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Nebraska Distances Itself From Football Assistant's Controversial Advocacy

Nebraska running backs coach Ron Brown caused a bit of a controversy this week. Not because he testified against an Omaha City Council proposal to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation in the public sector. That was fine. The trouble was he gave his address as “1 Memorial Stadium,” associating himself with his position at the University of Nebraska.

From Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman

“Unfortunately in this instance, Coach Brown did not make it clear in his comments that he was asserting his personal viewpoint and not representing the university. I have asked him to make that clarification explicitly in the future.”

Brown, who does not live in Omaha, testified on behalf of his ministry “FreedMen Nebraska.” Nebraska did not wish to be associated with him threatening council members with God’s final judgement.

“For those of you on this council who have a relationship with Christ, and only you know if you do, you will be held to great accountability for the decision you make,” he said.

Brown claims he had to testify against this ordinance because “the Bible declares homosexuality a sin.” Brown is correct. Incidentally, Paul’s very next line in his epistle to the Romans reads:

You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things.

[Photo via US Presswire]

 

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