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GOP Lobbyist Jack Burkman Wants to Ban Gay NFL Players

| by Michael Allen

GOP lobbyist Jack Burkman announced today that his company Burkman & Associates is writing a bill that would ban gay players from the NFL.

According to The Hill, Burkman wrote in a statement, “We are losing our decency as a nation. 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?”

Burkman said his idea to ban gay NFL players came about after the recent news of college football star Michael Sam coming out.

Burkman said he believes that "if the NFL has no morals and no values, then Congress must find values for it.”

Burkman told The Huffington Post that there are five GOP House members and one senator “interested in co-sponsoring the bill.” 

“I felt that if the NFL doesn’t have any morals, and people like [Commissioner] Roger Goodell, who are just go-along-get-along guys, just want to appease advertisers, appease corporate America and all that stuff," added Burkman. "I figured, well, it is time for conservatives in Congress to step in and define morality for them.”

Speaking of morality, Burkman was found in the phone records of a "DC Madam" in 2007, noted CrooksandLiars.com.

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In 2006, Burkman lashed out out some widows from 9/11, whom he dubbed the “Witches of New Brunswick.”

MediaMatters.org reported that Burkman said, "And so I say to the news media tonight, and I will throw down the gauntlet right on this program and challenge all four of those women to a debate. I challenge you to tell this country when you did what you did. But they won't."

"They won't because they have a lot to hide, and they don't want the nation to see that within hours of those towers going down, these women were ready to make money and exploit this tragedy!who don’t “want the nation to see that within hours of those towers going down, these women were ready to make money and exploit this tragedy," added Burkman.

Sources: The Huffington Post, The Hill, MediaMatters.org, CrooksandLiars.com