The reason the President and celebrities and all others who do not find anything wrong with homosexuality or lesbianism is that they are judging them according to human standards and that is the problem. The reason we (Christians) do find fault and call homosexuality and lesbianisim sin is that we judge it not according to human stardards but by Godly standards which is his word. The problem of the homosexual is not that he is a homosexual, his problem is the sinful nature, which is the problem of everyone who is born into this world by human parents. The same goes with the lesbian. Her problem is not that she is a lesbian but her problem is her sinful nature. Homosexualism and lesbianism is only a simptom of the root of the problem, which is the sinful nature. The reason Christ clothed himself in a mortal body was so that he (Christ)would be tempted in every way but he would not sin thus giving us victory over the sinful nature. Now when we are born we are called overcomers. It is written "But if we live according to the sinful nature you shell die but if by the spirit you put to death the missdeeds of the body you will live" We all need salvation. Receive Christ as Lord and Savior and you will live. No Jesus, No Peace, Know Jesus, Know Peace.
According to the report posted on Variety.com, after Broussard's answer to the question put before him, 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.”
This shows the utter hypocrisy of ESPN... PERSONAL VIEWPOINTS of numerous NBA players and reporters were pumped all over the airwaves of their network promptly after Jason Collins' announcement. If ESPN were truly committed to DIVERSITY, as they so thereby claim, then there's no room for having REGRET over Broussard's viewpoints also being aired. And, for that matter, Broussard shared that his viewpoint was not merely his own, but also that of Biblical teaching. PERSONAL VIEWPOINTS were already aired by all the quotes ESPN gave of players and reporters who supported the announcement by Collins well-before hearing from Broussard.
So what is the real issue? Could it be that it is those at the top of ESPN are just like so many other major media outlets of our day -- bought out "journalists" to pump the minds of the populace with thoughts aimed to fulfill an elitist agenda?
So speaking up for your Own personal beliefs isn't allowed? I think that sounds a lot like suppression of free speech and Religious liberty.
Chris I want to sincerely thank you for standing up for what YOU think is right even though you knew you would get criticized for it. I wish there were more people on tv that would say how they really feel about it. Instead they just stay quiet because they don't want the controversy. Homosexuality is a sin and that is not my opinion that is in the Bible.
Jason Collins, you are not a hero. And what travesty for anyone to compare this to Jackie Robinson. What was the point in coming out? Were you being harassed in the locker room? Was there a problem? If not, why does the world need to know about this?
You are confused to think that you are a Christian. A Christian is a follower of Jesus Christ, one who has accepted Christ in his heart. (Romans 10:9-10) You are living your life in contrast to the Word of God. You have the right to live your life how you want, but don't call yourself a Christian.
We have a right to our beliefs and personal convictions and should not be harrased by media or the homosexual community. This is quite the double standard.
He should be fired because he has embarrassed his employer, ESPN, by revealing his stupidity.
Why does ESPN have a moron on air? Aren't there any intelligent people who applied for these positions?
I agree completely with Chris. He didn't condemn the man only the sin. Actually he did not condemn anyone or any thing, he simply stated what the bible teaches. You can not call yourself a born again Christian and believe that homosexuality is an acceptable life style. You either believe the bible or you don't. You can not pick and choose what parts you want to live by. Jesus said, "I am the way the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father but by Me." There is NO middle ground. If Mr. Broussard looses his job over standing up for what is right then shame on them. However, God will provide even a better outcome for him for standing for what is right.
I agree 100% with Chris Broussard. The bible does condemn homosexuality. He's not saying that gay people are bad, or that they should be punished by the government, only that the book he, and many other people subscribe to as their instruction manual to life condemns people like me and Jason Collins. And he's fair, he applies the same critique on straight people who engage in sex outside of marriage. Broussard is a courageous man who is standing up for what he was taught and what he believes in, without breaking any laws or denying anyone their rights.
As a gay man, I have the right to leave his religion, maybe join a religion that accepts me for who I am, or not, and live a wonderfully full life.
He needs to be fired. It's took guts for Collins to come out and no matter your view of homosexuality you need to look at the sports element, not your personal bigotry. Chris crossed the line politically on a sports network and now must be fired!
Yes he has the 1st amendment right to believe/say any opinion on this subject. But ESPN has no legal obligation to keep him employed - bigotry is not a federally protected position :-). Fire his ass!
Why should someone be punished for believing in the words that are penned in a book of religious belief, which is printed and sold everywhere from malls to drug stores and dollar / 99cent stores?? His belief is based on that book. If you're going to punish someone for holding beliefs based on that book, all Bibles will have to either be abridged or outlawed. If that won't be done, then let the guy offer his personal views on the matter, as long as he isn't directly attacking or bullying people. It doesn't harm anyone to have different opinions. One may not agree with someone picking their nose in public, and may say it, but if they still respect and communicate in peace with the nosepicker, what's the harm? They may even vote the nosepicker not be allowed to pick his nose in public, but if they don't bully the nosepicker, again, where is the harm?
The man said what he believes. I don't agree with any of it, but you don't start punishing someone for expressing their beliefs, as unpleasant as any of us may find them. The more serious question is his use of a publicly recognized forum. You can be sure that Jason Collins thought about moments like this, and will survive.
Hey Donna did you even watch the interview? If so the only bigoted person here is you. It is ignorant to say someone should join the 21st century, as if an "absolute truth" changes over time. If you believe truth changes over time then you can't get mad at Hitler for killing over 9 million people, unless of course his only sin was that he was just outside of his time.
He is a bigoted ass but the 1st amendment grants him freedom of speech so I will uphold his right to be a bigoted ass. But really what a jerk!! He should join the 21st century!!