ESPN’s "Outside The Lines" host Chris Broussard said that he would not consider Jason Collins, an NBA player who announced inSports Illustratedthat he was gay, to be a Christian (video below).
In Sports Illustrated, Collins wrote: "I realized I needed to go public when Joe Kennedy, my old roommate at Stanford and now a Massachusetts congressman, told me he had just marched in Boston's 2012 Gay Pride Parade." Collins did not make any mention of God or Jesus in his self-penned article.
"So I would not characterize that person as a Christian because I don’t think the bible would characterize them as a Christian," Broussard stated today, reports ThinkProgress.org (video below).
"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," said Broussard.
"It says that, you know, that’s a sin. If you’re openly living in unrepentant sin, whatever it may be, not just homosexuality, whatever it maybe, 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."
Not surprisingly, Twitter users have slammed Broussard for his comments about Collins.
On HolyCulture.net, Broussard wrote in 2009 about ESPN journalist LZ Granderson being gay: "Granted, I don’t shower with LZ after games like NBA teammates do, and I’ll admit that if I had to, it might be a little uncomfortable at first."