It's almost worse to try and backtrack on things you obviously believe, because it's easily apparent that you're only doing it because of the flak you've gotten. It's kind of offensive to assume we wouldn't notice exactly what you're doing!
Chris Broussard is doing exactly all that as he called into the radio show The Breakfast Club on Power 105.1 to explain his comments about Jason Collins being gay and to backtrack a little bit! While he still rattles off everything he's read in the Bible (at length), he's also trying to make it clear that he loves everyone and doesn't look down on a single person, even if it might seem like it.
It's worth a listen (above) as he tries to explain himself, and to hear the host liken the whole situation to a white guy saying he 'isn't racist' because he has black friends!
We can't really get into religion here, because everyone is entitled to their beliefs. We CAN get into going into a religious tirade on ESPN when they aren't asking for your personal religious opinions! This interview is different because he's asked specifically about his personal beliefs — we just wish when he was being paid to talk about sports, he would talk about sports!
Easy enough! LOLz!
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Whoa!!! Say WHAT?!
'N Sync's Lance Bass was a guest on yesterday's Rubin Report and the topic of discussion was Jason Collins becoming the first openly gay active athlete in a major American team sport!
It was no easy feat, but Lance thinks it could be even HARDER for a member of a boy band whose whole business strategy is built around catering to sexually interested young women buying merchandise, concert tickets, and albums!
In the web series (above) Lance argues that, statistically speaking, someone in One Direction is likely gay!!
Which member is it?
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We allllllllll expected there to be some heat when Jason Collins became the first active gay male athlete in the NBA yesterday, but who would've thought Chris Broussard would've jumped up on his religious soap box LIVE ON ESPN (above)??
It's one thing to have your beliefs, but when they systematically treat a group of people less than others, that's when you should probably not go on-air at your highly public job and run your mouth. ESPN agrees, but unfortunately their statement about Broussards homophobic comments was pret-ty weak:
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Jason Collins is gay and he's out and he's comfortable in his own skin… and we couldn't be more proud of the courage he's shown!
In fact, when the NBA vet shocked the world with his historic Sports Illustrated revelation today, the vast majority of the his colleagues' reactions were kind, genuine, and accepting!
Unfortunately, it only takes one or two rotten apples to spoil the whole bunch!
First Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace tweeted ignorant comments toward Jason and now ESPN's premiere NBA analyst Chris Broussard has taken the intolerance to the next level!!
Ch-ch-check out his unfathomable statements on ESPN's Outside the Lines (above)!
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