Huskers aide says faith demands his anti-gay stand

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Nebraska assistant coach Ron Brown says he'll keep speaking out against homosexuality even if it costs him his job.

Brown said in an interview with The Associated Press that "to be fired for my faith would be a greater honor than to be fired because we didn't win enough games."

Coach Bo Pelini and athletic director Tom Osborne say Brown is a good coach and he is within his rights to express his personal views.

Brown earned national acclaim for leading a prayer at midfield before the Cornhuskers' game at scandal-torn Penn State six months ago. He has been under fire recently for testifying against an anti-discrimination ordinance in Omaha, Neb., that extends protects gay and transgender people.