Top D.C. lobbyist Jack Burkman, head of American Decency, announced late this afternoon that today’s planned Dallas-area protest of Michael Sam at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas where the Cowboys play, was called off at the last minute after of a series of death threats against him and organization members.
“I and others in my organization received death threats over the phone Saturday and early Sunday,” Burkman said from Arlington. “We took them very seriously and I did not want to risk anyone’s life to send a message.”
Burkman filed a police report with the Arlington Police Department today and an investigation is now underway.
“Whether gay radical activists or others made these threats is not clear yet. What is clear is that there are those who oppose us so vehemently that they will stop at nothing–and even resort to violence–to attack Christian values. Whoever did this are no different than terrorists.”
Burkman and his Christian activist group are opposed to openly gay players in the NFL on moral grounds. Burkman has also been shopping legislation that would force NFL teams to ban openly gay players.
About Jack Burkman: Jack Burkman is CEO of Burkman LLC, DC’s top-rated lobbying firm. With 25 years’ 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
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