Is Nebraska Coach Ron Brown “Out of Bounds”?

Erik Raymond —  April 30, 2012

The news of Nebraska assistant football Coach Ron Brown’s public testimony before the Omaha City-Council became a national news story on ESPN, NY Times and USA Today last week. The controversy centered on Coach Brown’s opposition to a proposed amendment to their anti-discrimination ordinance to add protections for sexual orientation and gender identity. I was able to visit with Coach Brown this weekend and wrote up an editorial for The Gospel Coalition. You can read the article on their site by clicking here.

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Erik has been writing at Ordinary Pastor since 2006. He lives in Omaha with his wife and kids while pastoring at Emmaus Bible Church. Follow regular updates on Twitter at www.twitter.com/erikraymond

2 responses to Is Nebraska Coach Ron Brown “Out of Bounds”?

  1. I think people need to make more noise about this honestly. I would hate to see Nebraska go down the path of the other big 10 schools. The path of discrimination and removal of free speech on campus by students and off campus by employees. Nebraska has had a decent record on both accounts over the years.

    On a side note: have you been able to discuss soteriology with Coach Brown? That would be a fascinating conversation. It kind of goes hand in hand with the problem of preaching moralism as you discussed briefly in your article.

  2. I had my first in-depth conversation with the Coach this weekend. I’m looking forward to more.