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GOP lobbyist drafting bill to ban Michael Sam and gay players from the NFL

The bill would be a disaster for the GOP and homophobes everywhere.

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

This reads like an Onion article, but it's from The Hill:

Washington lobbyist Jack Burkman on Monday said he is preparing legislation that would ban gay athletes from joining the National Football League (NFL).

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?"

You know what? I hope they try it. Nothing would galvanize support for Michael Sam and gay athletes like an insane bill like this.

So by all means, Burkman -- go for it. Bring it on. This is a fight we'd like to have with you, and it's one I guarantee you'll lose.

Hat tip to Conor Gaughan.