Discussing
ESPN’s surprisingly civil debate about sin and homosexuality

Branson Parler

Aron Reppmann
May 2, 2013

Well said on every point, Branson. Thanks.
Watching the exchange between Broussard and Granderson, I find it especially impressive that they can have this civil interchange, in front of a live audience, when they aren't even in the same place and can't see each other! Clearly, as you say, their ability to discuss together in this way is something they have _cultivated_ -- they can do this because they have practiced it.

Allison Backous
May 2, 2013

Amen. It is a good model for all of us to pursue conversation that requires us to be active, not just people who leave soundbites and judgment. We have a lot to learn from this conversation. Thanks, Branson.

Vernon Choin
May 3, 2013

I agree with just about everything.. but when a person loses their job... that is persecution.

James Gilmore
May 6, 2013

If a person losing their job (and, it should be noted, Broussard hasn't lost his job) is persecution, then surely you would agree that we need a national law that prohibits non-religious organizations from firing people on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity, right?

Or do you think that it should be legally permissible to persecute LGBT people?

(Religious identity is already protected by federal anti-discrimination laws.)

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