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Craig James 'Shocked' over FOX Firing for Beliefs
cbn news ^ | Tuesday, October 15, 2013 | cbn.com

Posted on 10/15/2013 2:31:07 AM PDT by daniel1212

FOX Sports Southwest hired former NFL running back Craig James as an on-air analyst only to fire him days later. The move came after statements he made on gay marriage while campaigning for the Senate resurfaced.

"People choose to be gay," he said during an April 2012 campaign stop. "I think it's a choice, I do. Same-sex marriage, if someone chooses to do that, that's done. And God's going to judge each one of us in this room for our actions. And in that case right there, they're going to have to answer to the Lord for their actions."

James said it was those sincerely held religious beliefs that led to the Sept. 2 firing.

"I was shocked that my personal religious beliefs were not only the reason for FOX Sports firing me, but I was completely floored when I read stories quoting FOX Sports representatives essentially saying that people of faith are banned from working at Fox Sports," James told Breitbart.com.

While one statement from FOX Sports seems to confirm James' suspicions, another contradictory statement said the former running back was let go because he wasn't a good fit for the position.

Now James is pursuing legal action against the network.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: christian; craigjames; foxsports; lavendermafia; persecution; pinkjournalism; pinklisted; thoughtcrime
I do not follow Fox Sports, and have not read stories quoting FOX Sports representatives essentially saying that people of faith are banned from working at Fox Sports, but increasingly saying anything that is contrary to the homosexual PR leaves one blacklisted. As foretold.
1 posted on 10/15/2013 2:31:08 AM PDT by daniel1212
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To: daniel1212

If he wasn’t a good fit then why was he hired in the first place?


2 posted on 10/15/2013 2:36:11 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: daniel1212

Let’s wait and hear the whole story. Maybe he sucked at the job. Automatically, its because he is gay?


3 posted on 10/15/2013 2:50:20 AM PDT by dan on the right
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To: daniel1212

Fired for having an opinion on something besides football? So Costas can chime in on the horrors of redskin? Whisky Tango Foxtrot.


4 posted on 10/15/2013 3:19:41 AM PDT by EandH Dad (sleeping giants wake up REALLY grumpy)
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To: dan on the right
>>>Automatically, its because he is gay?

Did you even read the story?

5 posted on 10/15/2013 3:21:41 AM PDT by NELSON111
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To: dan on the right

You might find actually reading the article helpful.


6 posted on 10/15/2013 3:23:32 AM PDT by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated populace is the biggest threat to our nation.)
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To: daniel1212

One thing we know for sure. Homosexuals are coming out of the woodwork.

If they are born gay, what took so long for their birth rate to soar? If they are born gay, why are they recruiting in schools. Perhaps a few are born gay I will give them that. But most are recruited, and recruitment has been producing numbers for them.


7 posted on 10/15/2013 3:28:25 AM PDT by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: Venturer

What if you’re a born murderer. Is it OK for them to murder?


8 posted on 10/15/2013 3:34:50 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: EandH Dad
So Costas can chime in on the horrors of redskin? Whisky Tango Foxtrot.

Costas is a grandstanding, homo-loving butt boy. That's why he gets a pass.

9 posted on 10/15/2013 3:37:49 AM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: Venturer
Perhaps a few are born gay...

It's a birth defect.

10 posted on 10/15/2013 3:39:50 AM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: daniel1212

If this is true, then it’s another indication of how homosexuals have taken over the entertainment industry. I find there is an increasing trend to portray homosexuals and their relationships as normal, thus promoting homosexuality to our youth. If it’s natural, shouldn’t we as a race cease to exist after a few generations?


11 posted on 10/15/2013 4:08:20 AM PDT by Boomer One
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To: daniel1212

Only conservative sports announcers get fired.

Liberal a-holes stay on forever.


12 posted on 10/15/2013 4:12:02 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Cvengr

Don’t forget the homosexual pedophiles are born “that way” and should be allowed to be who they are without fear of persecution.

Then there’s those who are born “that way” to engage in bestiality....

It’s all about civil rights, doncha know?


13 posted on 10/15/2013 4:17:33 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: daniel1212

Might I suggest that Craig James very public role in the firing of Mike Leach at Texas Tech while he was a supposedly unbiased ESPN announcer played a much greater part in his failure to be hired by Fox than his views on homosexuals.


14 posted on 10/15/2013 4:17:45 AM PDT by slumber1 (My real name is Rusty Shackleford)
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To: slumber1

Actually, “his” view is simply following God’s statement of what is right and what is so bad He describes it as an abomination.

To support homosexuality in any way is being a “Godphobe” and declaring war on God.

Good luck with that strategy!


15 posted on 10/15/2013 4:24:14 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: newfreep

No one knew anything about Craig James “Christianity” until he ran for office. Now he’s being hailed as a martyr. I think he’s full of crap. There is no way any network is going to touch this guy and it has nothing to do with his views on homosexuality


16 posted on 10/15/2013 4:30:11 AM PDT by slumber1 (My real name is Rusty Shackleford)
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To: slumber1

Sorry, not only are you wrong but you are ignoring reality of voiced & written comments support James’ assertions.

Sounds like you’re a supporter of sodomite, sh!tfilled anal teabagging. YUCK!!!!!!


17 posted on 10/15/2013 4:33:20 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: my small voice

If we are going to stress reading the articles, and go against tradition, it’s really going to cut into thread postings in a negative way.

Can’t we come up with an alternative like posting in pig-Latin?


18 posted on 10/15/2013 4:36:52 AM PDT by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.h)
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To: EandH Dad
So Costas can chime in on the horrors of redskin?

And gun control...

And global warming...

Etc etc...

19 posted on 10/15/2013 4:47:04 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: driftdiver

That’s my question too. He made those comments in 2012, not recently - or even on air. The least Fox sports had to do was google his name. Fox sports showed me they are no better than ESPN so now I don’t watch either.


20 posted on 10/15/2013 4:59:04 AM PDT by uptowngirl
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To: dan on the right

congrats on not reading the post award


21 posted on 10/15/2013 5:36:06 AM PDT by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: KC Burke

eachingtay igspay ottay peaksay atinlay illway otnay orkway...


22 posted on 10/15/2013 5:40:19 AM PDT by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: daniel1212

Fox has drank the Okool-aid, ummm taste the rainbow

(yes I know thats skittles ad line)


23 posted on 10/15/2013 5:43:22 AM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: Cvengr

You posted: What if you’re a born murderer. Is it OK for them to murder?
***

The stock reply to your reasonable question is: Oh, so now you’re equating being gay to murder! You are a hater, etc. etc.


24 posted on 10/15/2013 5:51:16 AM PDT by NCLaw441
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To: Jack Hammer
Only conservative sports announcers get fired. Liberal a-holes stay on forever.

Whatever happened to keeping one's personal beliefs out of the limelight and just doing one's job? Conservative or Lib....I don't give a flying fig what someone's politics are. Just do the job you were hired to do. Do it better then anyone else if you can and take pleasure in that.

25 posted on 10/15/2013 6:22:45 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (So Obama "inherited" a mess? Firemen "inherit" messes too. Ever see one put gasoline on it?)
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To: daniel1212

Deep down, sex positive agenda advocates accept that acting on homosexual desires is a choice. However, control of desires is unthinkable in their hedonist worldview.

The Sex Positive Agenda (as espoused by Kinsey, Reich, and socialist feminists) seeks to end ALL moral judgments over sexual pairings of any kind regardless of sex, age, relation, marital status, number, or species of partner(s). Orgasm is a birthright to be enjoyed at every age and indoctrination should begin early on.

The “scientific tags” like “longer fingers” etc. are just a red herring. They don’t CARE if it is naturally occurring or unnaturally. They believe the desires (whatever the cause) should be acted upon.

They believe that abstinence is unnatural, that it is a supression of sexual desire. If it feels good, do “him”. Married? Blood relation? Too young? Doesn’t matter to them. Stop being “judgey”.


26 posted on 10/15/2013 7:10:30 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Venturer

“Homophobia” is as prevalent as it’s ever been on high school playing fields.

Thank God.


27 posted on 10/15/2013 7:24:35 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: dan on the right
Let’s wait and hear the whole story. Maybe he sucked at the job. Automatically, its because he is gay?

Of course, he was "homophobic" because he feared he was a closet sodomite. See Strategies and psychological tactics

28 posted on 10/15/2013 7:48:59 AM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: Venturer
If they are born gay, what took so long for their birth rate to soar? If they are born gay, why are they recruiting in schools. Perhaps a few are born gay I will give them that. But most are recruited, and recruitment has been producing numbers for them.

In Scripture it shows the rise as being concomitant with rise in "pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness,.." And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good. (Ezekiel 16:49, 50)

Things are passed on, and which can include a propensity to homosexuality, or alcohol, etc., but so it a propensity to sin. so imagine what we can justify by the "i was born that way" rational. And see what it is costing us.

29 posted on 10/15/2013 7:55:05 AM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: Boomer One

If another consensual activity, such as taking part in the Lord's supper, resulted in a greatly increased incidence of infection diseases and premature death, what do you think the normal reaction of the public and gov. would be? Treat them as a protected class, or protect the people, esp. kids, from them?

30 posted on 10/15/2013 7:59:06 AM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: slumber1
Might I suggest that Craig James very public role in the firing of Mike Leach at Texas Tech while he was a supposedly unbiased ESPN announcer played a much greater part in his failure to be hired by Fox than his views on homosexuals.

It is true that alternative explanations must be considered, however, do you think any announcer could say what he did and remain on any national network without a kowtowing apology?

31 posted on 10/15/2013 8:01:33 AM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: a fool in paradise
They believe that abstinence is unnatural, that it is a supression of sexual desire. If it feels good, do “him”. Married? Blood relation? Too young? Doesn’t matter to them. Stop being “judgey”.

This is part of the broad way of destruction, in moral decline.

32 posted on 10/15/2013 8:04:07 AM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: daniel1212

He probably has the wherewithal to sue the pants off Fox for this. It’s against the law to discriminate based upon a person’s creed.


33 posted on 10/15/2013 4:51:46 PM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: NCLaw441

Neither will inherit the kingdom of heaven.


34 posted on 10/15/2013 5:13:24 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Cvengr

Sinners of all kinds, redeemed by grace, will enter the kingdom of heaven... I believe.


35 posted on 10/17/2013 11:30:16 AM PDT by NCLaw441
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To: NCLaw441

Through faith in Christ, absolutely,


36 posted on 10/17/2013 12:53:37 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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