After Brown v. Board of Education, many segregationists cited their own faith as justification for official racism. Ross Barnett won Mississippi's governorship in a landslide in 1960 after claiming that “the good Lord was the original segregationist."
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Washington lobbyist Jack Burkman announced Monday that he would push for legislation to prohibit the National Football League from employing gay players -- a move he later reportedly admitted with a publicity stunt.