Nebraska running backs coach Ron Brown testified before the Omaha City Council against a bill that would protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination (video below). Brown, a devout Christian, bases his opposition exclusively on the Bible and says the Bible should be the law of the land. Some of the highlights from his testimony:
As it says in scripture, homosexuality is a sin ... The real question I have for you all is, 'What does God say?' ... Ultimately, if you don't have a relationship with [Jesus], and you don't really have a Bible-believing mentality, really anything goes ... Ultimately speaking, at the end of the day, it matters what God thinks most...
He goes on to tell the people on the council who believe in God that they will be judged by God and help accountable if they vote for the LGBT anti-discrimination bill.
Brown has a long history of pushing his religion onto other people, including his players. He said in one interview that he is in football because God wants him there, and he's at Nebraska to "bring honor and glory to God." He led the highly reported joint prayer with his team and the Penn State team last autumn after the Sandusky scandal broke. He believes one of his roles on earth is to lead people to salvation through Christ. And on. And on. And on.
Sad that a man this damaging to impressionable young men is given a platform to force his religion onto others.
Hat tip to Aksarbent via Towleroad.