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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


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. Give him an honor and fire his bigoted ass.

    Posted by: rayrayj | Apr 26, 2012 9:04:39 AM

  2. He shouldn't be fired for being so wrong!!! What are the homophobes thinking?!

    Posted by: Jeffrey Dunivant | Apr 26, 2012 9:43:26 AM

  3. People who believe the Bible today are simply not very intelligent. The fact is that the Bible's stance on gay sex and on re-marriage after divorce all has to do with disease. Back then, disease killed most babies and people's life's were far from assured. While Jesus never spoke about homosexuality, he did condemn divorce --and remarriage after divorce. But the biblical laws against gay sex and divorce are rooted in problems that to a large degree are now understood. In the last 200 years we've found out what causes disease and how to avoid it. We also have found remarkable ways to combat it. It's incongruous that 21st century humans would still be peddling the pre-scientic theocratic view of the world that just doesn't apply any more.

    Take heart you first adopters who have banished the Bible to the rubble heap of history. Humanity will follow you soon enough... although the religious organizations will kick and scream while science is escorting them to the forgotten heap of history. Humanity is in a massive transitional phase where "bad humours" and "evil spirits" are no longer accepted reasons for illness in human beings. While some people (religious people most notably) still would like people to believe it, the fact is that most people are coming around to understanding germ theory and the danger of pathogens.

    Posted by: dancob | Apr 26, 2012 11:46:42 AM

  4. And the Bible was used to justify slavery! Is he willing to support that archaic view as well and return to the cotton fields? Probably not! Nor would any thinking person.

    Posted by: Jim | Apr 26, 2012 12:33:47 PM

  5. He's gay.

    Posted by: Jeffrey in St. Louis | Apr 26, 2012 1:13:27 PM

  6. Appeals to emotion, appeals to belief, appeals to fear, false dichotomy, playing the victim, etc...
    He doesn't make any arguments at all but instead employs the tried and true persuasion methods for the non-thinking of logical fallacy and emotional traps.
    I think it's really shameful when someone is such a coward, they can't even admit they're a hater. To shelter their bigotry, they take religion and use it like toilet paper.
    Someone should point out to Brown his hypocrisy and tell him that if he truly believed in God, he would know that what he is doing is selfish and very wrong.

    Posted by: Mk_Ultra_Again | Apr 26, 2012 3:38:42 PM

  7. He's a negro!

    Posted by: Gaypride | Apr 29, 2012 10:42:30 AM

  8. Yeah, I've seen your team play. I think you should be fired because you suck. :D

    Posted by: mmike1969 | Apr 30, 2012 3:47:25 PM

  9. "Christians throughout the world, he pointed out, have been murdered because of their faith."

    Because there's never been a hate crime against a gay person that ended in their death. Nope. Never. This dude needs to be fired. Now.

    Posted by: Martyr | Aug 3, 2012 1:17:13 PM

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