In March, Nebraska assistant football coach Ron Brown drove 60 miles to another city to pressure their city council against protecting gay people from discrimination in the workplace. He failed. Now his own city of Lincoln is considering a similar ordinance that would make it illegal to fire someone from being gay. Batten down the hatches – if he’ll drive 60 miles to use his position as a Nebraska football coach to preach for discrimination, he’ll drive down the street in his own backyard to do the same.
Councilman Carl Eskridge supports the bill and plans to introduce it today, with a hearing on May 7 and a vote on May 14. You can read more from Fox42, Omaha World-Herald and the Lincoln JournalStar.
Outlinc, which is pushing the ordinance, has gotten ahead of Ron Brown’s hate-filled preaching by lining up faith leaders from the area who actually follow the non-judgmental words of Jesus Christ. The Lincoln clergy said in a statement: