Some of us have a strong negative opinion on the issue of homosexuality. A lot of that opinion is based in religious thought based on the spiritual text of each belief system. But some of us are a little more vocal and some downright violent in expressing their anti-gay beliefs.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Assistant Coach, Ron Brown, 55, is one of those people who has a lot to say about those who are homosexuals and he is facing impending termination from his position for it, according to the Huffington Post. Brown was criticized by Barbara Baier of the Lincoln Board of Education for his testimony against an Omaha anti-discrimination ordinance that extended protections to gay and transgender people.
She felt that his comments during his testimony reveals him as anti-gay and that is not acceptable in the position that he holds with the university. His testimony included this statement:
“The question I have for you all is, like Pontius Pilate, what are you going to do with Jesus?” Brown asked at the time. “Ultimately, if you don’t have a relationship with Him, and you don’t really have a Bible-believing mentality, really, anything goes…At the end of the day it matters what God thinks most.”
In addition to his role as a football coach for the university, he reportedly heads a Christian ministry called FreedMen Nebraska and spreads his christian ministry on a christian radio network, is seen on television via a cable-access channel in Lincoln as well as writes a column for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ magazine. To say he’s outspoken on the topic of Christianity is an understatement! And so far he says he would be honored to be fired for his faith:
“To be fired for my faith would be a greater honor than to be fired because we didn’t win enough games.”
What do you think? Is he overstepping his boundaries? Read more here.