Sam Champion Feels Betrayed By Fellow GMA Hosts

By: Daryl Nelson - March 11, 2014

Weatherman Sam Champion recently scored a new TV gig with The Weather Channel, and left his longtime job at ABC’s Good Morning America, but it was his recent appearance on Piers Morgan Live that has people talking.

The 52 year old said he doesn’t get the whole gay marriage debate at all, and he’s confused why someone would oppose gay marriage so harshly. And when Morgan asked him where he sees the gay marriage debate going in the next decade, Champion said the following:

“Piers, I hope it’s just a regular conversation,” he said. “I hope you’re able in this country and really in the world, why shouldn’t you be, to proudly talk about the person that you’re in love with, that you share your life with and have no one bat an eye.”

In addition, the weather guru said he could care less about who chooses to be together, because if the union is about two people being in love, then nobody should have a problem with it.

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“I cannot imagine being unhappy for someone who is in love,” stated Champion. “I just can’t. It’s beyond me. It’s an argument I can’t even launch to make because I don’t understand the other side.”

And another thing that Champion doesn’t understand are the accusations by some that he’s difficult to work with, and that he left Good Morning America for the Weather Channel solely for money. And it hurt him that some of these things were allegedly said by his former Good Morning America co-hosts.

“Sam was with ABC for 25 years,” revealed an inside source. “When he did the goodbye show at GMA he felt good about walking out the door, but then came these digs by people that throughout his career he would have called friends and he doesn’t understand why, or what’s in it for anybody.”

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  • Bonnie Akridge

    I’m getting a little sick an tired of the gay population and their constant jibberish that their opinions are the only opinions that should count on the subject of homosexuality. The Bible clearly states that a man shall not lay down with another man the way he lays down with a woman. Sammy boy here thinks since that Bible quote is a firm belief of many, we should not be allowed to speak it because it is contrary to what he believes and we should keep our mouths shut. Really? I think you live in the same America we do pal.

    • Sencho

      Hey, Bonnie –
      Shut up about your bible. You don’t get to use it as your trump card for every argument because not everyone on this planet (let alone this country) believes in your imaginary god. So stow it.

      • JPMorgann

        Hey Sencho-
        What’s with the anger rant? Bonnie does not own the rights to the Bible. Our nation, the one you must live in, was founded on core principles of that Bible trump card and the imaginary god you mentioned. We are one nation under God. Yes, this nation has evolved into many different religions and I’m guessing you have your own beliefs, just like Bonnie. We are all entitled to our own opinions. If you have a valid point or opinion you want to convey, post something with more merit rather than scolding someone for theirs.

    • RRiggs

      You have your bible as your source of knowledge. We have the world.
      But hey, keep touting that “good news!” It’s becoming more embarrassing with each passing week!

      • JPMorgann

        Grow up.

    • Tom_F

      @Bonnie, put the ‘bible’ card away. It’s been played. It never wins.

      • JPMorgann

        @Tom_F, the “Bible” is not a card or a game, it is a non-fictional book, and large part of American history. I don’t believe Bonnie is trying to win at anything here. Everyone is allowed their own opinion.

        • Tom_F

          @JP, riiiiiiight. And that’s what the (lack of) reason always comes down to…”its my opinion!” Nobody is saying she can’t have an opinion, but nobody is saying that opinion has to be respected. The RIGHT to an opinion is respected, not the opinion itself. As for Bonnie not “trying to win”, read her OP…“I’m getting a little sick an tired of the gay population and their constant jibberish…” She’s playing the “bible card” as if that should shut up gays and make them all ashamed and afraid to try to participate in the world. She (and you) can feel free to ignore or mistreat gays and say anything you want. But don’t get your feelings hurt if you are judged, just as you judge.

  • Heidi

    I love it how some people pick and choose things from the Bible. I bet they don’t abide by it 100%. Think for your self. Do you believe everything you read?

    • Joe

      Everyones opinion is valid,as long as it is non traditional, and anti christian! Tom,by the way,maybe the other side does not respect your opinion… Your right to have it,but the opinion itself.