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    Is ESPN's Chris Broussard a bigot?

    Regarding Broussard's recent comments condemning homosexuality in general and Jason Collins in particular, I'm looking to see how many of our board members are sympathetic to this statement:

    “In the current culture, it takes more courage for someone like Chris Broussard to speak out than for someone like Jason Collins to come out,” says Sprigg, a former pastor. “The media will hail someone who comes out of the closet as gay, but someone who simply expresses their personal religious views about homosexual conduct is attacked.”

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    Re: Is ESPN's Chris Broussard a bigot?

    If he said it on air, he needs reprimand. If he said it on his own time, he does not. Since it's not basketball season and Broussard is almost strictly an NBA analyst, I'm assuming that he wasn't on air when he said it? Or was he writing in a professional blog?

    I like Broussard. He knows his stuff. I'm more against guys like Kevin Blackistone, a man that I'd love to drill in his smug racist face.

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    Re: Is ESPN's Chris Broussard a bigot?

    I have no problem with Chris Broussard as a commentator and a journalist - he's a quality NBA pundit. And I'm sure it took a lot of courage to say what he did.

    That being said, there's a fundamental reason for the two different types of reactions. Jason Collins is not judging or condemning another human being for who he is.
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    Re: Is ESPN's Chris Broussard a bigot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    If he said it on air, he needs reprimand. If he said it on his own time, he does not. Since it's not basketball season and Broussard is almost strictly an NBA analyst, I'm assuming that he wasn't on air when he said it? Or was he writing in a professional blog?

    I like Broussard. He knows his stuff. I'm more against guys like Kevin Blackistone, a man that I'd love to drill in his smug racist face.
    Broussard said it on air.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Is ESPN's Chris Broussard a bigot?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Broussard said it on air.
    Oh...then yeah, Eisner's gotta slap him on the wrist a little bit.

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    Re: Is ESPN's Chris Broussard a bigot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Oh...then yeah, Eisner's gotta slap him on the wrist a little bit.
    For context, the incident that Ahlevah and the article is referring to happened months ago when Jason Collins first came out. I don't know why it's being dug out now. I don't agree with what Broussard said but i'm glad that ESPN stood behind him.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Is ESPN's Chris Broussard a bigot?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    For context, the incident that Ahlevah and the article is referring to happened months ago when Jason Collins first came out. I don't know why it's being dug out now. I don't agree with what Broussard said but i'm glad that ESPN stood behind him.
    I hate to make it a race thing, but I think Broussard being black helped. If he said that, it's pretty bad. What Blackistone has said on multiple accounts while on the air or writing/blogging for ESPN was pretty bad. However, when Jay Mariotti got into a minor incident in his personal life that had nothing to do with his professional career, Around The Horn wiped their hands of him completely.

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    Re: Is ESPN's Chris Broussard a bigot?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Broussard said it on air.
    Let's put this into further context. He was being interviewed on Outside the Lines and asked for his honest opinion on the topic of the day, which was Jason Collins and his coming out. It would have been kind of pointless to ask his opinion and then have him keep silent.

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    Re: Is ESPN's Chris Broussard a bigot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahlevah View Post
    Regarding Broussard's recent comments condemning homosexuality in general and Jason Collins in particular, I'm looking to see how many of our board members are sympathetic to this statement:
    When Christians treat the sin of adultery, and sex outside of marriage, as seriously as they treat the alleged sin of homosexuality then I will accept that "dislike" to be expressed based upon their relgious freedom. Is it not also taught that one should hate the sin but love the sinner?

    To cite only some actions as being contrary to their personal interpretation of the "word of God", but to ignore others is far too much hypocracy for me to accept as being religion alone. Tiger Woods has sinned far more than any gay person "comming out" has, yet I bet this moron considers that "common" sin to have been forgiven.
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    Re: Is ESPN's Chris Broussard a bigot?

    “If you’re openly living in unrepentant sin, whatever it may be, not just homosexuality, (but) adultery, fornication, premarital sex between heterosexuals … I believe that’s walking in open rebellion to God and to Jesus Christ,” Broussard said. “I would not characterize that person as a Christian, because I don’t think the Bible would characterize them as a Christian.”
    What is wrong with his statement? It's basically just what Christians believe on the subject of sex, homosexuality, and sin. As a Christian it's not surprising that he agrees with the Christian point of view on the subject.

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