Ron Brown did not say he hated Gays. Typical distortions!!! He said that people who perform what the Bible calls sinful acts should not be a protected class. He has a perfect right to believe the Bible in spite of what you think. He is not going out advocating hurting Gays, but he is saying their style of life is something that does not requires legal protection and extra favors from the governement. Just as the government should not force Christianity on anyone, they should not be condoning / forcing homosexuality on anyone.