By now you are aware that NBA player Jason Collins is gay. Collins made major news headlines this week with the revelation simply because he is the first athlete in four major U.S. professional sports to admit that he is gay while still playing pro ball. Fox Sports had this to say:
“Collins became the first active player in one of the four major U.S. pro sports leagues to come out as gay. He wrote a first-person article posted Monday on Sports Illustrated’s website that begins: ‘’I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.’ ‘I think the country is ready for supporting an openly gay basketball player,’ Collins told ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ in an interview aired Tuesday morning.”
Collin’s announcement isn’t really what I want to focus on, though I find it mildly annoying that President Obama made sure to call and congratulate Collins while continuing to ignore the Kermit Gosnell trial. Just to be clear, our president thinks it is important to congratulate someone for being gay, while ignoring the atrocities of Gosnell who will be convicted of murdering living babies. Let that sink in for a moment.
What I really want to discuss is what happened soon after Collins’ announcement with ESPN analyst Chris Broussard. For clarity let me just say I have watched Broussard on a number of venues talk basketball. He has always been direct, articulate, and fair. But not once did I ever suspect he was a person of faith. Never once did he say anything – that I caught – that would lead me to believe he knows anything about the Bible, God, or sin. [Read more...]
About Nathan Cherry
Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.