University of Nebraska–Lincoln Hires Anti-Gay Activist to Lead Football Player Development Program

University of Nebraska–Lincoln Hires Anti-Gay Activist to Lead Football Player Development Program

As if homophobia in college sports doesn’t run rampant enough. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Cornhuskers football has just re-hired their former coach and known anti-gay activist Ron Brown to lead player development and work with the school’s Life Skills program for players.

Via Corn Nation:

In his new role at Nebraska, Brown will serve in a non-coaching role, mentoring Husker football student-athletes in numerous off-field development areas. Brown will work closely with Nebraska’s nationally renowned Life Skills program and assist in community outreach efforts of Husker football players and staff.

Brown claims that his Christian faith demands that he be anti-gay

In 2012, Brown testified before the Omaha City Council against a bill that would protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination saying that 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…

Brown went on to say that city council members would be judged by God and help accountable if they vote for the LGBT anti-discrimination bill. (The measure narrowly passed.)

Prior to returning to Nebraska, Brown had been an assistant coach with the infamously anti-gay “Christian”  Liberty University  which was founded by the notorious late anti-gay crusader and “Moral Majority” leader Jerry Falwell.

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