...the Dallas Cowboys recently signed Michael Sam, the first openly gay player in the NFL, to the practice squad.
The American Decency Association (of Texas), led by powerful Washington lobbyist Jack Burkman, boasts a membership of 3.62 million Christians in 41 states. Burkman says "thousands" of protesters will show up at this weekend's game.
“We cannot just stand idly by as Christian values and morals are trampled. We will do whatever we can to preserve family values in this country," Burkman said. “Jerry Jones [owner of the Cowboys] has betrayed American values, Christian values, and his own city’s values. 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.”
Burkman had planned the massive protest for St. Louis, but changed to Dallas after the St. Louis Rams cut Sam from the team. Burkman claimed the Rams released Sam to thwart a boycott that could have cost the team tens of millions of dollars in lost revenue.
What do you think will happen?
Will "thousands" of these hate-mongers show up at the NFL football game?
Would Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones kick Michael Sam off the team over this?
I think these morons absolutely could show up. They could cull thousands of protesters from Dallas/Ft. Worth alone, never mind the rest of Texas. Then there's Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana, all within easy driving distance of Dallas. There are soooooo many churches in that part of the country.
Trust me, I know. I live in Houston. You can't spit here without some saliva landing on some church or another.
As far as Jerry goes, Jerry understands marketing like Miley Cyrus understands marketing. Controversy sells the brand even more. I think he knew exactly what bear he was poking when he signed the guy.