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ESPN "regrets" reporter described gay NBA player Jason Collins was "walking in open rebellion to ...

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ESPN says it regrets that one of its reporters described Jason Collins as a sinner after the NBA center publicly revealed he is gay.

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“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1 Apr 30, 2013
But he handles Balls very well.

Since: Sep 10

Earth

#3 Apr 30, 2013
Broussard needs to take his head out of his fat ass.

(1) There is no "god", feces christ is a myth just like every other religious fiction. It's called the buybull because you have to be dumb enough to buy the bull to believe it.

(2) The only people who have to obey religious fictions are those who belong to the cults. Collins is religious, but if he doesn't share Broussard's religious filth, then Collins doesn't have to obey it. As per usual, religitards don't obey their own rules, they expect others to obey them.

(3) If Broussard wants rules and laws based on religion, then it means he hates democracy. If he wants to live in a theocracy, he should move to Saudi Arabia. If he wants to live in a country where it's okay to hate and murder gay people, he should move to Uganda.

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Ginobili

San Francisco, CA

#4 Apr 30, 2013
Broussard is right, gays have no place in our society.
Maranatha

Asheboro, NC

#5 May 1, 2013
"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
(Romans 6:23, Holy Bible)

Pray for all lost sinners to come to Salvation in Jesus Christ and repent of their sins.

BBN is on Facebook and Twitter.

P.S. to above poster: "Only the fool has said in his heart there is no God" (Proverbs)...food for thought.
Ginobili

San Francisco, CA

#6 May 1, 2013
Many gays are non-believers also, may God touch them one day.
serfs up

Ormond Beach, FL

#7 May 1, 2013
99% of the whole media and everything else is totally controlled by elitists. we are constantly bombarded by what their agenda is. Pushing one agenda after another while destroying anything that was good. Perhaps Brousard was looking at the near 80% of the African American population living in single parent situations. perhaps the high amount of African americans in prisons and othe massive drug problems and everything else that the elitist agenda has accomplished. He is a man of courage. for going against the grain of the agenda almost always means ridicule and destruction. The hate on the sports networks wing of the new world order on Tim Tebow proves it. There have been many terrible quarterbacks that have been giving high praise until their fail. Tebow deserves the same time and he has not gotten it. and after a few years and he loses badly, then he goes away. Instead the haters of his religion have bared their teeth and have done the work of the elitists. One other thing. Most of those ex jocks now in sports broadcasting in bad times would pummel those gay guys like a one sided boxing match no matter what they say to keep their jobs.

“Justice always prevails”

Since: Jan 12

vacaville

#8 May 1, 2013
If anyone heard his comments like I did, then you would know everyone is taking his words out of context. He explained his personal beliefs saying he doesn't agree with it, but he accepts gay people. He has nothing against gay people and has great friendships with gay guys and girls. He was on Outside the lines where personal opinion is sought after. I see nothing wrong with his comments and i commend him for giving his honest opinion even when the liberal country frowns upon it
Blank

Wise, VA

#11 May 3, 2013
Maranatha wrote:
"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
(Romans 6:23, Holy Bible)
Pray for all lost sinners to come to Salvation in Jesus Christ and repent of their sins.
BBN is on Facebook and Twitter.
P.S. to above poster: "Only the fool has said in his heart there is no God" (Proverbs)...food for thought.
What about Book of Leviticus, who prohibits eating shellfish, having tattos, and even prohibits wearing clothing made of more than one material? Do you follow those too, or do you just cherrypick things to back up your hatred? Also, you are quoting Romans, which is not Jesus talking, but Paul who was a (so-called) self-appointed "apostle." And if homosexuality is so bad, why did Jesus Himself never mention it? Could be that Jesus was too busy talking about things that really mattered...like, peace, love, compassion, tolerance, being NON-judgemental and helping the poor and sick. And before i get slammed, i am a spiritual person, of the Unitarian faith. May the love of God and wisdom of Jesus be with you.....

“Timshel”

Since: Jan 12

Tulsa, OK

#12 May 3, 2013
Christians should get it together (which will never happen), get on the same page and get along in their own religion and branches thereof first, before they go off and evangelize and recruit. Evangelicals have created whole armies of people whose M.O. is to fear/guilt/persuade/lie (they call it "saving souls") into coming to Jesus. They've been fairly successful but granted they target areas of the world where people are extremely poor, desperate and unschooled. Resistance is low in those parts.

Christians created, accept and fully support Jews for Jesus, Muslims for Jesus, Buddhists for Jesus, Hindus for Jesus so why can't there be Gays and Lesbians for Jesus? What's worse, lying with a person of the same sex or believing in an entirely different myth and savior/god? I'd think the god one would be a lot worse.

Chrsitians continue to force their beliefs and opinions on everybody and are unapologetic for it so I find it fitting that certain G&L's are making all the hypochristians squirm in claiming they're for Jesus too. Bottom line, you reap what you sow hypochristians. Enjoy.

“Timshel”

Since: Jan 12

Tulsa, OK

#13 May 3, 2013
On to Chris Broussard, I get where he's coming from and he's entitled to his own beliefs and opinions but it's been historically proven that the bible has been severely altered and mistranslated over 70 times and entire books were taken out since it was written 1600 years ago and denominations and people have put their own interpretation on the bible so it's become a question of who's right if you can be right where the bible is concerned, which you can't.

Broussard knows B-Ball and I respect his work as it doesn't get much better than him but I wish he wouldn't have tossed his hat in the ring on this issue. He passed judgement by quoting the bible and by the bible that's not his place.

Christians can't have it both ways when you all say "god works in mysterious ways". You never know, another book, this one of god, may be inserted in the bible 5 years from now where he loves G&L's.
Ginobili

San Francisco, CA

#14 May 4, 2013
Gays r bad ppl, most child molesters are gay. They need to be rehab before they commit the next crime.

“Justice always prevails”

Since: Jan 12

vacaville

#15 May 4, 2013
_Jusayin_ wrote:
On to Chris Broussard, I get where he's coming from and he's entitled to his own beliefs and opinions but it's been historically proven that the bible has been severely altered and mistranslated over 70 times and entire books were taken out since it was written 1600 years ago and denominations and people have put their own interpretation on the bible so it's become a question of who's right if you can be right where the bible is concerned, which you can't.

Broussard knows B-Ball and I respect his work as it doesn't get much better than him but I wish he wouldn't have tossed his hat in the ring on this issue. He passed judgement by quoting the bible and by the bible that's not his place.

Christians can't have it both ways when you all say "god works in mysterious ways". You never know, another book, this one of god, may be inserted in the bible 5 years from now where he loves G&L's.
He was on OTL and Bob Ley asked his opinion. I don't see anything wrong with him voicing his opinion. It seems like people aren't aloud to voice their opinion freely on the subject unless they think like the "pro gay" masses. I am glad he added some real life opposition to the subject instead of just saying what espn would want him to say. For that I have a lot of respect for him

“Justice always prevails”

Since: Jan 12

vacaville

#16 May 4, 2013
Ginobili wrote:
Gays r bad ppl, most child molesters are gay. They need to be rehab before they commit the next crime.
You better find a clinic to get you in ASAP!!

“Timshel”

Since: Jan 12

Tulsa, OK

#17 May 4, 2013
The_Solution wrote:
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He was on OTL and Bob Ley asked his opinion. I don't see anything wrong with him voicing his opinion. It seems like people aren't aloud to voice their opinion freely on the subject unless they think like the "pro gay" masses. I am glad he added some real life opposition to the subject instead of just saying what espn would want him to say. For that I have a lot of respect for him
I know Sol but he quoted the bible to condemn Collins but also in the bible it says that god is the ultimate judge and man has no right to do it.

I love watching and listening to Stephen A. Smith and sometimes Skip Bayless and I know they are christians and make no excuses for it but they are sensitive and tolerant which is refreshing to a person like me and they don't try and mix religion and sports because the 2 should be kept separate IMO.

Broussard took a chance and decided to let his opinion which was faith based be known and now he's inevitably alienated and offended several groups of people in the process.

So what's right Sol? I guess it's admirable that Broussard stood up for his faith but was it worth upsetting and hurting millions in the process when all he should have done was speak alone with his god as it says to do in the bible?

According to the bible, Broussard was wrong in publicly judging Collins like it or not and for him doing that he's put himself between a rock and a hard place and like I said before I really wish he would have publicly left this one alone but Broussard does wear his faith on his sleeve obviously to a fault. I hope for the best for him going forward and that he can learn from this and be forgiven and have some tolerance and compassion in the future.

1 Corinthians 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait until the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of the heart. At that time each will receive their praise from God.

James 4:11 Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister or judges them speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it.

“Justice always prevails”

Since: Jan 12

vacaville

#18 May 4, 2013
_Jusayin_ wrote:
<quoted text>I know Sol but he quoted the bible to condemn Collins but also in the bible it says that god is the ultimate judge and man has no right to do it.

I love watching and listening to Stephen A. Smith and sometimes Skip Bayless and I know they are christians and make no excuses for it but they are sensitive and tolerant which is refreshing to a person like me and they don't try and mix religion and sports because the 2 should be kept separate IMO.

Broussard took a chance and decided to let his opinion which was faith based be known and now he's inevitably alienated and offended several groups of people in the process.

So what's right Sol? I guess it's admirable that Broussard stood up for his faith but was it worth upsetting and hurting millions in the process when all he should have done was speak alone with his god as it says to do in the bible?

According to the bible, Broussard was wrong in publicly judging Collins like it or not and for him doing that he's put himself between a rock and a hard place and like I said before I really wish he would have publicly left this one alone but Broussard does wear his faith on his sleeve obviously to a fault. I hope for the best for him going forward and that he can learn from this and be forgiven and have some tolerance and compassion in the future.

1 Corinthians 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait until the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of the heart. At that time each will receive their praise from God.

James 4:11 Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister or judges them speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it.
From what he said he is very tolerable. I feel like his words are the definition of tolerance. He said he has no problem with gay people. He said he doesn't dislike people for being gay, he just doesn't agree with there choice. I know this example is a little different but my friend is a heavy cocaine user, while i dont agree with his choice i still like him. I just feel like if someone asks for someone else's opinion the person answering shouldn't be alienated for having a different opinion than (what appears to be) the majority. For what ever his reasons are for his opinion doesn't really matter to me as long as its not out hatred or malice.
Juan0842

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#19 May 5, 2013
Legal sexual deviancy (taboo) is a part of most people life in our society; (Bill Clinton's Cigars) this is a major reason resulting in the flawed acceptance of the homosexual life style. My views sets personalities aside from the act of homosexuality as well as religion, I value both. I pass no judgments on any sexual deviancies as long as they are legal and in the space of their own privacy. I however have problems with open discussions and acts of homosexuality in public forums and in public view of our kids, as I do with bestiality, incest and many other unnatural sexual acts that our youth will act upon by mere innocence to its exposure, ask any teachers if they have not already been exposed to unnatural sexual cases in the elementary and junior high schools. To dismissed this facts from the discussion of public acceptance is ignorance and self-serving.
Since the sixties and the open closet offence, statistics have proven that sexual assaults on the young has increased tremendously in percentage as well as other sexual crimes, yes, most sexual offenders and predators are or have homosexuals tendencies, however you will not find any documented statistics in this regard ( 15 years of investigating sexual crimes makes me better informed than most, an expert ). By law homosexuals are an effected group and any reference to its contribution to a crime may result in legal liabilities to a law-enforcement department and the prosecution of the crime, Yes don't ask, don't tell, don't document is part of police departments none specific policies which all understand well and fear.
Documented fact, several impartial private investigators have gain access to our prison facilities and their intended resources and written books and papers acknowledging that most serial killers are admitted homosexuals, as are sexual offenders and predators, the FBI in writing their protocol for criminal profiling came up with the same conclusion. Another ill effect to our society which we haven't and are afraid to view with insight and foresight. Note: there is no proving that people are born to be homosexuals because of screwed up genes, all those studies have been
Juan0842

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#20 May 5, 2013
debunked. However tangible studies of separated twins when infants around the world, have discovered many twins were one is a homosexual and the other is not sharing the same genes. This can only result as social exposure as the premises to homosexuality, like any other unnatural sexual behavior, a fetish . Why it is that many other countries have less homosexuals per capital than the U.S., Our black communities are not as tolerant of homosexuality as whites are and as a result they significantly have much less sexual crimes against their children, in the Middle East its almost none existent, intolerance yes, but if you analyze it there almost no child sexual abuse, parents are not full time body guards as they are here in the U.S. and the kids are not subject home imprisonment as they are here for fear. No I don't feel that Collins is a hero.
Juan0842

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#21 May 5, 2013
Fruit for thought, most porn sites are rich in videos of lesbian acts, therefore you will have to acknowledge that it would not be far fetch to believe that a great number of those girls would have had to be exposed to illegal lesbian acts prior to legal age. Now if one were to research for prosecution of female on female sexual crimes you would be surprise that its almost none existent in our court rooms. Why? Mainly is due to the lack of physical evidence in most of these cases, but more alarming is societies attitude which wishes to ignore circumstantial evidence much more than in any other criminal offences. In other words emotional damages to our underage female in our society is being over looked by propaganda like the one questioning, what's the harm of two people of the same sexual gender loving each other has been very effective, but chooses to ignore the effects on our kids, and the social and economic future of our country, most have no idea. Homosexuals and their supporters attack those who have been effected by the homosexual life style with intolerance and accuse religions of hypocrisy. the facts are that all those offending priests are homosexuals and are more representative of the homosexual community than they are of their religion.
By Collins "coming out" I know it to be a self-serving act, there is no other reason. We have laws that protect him already, so why? We can conclude that he has increased his circle of potential partners and job security as an effected class for sure, and that he does not give a damn about people like me who know that he knowingly acted in a reckless manner. In my case I see it as a recruitment of our children, emboldening sexual predators, now they can tell their next child victim, look at Collins and the other players call him a hero.

“Timshel”

Since: Jan 12

Tulsa, OK

#22 May 5, 2013
The_Solution wrote:
<quoted text>
From what he said he is very tolerable. I feel like his words are the definition of tolerance. He said he has no problem with gay people. He said he doesn't dislike people for being gay, he just doesn't agree with there choice. I know this example is a little different but my friend is a heavy cocaine user, while i dont agree with his choice i still like him. I just feel like if someone asks for someone else's opinion the person answering shouldn't be alienated for having a different opinion than (what appears to be) the majority. For what ever his reasons are for his opinion doesn't really matter to me as long as its not out hatred or malice.
Bro, Broussard quoted the bible condemning Collins and his lifestyle and then he says he's got no dislike for Collins and people like him. That's not exactly choosing a side and standing up for your convictions which I could appreciate even though I don't agree with religion and it's purpose. Broussard was out of line according to the bible plain and simple.

Condemning someone to an eternal life of hell and ultimate suffering is pretty bad IMO and coming out publicly like Broussard did against Collins was very malicious even if he didn't intend it.

The bible says come to god and pray for those who aren't walking with him but do not take his word and judge as it's god and god alone that decides who's worthy and who's not and Broussard judged him publicly and on top of that he said Collins couldn't be a christian. Does Broussard believe himself to be god? Broussard was wrong and just because he tried to backtrack doesn't erase his hypocrisy to his religion and the malice he used against Collins.

I understand where you're coming from Bro, but they can't have it both ways all the time. You're either walking with christ or you're not. There is no middle ground for hypocrisy and far too many of them are not truly walking with christ but try and act as if they are and pass judgement as if they're god himself. All I'm doing is calling BS.
Justin

Mound, MN

#23 May 6, 2013
The_Solution wrote:
If anyone heard his comments like I did, then you would know everyone is taking his words out of context. He explained his personal beliefs saying he doesn't agree with it, but he accepts gay people. He has nothing against gay people and has great friendships with gay guys and girls. He was on Outside the lines where personal opinion is sought after. I see nothing wrong with his comments and i commend him for giving his honest opinion even when the liberal country frowns upon it
The liberal media always take everything out of context.Nothing new about this.I'm shocked its getting some attention.I hate the entire gay rights movement honestly.I'm against the direct attack on the institution of marriage which is a christian institution.Marriage is defined differently throughout the world but its undeniable that it was created for Pro-Creation and the marriage institution defined in America was created by the Christian philosophy between a man and woman.

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