ESPN alum Chris Broussard recently dove deep into his journey into the Christian faith — and revealed that he doesn’t regret his viral comments about homosexuality that he made during a 2013 episode of ESPN’s “Outside the Lines.”
The conversation on the show, which centered on former NBA star Jason Collins’ coming out as gay, quickly morphed into a discussion about faith.
“I’m a Christian. I don’t agree with homosexuality,” Broussard proclaimed at the time. “I think it’s a sin.”
But despite sharing this view, he encouraged respect for peoples’ differences and added that there are many Christians in the NBA who don’t want to be negatively labeled for their views on sexuality.
“There are a lot of Christians in the NBA and … just because they disagree with that lifestyle, they don’t want to be viewed and called bigoted and intolerant and things like that,” he said. “True tolerance and acceptance is being able to handle that as mature adults and not criticize each other and call one another names.”
Watch the original conversation from 2013 below:
Broussard, who now works for Fox Sports, said in a recent episode of the “Sports Spectrum” podcast that he has no regrets about sharing his views so openly during the on-air segment.
“I don’t regret it, because I think I shared the truth in love, which is what we’re called to do as Christians,” he said. “To this day, I get asked about it a lot.”
The sports commentator and writer also discussed his own Christian faith, saying he “can’t imagine living without Christ.”
“I’m sure I would survive,” he said. “But as far as having joy, peace, security, I just can’t even fathom it.”
Listen to what Broussard had to say below: