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Redskins Quarterback Says He Would Try to Help Potential Gay Teammate Find Jesus
The Christian Post ^ | March 6, 2014 | Morgan Lee , Christian Post Reporter

Posted on 03/06/2014 8:13:55 AM PST by BeadCounter

Washington Redskins backup quarterback Kirk Cousins told NorthPointe High School in Grand Rapids last Friday that if he ever had an openly gay teammate, he would welcome him on the team and try to help him find Christ.

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"Now, there are a lot of teammates in my locker room right now who may not have a homosexual lifestyle, but they have sins, too. They're not perfect. So I don't say they can't help us win. Nobody's perfect," he said. "To that degree, we'd welcome him into our locker room and say come help us win, and hopefully I can love him like Jesus and hopefully show him what it means to follow Jesus."

Not all members of the Washington football team would be comfortable with a gay man on the team, some players anonymously told CBS D.C.

"I think some guys would kind of shy away from him a little bit… maybe three or four guys," the anonymous player said. "But for the most part he'd be accepted."

Another player said that despite what his teammates might say to the media, it may not be reflective of their actual sentiments and feelings.

(Excerpt) Read more at christianpost.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: nfl; redskins
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With the barrage of negative stories coming out, I thought a more positive one was due.
1 posted on 03/06/2014 8:13:55 AM PST by BeadCounter
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To: BeadCounter

The entire NFL is about to come crashing down on this poor guy’s head.


2 posted on 03/06/2014 8:15:57 AM PST by skeeter
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To: BeadCounter

Alert! Alert!

We’ve spotted another Tebow!

Attack!

This is your media speaking.


3 posted on 03/06/2014 8:16:40 AM PST by chopperman
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To: BeadCounter

Amen. I greatly admire Cousins for doing this.

I hope he knows he has just short-circuited his NFL career. He is headed for the sidelines next to Tim Tebow.


4 posted on 03/06/2014 8:18:02 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: BeadCounter

RE: He Would Try to Help Potential Gay Teammate Find Jesus

OK, so he finds Jesus... what happens to his gayness after that?


5 posted on 03/06/2014 8:19:59 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: skeeter
The entire NFL is about to come crashing down on this poor guy’s head.

To say nothing of the Dorks at ESPN.

6 posted on 03/06/2014 8:21:31 AM PST by pgkdan
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To: BeadCounter
Kirk Cousins is a Profile in Courage.

I also believe that RG3 would say the same thing. I hope he has Kirk's back on this because the NFL/Media industrial complex will be shamelessly brutal.

7 posted on 03/06/2014 8:23:35 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: BeadCounter

Here is the Daily Mail article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2574427/Nobodys-perfect-Christian-Redskins-player-says-hed-welcome-gay-player-team-makes-homophobic-slip.html

I really like the Christian Post but for some reason, it seems to tax my computer quite a bit, making it noisy, fan turns on real high.


8 posted on 03/06/2014 8:24:04 AM PST by BeadCounter
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To: BeadCounter

G’bye Kirk Cousins...We hardly knew ya.......

He may, just may get a pass(NAH) on the ‘convert the homo’ (Are you sure which ‘team’ he plays for) but to state there MAY be sinners in his locker room will get him bashed for sure.

Red(POTATO)skins will probably keep him long enough to be used as a ‘tackling dummy’ (See how long you last while I miss blocks Fool)then he will get ‘shunned’ by the league.

In the immortal words of G (Arnold) Coleman

“WHATCHEW TALKIN’ ‘BOUT WILLIS?”

Talk about your ‘Kiss of Death’.


9 posted on 03/06/2014 8:25:42 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --In CNNs (feeble) mind, EVERYONE that doesnt ask for more Kool-Aid is bullying BO)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Ping.


10 posted on 03/06/2014 8:26:06 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: SeekAndFind
what happens to his gayness after that?

Hopefully the same thing that happens to his lust, greed, anger, and other sins. New life begins as a follower of Christ.

11 posted on 03/06/2014 8:26:59 AM PST by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: skeeter

Yep. I’m a die-hard Cowboys fan, but I find myself rooting for RGIII.


12 posted on 03/06/2014 8:29:50 AM PST by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: BeadCounter

Oh, boy. The leftards are bound to find this even more offensive than the name of the team Cousins plays for.


13 posted on 03/06/2014 8:29:57 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: skeeter

Oops. Without looking at who it was I assumed (stupid) that it was RGIII they were talking about. Wow! Two Christian QBs. Watch out Skins. You have a target on your back now.


14 posted on 03/06/2014 8:30:56 AM PST by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: BeadCounter

rut roh
you’re in trouble now jock


15 posted on 03/06/2014 8:32:27 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd
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To: BeadCounter

Why couldn’t this guy have run for US Senate in Missouri two years ago ?


16 posted on 03/06/2014 8:34:27 AM PST by staytrue
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To: SeekAndFind

Jesus shows the unsaved gay player that the new life He wants to give him is not gay. That’s the way it works. It’s not a mended life...it’s a new life. And it starts with meeting Jesus, GO KIRK COUSINS, That is an AWESOME presentation of the Gospel. 2 Corinthians 5:17 If any man is in Christ, there is a new creation. The old things have passed away, behold all things are become new.


17 posted on 03/06/2014 8:38:46 AM PST by CThomasFan
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To: SeekAndFind
OK, so he finds Jesus... what happens to his gayness after that?

John 8:11

18 posted on 03/06/2014 8:38:52 AM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: henkster

Will this redskin Quarterback show him this verse?


19 posted on 03/06/2014 8:39:56 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: staytrue

Missouri ? He’s not from there. He’s also only 25. You have to be 30 to run for the Senate.


20 posted on 03/06/2014 8:41:02 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: BeadCounter


God bless and keep Kirk Cousins

21 posted on 03/06/2014 8:42:36 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: BeadCounter

Thanks for this. Kirk Cousins has guts. God bless him.


22 posted on 03/06/2014 8:43:24 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: skeeter

you got that right.

If it’s not a pop culture, PC way of thinking, your F’ed


23 posted on 03/06/2014 8:43:44 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: BeadCounter
Pray more than play Kirk. Only God can change a sinner's heart. And be ready to be accused of being called ‘non-tolerant’. Other than that, every saved soul is a miracle, so rejoice that God will use any of us to further His kingdom.:)
24 posted on 03/06/2014 8:45:44 AM PST by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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To: SeekAndFind
OK, so he finds Jesus... what happens to his gayness after that?

Same thing that happens to any sinner. If he truly 'finds' (actually it is the Great Shepherd who does the 'finding') Jesus, he finds Him as Saviour and Lord. The sinner will want to please the Lord, and the Holy Spirit will help him overcome his sin. He may stumble along the way, but he will overcome. He will shed more or his sin nature and adopt more of the nature (imperfectly on this side of the grave - but to some degree) of his Lord.

1 John 3:2-9 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in Him purifieth himself, even as He is pure. Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. And ye know that He was manifested to take away our sins; and in Him is no sin. Whosoever abideth in Him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen Him, neither known Him. Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as He is righteous. He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for His seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

25 posted on 03/06/2014 8:45:50 AM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: SeekAndFind

“OK, so he finds Jesus... what happens to his gayness after that?”

Let’s let Jesus handle that. Fixing people is kind of His specialty.


26 posted on 03/06/2014 8:52:01 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: BeadCounter
"Now, there are a lot of teammates in my locker room right now who may not have a homosexual lifestyle, but they have sins, too. They're not perfect. So I don't say they can't help us win. Nobody's perfect," he said. "To that degree, we'd welcome him into our locker room and say come help us win, and hopefully I can love him like Jesus and hopefully show him what it means to follow Jesus."

A few hours later, he was found badly beaten and covered with a rainbow flag in an alleyway near Dupont Circle, with no memory of how he got there.

27 posted on 03/06/2014 8:52:06 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: BeadCounter

Best of luck to him. For me, I will no longer be
watching the National Fairy League.


28 posted on 03/06/2014 8:55:26 AM PST by Lonely Are The Brave
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To: BeadCounter
How much you wanna bet the dunderheads accuse the Skins of allowing these politically incorrect thoughts because they allow the name of the team to be what it is.

You can draw it up now: The atmosphere of the locker room allows this intolerance because of the intolerance displayed toward American Indians, etc.

Watch....

29 posted on 03/06/2014 8:58:49 AM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: BeadCounter

He is exactly right. That’s his number 1 job. It is my number 1 job, to help those who practice homosexuality, and those who practice heterosexuality find salvation through Jesus Christ.

This guy clearly is grounded in his worldview.


30 posted on 03/06/2014 9:02:11 AM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: BeadCounter
"...teammates in my locker room right now who may not have a homosexual lifestyle, but they have sins, too."

Wait - is he inferring that homosexuals are sinners?
The NFL isn't gonna' like that type of talk....

31 posted on 03/06/2014 9:03:36 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: chopperman
Alert! Alert! We’ve spotted another Tebow!

I think the rush to bury Tebow showed something interesting. There are many black players who talk about God and Jesus all the time and nobody minds. Then you get one high profile white player say the same things and he generates massive press and becomes unemployable because of "the circus" around him.

So I think it shows that the NFL doesn't take black players seriously. They pat them on the head and chuckle like they would at a toddler who asked says something silly. Only worth worrying if a white player says it, then you need to take it seriously.

32 posted on 03/06/2014 9:04:57 AM PST by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: SeekAndFind
"...so he finds Jesus... what happens to his gayness after that?"

His gayness is only a propensity for that type of sin.
Like my alcoholism, and philandering, and all my other wrteched behaviors I had before Jesus healed me.
"Heal me and I shall be healed, save me and I shall be saved" (Jeremiah 7:14)

33 posted on 03/06/2014 9:08:23 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: BeadCounter

How dare anyone think that butt sex between men is anything but a higher form of spirituality. /s


34 posted on 03/06/2014 9:08:38 AM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: BeadCounter

GOOD FOR HIM!!!!


35 posted on 03/06/2014 9:08:54 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Boogieman

RE: Let’s let Jesus handle that. Fixing people is kind of His specialty.

That’s the problem... many people who say they have found Jesus also say that gayness does not need fixing.

See this big, historic church in new York City for instance:

THE MARBLE COLLEGIATE CHURCH LGBTQ FELLOWSHIP:

http://marblechurch.org/connect/ministries/lgbt/


36 posted on 03/06/2014 9:09:43 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: BeadCounter

When I saw the headline I naturally assumed the Redskin QB to be RG3. Don’t know so much about Cousins. As far as “NFL Heretics” go he will burn more easily than RG3 would have.


37 posted on 03/06/2014 9:13:54 AM PST by incredulous joe ("No road is too long with good company" Turkish Proverb)
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To: onyx

Amen.


38 posted on 03/06/2014 9:14:16 AM PST by incredulous joe ("No road is too long with good company" Turkish Proverb)
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To: BeadCounter
Uh-Roh!! ...sadly, somebody is headed to sensitivity training.
39 posted on 03/06/2014 9:16:23 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: BeadCounter
Another player said that despite what his teammates might say to the media, it may not be reflective of their actual sentiments and feelings.

You don't say! Why might players think they have to keep their feelings to themselves when discussing openly gay players? Could it be the fear of bullying by the media?

40 posted on 03/06/2014 9:18:29 AM PST by OrangeHoof (2001-2008: "Dissent Is Patriotism!" 2009-2016: "Dissent Is Racism!")
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To: SeekAndFind

“That’s the problem... many people who say they have found Jesus also say that gayness does not need fixing.”

Then they haven’t found Jesus. I don’t see that as a problem, I mean, we’ve been told that was going to be the case, we should not be surprised.


41 posted on 03/06/2014 9:39:46 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: SeekAndFind

Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God?(I) Do not be deceived:(J) Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers(K) nor men who have sex with men[a](L) 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers(M) will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And that is what some of you were.(N) But you were washed,(O) you were sanctified,(P) you were justified(Q) in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.


42 posted on 03/06/2014 9:40:34 AM PST by DavidLSpud
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To: SeekAndFind

Sounds to me like that’s what he’s saying. However, as poorly as Sam tested at the NFL combine, this may all be academic. He’ll probably be a low draft pick, and not be in the league three years from now.


43 posted on 03/06/2014 9:49:47 AM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: SeekAndFind

OK, so he finds Jesus... what happens to his gayness after that?

The same thing that happens to ANYONES flaws.


44 posted on 03/06/2014 9:53:36 AM PST by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: BeadCounter

RE: Help Potential Gay Teammate Find Jesus

What on earth is a Potential gay?


45 posted on 03/06/2014 9:54:51 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: TalBlack

RE: The Title — Help Potential Gay Teammate Find Jesus

What on earth is a Potential Gay?


46 posted on 03/06/2014 9:55:26 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

“That’s the problem... many people who say they have found Jesus also say that gayness does not need fixing.”

They have supplanted Jesus with themselves. Jesus warned of this. Doesn’t matter how “big” their “church” is. That “church” is doomed.


47 posted on 03/06/2014 9:58:24 AM PST by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: BeadCounter

A cornucopia of political incerrectness. Redskins, Christianity, and come to Jesus invitation for a gay. The only thing missing is a spotted owl pot pie.


48 posted on 03/06/2014 10:00:19 AM PST by Organic Panic
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To: El Cid

Nicely phrased. All of us have weaknesses. For some, it is alcohol, for some, it is a desire to control the actions of others, and for some, it is an affinity for those of the same sex. For me, it is being too quick to anger. I have expressed that weakness here on FR, and have been wrong to do so. Like other weaknesses, the first necessary action is to admit the fault and then seek Christ’s help in overcoming it. Some weaknesses, like alcoholism, remain with a person all their earthly life. That doesn’t mean they should give in to those weaknesses. It just means their path is longer.


49 posted on 03/06/2014 10:06:33 AM PST by Pecos (The Chicago Way: Kill the Constitution, one step at a time.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Its the behavior not the person. Love the sinner, hate the sin. Simple to say or write, hard to actually do.


50 posted on 03/06/2014 10:22:57 AM PST by OriginalChristian (The end of America, as founded, began when the first Career Politician was elected...)
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