I pray that he doesn’t get dropped from ESPN, he’s a good reporter. Why not just say “no comment”? Its the mans life, who really cares if he’s gay or not. But this was just a foolish move in my opinion. I do however respect him for being honest as I respect Jason Collins for his honesty…but really bro,”open rebellion to God”? LMAO, what choice of words, you know there’s some backlash coming from the powers that be. I’ll be very surprised if people aren’t getting their petitions ready to have him dropped from the network as you read this. But the real question here is…do you agree with him?
Jason Collins’ decision to come out, making him the first active openly gay athlete in any major U.S. team sport, sparked plenty of conversation on Monday, including a controversial exchange involving ESPN NBA reporter Chris Broussard during a one-hour episode of “Outside The Lines.”
During this extended edition of “OTL,” Broussard described homosexuality as an “open rebellion to God” and explained why he does not consider Collins to be a Christian.
“Personally, I don’t believe that you can live an openly homosexual lifestyle or an openly … like 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, you know, that’s a sin,” Broussard said during a segment that also included gay ESPN columnist LZ Granderson. “And 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. So I would not characterize that person as a Christian because I don’t think the Bible would characterize them as a Christian.”