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John Ashcroft, Homophobic Homophile


The John Kerry for President website has an “African Americans for John Kerry” subsite, with a big section on “John Ashcroft’s ‘Horrendous’ Civil Rights Record.” Most of it attacks Ashcroft’s record on race-related issues, but about halfway through it shifts gears and has four items proving Ashcroft to be anti-gay, and then shifts again to Ashcroft’s bad appointments at the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. Ironically, one of the appointees then singled out for criticism is the late Hugh Joseph Beard—who was gay.


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