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claims memo targets closeted Republican staffers

Antigay leader
claims memo targets closeted Republican staffers

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In the wake of the Mark Foley scandal, a memo containing the names of allegedly closeted gay Republican congressional staffers has reportedly been sent to leading antigay Christian groups.

In the wake of the Mark Foley scandal, a memo containing the names of allegedly closeted gay Republican congressional staffers was composed by anti-Republican gay rights activists and sent to leading antigay Christian groups, according to a report in TheNation. The Reverend Don Wildmon of the notoriously antigay American Family Association told The Nation's Max Blumenthal that he had received that memo, which he referred to simply as "the list."

Blumenthal claims that Wildmon told him he's convinced that a secretive gay "clique" within the Republican-controlled Congress was responsible for covering up Foley's alleged sexual advances toward teenage male House pages. Moreover, Wildmon called on the Republican Party leadership to promptly purge the "subversive" gay staffers.

"They oughtta fire every one of 'em," Wildmon told Blumenthal. "I don't care if they're heterosexual or homosexual or whatever they are. If you've got that going on, that subverts the will of the people; that subverts the voters. That is subversive activity. There should be no organization among staffers in Washington of that nature, and if they find out that they're there and they're a member, they oughtta be dismissed el pronto." (The Advocate)

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