When NBA player Jason Collins announced that he was a homosexual last year, information that no one needed to know and wasn’t relevant in any case, ESPN sportscaster Chris Broussard, a Christian, reaped the whirlwind with politically incorrect comments.
During a discussion of Jason Collins’s very important information about his sexuality, Broussard answered 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. 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.”
Broussard tried to soften the blow with the word “personally,” but he responded the way a Bible-believing Christian should respond. The Bible is clear that homosexuality is a sin, just as lying, adultery, and murder are sins. Unrepentant sinners indeed are in open rebellion against God. Because the homosexual lobby has succeeded in pushing what humans have considered deviant for thousands of years to the mainstream, Christians should speak out publicly against the in-your-face assault. It would have been disingenuous for Broussard to have answered otherwise and kept “sin” out of the discussion.
There’s no such thing as job security these days, but having it certainly would embolden Christians to speak the truth. Broussard still works for ESPN; however, another Christian sportscaster lost his job. Fox Sports fired Craig James last year for saying homosexuality is immoral in 2012. The Family Research Council (FRC) has hired James to serve as spokesman.
“Losing one job because of his religious beliefs has made room for another: raising awareness about the threats to our most precious liberty – the freedom of religion,” FRC president Tony Perkins said in a statement. “His leadership skills, his courage in the face of religious hostility, and his passion for faith, family and freedom will make him a great addition to the FRC team.”
In the face of hostility is right. Society has changed, but God’s word has not.