Tuesday Morning Links

So if you are a sports fan (and even if you are not, but just happened to turn the news on in the past 24 hours), you will probably know that Sport Illustrated released an article by current NBA athlete Jason Collins, in which he proudly states he is a 34 year-old, black, and gay athlete.  He has been championed in the past 24 hours for his courage and for his monumental announcement (current stars in the NBA such as Kobe Bryant and Baron Davis, Gay Rights advocates, and even former President Clinton have all sent in their congratulations and support).  

But how are Christians to react to this news, especially when the legalization of gay marriage has become a hot (and controversial) topic?  It is interesting that one sports columnist, Chris Broussard, when asked about Jason Collins’ outing, said what the Bible clearly states: 

“… if you are openly living in 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.”

The backlash against Broussard has been brutal.  He has been labeled as intolerant, a bigot, and socially backwards.  This should alarm Christians, especially when the biblical position on homosexuality is clear.  It points to the worldview (which is growing at a staggering rate) that believes for someone to be “tolerant” means that there can be no disagreeing with someone’s decisions or actions (unless, of course, someone dissents to their opinion).  For a more detailed article on Broussard’s comments, and how “modern tolerance” is ironically intolerant, click here.

D.A. Carson has a great book on the intolerance of modern tolerance.   

Finally, here is a link to a short article that discusses how we have become numb to some sins (They are considered somewhat “respectable.”)  

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One Response to “Tuesday Morning Links”
  1. JP says:

    You should look at this link from Scotty Smith talking about how Dan Cathy’s life made an impact.

    I was there to see it all firsthand.
    JP

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