ESPN Reporter's Anti-Gay Comments Sti...

ESPN Reporter's Anti-Gay Comments Stir Controversy Online

There are 6 comments on the Mashable story from Apr 29, 2013, titled ESPN Reporter's Anti-Gay Comments Stir Controversy Online. In it, Mashable reports that:

ESPN reporter Chris Broussard sure poked the ol' hornets' nest on the show Outside the Lines Monday afternoon by spouting off some less-than-welcoming views on homosexuality following a historic day for gay athletes.

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“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#1 Apr 29, 2013
Is he actually a REPORTER ? Because a REPORTER is SUPPOSED TO REPORT the news. NOT give personal opinions.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#2 Apr 30, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
Is he actually a REPORTER ? Because a REPORTER is SUPPOSED TO REPORT the news. NOT give personal opinions.
Tell that to Fox.

“God made in the image of man”

Since: May 07

Sausalito, CA

#3 Apr 30, 2013
Yes, it's even more reprehensible that he was ASKED, "what is your take on that" -- i.e. inviting his personal opinion about the fact that Jason Collins claims to be a christian as well. If one christian intends to criticize another christian in public over his morality, it's better to take the discussion somewhere else -- NOT on a TV Sports channel.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#4 Apr 30, 2013
Guns, God and Sports.
Tea Bag Residue Cleanup

Levittown, PA

#5 Apr 30, 2013
It's great he was asked so he could then marginalize himself from his co workers, corporation and from educated society.


“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#6 Apr 30, 2013
ESPN: Regrets Broussard comment on gay NBA player

ESPN says that it regrets the "distraction" caused by one of its reporters who described Jason Collins as a sinner after the NBA center publicly revealed that he was gay.

Chris Broussard, who covers the NBA for ESPN, had said on the air that Collins and others in the NBA who engage in premarital sex or adultery were "walking in open rebellion to God, and to Jesus Christ." Broussard, a former reporter for The New York Times, spoke during ESPN's "Outside the Lines" program Monday discussing Collins' announcement....

ESPN's Josh Krulewitz said the network regrets that a discussion of personal viewpoints became a "distraction." The network offered its own view of Collins' news: "ESPN is fully committed to diversity and welcomes Jason Collins' announcement," he said.

During his on-the-air discussion, Broussard described himself as a Christian.

"I don't agree with homosexuality," he said. "I think it's a sin, as I think all sex outside of marriage between a man and a woman is."

Broussard in an online message on Tuesday said that he had previously discussed his point of view about homosexuality publicly.

"I realize that some people disagree with my opinion, and I accept and respect that," he wrote. "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 ... and I have no objection to him or anyone else playing in the NBA.

Collins, in an interview with The New York Times on Tuesday, noted that he is a Christian, too."

"This is all about tolerance and acceptance and America is the best country in the world because we're all entitled to our opinions and beliefs but we don't have to agree," he said. "And obviously I don't agree with his statement."

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