” of the Bible. Many of us do not believe in that “truth,” and therefore do not believe in that “fact.”

    • Christopher in Carolina says:

      “When the word of God says YOU’RE not,” Mark, “you’re!”

  36. Bball Fan says:

    NO ONE CARES WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY Chris, except as it relates to BASKETBALL matters. Who gives you the moral authority to condemn anyone? Because you’re on TV? The audacity is OUTRAGEOUS and OFFENSIVE. Ignorant as it gets (not to mention wrong).

    • Kevin M. says:

      He was asked for his opinion and he gave it. He never condemned anyone. All he said is that according to the Bible, Collins is not a true Christian. If all these gay-rights activists can state their moral opinions, why can’t Broussard? I’m pretty sure you’re the ignorant one here…

      • Rebecca says:

        No, matter what someone says, no matter if they are gay or straight. It is not your place, my place, or anyone elses place to say if they are or are not a christian. Only God knows a persons heart, not you or anyone else.

  37. I don’t think ESPN should punish Broussard, because he does have the right to say his opinion, even if it is ignorant and homophobic. However, I do think ESPN should make a statement distancing themselves from that opinion, if they disagree with him.

  38. kevin says:

    Bill, your ignorant to the Bible. This is what the Bible says about women. Eph 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; And I will continue with this verse: Col 3:19 Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them. People, read and understand the Bible for yourselfs before assume what it says because someone told you something that nots there. As to slavery. There’s not doubt in history this men have used their corrupted unstanderstanding of the Bible to commit sin against others. Case and point is when our current president gave Gods blessing to the people who murdr thousands of unborn babies in this country, namely Planned PArenthood. But God is not mocked. And the day will come for those who have attributed evil in God’s name. Gal 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

    • Michael says:

      Excellent post! I couldn’t have said it better Kevin. I would add a couple of thoughts:

      Leviticus 18:22 – “Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable.”

      1 Corinthians 6:9-10 – “Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.”

      • Guy Dallas says:

        Great post Kevin I appreciate your conviction . Though I tend to quote the New Testament more than the old because as a Christian I am under a new covenant. But the OT serves as an example and principle to live by.
        God didn’t want there to be any ambiguity about this sin, in Romans chapter 1 the act of homosexuality is described . God calls it unnatural and He turns them over to a depraved and rejected mind those that practice this sin.

      • Christopher in Carolina says:

        Michael, I always thought that passage from Leviticus “Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman” just meant you had to turn the guy over on his stomach. Know what I mean?

    • It’s cute how you don’t actually address what the Bible says about slavery, and just lash out with an attack that goes on to prove how little you actually know about the real world.

  39. What a sad narrow-minded bigoted thing to say Chris. I am a Christian and my God preaches love not hate. What you said was full of hatred and ignorance and for that all I can do is pray for you.

    • ME says:

      Its ridiculous Sandra to say he is preaching Hate, what he said was the truth the Bible is not Al a cart you cant pick and choose what parts you want to believe in and what part you dont. He spoke HIS opinion in a very respectful way he in no way advocated any violence towards Collins he simply stated his belief and he has every right to. Maybe before you label yourself a Christian, you should read more of your bible but thats just my opinion dont condemn me for it Sandra

      • jmm124567 says:

        @Sandra Your god preaches the Holy Bible and in the Bible it clearly says homosexuality is a sin. Everything Chris said is from the Bible from what you god says! You are probably a fake Christian if you don’t accept this. Homosexuality is wrong it is not normal.

    • John S. says:

      Sandra, Chris Broussard simply stated what the Bible says about homosexuality being a sin. God is love, but He is also pure and holy and He cannot and will not look upon any sin in His presence.

    • lol sandra says:

      you’re a fucking idiot. all he did was speak his interpretation of the bible. what a narrow minded thing of you to say. fucking moron

    • julie says:

      sandra, you cannot cling to the God of love and dismiss the God of judgement. He is both. He is pure and holy and the bible says ” lives in unapproachable light. ” The bible also says that He cannot look upon sin. anyones sin. So yes God is a God of love, but the bible says He must punish sin. You cannot accept the parts of God you like and act like the parts you do not like do not exist.

    • Homosexuality is sin says:

      Operative word “Your” God

    • Darius Populin says:

      Love not the world nor the things of the world…the lust of the flesh is not of the father but is of the world…If any man or woman love the world, the LOVE of the father is not in him or her. I John 2:15,16 “He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD”. (Pro 17:15)

      To support, endorse or to encourage a person in a sin that will cause them to be lost eternally is not love. It will harden them in a behavior that will be harmful to them and to others that follow his/her example. It is ignorance and it is hatred to endorse a lifestyle that God condemns for it degrades the race. Certainly God supports Chris comments for they are 100% with what he himself inspired in his word. He is being the salt of the earth. If professed Christians don’t like his comments, they should seek God to be born again and become godly. Romans 1:32 condemns all profess Christian who endorse homosexuality. We are to abstain even from the appearance of evil. Not only does God condemn homosexuality and lesbianism but nature itself condemns it as something unnatural and non conducive for the well being of our species. The make up of our own bodies, our own physiological make up teaches us that it is WRONG, that is NOT NORMAL and encourages us all to seek a partner that is suitable for our procreation. What is next? Are we going to start endorsing bestiality, incest, polygamy? Does not a person that wants to express his sexuality in that way also have a right to act like he/she wants? Wouldn’t it be hypocrisy to endorse one sexual perversion but not another? Its just a matter of time until society gets so degraded and perverse that those sins that some of us now abhor will be accepted as the norm in our society and morality will sink even lower and humans will sink lower than the beasts of the field. Homosexuals that think they are born gay will not be condemned for any perverted inherited tendency, they will be condemned for not seeking the grace so freely given them to change their hearts and make them pure. They can have pure hearts and fight the good fight of faith against their inherited fallen nature by God’s grace until he renews their flesh and gives them a holy body to go along with that holy mind when he comes. There is no excuse for sin!

      And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, BECAUSE THEIR DEEDS WERE EVIL. For every one that doeth evil HATETH the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be REPROVED. (Joh 3:19-20)

    • JayTizz says:

      On what planet is what he said “full of hatred and ignorance”? Your comment is the one that is truly hateful!

    • Erica Day says:

      Your “god” is not the God of the Bible, but the one you’ve made up in your head.

      • md5 says:

        I agree! That’s the the problem with our world today. Most people have made up fabricated “god” that doesn’t exist. The God of the bible is a loving but JUST and HOLY God.

  40. Robert Briggs says:

    ‘I would love to not have premarital sex but I am not allowed to get married’ what kind of reasoning is this? He does not ‘need’ to have premarital sex, nor does he ‘need’ to be homosexual. He is choosing to behave this way. He believes the lie that he is born homosexual and that gay is the new black, This is simply a fallacy and the lie being perpetrated to advance the cause. Until Americans actually take the bible seriously and understand it properly they will continue to head down the wrong path. A serious discussion of the issues is fine, all this rhetoric from the wrong presupposition is simply a waste of time….homosexuality, fornication, adultery…it is all ‘porneia’ and condemned in Scripture as sin, end of story. Repent and believe in Christ or perish in sin that is the reality of the human condition. May God be merciful to us all for our sins !

  41. alex levko says:

    Chris is a boss!! If they can speak openly about being gay then we should be able to speak openly about being Christians and followers of Christ. Chris you are my hero!
    And by the way people the man only spoke his opinion. (which in a fact actually) but in the world it’s an opinion so stop getting so offended.

  42. Bill says:

    Does Broussard realize that the bible, while calling homosexuality and “abomination,” also condones slavery and the subjugation of women? We have gratefully moved past those injustices. It’s time for him to move into the 21st century. People in this country once used the bible to justify slavery. Why does he deny another minority the relief from biblical absurdity?

    • chrisjustice says:

      The Bible condones slavery? Show me that Scripture and let’s talk context. (You may want to skip the huge chunk of the Bible that includes Moses and Egypt).
      Additionally, it seems to me that Jesus was especially good to women – and Christians say He is God.
      Sexual sins are just that and are consistently seen as such in the Old and New Testaments. They aren’t unforgivable – but they were and are sins… according to the Bible.

  43. Brett K says:

    No punishment for Broussard! He is paid to offer opinion. I believe his comments were mostly on target though Id say you can be a Christian and dabble in that lifestyle, though a struggling one like most of us. In the end, you either believe the Bible or you dont. Our culture seems to be moving away from it. We’ll see how that works out…

  44. Don Shreve says:

    What an idiot. ESPN should fire him for espousing religious pap on the air.

  45. Truthteller says:

    He shouldn’t be canned. He wasn’t disrespectful or whatever…and I disagree wholeheartedly with any ‘Christian’ that treats the Bible as a literal document. THAT SAID, I’ve heard stronger opinions on First Take with Skipy Bayless and Stephen A. Smith. He shouldn’t be fired for basically having a fundamentalist Christian viewpoint. That’s exactly what the Faux Newses of the world would love…feeding that fire that they’re the ones being persecuted.

  46. Henri says:

    As a Christian, things like this upset me because he’s not about Love at all

  47. matt says:

    So if we get rid of all players who have premarital sec, oral or anal sex, or get divorced, who’s left to play in major make sports teams? And while we’re at it can we get v back to stoning all these sinners….
    Stop working on the Sabbath and give up that morning bacon and that night time lobster tail

  48. T. says:

    YES CHRIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YOUR A GREAT MAN. DON’T BACK DOWN ON YOUR FAITH FOR THIS TWISTED WORLD.

    • Frank says:

      ALL CAPITALS AND MULTIPLE EXCLAMATION POINTS OBVIOUSLY MEANS YOU’RE RIGHT AND YOU CAN TOTALLY DROWN OUT ALL THE ANTI-HOMOPHOBIA JUST BY USING THEM INSTEAD OF ANY RATIONAL ARGUMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      I USED MORE EXCLAMATION POINTS THAN YOU SO I’M RIGHT, GOD DOESN’T EXIST, AND CHRISTIANITY IS THE GREATEST PLAGUE HUMANITY HAS EVER FACED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Christians are with you Broussard, screw ESPN and all these homosexual sinners, they will be dealth with by God. And those who don’t believe screw you too. The world is sick and twisted now.
        Fuck ESPN.

    • Joey Till says:

      agreed! It took more guts for him to say this than for Jason to come out. Jason has the whole world supporting him right now. God did say that in the end what is right will be viewed and wrong and what is wrong viewed as right! We shouldnt be suprised, but put on the full armor of God to keep ourselves from slipping

      • Frank says:

        Why do all of you people just ignore the fact that the bible has been re-translated to suit the desires of a ruler multiple times?

        Do you never question why the most prevalent version of the Bible in American is called the King James version?

        And a fun fact: It has been well established that King James was romantically involved with men.

        What does that say about your little book?

  49. Jack says:

    He’s just being open about his beliefs as the gay basketball is about his…. No double standard here.

  50. Joey Till says:

    My gosh yes..as Christians, who believe that Moses lead the Israelites out of slavery would be delighted to have slavery in this country again.

    Listen, if this guy gets punnished for bringing up the other side of an arguement, i think we should punnish people who openly support gay marriage, dont you think?
    Why should one side get punnished for not supporting gay marriage, when the other side can openly say they support it?

    This is no fair debate.

    • matt says:

      Why do people always label homosexuality as a bigger soon thsn anything else. He mentioned premarital sex…how many NBA players are celibate? How many have committed sodomy by having anal or oral? How many get divorced? Why us being gay always singled out as a bigger deal? How many have ever spilled their seed by masturbating? Or using a condom? How many out of wedlock kids? How many overdue child support payments? You’re entitled to your religious beliefs but this isn’t Iran. Were not a theocracy. And a persons beliefs shouldn’t make public policy. Orthodox Jews say you can’t eat meat with dairy so I assume we should ban cheeseburgers and lasagna…Since the Jewish Sabbath us Satb& Christian is Sun. Everything should shut down on the weekend s…(chick filet is one of few companies to close Sun). it’s bad enough that religion already interferes. Why should people in many locales be prohibited frombuying aalcohol on Sundays… That’s the most ridiculous law. If you don’t want to, then don’t. Why should pple with other religious views not be able to go to the store and buy a bottle of wine or six pack. And if you don’t wanna sleep with a member if your gender then don’t. Wtf do u care what they do. It has zero effect on you

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