In the black is white and up is really down department, I was a bit bemused by some of the reaction to journeyman professional basketball player Jason Collins's coming out yesterday.
ESPN analyst Chris Broussard, who happens to be african american, had this to say: ""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. And 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. So I would not characterize that person as a Christian because I don’t think the Bible would characterize them as a Christian."
Now Broussard is entitled to his opinion. He might want to think about the stridency of his condemnation next time he say, decides to order a shrimp or a ham sandwich. Could get you killed in certain quarters. And some churches today still think that god considered blacks to be an abomination, "Cursed be the sons of Ham" and all that. Here is a page of curriculum taught in some Texas schools today that is quite instructive:
Conservative columnist Michele Malkin had the best tweet of the day. She tweeted that Broussard's critics were part of a "Tolerance Mob." So exactly who here is being intolerant? Do we have to tolerate intolerance? It is all so confusing...