ESPN Analyst Chris Broussard: Being Homosexual Is Walking in Open Rebellion to God

(ESPN)

Reacting to NBA player Jason Collins’ decision to publicly come out as gay on Monday, ESPN analyst Chris Broussard said he wouldn’t classify a homosexual as a “Christian” because the Bible makes it clear that it is a sin. He went on to say that living in unrepentant sin, not just homosexuality, is “walking in open rebellion to God.”

“Personally, I don’t believe that you can live an openly homosexual lifestyle or openly– like premarital sex between heterosexuals– if you are openly living that type of lifestyle then the Bible says you know…that’s a sin,” Broussard explained.

He continued: “And if you are openly living in unrepentant sin, whatever it may be, not just homosexuality… 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 him as a Christian.”

To be sure, it appears that Broussard was asked for his take on the issue.

Watch the clip via ESPN below:

The outrage was quick and at times pretty harsh (Warning! Some strong language):

@ you are a worthless motherfucker....keep your Jesus shit to yourself don't put it in print...
ESPN Analyst Chris Broussard: Being Homosexual Is Walking in Open Rebellion to God
@ZachMecham
Zach Mecham
It's hard to respect a man who believes this about a large segment of the population. Broussard lost a fan today. http://t.co/JJskUWxAnS
ESPN Analyst Chris Broussard: Being Homosexual Is Walking in Open Rebellion to God
@JohnGrupe
John Grupe
@ Your a real hypocrite blasting Jason Collins 4 being a sinner while U make your living covering sinners. #lookinthemirror
ESPN Analyst Chris Broussard: Being Homosexual Is Walking in Open Rebellion to God
@Banditmax
Banditmax
Chris Broussard is the perfect example of a close minded person
ESPN Analyst Chris Broussard: Being Homosexual Is Walking in Open Rebellion to God
To be clear: I totally support Chris Broussard's 1st Amendment right to be a douche.
ESPN Analyst Chris Broussard: Being Homosexual Is Walking in Open Rebellion to God
@mileskahn
Miles Kahn
Chris Broussard is the most ignorant person I have ever seen walk in this planet. This is just idiocy brought to a new level. #ESPN
ESPN Analyst Chris Broussard: Being Homosexual Is Walking in Open Rebellion to God
Someone please tell Chris Broussard to wake the fuck up #equality
ESPN Analyst Chris Broussard: Being Homosexual Is Walking in Open Rebellion to God
@mpb9792
Matthew Barnes

But Broussard found a lot of support on Twitter as well. Some supported the ESPN analyst’s First Amendment rights while others stood up for him based on religious reasons:

So you ask @ for his thoughts and you're attacking him cause you disagree with them? And he's the intolerant one?
ESPN Analyst Chris Broussard: Being Homosexual Is Walking in Open Rebellion to God
@lecrae
Lecrae
Thanks for speaking for Christian views in a way that did not come off hateful @
ESPN Analyst Chris Broussard: Being Homosexual Is Walking in Open Rebellion to God
@TheWBShow
Wayne Bradley Show
If you oppose bullying and intolerance, you should be defending Jason Collins AND Chris Broussard.
ESPN Analyst Chris Broussard: Being Homosexual Is Walking in Open Rebellion to God
@ExJon
Jon Gabriel
Being in unrepentant sin whether it be homo, adultery, etc. that is living in open rebellion to God. @ #HardTruth
ESPN Analyst Chris Broussard: Being Homosexual Is Walking in Open Rebellion to God
@bradikal36
Bradley Cooke
@ proud of you brother. Stick by the Word. Rest in Christ. You'll be good
ESPN Analyst Chris Broussard: Being Homosexual Is Walking in Open Rebellion to God
@da_hansen
Drew Hansen
@ @ I don't agree either, but everyone hypes up free speach until it's something they don't want to hear. BS.
ESPN Analyst Chris Broussard: Being Homosexual Is Walking in Open Rebellion to God
@smoltzy9
Vincent Zuardo
The funny part Chris Broussard just pointed out how the church really feels about homosexuality. Christianity & Catholics... But hey...
ESPN Analyst Chris Broussard: Being Homosexual Is Walking in Open Rebellion to God
@MikeRoManage
James Gatz