An ESPN Magazine reporter condemned NBA player Jason Collins’ decision to come out as gay.
Senior Writer Chris Broussard said that his “lifestyle is a sin” and it is “an open rebellion to God.”
“Personally, I don’t believe that you can live an openly homosexual lifestyle or an openly … like premarital sex between heterosexuals,” Broussard said during ESPN’s ‘Outside the Lines’ segment. “If you’re openly living that type of lifestyle, then the Bible says ‘you know them by their fruits.’ It says that, you know, that’s a sin.”
He continued by stating that a “Gay Christian” does not exist.
“And if you’re openly living in unrepentant sin, whatever it may be, not just homosexuality — adultery, fornication, premarital sex between heterosexuals — whatever it may be, I believe that’s walking in open rebellion to God and to Jesus Christ,” Broussard concluded. “So I would not characterize that person as a Christian because I don’t think the Bible would characterize them as a Christian.”
Jason Collins became the first openly gay athlete in any major American sports leagues after he published his first-person essay in Sports Illustrated.
President Obama along with his wife and other prominent human rights political advocates have expressed their support for his decision to come out.
Jason Collins has also been asked to be the Grand Marshal for Boston Pride.