Take heart, America; Jack Burkman is watching out for you.
Washington lobbyist Jack Burkman on Monday said he is preparing legislation that would ban gay athletes from joining the National Football League.
Burkman in a statement said he has garnered political support for the bill, though his statement didn’t mention any specific lawmakers who are behind it.
“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?”
Mr. Burkman should know all about our decency as a nation. According to Steve M, he’s been in the belly of the beast and lived to fight another day.
That would be the same Jack Burkman who in 2006 — at a time when he was working as a lobbyist for the Family Research Council — became Internet-famous for meeting two women at the Pride Parade and offering them money if they’d have sex with him. (The women recounted his proposition on MySpace, and their report was later picked up by Wonkette.) A year later, his name showed in the call records of “D.C. Madam” Deborah Jeane Palfrey. More here from another woman who was creeped out after a 2011 encounter with him on a D.C. street.
This bill is nothing more than a publicity stunt, but it does show why Mr. Burkman is one of the highest-paid lobbyists in Washington.
PS: My mother would be thrilled if I was “forced” to shower with a gay man. She worries about me being lonely. Thanks, Mom.