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  1. Tom says

    Not a huge reader of the bible, but I do know it says “judge not, let ye be judged” if I remember correctly.

  2. says

    Broussard went on to say that “All Jews go to Hell, especially Anne Frank, and that Gandhi is in Hell, too. And that every single African that was kidnappe and sold into slavery is also in Hell because they weren’t Christians either”

    Actually, a Christian is one who follows the lessons of Christ. Therefore, anyone who ever makes a public spectacle of their prayers is NOT a Christian – you know, Sermon on the Mount.

    every time a Christian prays in public they disobey scripture is attributed to them.

    werk.

  3. Brian says

    What does it mean to “not believe you can live an openly homosexual lifestyle”? Does he think we’re all lying about being gay and are secretly straight? Regardless of what he believes, I’m pretty sure it doesn’t belong on a sports broadcast.

  4. Matt26 says

    So CB doesn’t do think etc sinful things thought etc.? Right? Do these people actually read the Bible?
    @Paul R, it’ll be very lame, because it would be logical to think he now says what he thinks, no matter how illogical it sounds to me.

  5. Sean says

    At first I thought this was CBN, Christian Broadcast Network but then realized this guy was ESPN. I dont know anyone who looks there when I want spiritual direction….What gives?

  6. mikep says

    It’s always so surprising to me that in the year 2013 people still believe and say stupid things like this. We live in a world of morons.

  7. jsb says

    Frankly I don’t give a crap what your bible says, I don’t believe in sky fairies, and the bible is nothing more than something akin to Aesop’s Fables.

    Hopefully this idiot will be unemployed soon, I am tired of this sort of BS.

  8. says

    @Matt – no doubt his biblical knowledge is ZILCH.

    these people think they know it because their pastors or what have you ramble on and on about things that (drumroll please) aren’t actually IN the bible.

    “Christians” often pick pre-Christ scripture and focus on that, or the Nonsense of Paul. They tend to all but avoid the parts of Scripture attributed to be the words of Christ. why? because he comes across as a liberal hippie.

  9. QJ201 says

    And is this asshat calling out all the NBA players with their various Baby Momma’s?

    And…again…the gay man can’t be a christian according to this christian…STOP allowing these idiots to speak about christianity as if there is only one sect that “has it right.”

  10. Rees Cramer says

    Mr. Broussard assumes that Mr. Collins is a Christian and therefore is bound to Christian dogma. He may be a Christian and there are denominations with in the faith that accept the gay community even if he does not do so. He may not be and there for what Broussard says is irrelevant and stupid. Either way he is an ass.

  11. bobbyjoe says

    So does ESPN let Broussard randomly toss in his opinion about the “morality” of various player’s lives or is it just okay when it’s someone gay? ‘Cause if Broussard made a habit of chiming in on every heterosexual player that was living “sinfully” under the dynamic he mentions I imagine there wouldn’t be any time on ESPN to actually report any sports.

  12. Fahd says

    What a horse’s ass!

    Whatever happened to the era when athletes were cool and changed their names to Muhammed Ali and Kareem Abdul Jabar and like that?

    If I wanted to hear from “the church lady”, I wouldn’t tune in to ESPN.

  13. woodroad34d says

    The idea that Christianity is truth is amazing. It’s just a belief and who cares what this jerk believes…it’s not the truth. However, what IS the truth is that he’s a bigot and doesn’t know the Bible or anything about Christianity as Kiwi point out. I remember hearing or reading a long time ago there was a speech by Christ exclaiming that “anything that comes before me is dead” meaning the Old Testament and yet these “individuals” always look to the Old Testament for their reasoning.

  14. NullNaught says

    Really? Did anyone actually expect any other reaction from a jock station? Or from other players? Or from the fans?

  15. Derrick from Philly says

    Oh, well, I thought all Creoles were Catholics. How the hell did he get into Protestant fundamentalism.

  16. BETTY says

    What does the bible says of the excesses of the lifestyles of rich basketball players?

  17. NullNaught says

    @Woodroad34d; You READ littlekiwi’s posts? Don’t you know he is a straight troll just trying to make gays look bad? I haven’t read anything he has written in a year or two.

  18. Joe in Ct says

    He just sounds pretty damn ignorant, especially about his faith and morality in general. He’s also not especially articulate, even for a sportscaster.

  19. says

    Pathetic.

    So this guy has read a 3000 year old book and wants to impose his interpretation of it on everyone, …..and Christians aren’t in the Bible last time I looked ( admittedly a long time ago).

    Ignorant a$$holes like this guy are just tiresome…….why doesn’t just shag off and talk to his gods in private……we’re all stocked up with crazy here.

  20. Jonty Coppersmith says

    What difference does it make whether Jason is a Christian or not? What does that have to do with playing basketball? Besides, only Jason can say whether or not he is a Christian. No one else gets to define him.

  21. robroy says

    And thank gawd that all the straight male athletes lead pure, chaste Christ centered lives. No idolatry or false gods. No sex for purposes other than procreation. No gluttony of drink, drugs or cash. No lies, no cheating, no defiling or defacing their bodies.

    Oh right- that would leave only Tim Tebow. Who doesn’t even have a contract anymore.

  22. MiddleoftheRoader says

    Let the Games begin!

    It will be good for the advancement of gay rights that the sports media will now become involved in this debate. As more sports fans start seeing idiots like Broussard fomenting against gay people, more sports fans will become reject that type of nonsense. And other athletes, as well as enlightened sportscasters, will speak out for gay rights.

    Brossard is like the old Kentucky coach Adolph Rupp who just couldn’t accept African-American basketball players, like much of the country (especially the South) in the 1960’s. It led to a good, strong public debate in the sports media …… and that helped America change.

  23. Kevin thor says

    Sports are sacred. America has created this monster. Wtf care about a black multimillionaire queer. What great courage. nOT

  24. Jim Brown says

    Chris Broussard looks like “Jafar”, the bad guy from the Disney movie “Aladdin”. Somehow appropriate, wouldn’t you think?

  25. Chriso says

    Who asked for a Christian viewpoint? These people need to stop quoting fairy tales to excuse their bigotry.

  26. Bill says

    @Brian: He was expressing an opinion that you cannot live an openly homosexual lifestyle, engage in premarital sex, etc., and claim to be a Christian. The problem (in figuring out what he meant) was that he put a lot of rambling in between, so you had to think a bit to figure out what he was trying to say.

    While I’m sure a number of readers would want Chris Broussard fired for the beliefs he expressed, you could instead justify firing him for not being able to form coherent English sentences. As a hint to Mr Broussard, he would be well advised to not say anything unless he is reading it from a teleprompter.

  27. Steve says

    But living a closeted “gay, lifestyle” is apparently ok. Christians are such douchebags…

  28. says

    I would not judge Disney if it took away the soapbox Mr. Broussard is using and then fired his ass. No one should be allowed to grandstand against anyone like he did. I thought it was bad when Bruce Feldman said Northern Illinois University didn’t deserve to go to the Orange Bowl despite the rules dictated that they played well enough to go, but this is much worse!

  29. Derrick from Philly says

    “…you could instead justify firing him for not being able to form coherent English sentences.”

    Actually, Bill, Broussard graduated from Oberlin College in Ohio–a very prestigious liberal arts college. Maybe the subject matter (and his stupid views) made him stumble verbally, but he must be able to put coherent sentences together. You can’t graduate from Oberlin not being able to read, write and speak. He’s a bigot, but he’s not illiterate.

  30. Thomas says

    Um, I wasn’t aware that saying you’re gay meant that you’re openly just having sex with everyone. I’m pretty sure that sexuality and sexual behavior are two different things. Jacka*s.

  31. Sean in Dallas says

    What the f#ck year is it that a SPORTSCASTER–not a religious authority–can get a national platform to say truly vile ugliness like this. No wonder we can’t get sports figures to come out.

    Disgusting and disappointing.

  32. David Hearne says

    This is what happens when you have mixing of the races–you get some miscegenated anal froth stain mixing with Caucasian DNA, and creating mutant subnormals like Broussard.

  33. Hawthorne says

    For God’s sake, IT IS NOT A LIFE STYLE. It is a life. Hey, Broussard, how’s the straight life style working for you this week? How the hell does your Christianity inform your straight life style? When are you going to peel the scales of your straight life style eyes?

  34. Jim says

    Silly me. I didn’t realize that we’re now taking theological education from ESPN sportscasters with barely enough wit to spell their own names. Nope. Not me. This clown has no qualifications to speak for God. Shut up, fool. Reading scoreboards is the only thing you’re good at.

  35. simon says

    Jesus’s mother Mary obviously engaged in premarital sex. If he is right, that was a sin too.

  36. Tom C says

    I just sent an email to ESPN demanding his
    dismissal. I’m sure my demand and $29.99
    will get me a subscription to ESPN Magazine.
    But maybe we all should let ESPN know our
    dissatisfaction.

  37. Christopher King says

    Hope he has his resume prepared. It’s time for sport commentators to remember they are not the mouthpieces of the corporations they work for. Their personal opinions need to stay person if they wish to stay employed.
    WELCOME to the new reality

  38. walter says

    where all his comments about all the illegitimate kids or drug use or drinking by these same nba players. are those great christians . espn pays him to talk basketball not religion if he wants a show on religion let him call pat robertson. espn should fire his ass.

  39. Chuck Mielke says

    So, who says a professional, popular figure of any kind, sports, politics, business, entertainment, must be christian by any definition, let alone the narrow, fundamentalist, bible-thumping kind? Mr. Broussard can have his opinion, but I fail to see why his opinion should be news.

  40. anon says

    This didn’t take long! Of course, he equally condemns all sin, like adultery, greed, lust, gluttony, etc.

  41. woodroad34d says

    You know, I just went back and read Jason Collins words about Boston Pride and noticed how well put they were…well-spoken and elucidated. Compared to him, Chris Boussard sounds like a troglodyte: uneducated, unwordly, and unChristian. Stick to being under a rock or work on your communication skills, Mr. Communications.

  42. XoMoDe says

    Um Broussard was ASKED about Jason Collins…so he gave his opinion. It isn’t as thought CB initiated this conversation, held a press conference or went on the war path. Again, he was asked what his thoughts were on JC and he shared them. Furthermore, there are a number of players in the NBA who are defending Broussard.

    I hope that he doesn’t apologize and stands 100% behind his words and if the gay community attempts to force ESPN to fire him, I predict it’ll create a Chick-Fil-A boomerang reaction.

    Let it go and reconcile that no everyone accepts you or has to.

  43. Steve says

    @XoMoDe
    Complete BS. The correct response would have been “This is sports and religion has nothing to do with it. Having a public debate about religion here would be highly inappropriate.”

  44. XoMoDe says

    No, I was gay for years and had a lot of butt sex but then I realised it wuz wrong and through Jesus I was able to stop butt sexing.

    I hate how the gay community told me that it was ok to have butt sex with men when they should have just told me that all I needed to do was buy a strap-on for my girlfriend to use so she can top me.

    I don’t need to accept you gays as long as I’ve got my girl with her strap-on penis to keep me happy.

  45. XoMoDe says

    @Steve

    When someone is asked their opinion, as Broussard was, the only “correct” response is what they actually think.

  46. Booker says

    I don’t get why we needed a sports analyst’s religious views on this, but since he’s made his position on this known in the past, they probably shouldn’t have asked him the question if they didn’t want the answer they got.

  47. Jonty Coppersmith says

    So sad to see that among us we have an obvious racist and an insane “ex-gay”. Shame on both of you.

  48. XoMoDe says

    Evasive? That’s being disingenuous. What’s the point in answering a question and evading or watering it down to the point where it becomes practically a lie? Honesty is always better than evasiveness, no matter how cold or unfriendly it is.

  49. anonymous says

    @XoMoDe…. I find it very difficult to believe that the sports analyst was asked specifically to comment on the gay player’s religious beliefs. Did the gay player even make a claim to be a Christian? The quote I read said only that he was black and gay. I didn’t see any reference to his religious beliefs at all. So, the sorts analyst had no reason at all to bring religion into any comment he was asked for.

  50. Paul Ginandes says

    Seriously, dude? You actually expect every NBA player to live by your fundamentalist rules? What about where jesus said, “It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven?”

  51. Luke says

    Broussard is probably divorced, and eats pork, shrimp, and lobster—all “abominations” according to the Bible.

  52. simbo says

    why should he be fired for what his personal beliefs are? He’s not saying ESPN or anyone else shares his beliefs.

  53. ratbastard says

    Broussard’s comments are akin to him being asked to read from the “bible” in church, and instead him standing up and talking about who he thought would win the Super Bowl, or which football player’s wife was the hottest.

    His comments were inappropriate and out-of-place. In the context of a sports program Broussard’s own religious convictions are utterly inappropriate. You never heard him condemining Dwyane Wade’s messy divorce and subsequent extra-marital sex as ‘unchristian’. You never heard him condemning Dirk Nowitzki for havine pre-marital sex with that meth-headed mongrel he dated/screwed/lived with a couple of years back. You’ve never heard Broussard commenting on Golden State Warriors Coach Mark Johnson’s extra-marital affair and subsequent blackmail. You’ve never heard a word from Broussard about Rick Pitino’s extra-marital affair and the resulting abortion. So why does he feel justified in commenting on Collins as a Christian here?

  54. Caliban says

    This is what I’d expect to hear if the 700 Club did sports commentary, NOT on a mainstream sports network. Who gives a $#IT what his religious beliefs are? Has he EVER felt the need to bring them up before in light of the many instances of pre-marital sex, adultery, cheating, lying, drug use, domestic abuse, blasphemy, non-Christian players, rape, etc. etc. among sports “stars”? Probably not, so what the f*ck makes him think it’s acceptable to bring his religion into it NOW?!

    Yeah it’s his “opinion” but ESPN isn’t the place for him to “witness” for his lord or whatever the f*ck he’s doing. It’s totally inappropriate and he should be disciplined for it.

  55. andrew says

    Broussard is just another bible believer who actually believes that the creator, if there be one, of the billion gallaxy universe actually inspired the collection of myths, contradictions and mostly made up history that is the bible.

  56. Thurts says

    When did Chris Broussard become a Biblical scholar? Did I miss something? I must have sworn he only speaks about sports.

  57. Dan says

    fire that stupid dumb moronic idiot…i have no patience for some self-righteous mf to state something like that.

  58. Kyle says

    Why is ESPN not held accountable for this?

    This man came out…a veteran of the sport. Why are they doing a segment on arguing gay people? This was completely irresponsible.

    Celebrate him for being who he is and opening up freely, don’t get some homophobe to spew judgment.

  59. Duration & Convexity says

    Would ESPN do a segment on first openly Muslim or Jewish or Latino player and have some senior broadcaster come on and argue against them and judge them? Of course not.

    What WAS ESPN thinking with this move?

  60. USC Trojans Fan says

    ESPN states they want to do a campaign of encouraging athletes to come out and have support for it, yet first athlete who comes out, they have a prominent employee of theirs lash out on his character, sexuality and religion? This player donated so much of his life to this sport and this is how you pay him back?

  61. Alejandro says

    What’s the point of Broussard being asked to come on and give his religious views while lecturing against gays on a sports network? WHAT THE HECK?

    I hope it’s a question our LGBT leaders and organizations demand some answers from ESPN on.

  62. BlackGayNProud says

    Why is GLAAD and HRC not asking accountability from ESPN? They’d hardly let their main sports writer come and bash the first Jew, Islamic or Catholic players. They wouldn’t.

    Is this now going to be routine for ESPN every time a player comes out? Get one of their sports writers on to bash them?

    Shame on ESPN.

  63. Jorge Cali says

    Why didn’t CNN ever have him on when athletes are seen coming out of strip clubs every night? Or the MANY athletes who many MANY children out of wedlock?
    Where’s the segment with Christian ESPN broadcasters calling out athletes with girlfriends they are seen in public making out with?
    ESPN just gets preachy toward their gay athletes it seems.
    Nice Christian consistency.

  64. DatDude says

    I’d encourage everyone to tweet Chris Broussard and express why his words took this wonderful moment AWAY from Jason Collins and stripped Collins of his dignity in a situation that could have been perfectly positive.

    Please tweet him your thoughts and you can CHANGE MINDS of those viewing his twitter. Not by posting it here but by posting it where the heterosexual sports fans can see it.

  65. Lipstick Diva says

    Our community needs to be more vocal in our support of Jason Collins. Some of the backlash he has received from fans is extreme and awful. Show your support for him on all social media and reach out to Collins and Sports Illustrated as well as ESPN.

  66. Mark says

    Broussard confirms it: he’s as ugly on the inside as he is on the out. That face! WTF? Who the hell hired that butt-ugly bastard for a TV job? Helen Keller?

  67. DC Arnold says

    Ms. B seems to think we care for his ignorance. ESPN will feel the need to distance themselves from him and Repugs will call on him to run for office.

  68. Merv says

    I say let Chris Broussard stay. The more we expose Christianity for the vile, hateful religion it is, the better. Now, I want ESPN to make sure they have an atheist voice on the network who is allowed to trash every Christian athlete every time he invokes god or jesus.

    @XoMoDe: You said you’re having sex with your girlfriend (i.e., not your wife). Please present yourselves to the town square so we can stone both you abominations to death.

  69. Mark says

    Would Chris Broussard have said on national TV it was a sin, if an NBA player had come out on TV show like Entertainment Tonight and said he and his girlfriend had moved in with each other and she was pregnant? Would he have said the player and his girlfriend were in “open rebellion to god” on a sports channel? No, he would not have said one word. It was because Jason Collins said he was Gay that Broussard called him sinful. That is open bigotry on national TV. The bible can be interpreted in many different ways, not everyone agrees with the meanings of verses in the bible, but by bringing religion into a discussion about a player coming out on a sports channel, Broussard brought God and religion into Jason Collin’s personal decision to be open about who he is with the public. I think Mr. Collins can handle his relationship with God on his own, without a sportscaster tossing in his own personal views on homosexuality and religion. And how does Chris Broussard know so much about “constantly trying to counter act same -sex attraction?”

  70. Mark says

    Would Chris Broussard have said on national TV it was a sin, if an NBA player had come out on TV show like Entertainment Tonight and said he and his girlfriend had moved in with each other and she was pregnant? Would he have said the player and his girlfriend were in “open rebellion to god” on a sports channel? No, he would not have said one word. It was because Jason Collins said he was Gay that Broussard called him sinful. That is open bigotry on national TV. The bible can be interpreted in many different ways, not everyone agrees with the meanings of verses in the bible, but by bringing religion into a discussion about a player coming out on a sports channel, Broussard brought God and religion into Jason Collin’s personal decision to be open about who he is with the public. I think Mr. Collins can handle his relationship with God on his own, without a sportscaster tossing in his own personal views on homosexuality and religion. And how does Chris Broussard know so much about “constantly trying to counter act same -sex attraction?”