Whilst former Missouri defensive end, and opnely gay man, Michael Sam is getting ready for the NFL Draft in May, one GOP lobbyist is doing some drafting of his own.
Jack Burkman, a Washington lobbyist, says he is drafting up a bill that would ban gay players from the NFL.
”We are losing our decency as a nation,” Burkman said in a statement. "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?”
“If the NFL has no morals and no values, then Congress must find values for it,” Burkman went on to say.
Burkman said that he came up with the idea for the bill almost immediately after Sam announced to the media and world that he was a gay athlete.
The bill has almost completely no chance of being passed, but as OutSports says:
"I hope they try it. Nothing would galvanize support for Michael Sam and gay athletes like an insane bill like this.
So by all means, Burkman -- go for it. Bring it on. This is a fight we'd like to have with you, and it's one I guarantee you'll lose."
A number of Democratic lawmakers applauded Sam's courage in coming out and first lady Michelle Obama tweeted personally to the defensive end calling him an "inspiration."
Hopefully, if this bill does end up anywhere, it gets crushed and destroyed by voters.
There's no place for homophobia in sports and athletes like Sam and Jason Collins will go down as history men.
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