Maury Povich has special episodes of his Maury Povich Show called, “You are NOT the Father,” where men learn via paternity tests whether or not they are the father of a child, usually with the humiliated mother sitting there in the studio.
“I don’t believe that you can live an openly homosexual lifestyle…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…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 him as a Christian.“
Chris Broussard sat there on television and said that someone who claimed to be a Christian, really isn’t a Christian, because he disagreed with him doctrinally.
So, if ESPN is comfortable with its basketball analysts passing judgment on the religious claims of professional athletes, then I think ESPN should give Chris Broussard a new segment called, “You are NOT a Christian,” where Chris Broussard gives his ‘personal opinion’ why or why not certain athletes ARE or ARE NOT really adherents of the faiths they claim to follow.
It would go like this:
- Jason Collins: because you are gay…you are NOT a Christian.
- Tiger Woods: because you cheated on your wife…you are NOT a Buddhist.
- Ephraim Salaam: because you are ‘walking in open rebellion to God’…you are NOT a Muslim.
- Tim Tebow: because I agree with you doctrinally, you ARE a Christian.
- But Ray Lewis: because of that whole stabbing thing, sorry, it was a close call, but…you are NOT a Christian.
That way, I don’t need to tune into Pat Robertson’s 700 Club on CBN to learn who really is a Christian and who I should oppose; I just need to turn over to ESPN.
Seriously, is THAT really what ESPN wants its analysts doing on TV? Passing judgment on the eternal souls of professional athletes based upon the analysts’ understanding and interpretation of his personal beliefs?
As one who has had this happen to him, I can tell you it’s sure to be a hit.
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