Unwanted Advice from a Straight White Guy, Part I

Dear Jack Burkham:
It has come to the attention of this Straight White Guy that you have taken up a new cause:

Jack Burkman, head of the Washington, D.C. lobbying firm J.M. Burkman & Assoc. who is seeking to ban gays from the NFL, says he intends to build a national coalition to boycott any football franchise that picks openly gay football player Michael Sam in the NFL Draft, which starts Thursday at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

In a release issued Thursday, Burkman said he would “leverage his political clout” to ensure that the franchise that selects the 6-foot-2, 260-pound defensive end from Missouri would get “roughed up financially.”

Oh really?

What makes you think that if Rush Limbaugh and his Flying Monkeys couldn’t intimidate the NFL, that you have a hope in hell of doing so? It didn’t stop the draft pick, even though everyone believed the shit-storm was coming. See, the NFL is full of the cut-throat business types the Republican Party claims to love, and they have decided it’s time for you to go under the bus.

You have decided that you can have the capitalist ruthlessness and the religious dogma all at the same time.* You can’t. I will say that in the modern America you have been largely responsible for creating, the dogma will lose, because the dogma doesn’t make sure you can pay rent (okay, for a few of you it does, but not many).

* Let’s not even get into the mythified cowboy exceptionalism, because that’s a load of bullshit too.