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Why Jason Collins' faith is ignored...and Tebow's Isn't

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Religion Dispatches
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May 3, 2013

Where Tebow’s religiosity has been endlessly analyzed by the media and championed by the white religious right, the centrality of Collins’ Christianity and faith community in his decision to come out has been ignored. Collins’ faith hasn’t gotten the attention that his race has—apart from ESPN’s attention-grabbing decision to put Chris Broussard, a sports journalist with known, religiously-motivated homophobic views, on air to directly question him about his personal opinion of Collins’ Christian witness—in the process playing into popular narratives about black homophobia.

GLAAD is working with ESPN to address the anti-gay comments of Chris Broussard, who used his faith as a cover for his anti-gay words.