A well-connected and powerful Republican lobbyist is trying to gin up interest in Congress for a bill that would ban gay men from playing in the NFL, which would have little chance of ever passing but will get Jack Burkman branded as the bigoted jerk that he is.
Jack Burkman, CEO of Burkman LLC, who heads what is DC’s top-rated lobbying firm, said today that he is working on legislation that would ban gays from joining the National Football League.
Burkman said he has amassed the political support for such a bill.
”We are losing our decency as a nation,” Burkman said. ”Imagine your son being forced to shower with a gay man. That’s a horrifying prospect for every mom in the country. What in the world has this nation come to?”…
“If the NFL has no morals and no values, then Congress must find values for it,” said Burkman.
Really? You’ve got guys in the NFL who are deadbeat dads, wife beaters, accused rapists, drunk drivers and who knows what else, but it’s gay men that have to be banned? Seriously? And the punchline: HuffPo reports that Burkman’s name appeared on the client list of the DC Madam a few years ago. Perhaps if major lobbying firms have no morals and no values, Congress must find values for them.