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    Powerful GOP lobbyist drafts bill to ban gay athletes from playing in the NFL

    Powerful GOP lobbyist drafts bill to ban gay athletes from playing in the NFL | The Raw Story

    Washington lobbyist Jack Burkman issued a statement saying that his firm, J M Burkman & Associates, is preparing legislation that would ban gay athletes from playing in the National Football League (NFL).

    In a statement, Burkman wrote that “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?”

    According to the statement, the idea for a Congressional ban on gay athletes in the NFL came to him after he watched coverage of Michael Sam’s decision to come out of the closet prior to the NFL draft. In recent weeks, Sam has been praised by many Democratic lawmakers, as well as First Lady Michelle Obama, who called him “an inspiration.”
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    Re: Powerful GOP lobbyist drafts bill to ban gay athletes from playing in the NFL

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    Classic. The GOP slowly sliding into an irrelevant regional party based upon hate. May God have mercy on their souls.
    if this is not a joke, its very troubling as usual, of politicians who believe they have power to control things which are not a delegated power.

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    Re: Powerful GOP lobbyist drafts bill to ban gay athletes from playing in the NFL

    If people don't want gay people to play in the NFL than vote with your dollars and don't support the NFL. The market won't work when the government imposes on the NFL in either direction here. If they can't hire gays than the market can't function, but if they must, than again, it can't function. The market is where people should fight this battle, but of course, neither side listens to me.

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    Re: Powerful GOP lobbyist drafts bill to ban gay athletes from playing in the NFL

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    Classic. The GOP slowly sliding into an irrelevant regional party based upon hate. May God have mercy on their souls.
    He hardly speaks for the GOP and I doubt that this bill is ever cosponsored by any member of Congress. You can't attribute the ridiculousness of this "powerful" lobbyist to the entire party.
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    Re: Powerful GOP lobbyist drafts bill to ban gay athletes from playing in the NFL

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    If people don't want gay people to play in the NFL than vote with your dollars and don't support the NFL. I guess the market won't work so well when the government imposes on the NFL in either direction though. If they can't hire gays than the market can't function, but if they must, than again, it can't function. The market is where people should fight this battle, but of course, neither side listens to me.
    Hmmm. Does this analogy work with blacks at lunch counters, too? (Rhetorical question, no need to actually reply)
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    Re: Powerful GOP lobbyist drafts bill to ban gay athletes from playing in the NFL

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    He hardly speaks for the GOP and I doubt that this bill is ever cosponsored by any member of Congress. You can't attribute the ridiculousness of this "powerful" lobbyist to the entire party.
    Thank you. I'm amazed at how a candidate or a lobbyist can be taken so seriously when they come up with their awful ideas. When they are actually Senators or Congressmen, yes, if they propose something stupid you can try to blame their whole party, although even then that isn't really valid.

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    Re: Powerful GOP lobbyist drafts bill to ban gay athletes from playing in the NFL

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    If people don't want gay people to play in the NFL than vote with your dollars and don't support the NFL. The market won't work when the government imposes on the NFL in either direction here. If they can't hire gays than the market can't function, but if they must, than again, it can't function. The market is where people should fight this battle, but of course, neither side listens to me.
    So ridiculous, isn't it? If football players object to showering with gays, guess what? Their teams will build private showers. Jesus. Problem solved. (That almost stopped my heart it was so complicated.)

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    Re: Powerful GOP lobbyist drafts bill to ban gay athletes from playing in the NFL

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    So ridiculous, isn't it? If football players object to showering with gays, guess what? Their teams will build private showers. Jesus. Problem solved. (That almost stopped my heart it was so complicated.)
    The fact that the NFL is a 10 billion dollar industry and doesn't already have private showers should tell you something about how willing they are to change the traditional ways

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    Re: Powerful GOP lobbyist drafts bill to ban gay athletes from playing in the NFL

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    The fact that the NFL is a 10 billion dollar industry and doesn't already have private showers should tell you something about how willing they are to change the traditional ways
    For your post to have much meaning, you'd have to show that it's been a concern up 'til now.

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    Re: Powerful GOP lobbyist drafts bill to ban gay athletes from playing in the NFL

    To be sensibly partisan, DEMs need to report the facts and step out of the way of the GOP,
    on all these little "NUGENTS" spouting off, like the Kansas candidate.
    DEMs need to focus on the messages coming from the GOP, but not allow themselves to be shot as messengers .
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