“If you’re openly living in unrepentant sin … that’s walking in open rebellion to God and to Jesus Christ,” said Chris (pictured, right), who does consider himself a Christian.
“I don’t agree with homosexuality,” he said. “I think it’s a sin, as I think all sex outside of marriage between a man and a woman is.”
Many people took Chris to task for offering what many felt were comments that justified intolerance.
“If Chris Broussard thinks being gay is ‘open rebellion to God,’ what does God think of being openly bigoted & stupid?” questioned one Twitter poster. Another wrote: “Well, it seems @Chris_Broussard today came out as a homophobe, hiding behind the Bible as so many often do.”
There’s no denying that scriptures condemn homosexual acts, but many believe those words weren’t inspired by the Holy Spirit, but by homophobic writers. However, many people agreed with Chris and supported him for sharing Biblical theology, mostly mentioned in the Old Testament.
“If anyone has a problem w/ what @Chris_Broussard said, their beef is not w/ Chris, but the Bible & ultimately God Himself,” wrote one Twitter user. “ESPN Chris Broussard takes a Biblical stand and speaks truth. Love the sinner, but can’t love the sin!” tweeted another.
Though it’s widely accepted that anyone who claims belief in Jesus’ resurrection is automatically a Christian, others argue that being a Christian is as much about how one behaves as what one believes.
If actions speak as loudly as words, is it possible to be a Christian while unrepentantly engaging in activities seemingly discouraged in the Bible?
Watch Chris’ commentary below.