By Andrew P. Napolitano
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It is unfathomable why a big influential company felt the need to issue an apology for Chris Broussard's honest and respectful response to a question that he was asked ("ESPN apologizes for Chris Broussard's conservative Christian views of homosexuality," Web, April 30). It is almost comical how fearful America has become of people who dare speak honestly and who stand up for their faith.
America is awash in doublespeak.
Americans learned that the Boston bombers initially wanted to launch their terror attack on Independence Day, and the Obama administration found itself on the defensive once again over accusations of a Benghazi cover-up. On the international stage, Russia’s strategic nuclear forces are undergoing a major modernization — while the U.S. scales back. Here's a recap, or wrap, on the week that was from The Washington Times.
In what may qualify as the overstatement of the year, NBA journeyman center Jason Collins has been dubbed "our generation's version of Jackie Robinson," merely for outing himself Monday as the first openly homosexual player in any of the four leading major league team sports.
Let's get a couple of things straight about three culture-related stories that broke this week, datelined Washington, D.C.
ESPN has been pushed to apologize for evangelical views expressed by NBA analyst Chris Broussard, who stated a biblical view of homosexuality during a segment about the coming out of free agent Jason Collins.
The NBA released its 2011-2012 schedule Tuesday, despite the fact that the league has been in a lockout since July 1. The two sides are far apart on many issues, and no negotiations sessions are scheduled.
Wearing a charcoal gray pinstripe suit, and not a bright yellow jacket, guard John Wall represented the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night at the NBA draft lottery. The team came away with the sixth pick after entering the evening with the fourth-best odds of landing the No. 1 overall selection.
ESPN says LeBron James will announce his NBA plans on its network Thursday night at 9 p.m. in an hourlong special.
He even says that although he and ESPN writer LZ Granderson differ in their beliefs about homosexuality, that doesn't change how they get along.
"I realize that some people disagree with my opinion, and I accept and respect that ," he said. "I believe Jason Collins displayed bravery with his announcement today, and I have no objection to him or anyone else playing in the NBA."