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(Think Progress)   According to my sources, Chris Broussard is about to get fired for his comments on Jason Collins   (thinkprogress.org) divider line 189
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2013-04-29 04:04:08 PM
Me to Chris Broussard: Dude, the cool thing about Christianity is that we can have forgiving grace even if we live in sin--after all, nobody's perfect. I sure as hell have some ghastly sin I could tell you all about...
 
2013-04-29 04:10:38 PM
Wait, ESPN was showing two talking heads arguing about something? How am I supposed to keep up with Kobe Bryant's tweets?
 
2013-04-29 04:12:50 PM
What, no free speech in the NBA?  How does what he said affect his abiity to play basketball?
 
2013-04-29 04:15:45 PM

hasty ambush: What, no free speech in the NBA?  How does what he said affect his abiity to play basketball?


It doesn't. It affects something far more important: HIS IMMORTAL SOUL!!!!!

/Shut up Broussard
 
2013-04-29 04:16:33 PM

hasty ambush: What, no free speech in the NBA?  How does what he said affect his abiity to play basketball?


You don't seem to have a firm grasp of the facts in this situation.
 
2013-04-29 04:16:34 PM

Skywolf the Scribbler: Me to Chris Broussard: Dude, the cool thing about Christianity is that we can have forgiving grace even if we live in sin--after all, nobody's perfect. I sure as hell have some ghastly sin I could tell you all about...


You remember that bit about loving your neighbor? Broussard's practicing the age-old christian tradition of reducing the number of neighbors he has by roping people he thinks are icky into some  other category.
 
2013-04-29 04:16:51 PM
Is it that difficult to be a sports opinion writer and not say stupid shiat?!
 
2013-04-29 04:16:57 PM

hasty ambush: What, no free speech in the NBA?  How does what he said affect his abiity to play basketball?


Unless you're arguing that the NBA is a government entity, first amendment is irrelevant. But you knew that.
 
2013-04-29 04:19:32 PM

hasty ambush: What, no free speech in the NBA?  How does what he said affect his abiity to play basketball?


I don't think other players would be comfortable playing with a judgmental asshole, you know if this dude played basketball.  Which he doesn't.
 
2013-04-29 04:22:47 PM

James!: hasty ambush: What, no free speech in the NBA?  How does what he said affect his abiity to play basketball?

I don't think other players would be comfortable playing with a judgmental asshole, you know if this dude played basketball.  Which he doesn't.


I don't think most NBA players could stop laughing after he compared having premarital heterosexual sex to homosexuality.  Then again, who was the player who "saved himself" for marriage years ago? He wasn't sanctimonious about it or anything, but it was well-known.
 
2013-04-29 04:24:43 PM

Nabb1: James!: hasty ambush: What, no free speech in the NBA?  How does what he said affect his abiity to play basketball?

I don't think other players would be comfortable playing with a judgmental asshole, you know if this dude played basketball.  Which he doesn't.

I don't think most NBA players could stop laughing after he compared having premarital heterosexual sex to homosexuality.  Then again, who was the player who "saved himself" for marriage years ago? He wasn't sanctimonious about it or anything, but it was well-known.


Didn't Tebow do that?

They'll laugh until the dude starts publicly casting aspersions at their religious status because they choose to bang some fans.
 
2013-04-29 04:25:07 PM

Nabb1: Then again, who was the player who "saved himself" for marriage years ago? He wasn't sanctimonious about it or anything, but it was well-known.


A.C. Green. I thought that was bullshiat, and he just didn't want to admit being the last man in California not named "Cube" or "Eazy" with a Jheri Curl couldn't get you laid even if Magic Johnson was attracting mad wannabe actress strange from every corner of the Forum.
 
2013-04-29 04:26:09 PM

Nabb1: I don't think most NBA players could stop laughing after he compared having premarital heterosexual sex to homosexuality.  Then again, who was the player who "saved himself" for marriage years ago? He wasn't sanctimonious about it or anything, but it was well-known.


A.C. Green.
 
2013-04-29 04:28:28 PM
Ah, yes, A.C. Green. Well, Broussard just committed career seppuku. I hope it was worth it to bash an aging bench warmer.
 
2013-04-29 04:29:15 PM
Let's ask Chris about working on the Sabbath (they do still play games on The Lord's Day, correct?), turning the other cheek (which happens ALL the time when the benches clear, right?), casting the first stone (which admittedly, this wasn't - just Broussard being an idiot) or any of a hundred other things mentioned many multiples of times and in less-uncertain language than teh ghey.

Actually, Chris - how do you feel about the ~half of the NBA that has illegitimate kids? Are they also not Christian? You wanna take some time and call them ALLLLLL out by name, like you did with JColl? How about the ones with rap sheets longer than their stat sheets?

Oh, just teh ghey is a problem? Well, go sit on a railroad spike, buddy.
 
2013-04-29 04:45:17 PM
The Bible also considers fornication to be a huge sin, most NBA players are guilty of it, yet Broussard isn't condemning THEM. Hypocrite.
 
2013-04-29 04:46:19 PM

Lorelle: The Bible also considers fornication to be a huge sin, most NBA players are guilty of it, yet Broussard isn't condemning THEM. Hypocrite.


Not sure if read article.
 
2013-04-29 04:49:07 PM

Lorelle: The Bible also considers fornication to be a huge sin, most NBA players are guilty of it, yet Broussard isn't condemning THEM. Hypocrite.


You might want to actually hear what he said on that issue.
 
2013-04-29 04:54:51 PM
If you're concerned about your religion's version of morality, professional sports is the last thing that should be putting money in your pocket.
 
2013-04-29 05:03:33 PM

Dr Dreidel: Let's ask Chris about working on the Sabbath (they do still play games on The Lord's Day, correct?), turning the other cheek (which happens ALL the time when the benches clear, right?), casting the first stone (which admittedly, this wasn't - just Broussard being an idiot) or any of a hundred other things mentioned many multiples of times and in less-uncertain language than teh ghey.

Actually, Chris - how do you feel about the ~half of the NBA that has illegitimate kids? Are they also not Christian? You wanna take some time and call them ALLLLLL out by name, like you did with JColl? How about the ones with rap sheets longer than their stat sheets?

Oh, just teh ghey is a problem? Well, go sit on a railroad spike, buddy.


And I bet he did it all while wearing blended fabrics!

/i'm not very good at this
 
2013-04-29 05:05:20 PM

Aarontology: If you're concerned about your religion's version of morality, professional sports is the last thing that should be putting money in your pocket.


If you're concerned about you religion's version of morality, you should keep it YOUR religion. Especially if you're supposed to be a journalist. Not one person gives a flying f*ck what Chris Broussard's opinion on sin and one's everlasting soul is.
 
2013-04-29 05:16:58 PM
Broussard is merely pointing out that any team with Collins on it will lose all the time because God will be with the other team without teh gheys. After a win, when a player gives the glory to God, this is the kind of thing Broussard is talking about.
 
2013-04-29 06:32:50 PM

JerseyTim: Lorelle: The Bible also considers fornication to be a huge sin, most NBA players are guilty of it, yet Broussard isn't condemning THEM. Hypocrite.

Not sure if read article.


He singled out Collins. He didn't mention anyone else by name.
 
2013-04-29 06:39:39 PM

EyeballKid: Is it that difficult to be a sports opinion writer and not say stupid shiat?!


Sportswriters are focused on sports. Nobody usually asks their opinion on larger society so it's more of a shock when they give one and it turns out to be clownpotatoes. We know Ted Cruz is full of shiat; we know Peter King is full of shiat; we know Ted Poe is full of shiat; we don't know that about Chris Broussard.
 
2013-04-29 06:40:37 PM
Didn't John Amaechi come out before he retired or was it after?
 
2013-04-29 06:40:46 PM
I hope ESPN promised him a nice fat payoff to go on the air and lay that steaming shiat-pile, for no other reason than to get a couple more ratings points in the middle of a Monday afternoon. What, did they think he was someone not going to say something that would cause a controversy?

ESPN is just the worst.
 
2013-04-29 06:46:15 PM
I think calling someone a Christian is an insult. It means you're calling the person someone who would believe a fantastical fairy tale with tons of contradictions and complete logical impossibilities and fashioning his or her life completely around that made-up story. If he said to me "You're not a Christian," I would take that as a compliment.
 
2013-04-29 06:49:58 PM
Broussard said he's have a hard time showering with an openly gay teammate. I would, too. It would be difficult to not be checking out his junk.
 
2013-04-29 06:51:24 PM
Something something first stone...
 
2013-04-29 06:52:26 PM
Broussard is black, so ESPN won't have to punish him.  Stephen A Smith says the N-word on the air once every few months or so, and I don't even think ESPN even mentions it to him in passing that maybe he shouldn't do that.   Broussard will be fine. Remember, in America, it's ok to be a hateful, intolerant, ignoramus, so long as you're black.
 
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2013-04-29 06:52:56 PM

Gosling: EyeballKid: Is it that difficult to be a sports opinion writer and not say stupid shiat?!

Sportswriters are focused on sports. Nobody usually asks their opinion on larger society so it's more of a shock when they give one and it turns out to be clownpotatoes. We know Ted Cruz is full of shiat; we know Peter King is full of shiat; we know Ted Poe is full of shiat; we don't know that about Chris Broussard.


Now we do.
 
2013-04-29 06:53:22 PM
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Way to kill your career for some sky cake, buddy.
 
2013-04-29 06:57:57 PM
Things Jesus said: don't judge, love your neighbor, love your enemy, support the oppressed.

Thing Jesus did not say, ever: homosexuality is bad.
 
2013-04-29 07:01:26 PM

vudutek: hasty ambush: What, no free speech in the NBA?  How does what he said affect his abiity to play basketball?

Unless you're arguing that the NBA is a government entity, first amendment is irrelevant. But you knew that.


Sometimes I wish this was Reddit so I could upvote this comment to the top. ESPN can fire and hire whoever they want. Moreover, I haven't read anywhere that Broussard is actually in danger of getting fired...though I wouldn't be surprised if he is.
 
2013-04-29 07:05:08 PM

Super Chronic: Thing Jesus did not say, ever: homosexuality is bad.


The bible says it in about 359 different places, though. Right after the part where it says women should be stoned to death if they get raped or think about butterflies or something. Or maybe that's the Muslim bible, it's hard to tell, all these religions are the same.
 
2013-04-29 07:07:19 PM

JerseyTim: Nabb1: I don't think most NBA players could stop laughing after he compared having premarital heterosexual sex to homosexuality.  Then again, who was the player who "saved himself" for marriage years ago? He wasn't sanctimonious about it or anything, but it was well-known.

A.C. Green.


from wiki

Green suffered from, or chronic, during his NBA career, the hiccups only stopping when Green was running or working out. Reportedly, Green never slept more than two hours at a time due to the condition. He has since recovered.
 
cot
2013-04-29 07:08:32 PM

Why Would I Read the Article: Remember, in America, it's ok to be a hateful, intolerant, ignoramus, so long as you're black


If you know this, why are you posting?  It's not OK for you.
 
2013-04-29 07:09:48 PM
They're not going to fire him for stating his own opinion, because opinions are what drive all the shows on that network. Regardless, a sports news program isn't exactly the right medium to dive into your personal belief pulpit.
 
2013-04-29 07:14:12 PM

Ponzholio: Didn't John Amaechi come out before he retired or was it after?


After
 
2013-04-29 07:15:56 PM

Why Would I Read the Article: Super Chronic: Thing Jesus did not say, ever: homosexuality is bad.

The bible says it in about 359 different places, though. Right after the part where it says women should be stoned to death if they get raped or think about butterflies or something. Or maybe that's the Muslim bible, it's hard to tell, all these religions are the same.


Well, Leviticus says it (as you say, right between the parts about sewing garments from two threads and clipping one's hair at the temple) and then St. Paul of Tarsus says it, obliquely, when referring to "sexual morality" (although I would think he was more worried about adultery).  But Jesus, nope, that wasn't his bag.
 
2013-04-29 07:21:43 PM
its bad when even ESPN's First Take is appalled by what you said.
 
2013-04-29 07:21:58 PM

cot: Why Would I Read the Article: Remember, in America, it's ok to be a hateful, intolerant, ignoramus, so long as you're black

If you know this, why are you posting?  It's not OK for you.


*ohsnap.jpg*
 
2013-04-29 07:25:37 PM
It really doesn't cost you anything to be polite and respectful towards other people, but it can cost you everything to be petty and mean (especially if you are in the public eye).
 
2013-04-29 07:30:18 PM

Waldo Pepper: Green suffered from, or chronic, during his NBA career, the hiccups only stopping when Green was running or working out. Reportedly, Green never slept more than two hours at a time due to the condition. He has since recovered.


I think the cartoonist from Dilbert suffered from the same condition for a while, and then it just cleared up all of a sudden.
 
2013-04-29 07:31:29 PM
I've shaken AC Green's hand.
/csb
 
2013-04-29 07:31:53 PM
collins was right in thinking a lot of guys wouldn't think he was gay.  not many of his shots were particularly swishy.
 
2013-04-29 07:32:35 PM
I will say that it's pretty funny that someone who has LeBron's cack in his mouth for 23.7 hrs a day...(save the .3 for brushing, flossing etc.) is opposed to someone else having a dick in their mouth.

/double-standards, how do they work?
 
2013-04-29 07:42:43 PM
Subby should have used the Ironic tag since Chris himself is in the closet.
 
2013-04-29 07:42:53 PM
To me though, the Mike Wallace one was worse. This was just a setup for ratings/manufactured controversy. Wallace's tweets were a gut instinct reaction. A fellow pro athlete, not even in his own sport, announces that he's gay,and Wallace's first instinct is to publicly announce how straight he is. "Boy, I sure do love women, yo. Look at how non-gay I am!" Dozens of other guys were good with generic tweets of support, but Wallace has to re-affirm his manliness...because he's threatened in some way? I'm sure there were/would be plenty others as well.

It's that kind of attitude/awkwardness that is going to be toughest for these guys to deal with and overcome.
 
2013-04-29 07:45:14 PM

Trocadero: I've shaken AC Green's hand.
/csb


He was probably happy to get some action.
 
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