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When news broke that NBA player Jason Collins was coming out the closet, some of our readers wondered why should that revelation make headline news. Besides the fact that Jason is the first, it’s still newsworthy because there are so many naysayers and hate-mongerers that create a hostile environment for players to be openly gay, which discourages them from loving whoever they choose freely. When someone like Jason takes a brave stand, it gives others courage to come out the closet as well, despite what criticism it may incite.

For example, just this morning, Jason announced he was coming out and already, an ESPN reporter held a conversation on air saying he doesn’t believe a gay man can be a Christian. During a one-hour episode of “Outside The Lines,” Chris Broussard said:

“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. 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.”

While he’s entitled to his opinion, it’s awful hypocritical to say a gay man can’t be a Christian, because homosexuality is a sin, while judging said gay man which is also a sin.

Watch the video below:

What are your thoughts on his comments, Clutchettes?

  • http://rookienotes.wordpress.com http://rookienotes.wordpress.com

    In situations like this, I think what would Jesus do? Jesus would not turn his brother away gay or not. We should follow his lead.

  • http://rookienotes.wordpress.com http://rookienotes.wordpress.com

    He is without sin cast the first stone. I don’t know a gazillion gay people, but I know a few. Those few are dear to me. And you know what, they know the God I know. God loves all his children. I wish the church was more accepting of everyone. Excluding people, telling them what they aren’t, even if they identify themselves as that is ridiculous. I feel sorry for this man who labels himself as a Christain because he does not embody it.

  • Anthony

    Broussard is entitled o his opinion, I just wonder how hard he comes down on heterosexuals with “sinful lifestyles,” or those whose sinful behavior is not sexual at all ?

  • Indeed

    And I guess you need to read your Bible; then your analysis of what he said couldn’t possibly be so simplistic.

  • JS

    I wish these types of “Christians” wouldn’t be so vocal as it makes the rest of us sound intolerant and ignorant.

  • RedStateLib

    Thank you.

  • http://www.myblackfriendsays.com myblackfriendsays

    I don’t think it’s this guy’s job to say who is or isn’t a Christian. Maybe the guy they’re named after, (What’s his name? Oh that’s right, CHRIST)–is in a better position to say.

  • http://twitter.com/Datboykenan Kenan (@Datboykenan)

    You can’t call him a hypocrite because he says he believes that ALL SEX OUTSIDE OF MARRIAGE IS WRONG. It is written in the bible and technically speaking that belief goes hand in hand with Christianity. We have to be extremely careful when we dismiss people who don’t agree with the popular opinion. His religious beliefs should be just as tolerable with a person’s sexuality. I respect him for voicing his opinion even if I might not share it. It was very brave in this Politically Correct society we’ve created.

  • http://twitter.com/Datboykenan Kenan (@Datboykenan)

    I think they asked him about his feelings on the subject so he kinda had to answer. He could’ve lied and said the PC answer but I think that would’ve bothered him more than speaking his truth.

  • The Moon in the Sky

    Religion makes people illogical.

  • Quelqu’un

    I believe Frank Ocean said it best: “What’s a god to a non-believer?”

  • haffie

    Finally someone who speaks the truth.

  • JS

    It’s not like they put him on the spot, he came on with the intent to talk about it.

  • Mademoiselle

    His definition of who’s a Christian sounds like very, very few people would qualify — and not even just because of his views of sexuality, adultery, etc. If anyone who is living in unrepentant sin is not a Christian, the population of non-Christians who think they’re Christian then dwarfs that of actual Christians. I’ll also add that religion is created for sinners, not saints. If you can only associate with saints, you’ve missed the point of most religions.

  • ayomide

    Judging someone isn’t a sin….Jesus warns against judging someone else for his sin when you yourself are sinning even worse.. please get this right so tired of people misquoting this.
    Christians are to speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15) .We are to proclaim what God’s Word says about sin…you can not live a life style that is purposely opposite of Gods word and say you are a Christian
    point.. blank.. period..the end…..

  • http://gravatar.com/rena215 rena215

    “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. 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.”

    The solution is easy — make gay/lesbian marriage legal. Then homosexuals won’t be forced to engage in sex outside the marriage.

  • http://gravatar.com/jamesfrmphilly jamesfrmphilly

    does homie eat them smothered pork chops on sunday? after church?
    we all used to. forbidden in the bible.

  • http://gravatar.com/nolakiss16 binks

    Honestly, that is his opinion and view and he has the right to it. YET, fundamentally I get where his thoughts process was trying to go but he might want to iron out the details of his views according to his beliefs because with his line of thinking you are sort of throwing the baby out with the bath water. And maybe this is the southern upbringing in me but I was taught that what YOU believe and think is not necessary what God holds true…so…hey…lol. Furthermore, I think the counterargument of “you are judging” deters the debate or back others in the corner when they don’t want to hear a different opinion or someone’s HONEST opinion. I often notice that tactic when a debate with a hot topic comes up and religion is brought in, especially Christianity, the “you are judging that is a sin” is an element to the discussion but it is NOT THE discussion so just throwing that out there.

  • http://gravatar.com/dollielintoniii Get to the Choppa

    Still God.

  • Shay

    If everybody minded their own damn business when it came to this, the world would be a better place. people wouldnt feel the need to have to be open in the workplace about things that have nothing to do with their job.

  • ISA

    LMAO

  • The Moon in the Sky

    Nothing.

  • Orange Starr Happy Hunting

    Actually that was under law in the old testament, after Christ we live under Grace. People don’t know the bible and I am not an expert but I am learning :-)

  • stef

    Brother Broussad smh, sometimes you have to know when to hold your feelings especially when it can cost you your job or effect your money. now they gonna use you as the poster child of intolerance in the NBA. some battles are not worth it and this sure is one of them

  • Simone L

    It seems like with any topic, you have the right to free speech unless it goes against the popular opinion. Whether you dislike a celebrity, or you don’t use a popular lawn fertilizer, may God have mercy on your soul if you don’t have the same opinion. Good lord. The man feels the way he feels! He is entitled to his opinion. I’d rather know where someone honestly stands than be fed a lie.

  • Lisss

    @ ayomide
    Thank you so muCh!!! I was getting really tired of the misquoting and the misinterpretation

  • Lisss

    “…the population of non-christian who think they are christians…”
    And herein lies the heart of your argument. Because Chritianity was NEVER about how many times you go to church , the good deeds etc…. It was always about the individual’s relationship to God and how that relationship reflects in his life, including his lifestyle choices. So many people have been christianized because of being brought up in a society with judeo-christian traditions but that does not make them christian.

  • EA

    I applaud him for his courage to speak the truth in love. His comment was not hateful, it was biblical. Being a “Christian” is not about living by your own moral code. It’s about submitting to Christ daily and allowing Him to empower you to live according to His standard.

    2 Cor 4:2 We reject all shameful deeds and underhanded methods. We don’t try to trick anyone or distort the word of God. We tell the truth before God, and all who are honest know this.3 If the Good News we preach is hidden behind a veil, it is hidden only from people who are perishing. 4 Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God. 5 You see, we don’t go around preaching about ourselves. We preach that Jesus Christ is Lord, and we ourselves are your servants for Jesus’ sake. 6 For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ.

  • Do Better

    Personally, it took me awhile to figure out exactly what the author was trying to say with that last sentence. Must have been the writing style. I don’t agree with Broussard, but his opinion is neither surprising nor unique.

  • Orange Starr Happy Hunting

    @ Serita…. there is also a difference between Old Testament laws, what is described as sin in the New and Old Testament= disobeying God, and abominations.
    Let’s not confuse the three.

  • Your Dear Sister Friend

    They have the stereotype that women in the WNBA are gay just because they play basketball. Sad, but true. Swoops came out in 2005. So, it isn’t as a big deal anymore. It had its mayhem & coverage because she has a child.

  • Your Dear Sister Friend

    So it is okay to agree with homosexuality and support it, but a risk to speak against it? I see.

  • http://twitter.com/ithas2besaid Ugh

    Agreed.

    I also love people who are crying that this man is entitled to his free speech. Who is trying to put him in jail for what he said? Everyone has the right to say what they want to say and everyone has the right to also disagree. I vehemently disagree. That’s my right. And most of the people who are defending this idiots freedom of speech are doing so because they agree with him. Let him say something ignorant about black women or black people or about any part of your identity that you hold sacred and you would probably want him to have his head ripped off. ASAP Rocky said dark-skinned women shouldn’t wear lipstick and half of these women on this site wanted to boycott him. Be serious.

    Telling gay people, who by the way, are HUMAN BEINGS, that they are rebelling against God for being who they naturally are (and for something that HURTS NO ONE), is a hateful statement. Religion and Christianity and quoting your Bible does not absolve you of being bigoted. It also doesn’t absolve you of being criticized for your opinion.

    As for his comments, I will never in my life rely on a book written by a bunch of men who thought the world was flat and women were tantamount to chattel as guidance for how I should live my life. With that said, I really need someone to explain to me how homosexuality hurts anyone. The only thing Christians who rigidly interpret the Bible can point to is that it hurts God’s feelings. I mean, present to me some solid proof that homosexuality does anything to hurt society as a whole. or prevents heterosexuals from procreating or causes global warming. It’s existed since the beginning of time and we have 7 billion people on earth (at this rate, in a couple hundred years, earth will be overpopulated) so what does it hurt? Something, anything???

    Furthermore, anyone who in the year 2013 feels that gay people are rebelling against God for fun because they are a bunch of sinners who are choosing to live a “lifestyle” fraught with discrimination and hatred and judgement can have several seats. Sometimes religion stifles critical thinking skills.

  • emme

    Chris Broussard has a right to his opinion and he voiced it. I don’t agree with him at all becuase it comes from a place of judgement of one sin over another. For example if every person in a room were to stand up and admit “I am a fornicator” or “I am a liar” or “I am an adulterer” there would be no one left sitting in the room, yet because you can keep these things a secret, or because they are socially acceptable sins, then this okay and you can still call yourself a Christian but in Jason’s case he can’t. Chris’ views are very one sided and I would like to know what other sins he rally’s against in the name of true Christians, and that goes for all Christians who feel that this is against God’s will. Jason’s life and relationship with God is his and no one else’s. Focus on your own salvation before you start trying to judge someone else.

  • http://www.lillian-mae.com Lillian Mae

    Not really…

  • KarlyBoriqua

    Why does he keep using the word “openly”? Is he implying that someone who is covertly gay or a fornicator or whatever gets a pass? As long as you’re secretly sinning, you’re fine? Cause that’s just lying AKA bearing false witness, which is one of the top 10.

  • KarlyBoriqua

    Preach!

  • http://gravatar.com/missinformation7 Ms. Information

    All this gay ish……let me look at C-span and see what they are trying to distract us from.

  • Sweetles

    Its how I feel as well.

  • Dave

    Look, I am (1) not a Christian and (2) all for equality but there is no way this argument is Biblical. How are you saying Broussard fails to embody Christianity when he is directly quoting its central text? He’s not misreading it, that’s what it says and that’s what it means. If you have a problem with what he said then you have a problem with the bible…which is fine. Not a problem at all. But don’t start rewriting it to serve your argument.

  • http://www.urbanromanceonline.com UrbanRomanceEIC

    @Ugh: Thank you for your brilliance. :)

  • Leslie

    I find it funny that a man who sins is in the right and a man who tels the truth is in the wrong. I guess that is the sign of the times while we are turning into Sodom and Gormorra.

  • Daijana

    Does anyone even describe a christian based on deeds and personality anymore? So it’s more about who I’m sleeping with than what I’ve done for people? Got it.

  • CER

    That’s right! Thank you for clarifying this for people. A whole lot of people who claim Christianity will go shouting “The bible says you shouldn’t judge people!” when they commit unrepentant sin and continue to live in the exact opposite of the word of God. This man is not doing anything wrong by speaking God’s truth on this matter. It may not be popular to do so, but I congratulate him.

  • CER

    Maybe not…..it sounds like it was one of the “topic of the day” questions because it was a controversial issue that the media just got wind of. If he used that opportunity to speak his truth then so be it….

  • Marisa

    What I find amusing are those who want to name check God only when convenient for them and their argument, and the loudest is always about homosexuality and abortion. Now both are considered a sin but, those aren’t the only things supposedly deemed a sin. The rest of folks get real MUTE you can go around robbing, killing, maiming, fornicating without marriage, producing children without marriage, and lets not forget adultery. Chris Broussard covers an industry Sports were the numbers of athletes with multiple out of wedlock children is quite large, and has like the rest said nothing about that. My point is you can believe its a sin and abomination against the laws of God and the Bibles teachings but, be about ALL OF IT the same volume you use on this use it on all the other sins being committed. I will say Chris Broussard came across like he had a brain than that fool whose the Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace, who proved not every thought that comes into your head needs to be tweeted.

  • Joy

    I’ve noticed that most christians are hypocrites (just like most none christians); want to judge everyone but ourselves. Hypocrisy is innate in all of our personalities

  • Orange Starr Happy Hunting

    I’m not gaming any system,smh what I stated is in the Holy bible and through studying the Holy Bible. again if you are not knowledgeable of these biblical truths then you will misconstrue them, you also need the Holy Spirit when seeking understanding of the WORD, but if we not talking about God the Father, who Son is Jesus, then we are clearly not on the same page anyway.

  • Overseas_Honeybee

    I respect him for having the conviction to speak the truth but most importantly to stand behind it. Christians are charged to live by the Word we proclaim … not water it down or deny our beliefs to keep it PC or pick and chose what mandates we want to abide by. There is no gray area.

    Whether you agree or disagree … CB is entitled to his opinion popular or not.
    However, not a single one of us can judge or condemn anyone b/c we are all dealing with our own struggles.

    He spoke in truth and he spoke in love. Collins has the knowledge and what he chooses to do with it as a Christian lies squarely on his shoulders. Enough said. We all have free will to live as we choose.

    Hate it or love it … no one sin is greater than another … homosexuality, fornication, adultry are all in opposition to God’s word.

  • Joy

    Rob actually it’s probably the older players that will have more of a problem with it (younger people are generally more open to knowing that someone is who they are). And if anyone has a problem with being in a NBA shower with him then that person probably is questioning their own masculinity, and over the top homophobic. If a person isn’t gay, and not attracted to gays what’s the problem

  • Joy

    Get: He’s not (still god) to none believers. Your comment makes no sense. Either a person believes in god, or doesn’t. If he’s a none believer then god doesn’t exist in his realm of thinking. And for the record god is based on faith (no one has seen god)

  • Beverly Johnson

    Christians are sinners just as ALL mankind are sinners. When a christian calls someone out as committing sin, no matter what it is, they are NOT judging…they are using discernment and looking into to the “mirror” of what God has deemed to be sin and abomination to HIM!!! God knew all along how “twisted” and wicked and deceived mankind is, but He LOVES us enough to set in place a plan of redemption. The plan is very simple, but as usual, mankind complicates the simple and then blames God because mankind wants to do this thing (life) his own way. God is gentle and merciful enough to allow that, but there are consequences. The choice is ours….

  • Cocochanel31

    Well he did mention pre marital sex and a host of other “sins” Christians are advised against, so at least he is not being hypocritcal.

  • Joy

    Ugh: I think you have the best comments on this thread. For the record I don’t believe in the bible (I think it’s a bunch of okie doke) that’s been taught since the beginning of time. To each his own. There are believers and none believers…. I just happen to be a none believer in a book that’s full of contradictions. For those of you that do believe….keep keeping on.

  • Robbie

    I have to agree with this statement. I have to applaud this man for speaking the truth. Whether someone wants to believe in God or not. True Chrisitians know that is not about serving God the way they want but the way he wants it.

  • http://gravatar.com/pinklipstick227 pinklipstick227

    I find it very strange that a person with strong Christian values has no problem cheering on sinners as the run up and down the basketball court. Either way he is entitled to his opinion. The reporter asked him someone could be Christian and homosexual at the same time, and he does not believe that to be true. He didn’t condemn Collins’ lifestyle he just said that didn’t believe that Collins could be a christian.

  • The Moon in the Sky

    All this talk about what ‘god’ wants and says sounds deranged. How does one know what someone/thing who they have never met, have never seen, whose voice they have never heard, know anything about what that person/thing wants?

  • The Moon in the Sky

    Exactly, Joy.

    It’s like when Christians tell non-believers that whether or not they believe in ‘god’, ‘god’ loves them anyway,

  • The Comment

    …and when is Chris Broussard coming out the closet.

  • Quelqu’un

    This guy has been playing in the NBA for YEARS now, and he hasn’t been creeping on anybody in the showers…damn.

  • Quelqu’un

    I will always find it interesting that Black people still cling to the same god and the same book that people have used to justify slavery and anti-miscegenation laws. They haven’t done us any favors

  • Quelqu’un

    I will always find it interesting how Black people still cling to a god and a book that people used to justify slavery.

  • Quelqu’un

    I will always find it interesting how Black people still cling to the book and the god that people used to justify slavery and anti-miscegenation laws. We’ve experienced religion being misused before, yet we’ll hop right on using it to harm another group.

  • Janet.F.

    Jesus love everyone but He was ready to call a sinner, a sinner. He wanted those who lived in a depraved state (unrepentant sinners) to turn away from their sinful ways and pick up the cross to follow Him. We cannot pick and choose what to follow in the Bible. Jesus was loving but he was also just.

  • Janet.F

    Apparently you didn’t read his quote. He mentions sex outside of marriage for the sin that it is as well, so what’s the problem? We all sin and fall short of glory. The problem becomes when you are knee deep in sin, never turning away from it.

  • Boogs

    The young man was right… The nba dude Buss…Do you see the media applauding a fornicator, or a robber??? No their not.. So, why is it cool for the media or people to support gays… It’s not right! I don’t see anyone broadcasting their sins. I’m so sick of hearing about the gays!!! No sin is greater than the other… You can not call yourself a Christian and continue to do the same sin…

  • http://twitter.com/ProfChris Christopher Chambers (@ProfChris)

    What a douchebag.” I’m a Christian.” So am I. I’m a deacon in my church. But I know the same Bible he thumps was used for centuries to justify slavery (it condones it), racism, taking women as concubines jailing folks for interracial marriage. etc etc. As a black guy Broussard should know that. You can’t question someone’s humanity, soul and citizenship and then say hey I’m not a bigot. Funny how he’s never opened his mouth on air about players who’ve raped, destroyed their careers on hoodlum behavior…fathered many kids blah blah. Plus, he’s always been a crappy commentator. The law of the land ain’t the Old Testament. Its the 14th Amendment. Deal with it.

  • kim

    its surprises me more when a wnba player is straight, when i see them with man and kids, im like wow. but even if they marry, they are mostly closeted. and that is not really a sterotype because 80-89.999% of wnba are gay, i know shocker right, if every wnba players announce they gay no one would look twice, so only a fool will defend this arguement

  • kim

    i used to like cris, now i love him!!!

  • vonmiwi

    I just love it when the self-righteous become the judge and the jury. I thought Christians were supposed to love everybody.

  • Pema

    He’s going to lose his job.

  • The Moon in the Sky

    “Gay men need women and lesbians need men like it or not.”

    Religion makes people illogical. You are proof.

  • Kamesha

    For those jumping on the ‘he’s judging’ bandwagon John 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment. How do we know what’s right? The Bible. Many have a form of godliness but are denying the power thereof.

  • Rob

    Gays and lesbians can’t create their own family. FACT ! When two women can make a baby please… let me know.

  • Blue

    I’m glad this guy voiced how he felt & what he believes. He gets my respect there.

    I find it hilarious that people who don’t believe in the bible are quick to quote scriptures & tell religious people how wrong they are about THEIR beliefs…funny

  • donnadara

    I don’t know if it was ESPN’s fault or Chris Broussard’s fault, but his religious beliefs should not have been addressed at all. He’s at work. If any of you work with gay people, you know that you would likely get in trouble for expressing an opinion like that. It’s called creating a hostile work environment. The question about his religion should not have been asked and he should not have answered it. He is a sports commentator, not a minister.

  • ELP

    If the shoe fits then wear that sucka. A lot of Christians don’t know what they are talking about because they don’t follow the bible like they should, and don’t know the actual history of religion. They are so caught up in just knowing that they can sin and be forgiven that they bend up the bible all day long.

    I don’t care if i get a thumbs down. Do you know what the punishment for divorce is? Do you know what the punishment for a man being with a man is? You would think the way you all look at Homosexuals you wouldn’t be more opposed to people getting a divorce. Did you know that just about 80% of the bible is a carbon copy of religions that were set forth years before the bible was created? Do some research.

  • Mademoiselle

    Donnadara you have the most sensible comment on this thread

  • http://clutchmagonline.com W

    Hello ELP What other Religions are you referring to?

  • http://gravatar.com/achica89 achica89

    I totally agree with you

  • Amura02

    ELP, i agree with u 100% The Bible is just a reproduction of the Torah, Buddist scripts, Hinduism, and ne other place you can name. Christianity is the youngest religion in the world, minus Islam (yes, it came after Christianity, please research) and the only reason it is so prevalent is because its forefathers, STAMPED out all other to control the people in that country. Africans, chinese, Indians, Native Americans were all forcibly converted, but i’m goin on a tangent. The best thing for people who preach the Bible is that Only God Can Judge Someone! So if you are judging you are sinning. Now sip on that!

  • Blue

    @ELP….my point exaclty

  • Blue

    @ELP…yeah you have proven my point. Thanks

  • Traci

    The last statement, “While he’s entitled to his opinion, it’s awful hypocritical to say a gay man can’t be a Christian, because homosexuality is a sin, while judging said gay man which is also a sin.” is not exactly correct.
    Although God’s word condemns both homosexuality and judgement. His word does encourage wisdom and discernment that we can be clear as to who we glorify with our lives. It is difficult to glorify God when living in sin without repentance or remorse to turn a way from it and its consequences.
    He may be a christian but he has decided to live an egocentric life as oppose to a theocentric life.
    “Theocentricity recognizes that in the fundamental sense we exist for God rather that He for us and worshiping Him accordingly, is basic to real godliness. Without this radical shift from self-centeredness to God-centerdness, any show of religion is phony” Hot Tub Religion.
    True religion is God-centerded, not-self centered.

  • http://gravatar.com/legadema37 Legadema37

    Why do folks make such a big deal over AN ISSUE JESUS NEVER TALKED ABOUT?? He said ” love thy neighbor as thyself”. Besides, the other folks in the Bible that spoke against gays did not have the knowledge that we have now : hormones & their influences, the fact that both sexes produce male & female hormones, prenatal influences, variations in brain structures, people born with confusing genitalia because of a genetic quirk,etc. THINGS FOLKS HAVE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO CONTROL ! So Jesus had the right idea…just treat others the way you want to be treated. Too many folks always wanna be haters. Blaise Pascal, the famous mathematician, said it best “Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.”

  • jkkasjkd

    Umm….read acts and romans….saying it’s a sin is not hating. I don’t believe homosexuality is right. That doesn’t mean I hate homosexuals. They are still people that God created and loves very much, but God and myself hates the sin that they are commiting not them as a person.

  • Traci

    You assume that there is hate or dislike involved. That is not the case at all, in fact God will love us all the way to hell. That is the beauty of His love for us.
    He designed us for His glory. That is tough to do when we are living in sin.
    This was an eloquent understanding. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIw6ngIqaD0

  • Traci

    who one sleeps with should not be in the work place as well.

  • Anonymous

    IMO, he should focus his attention on getting his teeth fixed.

    Is he related to Beyonce?

  • http://crystalspraggins.blogspot.com/2013/05/have-you-met-god-today.html Crystal Spraggins

    Well, since everybody is breaking out the scripture… John 1:12 says that ONLY Christians are children of God. “But as many as received him, to them he gave the RIGHT to become children of God, even to those who believe in his name.” So, every human being may be a CREATION of God, but it is presumptuous to call yourself a child of God if you have not submitted your life to Christ.

  • http://crystalspraggins.blogspot.com/2013/05/have-you-met-god-today.html Crystal Spraggins

    “I mean, present to me some solid proof that homosexuality does anything to hurt society as a whole.”

    Man, I swear I didn’t want to get pulled into this one, but … in defense of my brothers and sisters in Christ I must say, God has his standards of holiness. They are HIS standards, and he is God. He created the universe and everything in it. He gets to say how he feels about that. I get that you might not believe what I believe, and that’s fine. Truly. But this is what CHRISTIANS believe, and this is why we do what we do and say what we say (to answer your question), because we believe that we have been instructed by God to TELL OTHERS his truths. You may not like that this is what the bible instructs Christians to do or that many of us choose to follow that instruction, but so be it.

    “The only thing Christians who rigidly interpret the Bible can point to is that it hurts God’s feelings.”

    If you believed, as Christians do, that Jesus, fully God but still fully man, was tortured and crucified and spit on and ridiculed and bludgeoned so that YOU could have a relationship with God and not have to live a life dead in your sins (which you realize are many), then let me tell you, you’d know that hurting his feelings is not a trivial matter but a big damn deal. Again, you don’t have to believe it. But understand that this is what CHRISTIANS believe.

    Imagine your saying you don’t intend to give your Mom a card on Mother’s Day because it’s a dumb made up holiday, and what’s the big deal? Yeah, you know she loves Mother’s Day, and her feelings will be hurt a little, but so what?

    Not cool, right?

    This is the Christian stance to Christ. He’s our heavenly father, and we love him as such. So, of course we wouldn’t want to hurt his feelings. (We actually do hurt his feelings all the time, but that’s a post for another day.)

    Again, you’re entitled to think we’re all nuts. You wouldn’t be the first. But lacking in critical thinking skills? Nah.

  • Sayitlikeitis

    Hate the sinner not the sinner.
    For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God…..
    ….should we continue to sin for grace to abound……
    …….For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God;
    This is not being judgemental but it is taking a stand for your beliefs as a christian.
    Homosexuality is abominable to God.Fornication,adultery,premarital sex are equally abominable.

    What is right is right.Lets learn to speak the Truth that is the true word of God and not our twisted version of it.

  • http://thecommentatorspeaks.wordpress.com The Commentator Speaks

    With all respect to gay people, I need to correct this misinformation “While he’s entitled to his opinion, it’s awful hypocritical to say a gay man can’t be a Christian, because homosexuality is a sin, while judging said gay man which is also a sin”. If Jason Collins has identified himself as a Christian, this is what the Bible has to say in 1 Corinthians 5 v 12 “What business is it of mine to judge those outside of the church? Are you not to judge those inside? (verse 13) God will judge those outside. ‘Expel the wicked man from among you’ ” (NIV). So Broussard is well within his rights as a fellow Christian to judge Jason. Except he wasn’t even judging. He was stating a Christian fact.

    ‘Openly’ he said. It’s important to highlight that as it’s the open disregard for God’s instruction regarding homosexual relationships that would classify Jason being in disobedience to God…if he is a Christian.

    He did not say all gay people. Because you can have gay Christians…yes…people who identify themselves as having the same-sex attraction, but do not act on it out of respect for what God has said about it in the Bible. People who don’t openly (or behind closed doors) live a homosexual lifestyle. These semantics are IMPORTANT.

    Please don’t turn this into a homophobia issue. It’s not that deep. Broussard was ASKED his opinion, and he gave it, and it was correct from a Biblical standpoint. Using awfully paraphrased and irrelevant scripture to express your dislike for his belief and counteract his Biblical reasonings is sloppy and inflames an already very delicate issue.

  • Dion

    In summarization, the Bible states that God created man and woman to become one! That’s true but the Bible also states that no man should judge anybody. In other words, its wrong but who are you to judge?! Let them live there lives…unless you want “in”!

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