I'm missing this a little because hell and sinning, as concepts, can only mean something to people who believe in them. If you, Jason Collins or anybody else don't buy into this stuff, than how does it matter what somebody else says? I happen to think "hell" is a fairytale, so why would I care that somebody I don't give a shit about (Brossard) thinks a third person is going there? It's all 100% worthless to me. People talking about sinners and hell is, to me personally, a really helpful signal to tune them out fast.
This is where I'm in total agreement, and why I said I didn't have a problem with what he said. If I boil it down, he said: "He can do whatever he wants, I just don't think he's a Christian, just like a fornicator isn't a Christian."
Since, to me, Christian is a private club of strange people who believe in imaginary nonsense, saying that Collins isn't part of that club isn't an example of bigotry, it's just a clash of belief systems. He isn't excluding Collins from his club because he's gay, per se, he's excluding him because he doesn't agree with his rigid interpretation of his little book to which he ascribes undue importance, just as fornicators don't. (However, religion is really murky for me - they seem to be able to get away with a lot of shit I would call discriminatory. For example, being a priest is a good job. Why can't women have it? Why isn't that discriminatory?)
As long as he doesn't believe Collins should be denied any rights guaranteed under the constitution, or fundamentally treat him any differently, Broussard isn't being discriminatory. I guess you could call him a "bigot," since he believes Collins is less in some way than he is, but then aren't many of us bigots for believing others are in some way less than us?
In fact, I would say Broussard sees Collins in the same way I see Broussard. Because Broussard is a fundamentalist Christian I don't think he's a "smart person," but, hey, he can believe whatever he wants as long as it doesn't affect me or other people who can't defend themselves. Similarly, Broussard seems to be saying, "hey, Collins can be gay if he wants, I just don't think he's a 'Christian,' but he can go fornicate and sin just like all the other fornicators and sinners."
And, yeah, I think anyone can tell anyone else they're going to hell. Who gives a shit? That's freedom of speech in my book.