Kirk Cousins, a devout evangelical Christian and a backup quarterback for the Washington Redskins, told students at a Grand Rapids, Michigan Christian high school on Friday that he'd be fine with a gay teammate into the locker room.
Cousins explained that he'd treat a gay football player exactly the same way he treats all sinners: by welcoming him and trying to lead him away from sin and towards Jesus.
M Live reports:
Cousins... was asked his thoughts about gays in professional sports during a question and answer session.
"So from a football standpoint, if the guy can help us win, come help us win," Cousins said. "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."
Cousins, who starred at Michigan State after graduating from Holland Christian, goes on the say: "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."
Watch, after the jump.