Chris Broussard on Jason Collins...

The question is whether Jason Collins is right to claim the Christian faith in support of his sexual immorality? ESPN's Chris Broussard gives a straightforward Biblical answer. True, he makes no appeal to natural law, but this sort of witness is commendable and Reformed men should support it. (Thanks, Steve M.)

Tim Bayly

Tim serves Clearnote Church, Bloomington, Indiana. He and Mary Lee have five children and fifteen grandchildren.

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Praise God for Chris Broussard! That's more courage and plain-spoken gospel in two minutes than I've heard from some preachers in an entire sermon!

I'm not trying to put him down, but I did find this:

"Due to public pressure for his comments he issued the following statement via Twitter:

"Today on OTL, as part of a larger, wide-ranging discussion on today's news, I offered my personal opinion as it relates to Christianity, a point of view that I have expressed publicly before. I realize that some people disagree with my opinion and I accept and respect that. As has been the case in the past, my beliefs have not and will not impact my ability to report on the NBA. I believe Jason Collins displayed bravery with his announcement today and I have no objection to him or anyone else playing in the NBA.""

Actually, Malorie; other than the comment about bravery, I don't think I disagree with anything he said here, either. Love,

I liked LZ's comment:  "I would love not to have pre-marital sex, but in this country [and the rest of recorded history], I'm not allowed to get married."

Imagined follow-up: So, LZ, does that mean you are faithful to your partner?

Imagined answer: Why would I do that?  I'm not allowed to get married in this country.

Quite ignoring the thrust of Chris Broussard's statement that homosexual relations, like all sexual sin, is sin.

Pastor Tim,

You don't object to the fact that he referred to the truth of God's Word as his "personal opinion"?  Like I said, I'm not trying to put him down.  But isn't this a problem?  It's what the world loves to say: "Well, that's your opinion, and I disagree."  

In Christ,

Dear Malorie,

Yes, but let's be pleased about all the good Biblical things he says, OK?

Love,

Totally understandable why he caved. I was wondering how long it was take him. It was still admirable what he initially said. I'm not sure why he would use the word brave to describe Collins, though. 

http://spectator.org/archives/2013/05/01/a-sportscaster-comes-out-as-ch#commentcontainer is a good treatment of the reasons behind Broussard's backtracking.

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