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Redskins QB Kirk Cousins Says He'd Show Gay NFL Players 'What It Means to Follow Jesus': VIDEO


Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins spoke to a group of students at NorthPointe High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan last Friday and talked about gays in the NFL, MLive reports.

Cousins said he would welcome a gay teammate to the locker room even if he is a sinner:

"So from a football standpoint, if the guy can help us win, come help us win. Now, there are a lot of teammates in my locker room right now who may not have a homosexual lifestyle, but they have sins, too. They’re not perfect. So I don’t say they can’t help us win. Nobody’s perfect.“

He added:

"To that degree, we'd welcome him into our locker room and say come help us win, and hopefully I can love him like Jesus and hopefully show him what it means to follow Jesus."


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  1. When your team gets better than 3-13, then you can have an opinion.

    Posted by: jake | Mar 6, 2014 1:12:01 PM

  2. ....which means, WHAT?

    How would he feel about having a Jewish teammate? Or a jewish friend, even? Would he also hope to show them what it means to "follow Jesus?"

    i utterly loathe meaningless biblespeak.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Mar 6, 2014 1:15:29 PM

  3. pretty on the outside...ugly on the inside

    Posted by: Dan | Mar 6, 2014 1:16:30 PM

  4. I wish those religous types would stop trying to recruit people into their "lifestyle".

    Posted by: BETTY | Mar 6, 2014 1:21:01 PM

  5. /barf

    Posted by: daws | Mar 6, 2014 1:21:03 PM

  6. Actually, most Christians believe they should teach non-Christians what it means to follow Jesus by living a Christ-centered life. That is standard, biblical, historic Christianity. I guess the only thing noteworthy about his comment is his apparent assumption that a gay person would not be a Christian already who loves and follows Jesus.

    Posted by: Luke | Mar 6, 2014 1:21:29 PM

  7. Guys, this is standard evangelical rhetoric. Actually, it's above-the-standard, considering how many evangelicals have been telling outright lies about us and using any opportunity to denounce us from head to toe.

    The fact that this guy considers gay people just the same as every other sinner, in truth, is pretty standard theology. This is a great example of the transition that the evangelical church is moving into -- where they think LGBT people are just as in need of a savior as they think they are.

    If only we could get them to believe that none of us actually NEED saving...

    Posted by: GMB | Mar 6, 2014 1:21:44 PM

  8. Oh, just shut up, already.

    Posted by: Sean Maloney | Mar 6, 2014 1:23:04 PM

  9. says the sinner who doesn't respect the Sunday Sabbath!!!

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Mar 6, 2014 1:24:02 PM


    Watch as Quarterback Kirk Cousins announces his plans to create a hostile work environment for homosexuals and non-christians.

    Proseletyzing to co-workers is uncool and illegal. Many courts have ruled against aggressive workplace evangelizing and supported employers who fired those people for creating a hostile, uncomfortable, and discordant work environment...

    Posted by: MikeInSanJose | Mar 6, 2014 1:25:15 PM

  11. Is it just me, or does he have a perty mouth?

    Posted by: J.K. | Mar 6, 2014 1:25:34 PM

  12. I thought the point of christianity is that ALL men are sinners and life is meant to be spent repaying (whatever) those sins.

    Not being a Xtian or anything else myself, this all sounds like bobble-head excuses to interfere in other people's lives. Loser.

    Posted by: tinkerbelle | Mar 6, 2014 1:26:11 PM

  13. Sounds like he automatically assumes that he knows better how to "follow Jesus" than a gay player does. Seems he's already feeling superior which is why I have a problem with MOST Christians.

    Posted by: RJ | Mar 6, 2014 1:26:35 PM

  14. Tim Tebow 2.0.

    Posted by: SpaceCadet | Mar 6, 2014 1:27:16 PM

  15. my gosh he looks dumpy. i have zero respect for a man who can't tuck his shirt in.

    Posted by: mike | Mar 6, 2014 1:28:46 PM

  16. Shame the Redskins still suck as a team.

    Posted by: Sam | Mar 6, 2014 1:32:02 PM

  17. So physically beautiful and yet so brainwashed by religious dogma. It's always interesting to me that bigots HATE actually being called out as bigots and yet "Christians" hide behind the word "SINNER" to justify and rationalize all their "bad" behavior. So incredibly judgemental and irrational.

    Posted by: SFshawn | Mar 6, 2014 1:32:23 PM

  18. Oh, c'mon, what he said wasn't offensive. I think he meant he would show people the loving them/treating them with respect is what it means to follow Jesus. We lose credibility -- and should -- when we examine every single comment for an angle that could be offensive and then pounce.

    Posted by: Matt | Mar 6, 2014 1:34:05 PM

  19. "I thought the point of christianity is that ALL men are sinners and life is meant to be spent repaying (whatever) those sins."

    No. Biblical Christianity teaches the opposite: that no one can pay the debt and offense of their sin; therefore, Jesus, Himself Divine, came to Earth as the perfect and only acceptable sacrifice to pay for the sins of the world. And, anyone who places all their trust in Jesus as God and Savior will be saved from eternal punishment and have eternal life. Christianity says all people are bound for hell because of their sins, unless they come to saving faith in Jesus Christ.

    Posted by: Luke | Mar 6, 2014 1:36:01 PM

  20. Condescending redneck moron.

    Posted by: Richard | Mar 6, 2014 1:36:19 PM

  21. When it comes to sports... there should be a separation of religion and sports. I always found it interesting when a boxer makes the sign of the cross. What does that mean... hey Jesus! give me the strenght to beat the crap out of this guy? The same thing when a batter comes to the plate and does the same thing. Does he give jesus credit for striking out or just for homers? I do not mind a person for having his faith... but there is a time and place for it. Ironically, when I used to go MLB Winter Meetings, there was faith based "companies" who conducted prayer meetings. I been in MLB locker rooms and there are some players who like this guy... hold hands and pray together. At one of the Award shows, I lodged a complaint when they had a minister lead prayers in Jesus name... being Jewish I thought they should either have silent prayers or without mentioning Jesus name. They agreed and the following year had a Rabbi.

    Posted by: jerry pritikin the Bleacher Preacher | Mar 6, 2014 1:38:29 PM

  22. I'd bring him to Jesus - with his legs high in the air.

    Posted by: Pervy McPerv | Mar 6, 2014 1:39:08 PM

  23. He could show me anything he liked... hahaha

    Posted by: Lucas H | Mar 6, 2014 1:39:48 PM

  24. One cult follower trying to coerce others to join the cult. Only slightly better than the Hari Krishna's at the airport.

    Posted by: bkmn | Mar 6, 2014 1:41:35 PM

  25. hahaha :D this is a Funny Or Die, right?

    Posted by: joe | Mar 6, 2014 1:41:48 PM

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