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Cornhuskers Coach Stands by his Discriminatory Views

Ron Brown; Nebraska footballPost 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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