Cornhuskers Coach Stands by his Discriminatory Views
April 26, 2012 by HRC staff
Post submitted by Eric Cameron, HRC Digital Media Specialist
Earlier this month, we told you about the campaign to fire anti-LGBT Nebraska football coach Ron Brown.
For 20 years, Brown has used his prominent position as a coach and university representative to preach his discriminatory and anti-gay viewpoints.
But on March 6, when Brown told the Omaha city council that God would hold them to “great accountability” if they passed a city ordinance banning anti-LGBT discrimination, many believed Brown went too far.
Though the university has a policy banning discrimination based on sexual orientation, Nebraska officials have not taken action against Brown.
In a recent interview with the Associated Press, Brown acknowledges that he “uses his position as a platform for his ministry” but says it would be an “honor” to be fired for speaking out against homosexuality.
“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.”
Watch Brown’s testimony below, in which he likens pro-LGBT voters to Pontius Pilot:
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