Nebraska coach Ron Brown certainly didn't open the gay-rights debate in the nation, and he wasn't the one to even bring up the topic most recentlyÂ—Americans can thank President Obama for that, but in a Fox Sports exclusive article, one writer attacked the football coach anyway today.
Jen Floyd Engel says she is a Christian but that she takes issue with Brown because he seems to be willing to verbalize what the Bible says about the faith more readily than she does, especially when it comes to gay rightsÂ—or the lack thereof, she bemoans.
"Coach your own team," Engel tells Brown, referring to her wish that he would focus on his own sins in life and not talk so openly about the sin of homosexuality.
Obviously Engel thinks nothing of pointing the finger at the speck in what she perceives to be Brown's eye, while forgetting about the log in her own, so she just manages to sound like yet another tolerance-preaching person who isn't, well, tolerant.
But she isn't even making sense, as Brown isn't bashing homosexuals, as she alludes.
To clarify how out of proportion Engel's anger is at Brown for the words he shared back in MarchÂ—that riled the feathers of Engel two months afterthefact, it might be notedÂ—it's helpful to look at exactly what he said.
"The question I have for you all is, like Pontius Pilate, what are you going to do with Jesus?" Brown asked.
"Ultimately, if you don't have a relationship with Him, and you don't have a Bible-believing mentality, really anything goes...At the end of the day, it matters what God thinks most."
Apparently the journalist thinks that because Ron Brown has influence over a sector of young men in Nebraska who look up to the esteemed Nebraska football coach that this makes him a danger to people who want to live a homosexual lifestyle freelyÂ—and without the guilt she thinks he will heap upon them.
Couple that thought with the fact she also takes issue that he said in his March statement that he opposed an ordinance that would have given the homosexual community a job security guarantee that no one else enjoyed, and you have the makings of an angry woman.
Never mind the fact that no one on Brown's team took offense to what he saidÂ—or even claims to be a discriminated homosexual.
Isn't this kind of gay-rights whining the reason so many in the country avoid the subject altogether? And must those who champion "gay rights" over human rights also claim the name of Christ, like Engel, but prove by their words and actions that they appear to hardly know him?
Engel attacked another believer when she took on Ron Brown, which God's Word expressly forbids. So who is the one poking the plank out of who's eye?
Nebraska's coach Ron Brown is attempting to live a Tim Tebow kind of Christian life, and he wants to be faithful to properly mentor those playing the game of football for Nebraska as he does it. To that end, he encourages them to pray and follow Jesus. What in the heck is wrong with either of those things?
And why should anyone anywhere in America receive more rights as a group than another, as the gay-rights cause seems to want to demand?