Yahoo News this morning quotes “a Christian group” called Faithful America demanding that “ESPN must immediately suspend Chris Broussard and guarantee that their network will never again be used for gay bashing.”
As I noted yesterday, Broussard bashed no one: He presented a biblical view honestly and irenically. But I’m trying to figure out Faithful America. It seems to operate online by soliciting signatures for petitions, but its website has no statement of faith and seems thoroughly political rather than theological.
As of 9 this morning, Faithful America had only one post on its Facebook page (March 13) since last November’s election. Its last tweet was July 2, and despite claiming itself to be “an online community of over 100,000 citizens,” it had fewer than 1,500 followers.
Faithful America has launched other petitions related to homosexuality: It has targeted the Boy Scouts of America for its “discrimination” against gays and St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church in Oceanside, N.Y., for not allowing an openly gay man continue serving as a church volunteer.
Maybe Faithful America will garner a publicity bonanza by calling for Broussard’s head. As the song goes, they’ll know we are Christians by our love for guillotines.