Dispatches from the Creation Wars

FRC Lobbyist Mackin the Ladies

Crooks and Liars and Wonkette have all the dirt on Jack Burkman, a registered lobbyist for the Family Research Council, and his apparent taste for picking up young women and attempting to pay them for sex. I’m sure he only intended to save their souls for Jesus.

Comments

  1. #1 pough
    June 17, 2006

    I’m sure he only intended to save their souls for Jesus.

    Insert “Special Purpose” joke here.

  2. #2 Matthew
    June 17, 2006

    Commited gay relationship no, fun with hookers yes. Well, at least we half agree.

  3. #3 tacitus
    June 17, 2006

    Maybe he was just trying to win them back to our team–for the Lord, of course…?

    And I guess that means Burkman knows what he’s talking about when debating legal issues concerning lesbians :-)

    http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0306/20/lol.04.html

    BURKMAN: It’s not that it’s being wrong. There’s a fine line between tolerating and encouraging. If you let this kind of behavior go, Kyra, what happens is more and more children — you know, for years in this country, let’s face it, the media has overstated the number of gays. You have a left-wing culture in schools that begins in grade school, goes to high school, goes to college, and children are told that being gay is OK and they’re almost pushed in that direction. And I think this is an example where a school district wants to put its foot down, and do the right thing, but again, you don’t have to take my word for it. If the public up there doesn’t like that, vote out those school directors. A lawsuit is not the way to handle this.

  4. #4 Pieter B
    June 18, 2006

    pough reminds me of the old song “My God how the money rolls in,” to the tune of “My Bonnie lies over the ocean.”

    My brother is a missionary
    He saves fallen women from sin
    He’ll save you a blonde for ten dollars
    My God how the money rolls in

  5. #5 Foggg
    June 18, 2006

    Well, at least Stalin didn’t figure in this.
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6724405/

    BURKMAN: Teaching evolution and not Intelligent Design, under the guise of defending the separation of church and state, is nonsense. What they want to do is attack Christianity. This is a not-so-thinly-veiled attack on Christianity. They want to make sure that there’s no spirituality in the schools. They want a despiritualized, they want a… secularized school system. It is a Stalinist version. They want to do what Joseph Stalin did.

  6. #6 Jim Babka
    June 18, 2006

    Ed, I’ve met Jack. It was in 2000. It’s a funny story actually. But I would highly doubt Jack is really a Christian, unless something’s changed. Jack is a hired gun, pure and simple. I guess you could say he’s a prostitute for Republican political causes. Bill Maher and he were good friends, and he was a frequent guest on the old Politically Incorrect show. Can you imagine Maher hanging out with a Christian?

    The night I met him, we was filling-in for a nationally syndicated talk-show host. His schtick was all confrontation (he makes Hannity look like a piker). He didn’t care what his guest believed. And in fact, during a commerical break, he asked my boss (Harry Browne), “You really believe this stuff, don’t you?”

    Washington, DC appears to be a playground for him, and every issue is a contact sport. He’s very social. But he likes the contact. And if you kick his butt, he’ll probably tip a beer with you later. The real story, as far as I’m concerned, isn’t Burkman’s proclivities, but that these “Christian” groups are so tangled with guys like Burkman on one extreme and Rev. Moon on the other.

    And amazingly, FRC won’t suffer from the loss of any support as a consequence.