Obama said he “couldn’t be prouder” of NBA star Jason Collins for announcing to the world that he was a homosexual. And I’m sure if Obama had a son, he’d look something like Jason.
Here was Obama’s endorsement:
“He seems like a terrific young man, and I told him I couldn’t be prouder of him. One of the extraordinary measures of progress that we’ve seen in this country has been the recognition that the LGBT community deserves full equality, not just partial equality, not just tolerance but recognition that they’re fully a part of the American family. Given the importance of sports in our society, for an individual who has excelled to the highest level in one of our major sports to say this is who I am, I’m proud of it. I’m still a great competitor. I’m still seven-feet tall and can bang with Shaq and deliver a hard foul. For a lot of young people out there who are gay and lesbian and struggling with these issues, to see a role model like that who is unafraid, I think America should be proud that this is just one more step in this ongoing recognition that we treat everybody fairly. Everybody is part of the family. We judge people on the basis of their character not their sexual orientation.”
His monologue sure sounds good and full of love and tolerance, but “tolerance” and “equality” only apply to those who openly support and accept homosexuality. If you’re Chris Broussard with ESPN, you should be excoriated for sharing your personal opinion about homosexuality. Here’s some of what he said:
“I’m a Christian. 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. … In talking to some people around the league, there’s a lot Christians in the NBA and just because they disagree with that lifestyle, they don’t want to be called bigoted and intolerant and things like that. … Just like I may tolerate someone whose lifestyle I disagree with, he can tolerate my beliefs. He disagrees with my beliefs and my lifestyle but true tolerance and acceptance is being able to handle that as mature adults and not criticize each other and call each other names… If you’re openly living in unrepentant sin, whatever it may be, not just homosexuality, adultery, fornication, premarital sex between heterosexuals, whatever it may be, I believe that’s walking in open rebellion to God and to Jesus Christ….”
And how did the left respond? Not surprisingly, with vitriol. Here’s just one response from Buzzfeed’s Kate Aurthur:
“So no apology from Broussard …. ESPN got itself into this ridiculous, impossible situation here by relying on one of its employee’s religious beliefs to inform a discussion about the huge Collins news …. What I would like to know, therefore, is why they put Broussard on the air to discuss his personal feelings about Collins, homosexuality, and Christianity, rather than his area of professional expertise — basketball — in the first place.”
She called him “punitive, unforgiving” and accused him of clinging to “outdated, homophobic” beliefs.
So much for “this is who I am, I’m proud of it,” as Obama had stated in his endorsement. That only applies to people like Jason Collins. If a Christian “comes out” and announces his personal opinion about homosexuality, and in essence says, “This is who I am, and I’m proud of it,” he’s called an intolerant bigot, a hater, a homophobe. And I’m sure Obama would disown him from the “American family.”
ESPN even apologized for Broussard’s opinion, calling it a “distraction” from the day’s real news about Collins. Did ESPN do the same thing when Bob Costas’s opinion about gun control became a “distraction?” Of course not. He has 1st Amendment rights. Let’s not be intolerant of other people’s viewpoints now. Gun rights people aren’t the only people in the world. So stop being so self-centered.
If you want to be adopted into “America’s family,” you have to be a sexual pervert or voice your uncompromising support for all kinds of sexual perversion. No wonder “America’s family” is so dysfunctional.