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ESPN Analyst Says Being Homosexual Is 'Open Rebellion to God' -- Outrage Ensues

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"So I would not characterize that person as a Christian because I don't think the Bible would characterize him as a Christian."

(ESPN)

(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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[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/TheWBShow/status/328996785337020416"]

[blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/ExJon/status/328962370766516224"]

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