NOM Praises Anti-Gay ESPN Analyst Chris Broussard: He Sounds Just Like Us!
May 01, 2013 10:25 am ET by Carlos Maza
The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) threw its support behind anti-gay ESPN analyst Chris Broussard, who recently criticized openly gay NBA player Jason Collins for living life in “open rebellion” against God.
Broussard came under fire on April 29 after condemning Collins, the first openly gay athlete in a major American sport, for “living in unrepentant sin,” saying:
Personally, I don’t believe that you can live an openly homosexual lifestyle or an openly, like premarital sex between heterosexuals. If you’re openly living that type of lifestyle, then the Bible says you know them by their fruits. It says that, you know, that’s a sin. If you’re openly living in unrepentant sin, whatever it may be, not just homosexuality, whatever it may be, I believe that’s walking in open rebellion to God and to Jesus Christ. So I would not characterize that person as a Christian because I don’t think the Bible would characterize them as a Christian. [emphasis added]
During the April 30 edition of Lutheran Public Radio’s Issues, Etc., NOM spokeswoman Jennifer Morse praised Broussard for his anti-gay comments, claiming it took “more courage” for him to make those remarks than it did for Collins to make his announcement:
MORSE: I think he required more courage than the basketball player did. I mean, it requires no courage at all today to say “I’m gay.” It’s my understanding [Collins] got a phone call from the president congratulating him on his courage. Well how much courage can it take if the president’s going to pick up the phone and give you a personal phone call, you know? But in the meantime, this fellow who says, you know, ‘I’m a Christian, and I believe that sex belongs in marriage and it belongs in man-woman marriage,’ to say that, now that will bring the whole wrath of society down upon your head. So that’s the guy that really required the courage and I give him a lot of credit for it. [emphasis added]
Morse went on to say that Broussard’s comments made him sound like a “spokesman” for NOM’s Ruth Institute, which Morse is the president of:
MORSE: I was actually quite touched by his comments because – I hate to say this because the gay lobby will certainly pick up on this – but I want you to know I did not coach this man at all whatsoever, but he sounds like a spokesman for the Ruth Institute because he’s there saying all of these sins are sexual sins. [emphasis added]