In America, You May Not Speak About Christian Viewpoints In Public

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The Left in full attack mode after Sports Commentator shares his Christian views on Homosexuality, forces Network to publicly apologize and demandsCommentator also apologize for his faith.

There IS NO TOLERANCE from the ‘Progressive’, Leftists – only tyranny.  Yet another example of their insidious attacks on the biblical faith in America is now playing out as the entirety of the MarxoFascist Left celebrates and revels in the ‘coming out’ announcement of NBA basketball player Jason Collins that he engages in sex with men.

I almost expected His Heinous Obama to declare a national holiday as the zeitgeist of the minority Gay Agenda continues to force itself upon us all and turn the civil and religious society in America inside out and upside down.

But spoiling the faggotry celebration of the Left on parade, was ESPN commentator Chris Broussard – dared to share the fact that his faith views homosexuality as a sin – but doesn’t use his faith to demean or attack those who are.  He noted that simply disagreeing with a lifestyle earns contempt, ridicule and declarations of bigotry and intolerance.

That was enough to send the Marxofascist Left and their media universe allies into a full meltdown – and the heat so intense for the network to punish Broussard – that he is having to ‘walk back’ his statements while the network goes full throttle to apologize that Broussard’s Christianity is not to be tolerated.

ESPN APOLOGIZES FOR COMMENTATOR’S CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW ON HOMOSEXUALITY

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While the left lectures Americans about the historic breakthrough made by NBA free agent Jason Collins in announcing his sexuality and calls for well-deserved tolerance, they are on full-out attack against ESPN commentator Chris Broussard for expressing his Christian views. And now ESPN has been forced to apologize.

It all started when Broussard appeared on Outside the Lines to talk about Collins. Appearing with ESPN senior writer LZ Granderson, who is openly gay, Broussard was asked by the host, “How ready is the NBA and the locker rooms for having an openly gay teammate?”

Broussard answered, “The climate in society is very set for this thing to happen …. A lot of people feel like if you come out and say you don’t agree with homosexuality, you are viewed as a bigot, you are viewed as intolerant. So I think the climate is right for somebody to come out and say they are gay. I’ve been texting with players, GMs, coaches, agents throughout the day … and it’s been overwhelmingly supportive of Jason, from former teammates to guys who have played against him.” Broussard acknowledged that a few players said they might be uncomfortable with a gay player in the showers, but that “I don’t think you’ll see somebody come out and be against this, whether because of their true feelings or because of political correctness.”

Later in the conversation, Granderson said, “If we really want to move toward progress and toward full acceptance, we have to have this conversation and this process. Broussard then seconded that motion, and gave an example of that conversation and how it could be productive:

I’d like to second what LZ said. “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. [ESPN’s] L.Z. [Granderson] knows that. He and I have played on basketball teams together for several years. We’ve gone out, had lunch together, we’ve had good conversations, good laughs together. He knows where I stand and I know where he stands. I don’t criticize him, he doesn’t criticize me, and call me a bigot, call me ignorant, call me intolerant.

In talking to some people around the league, there’s a lot Christians in the NBA and just because they disagree with that lifestyle, they don’t want to be called bigoted and intolerant and things like that. That’s what LZ was getting at. Just like I may tolerate someone whose lifestyle I disagree with, he can tolerate my beliefs. He disagrees with my beliefs and my lifestyle but true tolerance and acceptance is being able to handle that as mature adults and not criticize each other and call each other names…

Personally, I don’t believe that you can live an openly homosexual lifestyle or an openly premarital sex between heterosexuals, if you’re openly living that type of lifestyle, then the Bible says you know them by their fruits, it says that’s a sin. 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. I would not characterize that person as a Christian because I do not think the Bible would characterize them as a Christian.

This has been the traditional Biblical view for thousands of years. Still, traditionally religious people in the United States, like Broussard, have reached an understanding and tolerance for those with whom they disagree. Mutual tolerance between the traditionally religious and proponents of the morality of homosexuality is what the conversation between Granderson and Broussard was all about. As Granderson said, “Chris and I have had those uncomfortable conversations, the NBA now needs to have those uncomfortable conversations.” Tolerance is the goal. And tolerance requires tolerance on both sides.

But instead of having those uncomfortable conversations, and coming to mutual respect for one another’s positions, the left went after Broussard hammer and tongs. The hashtag #firechrisbroussard quickly skyrocketed on Twitter. The same left that praised Bob Costas to the skies for randomly sounding off on Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher and gun control now decided that Broussard was way out of line. The LA Timesran an online poll asking, “Should Broussard have said what he said on TV?”

Kelly Dwyer of Yahoo! Sports wrote, “The last thing [gay youths] need is to see someone like Chris Broussard, who ESPN (and by extension, the NBA) trusts as both its voice both at games and in-studio, to be referring to them as sinners who are in ‘open rebellion to God.’” Deadspin’s John Koblin said that it was “unclear why [Broussard’s opinion was] necessary or even relevant at this hour.” Variety subtly suggested, “In December, ESPN suspended commentator Rob Parker for questionable comments on the race of NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III, then chose not to renew his contract after it expired at year’s end.”

In response to all this leftist tolerance, ESPN dutifully released a statement apologizing for Broussard’s comments: “We regret that a respectful discussion of personal viewpoints became a distraction from today’s news. ESPN is fully committed to diversity and welcomes Jason Collins’ announcement.” Naturally, Buzzfeed’s Kate Arthur ripped ESPN anyway for not sufficiently falling into line: “So no apology from Broussard …. ESPN got itself into this ridiculous, impossible situation here by relying on one of its employee’s religious beliefs to inform a discussion about the huge Collins news …. What I would like to know, therefore, is why they put Broussard on the air to discuss his personal feelings about Collins, homosexuality, and Christianity, rather than his area of professional expertise — basketball — in the first place.” Arthur went on a rampage, calling Broussard “punitive, unforgiving,” and lamenting that “Collins’ beautiful announcement” had been tarnished by ESPN’s “outdated, homophobic pit of its own making.”

Broussard’s opinion was verboten according to the left. Granderson’s was not. The right was happy to air both opinions. Yet the left thinks that Broussard was way out of bounds. That’s because the goal of the left in overplaying the Jason Collins coming out party – a presidential call? Really? – is to portray those who disagree on homosexuality as bigots and homophobes who want to deny people like Collins happiness. Broussard never even remotely suggested that Collins should not have come out. He repeatedly stated that the time was ripe for Collins to come out. Virtually everyone on the right agrees with that general perspective. But Broussard violated the most taboo of all standards: he suggested that he had a different moral view than that of the left. And so now his job may be in jeopardy.

When it comes to tyranny and tolerance, the case of Chris Broussard is far more telling than that of Jason Collins. It is the left that wants tyranny of expression. Tolerance only extends to those deemed worthy by the left.

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5 responses to “In America, You May Not Speak About Christian Viewpoints In Public

  1. Norman

    bad headline-its only the christian bigotry that wont be tolerated-you can say it, but youll be hated-and rightfully so

  2. invar

    Thanks for illustrating the truth of scripture.

    This world HATES God and those who follow Him – as their redefinition of HIS Word is somehow more moral since it comes from Leftist mindsets.

  3. many misunderstandings/misinterpretations of Scripture, what it says about God, Jesus, sin, huaniknmd, etc. However I keep feeling drawn back to a phrase I saw quoted from a Christianity Today article, in which Tim Dalyrimple (I think) said, Let the church confess. Let the Spirit convict. Let Christ redeem. For far too long, the Christian church (especially our Evangelical strains) has been much more vocal about what it is against, rather than what it is for. We’ve been better at proclaiming the bad news instead of the good news. We have insisted that people get their acts together before they may be welcomed into God’s family. I am drawn to the quote above because I want to be known for sharing a message that God loves people his creation so much that he sacrificed his own son to be able to have relationship with them, receiving their love and worship and showering his love and good gifts on them. We might have some ground for debate with other Christians, even those professing to be gay Christians, but the church’s biggest misstep, I think is that we effectively shut out and turn off many people who have yet to explore or consider Christ, God, the Bible, etc., by playing the role of the convicting Spirit (and quite poorly), blasting them with a judgmental message, without love, without hope, without any good news.I think it’s a very valid question when people question why professing Christians single out homosexual behavior as sin, and I hope we keep having civil discussions about that, both outside and especially inside the church. I believe that the uproar concerning homosexuality in America is merely part of a larger question of idolatry, with the god in question is hyper-sexuality. Under that umbrella, almost no one could stand innocent. Premarital and extramarital sex (leading to unplanned/aborted pregnancies, divorce, broken families), pornography of all varieties, promiscuity, objectifying both men and women, sex selling things . The list is endless. When did the church lose its disdain for these other examples of what the Bible shows as distortions of God’s gift of human sexuality?Anyway Justin, maybe you should set up some face-to-face conversations like you have with other topics (technology, e.g.). Topics like this seem best suited to a smaller, intimate group, where civility would hopefully reign.Sorry to be so verbose.Blessings to all.

  4. invar

    Well Syed,

    While I agree mostly with your reply, I think you are missing something.

    You point out that the church in America is too often engaged in being vocal about what it is against, rather than what it is for.

    I disagree.

    The Christian church in America has been largely SILENT and NOT VOCAL about sin that has captured us all and formed us into an image of idolatry that sees, speaks and hears no evil except in doctrinal disputes.

    It is important to preach the Gospel about what Christians ARE FOR in places where Jesus is not as well known as He is in the USA.

    The church here, needs repentance and someone has to bring that message, which requires we must state what we are against in terms of the sin that has captured the majority of our people and culture.

    We cannot be vocal about what we are FOR and remain silent about what we should stand AGAINST. In this country, an exampled Christian would be one who stands on scripture and conviction and does not apologize for it, and rails against the evil which is being preached as good in today’s culture.

    However, most see Christianity as limp and having no conviction or force behind it aside from dogma. That is one reason why Islam is growing and the church is shrinking. The people see that Islam at least stands for something and stands against things it is willing to do violence against. The church has left a vacuum that Islam is filling.

    In the USA, the church needs to be vocal against the sin that dominates our culture and people – because REPENTANCE is required of a people who should have known better but instead traded their faith for convenience.

    In the rest of the world, as in places like India where I ministered, Christians desperately need to do as you suggest in order to further the Gospel there. Here in the USA, the church needs to stand up against sin and tyranny.

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