Jack Burkman, the powerful right wing D.C. lobbyist who’s been pushing for a bill to ban openly gay players in the NFL, today came through on his threat and launched a nationwide boycott of both Visa (NYSE:V) and the St. Louis Rams.
Burkman said he’d push a boycott against any entity that hired Michael Sam, the first openly gay football player who was drafted by the Rams over the weekend.
Sam signed his first endorsement deal with Visa.
Burkman says he unleashed powerful grassroots organizations he assembled in 27 of the 50 states which will lead the boycott efforts. And he says he has mobilized a coalition of evangelical Christian leaders from across the nation to join the boycott.
“Visa and the Rams will learn that when you trample the Christian community and Christian values, there will be a terrible financial price to pay,” says Burkman. “Openly gay football players send a terrible message to our youth about morality. Somebody needs to step up because the moral fiber of the nation is eroding.”
In the boycott he’s leading against Visa, Burkman says he is urging the public to sell Visa stock they may own and to stop using Visa cards.
Burkman says he is also urging Rams fans to not buy team merchandise and is calling on season ticket holders to stay away from games.
Burkman heads Burkman, LLC a top D.C. lobbying firm which is pushing that draft bill that would ban openly gay players from the NFL and other professional sports.
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About Jack Burkman: Jack Burkman is CEO of Burkman LLC, DC’s top-rated lobbying firm. With 25 years of experience in the bowels of Washington, Burkman maintains an impressive intelligence network made up of insiders in the highest corridors of power. For more on Jack Burkman, please visit http://goo.gl/uBoKdJ.
SOURCE: Burkman, LLC.
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