Collins Announcement Met with Controversy

Published on 30-Apr-2013 by Stacey Mickles

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Collins Announcement Met with Controversy

When Jason Collins came out for all and sundry, for the most part it was met with cheers and congratulations.

But not everyone shared in Collins' exhiliration about making the announcement. Several members of the media jeered Collins' decision.

One member in particular who voice his opinion loud and clear was Chris Broussard of ESPN. He thought what Collins was doing is ungodly.

"I'm a Christian. I don't agree with homosexuality. I think it's a sin, as I think all sex outside of marriage between a man and a woman is ... If you're openly living in unrepentant sin, whatever it may be ... that's walking in open rebellion to God and to Jesus Christ."

Broussard tried to clarify his statement later -- memos from management will have that sort of effect -- but he wasn't the only one who expressed displeasure. Tim Brando, who doesn't exactly run from controversy, made a weird comment, as well. 

"I'm hearing Collins is a hero because he made history! OK, as a sports commentator, if I make a sex tape, is that history? The word matters, OK?"


First of all, let's pray there isn't a Tim Brando sex tape out there, for the sake of all things holy. Secondly, I find it odd that any of these guys, in their positions, would make these comments.

What are they going to do next? Preach about the Ten Commandments or pontificate about fornication?

Quite frankly, if these dudes aren't going call out other athletes for having affairs or gettin' jiggy with it before they get married, then what business is it of theirs to discuss Collins' sexuality?

I never heard Broussard -- or Brando, for that matter -- shine the spotlight on any athlete for his or her sexual behavior. And until they do, they have no right to single out and judge anyone. If then.

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