Golfer Bubba Watson on Collins: 'The Bible Says You're Not Supposed to Be Gay'
Last week via Twitter, Masters-winning golfer Bubba Watson expressed his support for beleaguered ESPN commentator Chris Broussard after Broussard expressed his traditional Christian worldview on homosexuality with regard to NBA player Jason Collins’ coming out of the closet. Now, Watson has told Golfweek that “The Bible says you’re not supposed to be gay, and so I never downed Jason.”
Watson added, “I’ve met Jason, said, ‘Hey,’ to him, because he used to play for the Suns when I had the Suns tickets. I respect anybody that’s gay … I’m not saying I’m better than others. I’m not saying he’s wrong. I’m saying I love him. If he called me right now and said, ‘Hey,’ or any person that was gay called me, I’d go to dinner with them any time. It’s just my belief system on the Bible says you can’t be gay. That’s a sin. So somebody living in sin I believe to be wrong.”
Watson continued with regard to his worldview on the Bible, stating that the Bible says “how to act, and I try to act that way. Now, I don’t do it every time. We’ve seen me get mad before. We’ve seen me get mad before. I do wrong, too. Every time I hit a bad shot I’m pretty mad about it.”