Ron Brown And Views
Ron Brown And Views, Nebraska assistant coach Ron Brown, the subject of recent national headlines after speaking out against an Omaha g*y and transgender anti-discrimination law, won’t attend a hearing Monday in which the Lincoln City Council will consider passing a similar ordinance.
But it’s by no means because he regrets the public nature or vehement argument of his initial stance — or because he has been discouraged by coaches or administrators to do otherwise.
Brown, who the university has said is within his rights as a citizen to express his religious and political views publicly, says he doesn’t want his appearance to make news.
“A number of fellow Christians who have been working on legislation and working on the nuts and bolts of this issue told me, ‘Look, there’s going to be so much media attention over you, it’s going to take away from the issue,’ ” Brown told the Lincoln Journal Star on Saturday.
“Everything inside of me said, ‘I don’t want the media to stop me from going.’ Then I realized it was going to be a circus, and everybody already knows how I think. My views stand the same.
“As I prayed about it, I thought it was not in the Lord’s will for me to testify.”
In March, when the Omaha City Council held a hearing for the measure that added local protections against discrimination for g*y, l***ian, biS-EX-ual and transgendered people, Brown challenged ordinance sponsor Ben Gray and other members to remember the Bible does not condone homoS-EX-uality. He told council members they would be held to “great accountability for the decision you are making.”
In the aftermath of the speech, Cornhuskers athletic director Tom Osborne and university chancellor Harvey Perlman defended the right of faculty and students to voice their opinions about public events and issues. (ESPN)