“I’m a Christian. I don’t agree with homosexuality. I think it’s a sin, as I think all sex outside of marriage between a man and a woman is…. If you’re openly living in unrepentant sin, whatever it may be … that’s walking in open rebellion to God and to Jesus Christ.”
Citing an arbitrary, non-scientific text written by magicians thousands of years ago, ESPN NBA analyst Chris Broussard deemed openly gay NBA Center Jason Collins‘ lifestyle worthy of eternal damnation. “I won’t call you names if you don’t call me names,” he clarified, implying that, by saying someone deserves to be engulfed in fire and tortured until the end of time because of their consensual adult lifestyle, he isn’t calling anyone any names. “It’s a bunch of words cobbled together, which technically isn’t a name,” the red-headed black guy basically said, conflating “names” with “insults.”
“I’m not here to cast dispersions. I’m just saying that Jason Collins‘ sexual relationship is an abomination, but I’ll allow it, because I’m tolerant,” he added, more or less. Broussard makes the case that, since he has what he calls “a belief system,” he can say just about anything he wants and not be held accountable for how those thoughts clash with logic/compassion/understanding/humanity/science/the overwhelming moral compass of the civilized world.
“I’ll put it this way, Jew. Can I call you Jew?” he might as well have asked openly gay ESPN Truehoop blogger Kevin Arnovitz, who is also Jewish. “Just because you Jews will be sentenced to a infinite existence in which demonic beasts rip out your insides through your asshole, doesn’t mean you can’t respect me for thinking that.”
Jason Collins recently came out as gay to SI, becoming the first active American athlete of any consequence to do so. Naturally, his comments have drawn ire from kind/decent/normal/gay/straight/conservative/liberal/evil people around the country (does not include PGA Professional Bubba Watson.) Addressing this, Broussard reluctantly released a statement via Twitter, further clarifying what was already pretty obvious.
(Via @Chris_Broussard) Today on OTL, as part of a larger, wide-ranging discussion on today’s news, I offered my personal opinion as it relates to Christianity, a point of view that I have expressed publicly before. I realize that some people disagree with my opinion and I accept and respect that. As has been the case in the past, my beliefs have not and will not impact my ability to report on the NBA. I believe Jason Collins displayed bravery with his announcement today and I have no objection to him or anyone else playing in the NBA.
Though he will not be picketing any soldier’s funerals, the ESPN rumor monger assures us that, in his heart, he will always carry an open disdain and disapproval for Jason Collins lifelong struggle with his own identity. “Being gay is a choice Jason made,” he undoubtedly believes. “Just like the one I make everyday when I wake up, right after I meticulously groom my pencil thin goatee.”
Broussard essentially went on to identify courage as “refusing to accept your own innate feelings of love towards your peers,” and not “refusing to accept ancient draconian dogma as a reason to hate yourself.”