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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 03:47 AM

Cornhusker assistant football coach: It would be "an honor" to be fired for homophobic views.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/26/ron-brown-nebraska-football-coach-anti-gay-views_n_1455712.html

Nebraska Cornhuskers assistant coach Ron Brown has come under fire for publicly expressing sentiments some say are anti-gay, but he insists he'll continue to speak out against homosexuality.

In March, Brown, 55, testified against an Omaha anti-discrimination ordinance that extended protections to gay and transgender people, which prompted Barbara Baier of the Lincoln Board of Education to write to administrators at University of Nebraska–Lincoln to request the assistant coach's firing, the Associated Press is reporting.

"The question I have for you all is, like Pontius Pilate, what are you going to do with Jesus?" Brown asked at the time. "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."

Brown -- who reportedly heads a Christian ministry called FreedMen Nebraska, hosts a show on a statewide Christian radio network, appears on a cable-access channel in Lincoln and writes a column for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes' magazine -- now says he'd consider it an "honor" to be fired for his devout faith.

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Reply Cornhusker assistant football coach: It would be "an honor" to be fired for homophobic views. (Original post)
TheMightyFavog Apr 2012 OP
area51 Apr 2012 #1
kenny blankenship Apr 2012 #2
MrSlayer Apr 2012 #3
Behind the Aegis Apr 2012 #4
barbtries Apr 2012 #5
Angry Dragon Apr 2012 #9
bulloney Apr 2012 #6
Behind the Aegis Apr 2012 #7
trumad Apr 2012 #11
naaman fletcher Apr 2012 #14
obamanut2012 Apr 2012 #21
naaman fletcher Apr 2012 #26
uponit7771 Apr 2012 #29
naaman fletcher Apr 2012 #30
Behind the Aegis Apr 2012 #31
naaman fletcher Apr 2012 #32
shcrane71 Apr 2012 #33
tjwmason Apr 2012 #12
Shankapotomus Apr 2012 #15
Bluenorthwest Apr 2012 #17
Shankapotomus Apr 2012 #23
tjwmason Apr 2012 #28
obamanut2012 Apr 2012 #22
Shankapotomus Apr 2012 #24
obamanut2012 Apr 2012 #20
Angry Dragon Apr 2012 #8
Botany Apr 2012 #16
quaker bill Apr 2012 #10
stlsaxman Apr 2012 #13
SwampG8r Apr 2012 #37
marmar Apr 2012 #18
HughBeaumont Apr 2012 #19
LibertyLover Apr 2012 #25
MineralMan Apr 2012 #27
shcrane71 Apr 2012 #34
upi402 Apr 2012 #35
SwampG8r Apr 2012 #36

Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 03:55 AM

1. Has a martyr complex, does he?



I think most everyone knows what Jesus said about homosexuals. That's why cafeteria Christians try to avoid the New Testament and solely pay attention to the Old Testament, while conveniently ignoring parts of the OT that they don't like, such as not supposed to eat shellfish, mix fabrics together, etc.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 03:55 AM

2. If that's an "honor" to you, I'd like to put you in for an "apotheosis"

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:00 AM

3. I hope they so honor him thusly.

 

He is daring them to call out his idiocy and make him a martyr in the culture war. Take him up.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:22 AM

4. Jesus said the following about homosexuality....

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 05:22 AM

5. thanks

that's what i thought.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 06:30 AM

9. +23,576

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 06:20 AM

6. Yep! He's gay.

It seems that the people who speak the loudest against things like homosexuality usually turn up being gay.

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Response to bulloney (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 06:27 AM

7. Sorry, that's "bulloney."

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 06:38 AM

11. Another grand decision by a Jury

That wouldn't know a broad Brush comment if it slapped them upside the head.

Yep! He's gay.

REASON FOR ALERT:

This post is disruptive, hurtful, rude, insensitive, over-the-top, or otherwise inappropriate. (See <a href="http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=aboutus#communitystandards" target="_blank">Community Standards</a>.)

YOUR COMMENTS:

Bullshit

JURY RESULTS

A randomly-selected Jury of DU members completed their review of this alert at Fri Apr 27, 2012, 03:33 AM, and voted 2-4 to LEAVE IT ALONE.

Juror #1 voted to HIDE IT and said: No explanation given
Juror #2 voted to HIDE IT and said: Sorry but plenty of homophobes are straight - this sort of comment is offensive in the extreme and should not be tolerated.
Juror #3 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: This exact statement has been posted on DU many, many times...take the Ted Haggard scandal for example. Whether it's "bullshit" or not, it's not "disruptive, hurtful, rude, insensitive, over-the-top, or otherwise inappropriate." The only "bullshit" here is the alert, another waste of fucking time from a wannabe neighborhood watch captain.
Juror #4 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: No explanation given
Juror #5 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: No explanation given
Juror #6 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: "bullshit" is not a persuasive argument for censorship.

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Response to trumad (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 06:54 AM

14. it's amazing

 

how many juries I have been on where the person complained simply because they didn't like the opinion. I was on one where someone said basically "guns don't kill people, people do". Now, weather you agree with that or not, there are plenty of pro "gun rights" DU'ers. Someone complained and said "that's a right wing talking point!". What a total abuse of the "alter system" as is the one above.

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Response to naaman fletcher (Reply #14)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 08:30 AM

21. No, it is offensive to state that homophobes are secret gays

I have been told such statements were routinely deleted by the old DU moderators. It is rather shameful such posts aren't being hidden here.

Do you believe racists are secretly Black? Or misogynists are actually women?

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #21)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 09:00 AM

26. but many homophobes are sercretly gays

 

The republican party is full of them. Pretty much every time you see a GOP politician or minister obsessed with gays, he turns out to be gay.

As such, it is fun to ridicule them for that and I think it serves a good purpose.

Now to actually and factually assert that EVERY HOMOPHOBE IS GAY, would be factually incorrect. Weather or not it's "offensive" is a different story.

That being said, any time I see a minister rail on and on about gays, I assume he is gay, and usually I turn out to be right. I don't think I am the only one here who has that opinion.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #21)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 09:52 AM

29. Why, its seems like a logical assertion looking at the facts? Thx in advance for your input also

Do you believe racists are secretly Black? Or misogynists are actually women?

They can't change their physical appearance to be these things while they can no doubt hide their sexual preferences

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Response to naaman fletcher (Reply #30)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 04:54 AM

31. No, you weren't.

But I can see how you'd think so. There are some homophobes who are gay/bisexual, but to assume a homophobe is "secretly" gay is lazy. I hate to break it to you, some homophobes are just homophobic because they are complete and total asshole BIGOTS; plain and simple.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #31)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 10:26 AM

32. Sure, but that doesn't make it "offensive" nt

 

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #21)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 11:06 AM

33. I've met many misogynistic women.

Sadly, it's rather common.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 06:40 AM

12. I did my best on the jury for this one

I'm just sorry that I was in the minority.

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Response to tjwmason (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 07:16 AM

15. I'm guessing

you voted to hide it because you interpreted the post in question to be suggesting it is a bad thing to be gay?

However, it could only be suggesting the coach will turn out to be a hypocrite which is not an insult to the gay community.

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Response to Shankapotomus (Reply #15)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 08:16 AM

17. It is a tool used to deny the Straight Community's role, and the Faith Community's part

in the anti equality and slander parade. Rather than own his crap which is consistent with the message coming from much of the sports, religious and political worlds from heterosexuals speaking as heterosexuals. He's one of theirs. They need to deal with that, for they produce many many such hate mongers.
So the real issues is not an insult to us, it is the end run around their own part in the cycle of discrimination. Some straight hater speaks hate, the straights say 'another thing, the worst of us are really gay'. So they slander, then they claim it is our own, not theirs, doing the slander.
And they skip the part where they say 'I'm sorry my culture is so unjust to you'.

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #17)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 08:50 AM

23. Okay now that I understand

Good point. I'm glad I wasn't on the jury. I would have been wrong on that one.

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #17)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 09:45 AM

28. Thanks

Got in there before I could, and expressed it better than I would have.

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Response to Shankapotomus (Reply #15)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 08:31 AM

22. Do you believe racists are secretly Black?

Or misogynists are actually women?

Anyone saying the alerted-on post is A-Ok is also saying the above two statements have to be true.

Ridiculous.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #22)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 08:55 AM

24. You're actually right

And it was a little more subtle form of deflection of responsibility than I could initially spot.

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Response to bulloney (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 08:24 AM

20. No, it usually means they are hateful bigots who are straight

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 06:29 AM

8. A lot of Christians mix their gods up

the gods are so confusing to them

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 07:29 AM

16. A lot of "Christians" forget that the total # of times Jesus spoke about homosexuality according ..

..... to the new Testament was zero and think that God has promised them
an extra comfy chair in heaven if they are mean to gays during their lifetime.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 06:36 AM

10. Then perhaps they should do him the "honor" he so desires.

would not want to leave him disappointed for the honor he seeks to earn.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 06:52 AM

13. Sounds like the dude has a little issue with "Matthew 6:5-6"

Matthew 6:5-6

“And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you."


-"HEY EVERYONE LOOK AT ME! I'M A CHRISTIAN AND I AM HOLIER THAN YOU! YAYY!!!"

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Response to stlsaxman (Reply #13)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 11:24 AM

37. well said

god knows what your heart desires before the words form on your lips
all you have to do is think it and he will hear it
no kneeling or supplicating required

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 08:18 AM

18. This is your brain on Christian fundamentalism.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 08:23 AM

19. In any other sane country, this guy would be laughed at.

A sexually repressed society is a more angry and violent society.

And it all comes back to taking religion WAAAAAAAAAAY too seriously to the point that it gives you license to authority over others.

Fucking ridiculous.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 09:00 AM

25. If he wants that "honor", I say

go for it and let him have it.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 09:30 AM

27. May he receive that honor, and soon.

Moron. As recorded in the Bible, Jesus never said a word about that subject. He did, reportedly, have some words about people judging other people, as I recall.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 11:12 AM

34. Ron Brown uses his position to disseminate bigotry.

Omaha recently passed legislation that added GLBT people to its anti-discrimination ordinance. Ron Brown attended a city council to speak against the proposal. He gave his address as Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.

Anyone who has ever lived in Nebraska knows that Husker football is akin to religion. Giving the stadium as one's address when making outrageous, political, bigoted comments was an overstep. UNL officials had to come out and disassociate the university with their employee's opinions. Brown should be fired.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 11:20 AM

35. Makin' a stand for ignorance and hate!

brilliant

He thinks you need to follow his foam rubber version of Jesus or die. He should be sweeping stuff up somewhere. What school hires a dolt like this? Are all Cornhuskers sick?

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 11:21 AM

36. i say we honor him then

see if he is all proud after his honoring

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