Editorial: NFL attempts to threaten Texas

The National Football League sent a threatening to lawmakers in Texas earlier this month.

If Texas passes a law that men dressed as women cannot use public bathrooms, the mighty power of the NFL will descend upon the Lone Star State. No more hosting Super Bowls if the law is passed, according to the NFL threat.

“If a proposal that is discriminatory or inconsistent with our values were to become law there, that would certainly be a factor considered when thinking about awarding future events,” league spokesman Brian McCarthy said.

Translation: Texas better embrace the homosexual agenda or pay the consequences from an ultra-liberal league leadership.

None of the Super Bowl selections through 2021 are in Texas. Dallas hosted in 2011 and this year it was in Houston.

The Texas bill is simple. People must use public bathrooms according to the sex on their birth certificate. This is a national issue because Ex-President Obama threatened public schools that did not accommodate homosexuals that want to use the bathrooms or locker rooms of the opposite sex.

Last year, the equally liberal NCAA pulled seven championship events from North Carolina for passage of a similar law.

Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement: “Despite persistent misinformation in the media, under Senate Bill 6, all Texas teams will be able to set their own policies at the stadiums and arenas where they play and hold their events. There is no conflict with the NFL’s statement today and Senate Bill 6.”

The Dallas Cowboys and the Houston Texans have not commented publicly. Neither has the NCAA.

The NFL and the NCAA should have no voice in how lawmakers craft laws in Texas or North Carolina or Oklahoma or any state. Their leaders are progressive bullies who want conservatives and Christians to acknowledge homosexuality as an acceptable lifestyle choice.

Texans are hard to intimidate. This is a fight the NFL will lose.