“The Department of Justice is increasingly home to a bevy of leftist activists pursuing narrow ideological agendas at the expense of the public interest. And Justice officials want to keep this all a secret—as shown by the fact that we had to file a FOIA lawsuit to get basic information about the Attorney General’s collusion with homosexual activists/government employees.”
If someone told you these words were spoken in the 1950s, would you be surprised? Perhaps not, since a powerful, if understudied, aspect of McCarthyism was an active and largely successful effort to purge gays from federal civil service jobs. But what if you were told they were uttered in defense of a lawsuit filed in the year 2012 by a conservative “watchdog” group that apparently napped through the civil rights movement, the end of the cold war, and the gay rights revolution? Now that might surprise you.
Joanna L. Grossman,
Federal Judge Turns Back Hunt for Gays in the Department of Justice VERDICT
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