In light of the recent discussion of prayer at football games, there's this dude, Ron Brown of Nebraska. Nebraska Cornhuskers aide Ron Brown -- Faith demands anti-gay stance - ESPN Speaking as a non-Christian, it's pretty easy for me to dismiss the guy as a [uck fay]ing idiot and mindless zealot of an ever-diminishing concept of homophobia. However, I have to wonder at what point is this guy stepping over the bounds of his job and violating the non-discrimination policy of his employer. Personally, I am against firing someone for unpopular or blatantly prejudicial attitudes for many reasons, the least of which is not to make a martyr out of him. A couple of things annoy me, though, in regards to the usual anti-gay, religious rants 1. The idea of a gay "agenda". Agenda is a loaded term, like some ulterior motive is taking place, as if they're trying to molest little boys or get extra tax benefits. Trying to keep yourself protected from being fired because you are gay is not an agenda. 2. The sense of certainty within the devoutly religious is always bizarre to me. I'm not sure what special insight he has over 95% of the world to be so forceful and unequivocal in his beliefs because of who raised him and ideas he's had ingrained in his brain all his life, but I guess it must be pure enlightenment. I'm about 99.9% sure Christianity is pure hogwash and 50-50 on an actual god, but I've never felt the need to evangelize for my "special" knowledge. I've never understood how one gets to that point. Anyway, I have to wonder if this whole deal gets too much of a distraction once the media sees this as an issue they can continuously push on the guy, knowing he'll respond. I have to think there are some Nebraska folks sweating, knowing they may have to make a decision either way on the guy.