So says Nebraska Cornhuskers assistant coach Ron Brown. He also said all of this to the Omaha City Council, in opposition to an anti-discrimination ordinance (which impacts a city in which he does not reside):
I think it’s important to note that it wouldn’t be Brown’s faith that would cause his termination; there are a great many people who share Brown’s faith but who don’t think or speak about other people in the way that he does. What’s more, it’s quite clear that Brown is actively working against the university’s mission and its non-discrimination policy. So that would be the cause of his termination. Indeed, he really ought to have said, “To be fired for my repeated public condemnation of other people who just want to live their lives in peace would be a greater honor than to be fired because we didn’t win enough games” … but that doesn’t make him seem like the martyr he fancies himself; it just makes him look like the homophobe he actually is.
One final word: As an employee of the University of Nebraska, I’d be honored to teach at a school that decided to fire Ron Brown for working so hard to make our campus seem hostile to members of the LGBTQ community.
More here (HT: Patrick Jones).