Anyway, a blanket statement concerning Christians in a tu quoque appeal to hypocrisy is something I've grown accustomed to in discussions I've had over the years on this topic. It hasn't stopped failing as a logical argument. I asked a specific question concerning a specific individual and yet you responded with broad generalities that have no basis in logic or fact. A lot of people call themselves Christians. Some are gay and are probably hypocrites, too, under your definition, unless they think adultery or anything else isn't a sin and they live otherwise perfect lives.
But it's the last part of your sentence that's most remarkable in the way it throws a chill on religious freedom. Personally, I don't judge gays, but neither do I judge Chris Broussard or his motives, and I'll defend his right to give his opinion on the topic without facing retribution or being branded a bigot.
There's still a big problem with homophobia in sports, wonderfully reflected by ESPN hiring douches like this. I'm for free speech in practice though, not just in theory. I don't think he should be punished, but to answer your question, yes he's a bigot.
“In the current culture, it takes more courage for someone like Chris Broussard to speak out"
He probably doesn't listen to talk radio a lot
or watch any of the 5,000 Sunday TV shows about how bad zee homoz are,
or attend any of the 50,000 Protestant churches in America,
or listen to any of the 100 or so outspoken anti-gay members of congress
or live/work/attend in any of the hundreds of small towns, high schools and job places where being gay can get you lynched, fired, discriminated against bullied or tormented.
Yeah Chris, I'm sure being a blatant homophobic prick in a country where there are 150,000,000 people who put away race, nationality and social status in order to stand against people of a different sexuality is incredibly hard.
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