Bubba Watson leads the Masters after day two, which will please a lot of conservative Christians. When Jason Collins came out publicly as gay last year, Watson took the opportunity to preach the Bible. From Christian Post:
"The Bible says you're not supposed to be gay, and so I never downed Jason," Watson told Golfweek, referring to his tweet this week, which said "Thanks @Chris_Broussard for sharing your faith & the bible!! #GodIsGood."... Watson commented, "I've met Jason, said, 'Hey,' to him, because he used to play for the Suns when I had the Suns tickets. I respect anybody that's gay."
187 pro athletes' reactions to Jason Collins
Current and former professional athletes in all the big sports -- from Kobe Bryant to Kirk Gibson -- weighed in on Jason Collins coming out. And the vast majority were supportive.
Actually, if Bubba wants to really dig into the Bible, it says a lot of things -- but it nowhere says you're not supposed to be gay. According to some translations it says you're not supposed to have sex with someone of the same gender, but it says nothing about being gay.
Bubba expounded on his religious insights, saying he would have dinner with a gay person (wow - and in 2013, amazing!!):
"I've met Jason, said, ‘Hey,' to him, because he used to play for the Suns when I had the Suns tickets. I respect anybody that's gay ... I'm not saying I'm better than others. I'm not saying he's wrong. I'm saying I love him. If he called me right now and said, ‘Hey,' or any person that was gay called me, I'd go to dinner with them any time. It's just my belief system on the Bible says you can't be gay. That's a sin. So somebody living in sin I believe to be wrong."
Brandt Snedeker, who recently said some really cool things about gay people, is seven shots back at Even.
Update: Watson wound up winning the Masters, his second win there in three years.