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?”
The controversy over openly gay NFL players now spreads to Capitol Hill as lawmakers return from a seven-day vacation.
Burkman says the legislation that would ban gay players from joining the NFL was triggered by college football star Michael Sam announcing he was gay.
If drafted by an NFL team, Sam would become the first openly gay professional football player.
“If the NFL has no morals and no values, then Congress must find values for it,” said Burkman.
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