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Lobbyist threatens 'relentless national boycott' of whichever NFL team drafts openly gay Michael Sam
The Daily Mail ^ | May 9, 2014 | Leon Watson

Posted on 05/09/2014 12:58:47 PM PDT by EveningStar

Extreme Christian lobbyist threatens 'relentless national boycott' of whichever NFL team drafts openly gay rookie Michael Sam

An influential Christian lobbyist has said he is planning to build a 'national coalition' to relentlessly boycott any team that drafts gay NFL prospect Michael Sam.

Jack Burkman, head of the Washington, D.C. lobbying firm J.M. Burkman & Assoc., said he would 'leverage his political clout' to ensure that the franchise that selects the player would get 'roughed up financially.' ...

'We shall exercise our First Amendment rights and shall not stop until the drafting NFL franchise cannot sell a single ticket, jersey or autographed football,' said Burkman. 'In short, we shall be relentless.' ...

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boycott; homosexualagenda; jackburkman; michaelsam; nfl
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Thread from February: Washington Lobbyist Jack Burkman Wants To Ban Gay NFL Players
1 posted on 05/09/2014 12:58:47 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

I doubt he is even gay. He’s just trying to bump his draft.

There have been gay players in the past. There are probably some now.


2 posted on 05/09/2014 1:00:38 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: EveningStar

This should be interesting to see. Kind of like the liberals’ attack on Chick-Fil-A and Duck Dynasty, huh? But what do you want to bet the democrat politicians and all of the MSM just GO NUTS about what an evil thing this type of boycott would be.


3 posted on 05/09/2014 1:01:56 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: EveningStar

Hey, Burkman . . . we’ve lost. Fall back to a position that we can defend.


4 posted on 05/09/2014 1:02:31 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: EveningStar
Jack Burkman, head of the Washington, D.C. lobbying firm

You can make money doing this?

5 posted on 05/09/2014 1:04:15 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: EveningStar

Give me a break. As previously stated we have had homosexuals in sports since the ancient Greeks. This clown is as worthless as the homosexuals who prance around like fairies and protest for equality and then some.


6 posted on 05/09/2014 1:04:34 PM PDT by shadeaud (Be strong when you are weak.)
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To: EveningStar

I guess it’s a good thing Kwame Harris was out of the league before he was out of the closet...


7 posted on 05/09/2014 1:04:58 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: EveningStar

Jack Burman in an attention whore. He’s a buttholes in a town of buttholes he stands out.


8 posted on 05/09/2014 1:05:24 PM PDT by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: EveningStar
There's speculation this "receiver" may not even be drafted. Being gay is his strong suit.
Will Michael Sam be drafted into the NFL? Maybe not
wftv.com 9 · 1 day ago

9 posted on 05/09/2014 1:05:58 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: EveningStar

What about all the teams drafting known thugs and criminals? This is just ridiculous.


10 posted on 05/09/2014 1:07:09 PM PDT by willk (everyone)
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To: EveningStar
To follow it through to its logical conclusion he should also advocate the banning of adulterers, philanderers, thieves, murderers, sinners in general...
It is true that homosexuality is a sin, and the sinner should be warned - not celebrated - but you can't ban him from a job because he is a sinner (or no one would work).
11 posted on 05/09/2014 1:07:31 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: EveningStar

“’We shall exercise our First Amendment rights and shall not stop until the drafting NFL franchise cannot sell a single ticket, jersey or autographed football,’ said Burkman. ‘In short, we shall be relentless.’ ...”

The FAGGOT jerseys will have a very limited appeal and consumer base.

The urban Yutes are about the only ones that buy the crap, and not very many will want ‘Queer Gear’.


12 posted on 05/09/2014 1:07:50 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: EveningStar

Count me out of this boycott. It sounds like someone trying to gin up publicity and $$$$$ for his lobbying group. Besides, I could care less if an NFL team has a gay player as long as he isn’t pushing gay issues and wearing like a badge of honor.


13 posted on 05/09/2014 1:09:03 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: EveningStar

Sounds like a false-flag operation to me.


14 posted on 05/09/2014 1:10:54 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: EveningStar

I don’t want to know about what kind of ball a player plays with on his own time.


15 posted on 05/09/2014 1:13:14 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: EveningStar

I love football but hate the NFL so I’m in. I’ll boycott every game of the season.


16 posted on 05/09/2014 1:17:29 PM PDT by onedoug
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17 posted on 05/09/2014 1:18:38 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: AppyPappy

How does it bump his draft?

No team is going to want the liability of drafting him, then cutting him.....Why even bother to draft him in the first place, with the circus it would create?


18 posted on 05/09/2014 1:19:30 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: EveningStar

which NFL team wants to commit suicide.

which NFL team want to be the “homosexual team”

the second a team hires this homosexual their logo will become synonymous with homosexuals and no self respecting normal person will want to be associated with it.


19 posted on 05/09/2014 1:21:58 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: EveningStar
Let's say he doesn't get drafted. Will there by a homo backlash against all of the NFL GM's for being homophobic?
20 posted on 05/09/2014 1:22:17 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: dfwgator

Some owner will want to be “the one”, feted by the beautiful people.


21 posted on 05/09/2014 1:26:19 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: AppyPappy

Then they’ll want to scratch that owner’s eyes out, when the team cuts him.


22 posted on 05/09/2014 1:27:15 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: EveningStar

Sorry Jack, this is the kind of crap the Left pulls. Maybe you could find work getting “Islamaphobe” speakers ousted from their commencement addresses.

On the other hand if someone wants to boycott the entire NFL for letting themselves become shills for Obamacare and gun confiscation I’m all ears.


23 posted on 05/09/2014 1:27:42 PM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: dfwgator
Because nobody ever heard of Michael Sam until his agent got him some extra publicity. It was common knowledge that the guy is really not NFL material, but then he leveraged the gay thing and suddenly everybody’s asking who will draft him. What? The guy is a late round pick — at best.

Look at Johnny Football. The guy was hyped to the moon with people tagging him as a number 1 or top 5 draft pick. The kid fell to number 22 after a number of teams passed on him. Michael Sam may likely not get drafted, but the gay thing sure did leverage any possible opportunity from an otherwise unremarkable athlete.

24 posted on 05/09/2014 1:27:49 PM PDT by Obadiah (Always remember that you're unique. Just like everyone else.)
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To: EveningStar

I wish somebody would call me an “extreme Christian”, I’d wear the label proudly.


25 posted on 05/09/2014 1:29:07 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha. 1 Cor 16: 32)
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To: AppyPappy
There have been gay players in the past. There are probably some now.

If there are they stay private. It's no one's business but theirs.

My mother's advice was always to keep private your politics, your religious views, and your sex life. (Thanks Mom and Happy Mothers' Day)

26 posted on 05/09/2014 1:30:25 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama stands for the corruption of America in all aspects.)
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To: EveningStar
His odds of being drafted are no better than 50-50. He had a terrible Combine and his stock cratered. Add to that whatever issues his political agenda brings to a locker room, which no player, even the ones who're closeted gays want, and it's likely he will be signing as a free agent.

If he is drafted, look for the sports media to make a huge deal of it. His homosexuality will be mentioned roughly as often as John Kerry's having been in Vietnam. During the season, we'll hear about his "courage" on every given Sunday.

Here's the scouting report: “There’s production, but he’s short, he’s not a really good athlete and he doesn’t play good against the run. He’s kind of a one-task pass rusher. Just run up the field. And they swallow him up and kind of push him around.”

In a meritocracy, that gay thang doesn't really work. Look for calls for Affirmative Action coming soon to the NFL.

27 posted on 05/09/2014 1:31:14 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: AppyPappy

do homosexuals cheer for the center? does that constitue harassment?

Is football some sort of vegas strip show for homosexuals?


28 posted on 05/09/2014 1:31:19 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: FredZarguna

NFL: now with show tunes!!


29 posted on 05/09/2014 1:32:34 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: EveningStar

The closet is exactly where gay football players belong, not in the locker room.


30 posted on 05/09/2014 1:33:08 PM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Dallas59
I don't get it. The more that I know about athletes and celebrities, the less likely I am to like them. If they were smart, they'd keep their personal lives quiet.

A little mystery, please.

31 posted on 05/09/2014 1:33:19 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: shadeaud

As someone stated before I repeated it, a team takes a big risk if they draft him. The crazies will accuse them of homophobia if they let him go.


32 posted on 05/09/2014 1:35:32 PM PDT by grania
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To: Dallas59
I don’t want to know about what kind of ball a player plays with on his own time.

The problem is, you're not going to be allowed to not care. he will suck all the air out of the room for the whole season, since sports media people -- who already can't cover the sports angle and have to constantly harp on "human interest" -- will be falling all over each other to praise his "courage."

The Commish "wants very much for him to succeed." Why? The Commish thinks drafting him will "display the NFL's commitment to 'diversity.'" Last time I checked in, the NFL was not all that diverse -- nor should it be. It's all about football. Or at least, that's what real football fans want...

33 posted on 05/09/2014 1:36:22 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: longtermmemmory
NFL: now with show tunes!!

Coming soon: locker rooms that are stylish as well as functional.

34 posted on 05/09/2014 1:40:06 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: EveningStar

I’m getting sick of the NFL myself. I’ll see how I feel in the fall.


35 posted on 05/09/2014 1:40:50 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: longtermmemmory
no self respecting normal person will want to be associated with it.

You're assuming there are people like that left in America.

36 posted on 05/09/2014 1:42:45 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: longtermmemmory

"We give Michael Sam...Two snaps and our backfield in motion."

37 posted on 05/09/2014 1:48:14 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: NEMDF
I can just see CNN doing back flips out of the tenth story window over this.
They are so disgusted by normal average Man/Woman relationships.
38 posted on 05/09/2014 1:52:24 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: EveningStar

The NFL is a liberal social engineering project. To me, any self described conservative should have stopped watching the NFL a decade or two ago.


39 posted on 05/09/2014 1:59:50 PM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: lormand

Probably because folks at the Obama Administration are telling them...”Nice Anti-Trust Exemption you’ve got there, hate to see anything happen to it.”


40 posted on 05/09/2014 2:07:27 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: EveningStar


How many fornicators and adulterers are on an NFL team at any given time? "Make it rain..."

This guy must be trolling the same was Fred Phelps did. Maybe Jack Burkman is vying to take Phelps' place, hmmm, Westboro you have some competition.
41 posted on 05/09/2014 2:07:32 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: EveningStar
..same was Fred Phelps did.
Jeeze, ...same way...

42 posted on 05/09/2014 2:11:04 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: dfwgator

Exactly right!


43 posted on 05/09/2014 2:19:53 PM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Sounds like a false-flag operation to me.

Yep, this lobbyist is undoubtedly hired by the Rats, to "equalize" perception away from their massive pro-gay totalitarian attacks on the likes of Brendan Eichs (Mozilla), The Beverley Hills Hotel, and others.

44 posted on 05/09/2014 2:25:30 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: EveningStar

What an idiot.


45 posted on 05/09/2014 2:32:31 PM PDT by montag813
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
"Sounds like a false-flag operation to me"

Exactly. Find some background on this guy and I bet you find he's got ties to the democratic party. Or Soros at least.

46 posted on 05/09/2014 3:27:02 PM PDT by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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Sounds like a false-flag operation to me.

Maybe. Maybe not. If you don't think we have whackos on our side, you're living in a fantasy world.

47 posted on 05/09/2014 7:46:19 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

It’s Round 7 Pick 12. Michael Sam is still on the board.


48 posted on 05/10/2014 2:53:48 PM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: EveningStar

If I’m C.J. Mosley I’m over-the-top pissed at the SEC for pairing my name with his by making us co-Defensive Players of the Year. I’d make them remove his name or remove mine.


49 posted on 05/10/2014 3:03:00 PM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: EveningStar
Maybe. Maybe not. If you don't think we have whackos on our side, you're living in a fantasy world.

I'm at the point where I presume wacko unless shown differently.

50 posted on 05/10/2014 4:35:32 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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