Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Cultural Warrior

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.

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  1. 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.

    [emphasis added]

    He was just doing family research…

    /snark

    • The predatory nature of the Caucasian, Hetero, Xtian, Patriotic Real Ahmurrcan Male is on display yet again. They can’t imagine being with a member of the opposite sex without wanting to get nasty, so they imagine a) that happily married hetero couples just haven’t found the right available partner (secretary/trainer/accountant/dentist/yougth-group-participant/whatever) to play with yet and b) that all non-hetero folks are just as sexually starved.

      JUST A REMINDER: there are several counties in metro DC that are vying for the title of Swingers’ Capital of the US. Spouse-swapping appears to be replacing football, baseball and barbecues as the regional pastime. These are the same people who are engaged in writing some of the worst ALEC/AEI/FoF/Heritage swill about how decadent and immoral Teh Other is.

  2. I’m straight, but given the choice between showering with a gay guy and showering with Jack Burkman . . . I’ll take the gay guy.

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