Nebraska coach defends anti-gay stance
Nebraska assistant coach Ron Brown says he'll keep speaking out against homosexuality even if it costs him his job.
"To be fired for my faith would be a greater honor than to be fired because we didn't win enough games," Brown said in an interview with The Associated Press. "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."
Brown earned national acclaim for leading a prayer at midfield before the Cornhuskers' game at scandal-torn Penn State six months ago. He has been under fire recently for testifying against an anti-discrimination ordinance that extended protections to gay and transgender people.
In Brown's three-minute appearance, he challenged ordinance sponsor Ben Gray and other members to remember the Bible does not condone homosexuality. He told council members they would be held to "great accountability for the decision you are making."
"The question I have for you all is, like Pontius Pilate, what are you going to do with Jesus?" Brown asked. "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."Continue reading at espn.go.com