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Bubba Watson Tweets Support Of Chris Broussard’s Anti-Gay Comments


There was a quiet interlude on Monday night/early Tuesday when no one was tweeting or otherwise writing about the Jason Collins story. It was a peaceful time, when most of the world slept. Then dawn broke, and this happened:

Broussard, of course, said this on ESPN on Monday:

“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.

“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.”

So yes, Collins is getting a lot of support from athletes, politicians and the public at large. President Obama and the First Lady have weighed in to support him. You know the rest.

But ESPN’s Broussard was a notable exception, and now we see he’s not alone. (ESPN issued a statement late Monday, regretting the “distraction” caused by Broussard’s comments. Apparently he will not be disciplined).

Watson signed off on Broussard’s message, and it’s no surprise. An outspoken Christian, Watson has an iPod full of Christian music, and is fond of quoting Christian rapper Lecrae. Bubba wears his faith on his sleeve, and his phone. His frequent tweets about religion have lost him followers (and probably gained him some), and today’s message was no different. It caused a firestorm.

So for those keeping score, that’s one Bubba (Clinton) in support of Collins, one against.

My message to Watson is this: If Jesus could stay silent on the subject of homosexuality (there’s nothing in the Bible indicating his views one way or the other), why can’t you? Hey, just asking.


  • Dapandico

    Broussard can’t express his opinion and beliefs. He must toe the line like the rest of the sheeple. Also the kook ran is against homosexuality but don’t mention that, it might offend the religion of peace.

  • atc225

    what?

  • Bon

    Wow SportsGrind continues to define bad journalism. (1). Journalist are supposed to put personal biased aside and just report the facts. (2) what chris Broussard said wasn’t anti-gay it was an opinion. If Chris said he hated Collins because he was gay, that would be anti-gay. (3) If you’re going to make ridiculous statements atleast make sure they’re true… (Yes I’m talking about that last paragraph). (4) Finally, you say “if Jesus could stay silent on the subject why can’t you (bubba)” this is what really pisses me off. So you’re allowed to express your opinion only if its in favor of gays? Are you new to America? Are you unaware of the first amendment? Stop with the PC bullsh!t. In today’s world it takes a lot more guts to say you don’t support gay-marriage than that you do. Rick Chandler, you’re what’s wrong with the United States.

  • Anonymous

    LOL. Have a good cry, my friend. Gay people are coming out. Sorry that makes people like you and Bubba and Broussard so mad. But people just wanna be themselves, ya know? And a lot of people support that.

  • Ham Boner

    @Rick Chandler – Jesus was not silent on homosexuality. Jesus is God, the author of the Bible and the Bible has plenty to say on homosexuality being a sin. Also of note Jesus specifically speaks on marriage in Matthew 19 – 3Some Pharisees came to Jesus, testing Him and asking, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason at all?”4And He answered and said, “Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE,5and said, ‘FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH’?6“So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.” Notice He doesn;t sy anything about two dudes or two chicks included in His definition of marriage. So yeah He does actually speak on it. I also understand that if you aren’t a Christian then you likely don’t believe or care what the Bible says, but that does not mean it doesn’t speak on this, it does. And further, John 1:1 says In the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God and the Word was God. Jesus is the living Word. The Word, AKA the Bible specifically condemns homosexuality. Since Jesus is the Word and the Word condemns homosexuality, then logically Jesus condemns homosexuality. Also, Jesus never explicitly condemned pedophelia, is it OK too?

  • NC

    Since when did this stuff equal “news”, ESPN? We need to get away from the social commentary and get back to “reporting” sports info…..and btw, women in bikinis (unless they’re beach volleyball) is NOT sports related. I also find it interesting that people keep commenting on the fact that this is the first person in a team sport to come out…not true -A woman team USA soccer player already came out…it’s only news because men are more homophobic than women.

  • NC

    Real journalists (prior to Faux news era) are trained to NOT show their beliefs, one way or another.

  • NC

    They also said – about 5 times that I can think of —thou shalt not judge:) All sins are equal in my eyes – Those without sin cast the first stone…..etc, etc. —pretty much covered the whole issue right there. It’s REALLY humorous to me that a lot of people who quote biblical passages to judge another person’s actions–seem to never qute remeber the ones that say “don’t judge”. And yes, I just made a judgment call. But hopefully, I have helped a good Christian like you to remember THOSE verses……

  • Ham Boner

    Just like your post said, still a sin. Thanks for reminding us all that homosexuality like stealing, murder, lying, IS still indeed a sin. And nowhere in my post did I judge anything, which by the way it does not say thou shalt not judge. its not a commandment. Just a reminder that you don’t know someone’s heart. I was just telling ole Rick Chandler that Jesus did indeed condemn it. Maybe you should actually read my post instead of throwing out the whole “judge not” verse. looks like you were doing some judging yourself there.

  • David Kendrick

    So…. Broussard spoke his opinion in a straightforward way with malice toward none and this is what he’s got for it? I want my country back.


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