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):

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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:

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