Yesterday afternoon, shortly after Jason Collins revealed that he is gay, ESPN's Chris Broussard made an appearance on Outside the Lines and referred to homosexuality as an "open rebellion to God."
"I'm Christian," he said. "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 that the Bible would characterize them as a Christian."
A short time later, The Worldwide Leader issued an apology for what Broussard had said. But the damage was already done. The Internet—or, more specifically, Twitter—immediately criticized Broussard for his controversial comments and called for his job. But it sounds as though at least one pro athlete is glad Broussard took a stand. Earlier today, pro golfer Bubba Watson took to his Twitter account and thanked Broussard for sharing his opinion:
Yikes. And, just like that, Broussard's name has been thrown back into the news cycle again. Although he apologized for his comments earlier today, it's clear this controversy isn't going to end anytime soon.
[via CBS Sports]