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Nebraska Asst Football Coach Ron Brown Says It Would Be an Honor to Be Fired for His Anti-Gay Christian Beliefs

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Nebraska Assistant Football Coach Ron Brown, who has faced calls for his firing since testifying against an LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance that passed in Omaha in March, gives an interview to the AP in which he portrays himself as a victimized Christian.

Writes the AP:

Brown acknowledges that he uses his position as a platform for his ministry. He sprinkles in football metaphors during his many speaking engagements and sometimes references the players he’s coached. He said the risk of losing his job pales in comparison to the price others have paid for standing up for their beliefs. Christians throughout the world, he pointed out, have been murdered because of their faith.

In his March testimony, Brown told the Omaha City Council what they were doing was "not Biblical".

Since the "not Biblical" ordinance passed, residents can now file complaints with Omaha's Human Rights and Relations Department if they are fired over their orientation, suffer other workplace discrimination or are refused service at restaurants, hotels or other places that serve the public.

Watch video of Brown's testimony before the Omaha City Council, AFTER THE JUMP...

Said Brown: "The question I have for you, like Pontius Pilate, is: 'What are you going to do with Jesus?' For those of you on this council who have a relationship with Christ, and only you know if you do, you will be held to great accountability for the decision you make."

Blogger Aksarbent, who shot video of Brown's "sermonette" to council members, wrote: "Brown has made a career of foisting his reactionary brand of Christianity on football players and of ignoring separation of church and state in his attempts to proselytize in public schools under the guise of campaigning against alcohol abuse, drunk driving and other problems which are quite solvable without religion."

Says Brown to the AP:

“To be fired for my faith would be a greater honor than to be fired because we didn’t win enough games. I haven’t lost any sleep over it. I realize at some point, we live in a politically correct enough culture where that very well could happen.”

Lincoln, Nebraska is considering a similar LGBT non-discrimination ordinance to that passed in Omaha. A hearing may be held on May 7.

"Brown said he is 'praying about' speaking in opposition if his schedule allows."

Watch video of Brown's testimony before the Omaha City Council, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Well, he is entitled to his opinions. Pathetic and ridiculous though they may be.

    Posted by: Kevine | Apr 25, 2012 6:08:37 PM


  2. Well then, by all means, give him that honor!

    Posted by: jim | Apr 25, 2012 6:10:29 PM


  3. Jesus said God is love. He is coming from a place of fear and hate, and probably closet homosexual anxiety

    Posted by: John Normile | Apr 25, 2012 6:20:51 PM


  4. Martyr with delusions of grandeur.

    Posted by: xopher | Apr 25, 2012 6:22:53 PM


  5. I always find it crazy when I see someone of color discriminating against someone else. Makes no sense to me!!

    Posted by: Leaundra | Apr 25, 2012 6:31:47 PM


  6. At about the 55 second mark, I threw up lunch.
    What the "f" are we listening to this garbage mouth for? He's nobody, thinks he's got the answers because his boogy man talks to him and as a black man has no excuse for dumb-ass bigotry.
    I didn't listen past 55 seconds...I can't afford the extra 120 seconds...and I don't want to blow my Ben & Jerry's in chunks for this fool.

    Posted by: PAUL B. | Apr 25, 2012 6:37:13 PM


  7. These idiots drive me crazy! They don't know the difference between a sex act and a person!

    Ignorance as a great a sin as any other.

    Homosexuality is a sex act.

    Homosexual is a person.

    Not the same thing stupid people.

    Posted by: Steve Pardue | Apr 25, 2012 6:44:02 PM


  8. How convenient that Brown can pick and choose the sins he's against. Clearly he has nothing at all against the sin of Pride. I guess that makes him a Cafeteria Bigot.

    Posted by: antb | Apr 25, 2012 6:51:40 PM


  9. Sure let's not pick and choose scripture because the Bible clearly indicates slavery is OK and specifically states, in the story of Hamm, blacks are inferior to whites.

    Posted by: Michael | Apr 25, 2012 7:07:19 PM


  10. Right on Michael

    Posted by: David | Apr 25, 2012 7:14:17 PM


  11. If he thinks it would be an honor to get fired then I say honor him.

    Posted by: Daniel Berry, NYC | Apr 25, 2012 7:15:52 PM


  12. ..and of course that bastard NEVER had to FIGHT for HIS RIGHTS..he LIVES OFF the Backs of those who fought and Died for his RIGHTS..he's a brainwashed scumbag - who no doubt thinks he's some big ladies man

    Posted by: disgusted american | Apr 25, 2012 7:22:20 PM


  13. You bring the wood, I'll bring the nails.

    Posted by: VoenixRising | Apr 25, 2012 7:22:51 PM


  14. He crosses over from garden-variety religious zealot to mentally ill when he states it would be a great honor to be fired for his convictions.

    When your crazy thoughts start to f*ck with your relationships or your job, you have a medical problem.

    While we're at it, isn't it time to get that prostate checked? Now bend over and let's set all those 'homosexual rape' fears free.

    Posted by: Sean in Dallas | Apr 25, 2012 7:26:00 PM


  15. He crosses over from garden-variety religious zealot to mentally ill when he states it would be a great honor to be fired for his convictions.

    When your crazy thoughts start to f*ck with your relationships or your job, you have a medical problem.

    While we're at it, isn't it time to get that prostate checked? Now bend over and let's set all those 'homosexual rape' fears free.

    Posted by: Sean in Dallas | Apr 25, 2012 7:26:14 PM


  16. Never was anyone more deserving of the honor, so go ahead & fire him already so the planet can continue turning.

    Posted by: Leroy Laflamme | Apr 25, 2012 7:35:23 PM


  17. Is it wrong that my first reaction was laughter? I mean, what is this? How crazy can someone be while simultaneously being so sanctimonious? Not the video, mind you, that was completely unwatchable, but these quotes, are insane.

    Anyway, he's basically asking to be fired. He's crossed so many professional lines. If he feels as if being fired would be an honor, Nebraska should honor him by terminating his contract with the football team. I'm sure he won't be missed.

    Posted by: Francis | Apr 25, 2012 7:47:43 PM


  18. I just don't believe in a God that on judgement day would say, "You know what "Bill" you have been a good servant to me, treated others kindly, loved your neighbor, lived a faith-filled life BUT you happen to like boys so to hell with you." Really??? Jesus hung out with tax collectors, prostitutes, the poor,etc. I am pretty sure Jesus would have hung out with men who happen to want to date other men.

    Posted by: Mikaela | Apr 25, 2012 7:55:59 PM


  19. We have to be suspicious of grown men like Ron Brown who are homophobic and choose to spend their lives surrounded by jocks in jocks in locker rooms. They are not all closet cases, but many many of them are. Especially the ones who seem to fixate on homosexuality.

    Posted by: jack | Apr 25, 2012 8:03:19 PM


  20. Down-low.

    Posted by: kelehe | Apr 25, 2012 8:33:03 PM


  21. George Wallace said it better...

    Posted by: BobN | Apr 25, 2012 8:40:47 PM


  22. He should well be so honored. And then he can make big bucks on the martyr lecture circuit.

    Posted by: Fritz Keppler | Apr 25, 2012 8:43:34 PM


  23. Nebraska alumni who are outraged over this man's behavior need to pressure the administration to remove him. How can he possibly be an effective coach to non Christian students? How can he not be creating a hostile environment for those who do no share his extreme beliefs. Time to call the president of the school.

    Posted by: busytimmy | Apr 25, 2012 8:46:23 PM


  24. I'm sending out positive enegy that the universe will delive him the honor he seeks. If you want to be great in god's kingdom it would seem you need to spread a lot of hate and suffering on god's behalf.

    Posted by: Greg McNeal | Apr 25, 2012 8:52:28 PM


  25. You're also not supposed to get a divorce, which is in the Bible, but it's funny how people cherry pick what they want to be vocal about. As a Black person, he should be totally ashamed of himself. FA!

    Posted by: Hollywood, CA | Apr 25, 2012 8:53:47 PM


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