Michael Sam has been signed by the Dallas Cowboys and Jack Burkman, the Republican lobbyist and world class bigot, says that he’s going to lead a boycott at the Cowboys stadium this weekend to protest that fact. Apparently, it’s an attack on Christianity for a gay person to get a job.
The move angered anti-LGBT Christians, who had threatened to boycott the Rams before Sam was released.
“We cannot just stand idly by as Christian values and morals are trampled,” said Jack Burkman, the GOP lobbyist working to keep Sam out of the NFL. “We will do whatever we can to preserve family values in this country.”
Christian values and morals are trampled because a gay football player got signed to a football team? By what possible reasoning other than rank bigotry?
he conservative lobbyist claims his threatened boycott would have cost the Rams “tens of millions of dollars,” a fate he said now awaits Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.“Jerry Jones has betrayed American values, Christian values, and his own city’s values,” Burkman said. “The people of Dallas – and Christians all across this land – are about to make him pay a huge financial price. The Cowboys are no longer America’s team.”
Wanna bet? I’d be willing to bet that a few dozen people at the most will show up and it isn’t going to cost Jerry Jones a dime.
Fan reaction in Dallas has been mixed, reported KTVT-TV, with some recognizing the team’s defense needs all the help it can get, but others are uncomfortable rooting for a gay player.
“I don’t want my kids looking up to me and say, ‘Daddy, what does that mean that he’s gay?’” one fan said during a radio call-in show.
Oh, I’m sorry. We’ll immediately remove all gay people from the country for you so you don’t have to answer a simple question from your kids. Will that make you happy, asshole?
In the end, there was no protest.