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ESPN Apologizes for Discussion in Which Christian Commentator Said Gay Sex is a Sin
Creative Minority Report ^ | 4/30/13 | Matthew Archbold

Posted on 05/02/2013 7:42:29 AM PDT by marshmallow

In a discussion about an NBA player coming out as gay, ESPN commentator Chris Broussard said on the air that he's a follower of Jesus Christ and believes that homosexuality is against God’s law.

“I’m a Christian,” he stated. “I don’t agree with homosexuality. I think it’s a sin. I think all sex outside of marriage between a man and a woman is [sin].”

Today, ESPN issued sort of an apology, saying:

“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.”

(Excerpt) Read more at creativeminorityreport.com ...


TOPICS: Current Events; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: christianbashing; espn; homosexualagenda

1 posted on 05/02/2013 7:42:29 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Not much of a respectful discussion if you don’t allow opposing viewpoints. Good for Chris Broussard.


2 posted on 05/02/2013 7:45:19 AM PDT by wordsofearnest (Proper aim of giving is to put the recipient in a state where he no longer needs it. C.S. Lewis)
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To: marshmallow

Wow. To ESPN, you’re sinning if you’re married to the opposite sex! “We welcome Jasons comments...”!?


3 posted on 05/02/2013 7:46:26 AM PDT by albie (s)
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To: marshmallow

ESPN celebrates diversity in everything except thought, belief and speech.

It’ll be a pleasure to not watch them any more.


4 posted on 05/02/2013 7:48:20 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: marshmallow

Throw in that Fox Sports is telling us that the only true Christians support gay propaganda and it looks worse.


5 posted on 05/02/2013 7:48:37 AM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: marshmallow

Finally, something decent comes out of ESPN, and they try to cover it up.


6 posted on 05/02/2013 7:50:21 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: marshmallow
ESPN is fully committed to diversity and welcomes Jason Collins’ announcement.

Diversity?? Why don't they just say fully committed to the HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA.

7 posted on 05/02/2013 7:53:35 AM PDT by Envisioning (Call me a racist.............one more time.............)
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To: marshmallow

Ask Rush Limbaugh how “diversity” works on ESPN. I’m guessing Broussard’s fate will be the same as Rush’s with them.


8 posted on 05/02/2013 7:53:38 AM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: marshmallow

How about apologizing to the Christians for every time you bashed them?


9 posted on 05/02/2013 7:57:28 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Ingtar

Where / when are they saying this ?

Not doubting you just curious, and not a follower of sports at all lately.


10 posted on 05/02/2013 7:57:46 AM PDT by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: Ingtar

The lies of the apostasy are upon us. All the media is cowering to this abomination.


11 posted on 05/02/2013 8:01:58 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: wordsofearnest

“don’t allow opposing viewpoints”

Thats what liberalism is al about dontcha know. I hope Mr Broussard has his resume up to date.


12 posted on 05/02/2013 8:03:00 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: marshmallow

13 posted on 05/02/2013 8:03:33 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: F15Eagle

ESPN would rather you squeal like pig .


14 posted on 05/02/2013 8:05:18 AM PDT by molson209
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To: American in Israel

Again, this issue is NOT about tolerance; it is about the DEMAND to accept, to embrace, to LOVE perversion. Next time a brother or sister says “let live”, tell them that it isn’t about that. It is about the destruction of YOUR moral foundation and bowing to the god of this age.


15 posted on 05/02/2013 8:05:50 AM PDT by Arkansas Toothpick
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To: F15Eagle

The ugliest seems to be buried or gone now, but this one is bad enough:

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/jason-collins-gay-bashers-spew-gospel-of-hate-043013


16 posted on 05/02/2013 8:06:16 AM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: marshmallow
“ESPN is fully committed to diversity”

Ok, so let me get this straight, they are committed to diversity but apologize for diverse comments? That statement is in of itself intolerant and hypocritical.

17 posted on 05/02/2013 8:07:22 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: marshmallow

We regret that ESPN is so narrow-minded that they require everyone to think as ordered. Instead of pointing out that a washed-up player who was averaging media for fools with his Homosexual Circus, they viciously attacked a Christian for daring to witness to the biblical view of homosexuality that has been taught for thousands of years by all major religions.


18 posted on 05/02/2013 8:08:08 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: marshmallow

Religious leaders have been conspicuously silent.


19 posted on 05/02/2013 8:11:53 AM PDT by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: marshmallow

“Christian Commentator Said Gay Sex is a Sin”

IT IS!


20 posted on 05/02/2013 8:14:38 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: ex-snook

his last year in the NBA where he aveages 1 point a game and last year of a contract. Let see someone do it who is in their prime


21 posted on 05/02/2013 8:16:04 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: marshmallow

The LGBT lobby has no interest in genuine equality.

None.


22 posted on 05/02/2013 8:16:16 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: marshmallow

ESPN has always been left wing, but they’ve gone into MSNBC territory with Obama in office...


23 posted on 05/02/2013 8:18:41 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: marshmallow
ESPN is fully committed to diversity EXCEPT CHRISTIANITY.
24 posted on 05/02/2013 8:23:17 AM PDT by red-dawg
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To: marshmallow

:)


25 posted on 05/02/2013 8:24:23 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: marshmallow

Rece Davis is a Christian. I wonder what he would say if asked. Lou Holtz is Catholic and a very outspoken Catholic at that. I wonder what he would have to say if asked. I don’t know about Mark May, but I get the feeling that he is a Christian as well.


26 posted on 05/02/2013 8:27:11 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: Ingtar

All black Fox sports writers are anti-white. Whitlock, for example, bitches about the lack of blacks in baseball and coaching..like he doesn’t know that blacks make up a majority of the NFL and NBA.


27 posted on 05/02/2013 8:27:40 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: marshmallow

Broussard set himself nicely that ESPN could not fire him, even though it’s a pro-obama network. Every effing’ week, obama is a headliner on their pages. They wish they could get rid of Broussard but Broussard will likely sue the network for discrimination.


28 posted on 05/02/2013 8:29:18 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: marshmallow

espn has a LOT to apologize for over the years. This incident isn’t one of them, however.


29 posted on 05/02/2013 8:39:56 AM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: marshmallow

to be gay would be a pain in the ass, i love women and will stay that way.


30 posted on 05/02/2013 9:22:57 AM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: marshmallow
How about "ESPN is fully committed to diversity and welcomes Chris Broussard's viewpoint.”
31 posted on 05/02/2013 9:48:17 AM PDT by marron
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To: Ingtar
That FoxSports article was awful. There were some decent comments that followed (along with some dreadful ones).

The author of the article accused Christians of cherry-picking verses. She used a couple of verses on love to chastise Christians who speak out against homosexuality all the while ignoring the verses which DIRECTLY speak of homosexuality and condemn it. Isn't that cherry-picking verses?

32 posted on 05/02/2013 9:54:48 AM PDT by CommerceComet (Obama vs. Romney - clear evidence that our nation has been judged by God and found wanting.)
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To: wonkowasright; Ingtar

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/jason-collins-gay-bashers-spew-gospel-of-hate-043013

I see what you were referring to. Good grief. Fox Sports is now engaged in Theology.


33 posted on 05/02/2013 9:55:28 AM PDT by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: marshmallow
ESPN is fully committed to diversity

Then why apologize?

34 posted on 05/02/2013 11:21:59 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: ex-snook
Religious leaders have been conspicuously silent.,

I haven't heard anything yet either. Interesting. I wonder what Cardinal Dolan thinks.....or maybe I don't.

35 posted on 05/02/2013 3:20:54 PM PDT by piusv
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To: wordsofearnest

Is anybody in Freeper Land in a position to offer Mr. Broussard his next job?


36 posted on 05/03/2013 6:13:24 AM PDT by Mmmike
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To: piusv

Let’s all do our part to stand with this Christian and stand with him.

It is simple to go to ESPN and search for him and get his email.

SEND HIM AN EMAIL. LET HIM SEE HE DOES NOT STAND ALONE STANDING UP FOR THE WORD OF GOD AND JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD.


37 posted on 05/03/2013 6:44:36 AM PDT by slorunner
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To: wordsofearnest
ESPN is fully committed to diversity

...except Christianity.

38 posted on 05/03/2013 7:07:23 AM PDT by Gamecock ("Ultimately, Jesus died to save us from the wrath of God." ¬óR.C. Sproul)
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