Does the NFL View Conservative White Americans as Racists?

October 16, 2009

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, Founder and President of BOND, the Brotherhood Organization Of A New Destiny, issued the following statement about the scandalous and shameful way NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith treated Rush Limbaugh, effectively blocking his bid as part of a group to purchase the St. Louis Rams:

“As an American civil-rights leader I am deeply disturbed by the unfair treatment Rush Limbaugh received at the hands of the NFL and the smear campaign orchestrated by many in the media to brand him a ‘racist.’

“Rush Limbaugh was denied the opportunity to own a part of an NFL franchise because he’s a conservative straight white male and a staunch critic of Barack Obama’s agenda.

“If Mr. Goodell and the owners view Rush as too divisive, then what must they think about the millions of NFL fans who listen to Rush and hold NFL season tickets? If Rush is considered a ‘racist’ and can’t be an owner, does that mean his listeners are also racists who don’t deserve to sit in NFL stadiums? If the league and the players association are going to discriminate against Rush, why should conservatives put money into the NFL’s coffers and pay the exorbitant salaries of the players?

“The NFL commissioner and owners were pressured by the players association and black race hustlers Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson to derail Rush’s chance of owning a part of the St. Louis Rams.

“When will white Americans stop caving in to shakedown artists like Jackson and Sharpton, whose claim to any moral authority whatsoever is a joke?

“This should be the wakeup call for white Americans to stop supporting organizations who don’t have the spine to say ‘no’ to hate mongers or stand up on behalf of the rights of every American to pursue liberty and happiness.”

BOND, The Brotherhood Organization Of A New Destiny, is a national 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to “Rebuilding the Family by Rebuilding the Man.” For the past 20 years, BOND has been helping men and their families with its unique programs and services. For more information visit www.bondinfo.org and www.bondaction.org call 1-800-411-BOND (2663).

Contact: Ermias Alemayehu, (213) 804-1872, bond@bondinfo.org

SOURCE Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny (BOND)

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