NBA  > General NBA  > ESPN's Broussard takes a hard stand on the right to be gay....fair enough, but...
April 30, 2013, 10:58 PM
Chris Broussard comments on Jason Collins announcement of being a gay man:

"Personally, I don't believe that you can live an openly homosexual lifestyle or an openly 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'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."

Fair enough comment, but just as Mr. Broussard made a choice of conscience guided by his religious believe, I as a fan and a Latino also must make a conscious decision to emphatically disagree with him and maybe no longer watch him on ESPN.

Why?

It's nothing personal, I always have enjoyed listening to Mr. Broussard, but as an older minority who has lived his life witnessing bigotry and exclusion- up front and personal - I have developed a weak stomach for any kind of racism, against anybody, for any reason, specially when is hiding behind religion.

History tells us that this is nothing new. It was not that long ago that some churches believed the bible prohibited marriage between black folks and white folks, turns out that it wasn't true, religion also found a way to justify slavery but now we all can agree that owning another human being is totally unacceptable.

Please correct me if that isn't a true statement.

Even though it might not of been his intention, Mr. Broussard came off as the judge and jury of this courageous man. Religion as I understand does not give anyone the right to judge others, we should leave that kind of judging to a greater power.

Here is a quote from Mathew Chapter 7:

"Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you"

We can at least agree on that.

Look, I'm not a religious expert, you wont find me in church every week but the God I know is all about forgiveness, understanding, tolerance and love, maybe I got it wrong and in the end I will be judge accordingly, but I think Ill take that chance, I don't know the other, you know the intolerable God.

Do you?

Mr. Jason Collins is a gay man, period, he is not a criminal or the devil, lets let him live HIS life as he see fit and you live YOUR life as you wish. I believe that's fair. Don't you?

As always this is a fans opinion and from what I understand everybody has one and I thank God for that.

Enough said.
April 30, 2013  11:00 PM ET

Wow. I find myself in the uncharted waters of completely agreeing with you. Well said.

May 2, 2013  09:11 PM ET

I agree with Broussard that one cannot choose to live openly a homosexual lifestyle and at the same time claim that Jesus approves of this behavior. You can live your life as you see fit, but what you cannot do is make false claims about a religion when the beliefs are clearly explained with love and understanding. As far as the quote of Matthew 7 goes, if Broussard chooses to live an adulterous lifestyle, for example, then he will be judged by this standard he has claimed to agree with.

May 3, 2013  10:41 AM ET

This topic is ridiculous.

Broussard has every right to his beliefs just like Collins can choose to do what he pleases.

In the end, EVERYONE is judged.

May 3, 2013  02:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

In the end, EVERYONE is judged.

We know this because?

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May 4, 2013  03:54 PM ET

There are Old Testament believers and then there Are New Teament followers meaning with wisdom comes responsibility. Chris Broussard made unpopular comments on Collins lifestyle, however from the Christian perspective he was accurate in his interpretation of The Scriptures.

Ill regardless of our talent, test or treasures "Christ Followers" must stand on the 'Truth with Love' and I don't believe that Chris Broussard ever said he would ever withhold brotherly love from Jason Collins because he is gay.

But what comes into question is are we truthly able to 'hate the sin and not the sinner'

Not all Christains are mature in the Faith to take such a bold public stance and be reminded that WE ARE ALL SINNERS .....but few are saved By GRACE.
Christain Must Learn the God of the Old Testament (The Father) to understand Why We Needed The God of The New Testament which is Jeus Christ (The Son: Mercy and Grace)

We are all challenged daily to reflect Jesus Christ Character (The Spirit) kindness, forgiving, patience, gentleness, charity, and courage are a few example of the maturity required of a Believer.

Jugde with The Wisdom of God to Love All His Creatures .....Judge Not with Hate in Your Heart to CONDEM anyone.

Jason & Chris We Love You.

May 4, 2013  08:56 PM ET
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Mr. Collins sexual orientation is his choice of conduct, and there is no way that if you do not agree with his choice of conduct, that this can be called racism...It has nothing do to with race, it is his choice of conduct, which is his business.I don't agree with his conduct, but I do not care, it does not effect me.

The "conduct" as you call it, is not a crime...... Mr. BGduece I'll have to go back to my quote...

"History tells us that this is nothing new. It was not that long ago that some churches believed the bible prohibited marriage between black folks and white folks, turns out that it wasn't true, religion also found a way to justify slavery but now we all can agree that owning another human being is totally unacceptable."
Along with not allowing blacks to eat in the same restaurants or use the same bathroom or having to sit in the back of the bus, all those were "choice of conduct" by folks that did not want to accept that blacks deserved equal treatment.. that is racism . I guess we can argue if the choice of being gay is the same as the choice of being black, Latino etc. You know what I'm saying? you are born the way you are......that is a question that can only be answered by folks a lot smarter than me...lol


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May 4, 2013  09:00 PM ET
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The "conduct" as you call it, is not a crime...... Mr. BGduece I'll have to go back to my quote..."History tells us that this is nothing new. It was not that long ago that some churches believed the bible prohibited marriage between black folks and white folks, turns out that it wasn't true, religion also found a way to justify slavery but now we all can agree that owning another human being is totally unacceptable." Along with not allowing blacks to eat in the same restaurants or use the same bathroom or having to sit in the back of the bus, all those were "choice of conduct" by folks that did not want to accept that blacks deserved equal treatment.. that is racism . I guess we can argue if the choice of being gay is the same as the choice of being black, Latino etc. You know what I'm saying? you are born the way you are......that is a question that can only be answered by folks a lot smarter than me...lol"

One more thing ..I don't believe ESPN hired him to be a preacher...He is actually preaching moral judgment onto his audience. He should find or form his own church .

May 4, 2013  09:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

There are Old Testament believers and then there Are New Teament followers meaning with wisdom comes responsibility. Chris Broussard made unpopular comments on Collins lifestyle, however from the Christian perspective he was accurate in his interpretation of The Scriptures. Ill regardless of our talent, test or treasures "Christ Followers" must stand on the 'Truth with Love' and I don't believe that Chris Broussard ever said he would ever withhold brotherly love from Jason Collins because he is gay. But what comes into question is are we truthly able to 'hate the sin and not the sinner' Not all Christains are mature in the Faith to take such a bold public stance and be reminded that WE ARE ALL SINNERS .....but few are saved By GRACE. Christain Must Learn the God of the Old Testament (The Father) to understand Why We Needed The God of The New Testament which is Jeus Christ (The Son: Mercy and Grace)We are all challenged daily to reflect Jesus Christ Character (The Spirit) kindness, forgiving, patience, gentleness, charity, and courage are a few example of the maturity required of a Believer.Jugde with The Wisdom of God to Love All His Creatures .....Judge Not with Hate in Your Heart to CONDEM anyone. Jason & Chris We Love You.

Your quote:
"There are Old Testament believers and then there Are New Teament followers meaning with wisdom comes responsibility. Chris Broussard made unpopular comments on Collins lifestyle, however from the Christian perspective he was accurate in his interpretation of The Scriptures."

The "Christian perspective " is an interpretation by us about what God meant, can we agree in that?.....
I would say you are a preacher, am I right?
well thanks for the comment and a BIG God bless for you...lol

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