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Kerry apologizes for State Department discrimination against LGBT employees
CNN ^ | January 9, 2017 | By Theodore Schleifer and Laura Koran

Posted on 01/09/2017 6:56:04 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee

(CNN)The State Department on Monday formally apologized for what it describes as decades of discrimination against LGBT employees and job applicants, a rare statement meant to right wrongs that preceded current Secretary of State John Kerry.

"These actions were wrong then, just as they would be wrong today," Kerry said in a statement issued by the department in his name. "On behalf of the Department, I apologize to those who were impacted by the practices of the past."

Kerry has been under pressure in recent weeks to issue a public apology.

In November, Sen. Ben Cardin, a Maryland Democrat who is the ranking member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, wrote a letter to Kerry, published by the Washington Blade, asking that he "take steps to remedy a deep stain on our national history and that of the State Department itself: The legacy of the so-called 'lavender scare' in which hundreds of State Department employees were dismissed from service because of their perceived sexual orientation. . ."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: bencardin; communistgoals; cultureofcorruption; hedonism; homofascism; homosexualagenda; johnfnkerry; johnkerry; kerry; lavendermafia; lavenderscare; perversion; revisionisthistory; sexpositiveagenda; slipperyslope; sodomandgomorrah; soskerry

1 posted on 01/09/2017 6:56:04 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Kerry is yet another queer in search of a TOP!


2 posted on 01/09/2017 6:57:52 PM PST by MagUSNRET
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To: Brad from Tennessee

NOT, I REPEAT NOT A “STAIN”, YOU LYING FREAK!!!! Back when America had morals, sodomites were ripe for BLACKMAIL!!!


3 posted on 01/09/2017 6:58:58 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: Brad from Tennessee

More faggotry.


4 posted on 01/09/2017 6:59:27 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The COM-Left is saddened by the death of the Communist dictator Fidel Castro. No surprise there.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I’ll be glad that after 8 damn years of FAGGOT this, FAGGOT that, these pukes will shut up. That’s all this regime talked about...homos. Not jobs, defense, border...just homofag crap.


5 posted on 01/09/2017 7:00:24 PM PST by max americana (For the 9th time FIRED LIBERALS from our company at this election, and every election since 2008)
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To: MagUSNRET

So we should have a tranny as next ambassador to Saudi I suppose?

Once again, the Obama team more concerned about genitalia than advancing American interest.


6 posted on 01/09/2017 7:01:33 PM PST by phoneman08 (qwiyrqweopigradfdzcm,.dadfjl,dz)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

How about that whole Hiroshima and Nagasaki thing and the way Seward cheated the Russians out of Alaska?


7 posted on 01/09/2017 7:02:26 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Frank_2001

Ben Cardin is calling this a “lavender scare”, these same pinkos were supportive of the hard left pro-Communist stooges, claiming the “red scare” was hysteria over no threat or interal subversive influence.

FUJK


8 posted on 01/09/2017 7:02:29 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The COM-Left is saddened by the death of the Communist dictator Fidel Castro. No surprise there.)
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To: phoneman08

That’s right. We are supposed to be more concerned with genitalia, and how the owner of genitalia uses same, than with any other issues.


9 posted on 01/09/2017 7:03:35 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Brad from Tennessee

There is something queer about Kerry’s comments.


10 posted on 01/09/2017 7:04:49 PM PST by Herodes
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Makes you wonder why Hillary didn’t jump on that loose ball during the general.


11 posted on 01/09/2017 7:05:34 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: MagUSNRET

LMFAO!


12 posted on 01/09/2017 7:06:40 PM PST by SirLurkedalot (10/10/51-7/7/16 RIP Dad, I'll be missing you until I cross over to Eternity)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

http://www.nytimes.com/1995/08/05/us/clinton-ends-ban-on-security-clearance-for-gay-workers.html


13 posted on 01/09/2017 7:15:43 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Just about he only things democrats haven’t apologized for is their own destructive conduct, their criminal behavior, and the intentional damage they have done to America.


14 posted on 01/09/2017 7:25:02 PM PST by Iron Munro (If Illegals voted Rebublican 50 Million Democrats Would Be Screaming "Build The Wall!")
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Why are democrats obsessed with people’s sex lives?


15 posted on 01/09/2017 7:41:12 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Brad from Tennessee

The horse-faced ‘RAT apologizing for all of the other ‘RATS. LOL.


16 posted on 01/09/2017 7:42:36 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (As long as tyranny exists, the Constitution and Bill of Right will never be "outdated" or "obsolete")
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To: Brad from Tennessee

When does Lurch apologize for the discrimination against Vietnam Veterans he caused with his lies before the Fulbright Commission?


17 posted on 01/09/2017 7:44:20 PM PST by DakotaRed (Why not just pass a law requiring criminals to obey the laws?)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
"take steps to remedy a deep stain on our national history and that of the State Department itself: The legacy of the so-called 'lavender scare' in which hundreds of State Department employees were dismissed from service because of their perceived sexual orientation. . ."

You can call it sexual orientation if you want... but it's actually sexual perversion that God calls an abomination.

18 posted on 01/09/2017 8:00:58 PM PST by hecticskeptic
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To: max americana

and Racism. Don’t forget the Racism.
This Dumbass can’t be gone quick enough for me.


19 posted on 01/09/2017 8:02:26 PM PST by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal! ,)
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To: a fool in paradise
Lavender scare

Connections between gay rights groups and so-called subversive elements were not entirely baseless. The Mattachine Society, one of the earliest gay rights groups in the United States, was founded by Harry Hay, a former member of the Communist Party USA, who resigned when the membership condemned his politics as a threat to the organization he had founded.

20 posted on 01/09/2017 8:04:57 PM PST by Fedora
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Of course he did.


21 posted on 01/09/2017 8:07:10 PM PST by LUV W (There is no global anthem, no global citizenship. We pledge allegiance to one country, America.-DJT)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Why are democrats obsessed with people’s sex lives?

It's all the sex they get.

22 posted on 01/09/2017 8:10:56 PM PST by LUV W (There is no global anthem, no global citizenship. We pledge allegiance to one country, America.-DJT)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

You guys don’t see what Kerry just did.

He opened up the Trump State Department to hundreds of frivolous lawsuits.


23 posted on 01/09/2017 8:15:28 PM PST by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Drain the State Dept of fags. Been a problem for decades.


24 posted on 01/09/2017 8:17:16 PM PST by wardamneagle
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Carmel Offie

Washington, D.C., police arrested Offie in 1943 and charged him with "disorderly conduct."He had solicited an undercover police officer in Lafayette Park across from the White House. With the knowledge of Secretary of State Cordell Hull, the State Department provided Offie with a cover story in the form of a note asserting that Offie had planned a rendezvous with a confidential source as part of his official duties.

25 posted on 01/09/2017 8:22:19 PM PST by Fedora
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I’d like to see Foggy Bottom apologize for discriminating against anyone with a three digit IQ.


26 posted on 01/09/2017 8:32:57 PM PST by sig226
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To: Brad from Tennessee

They were and continue to be, security risks.

Just as they were in my former place of work.


27 posted on 01/09/2017 8:46:39 PM PST by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Fedora

The lavender mafia

Fairies and Communists
Pocket (Books) My Saber Is Bent, Chapter 14 | December 1961 | Jack Parr

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3402135/posts?

There used to be a time when it looked like the Communists were taking over show business. Now it’s fairies. They operate a lot alike, actually; both have a tendency to colonize. Just as there used to be no such thing as one Communist in a play or movie, now there is no such thing as one fairy. Where you find one, you usually find a baker’s dozen swishing around. I had a little game I used to play when I was an actor in Hollywood, back in the days when Communists or Communist sympathizers were nearly as plentiful in the film capital as yes-men. If I spotted someone in a picture who was a Communist or leftist, I could usually pick out several others. They always came in sets. Now I play it a different way. When I hear that some fairy is producing or directing or acting in a play, I can often name some of the rest of the cast, even if I’ve never heard it. But Communists and fairies do differ in some respects. The Hollywood Communists had their “Unfriendly Ten,” who refused to testify before a Congressional Committee, but the fairies are overfriendly. They do say no occasionally. “When a fairy says no,” Alex King has observed, “he almost throws his back out of joint.” The poor darlings, as they sometimes call themselves, are everywhere in show business. The theater is infested with them and it’s beginning to show the effects. “The New York theater is dying,” the late Ernie Kovacs complained recently, “Killed by limp wrists.”...

I first noticed the widespread prevalence of homosexuality in Hollywood, which boasted a Fairyland long before it had a Disneyland. Fresh out of the Army, and rather naive, it became as quite a shock to discover that some of Hollywood’s biggest he-man stars were actually more interested in each other than in the glamorous actresses they made love to before the cameras. One virile looking Western star was such a gay Caballero that he had to be restrained from riding side saddle. Another gorgeous hunk of man, whom millions of girls sighed over, had his voice dubbed by another actor to disguise its girlish quality. Other male stars, known as AC-DC types, are ambidextrous and can’t decide what to do when confronted by “His” and “Hers” towels. In New York they are prominent in all of the arts. They cavort in ballet. They flutter on the Broadway stage. And they are everywhere in television. Wherever there is one you will find others. They are highly organized and indefatigable at assisting each other...


28 posted on 01/09/2017 10:32:36 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The COM-Left is saddened by the death of the Communist dictator Fidel Castro. No surprise there.)
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To: smokingfrog

And Manning used that to steal classified documents and wage a media war against the US military because he couldn’t be a proud faggot so he decided to be a treasonous a-hole instead.


29 posted on 01/09/2017 10:34:36 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The COM-Left is saddened by the death of the Communist dictator Fidel Castro. No surprise there.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Thanks for the link. There's something to that.
30 posted on 01/09/2017 11:19:36 PM PST by Fedora
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To: Brad from Tennessee

HOMOSEXUALS have taken over our ENTURE GOVERNMENT!!


31 posted on 01/10/2017 1:20:49 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Why are democrats obsessed with people’s sex lives?...and where we should pee
32 posted on 01/10/2017 2:56:36 AM PST by RaginRak
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To: max americana

Like the racist blacks the gay crowd is using thier persuasion to accuse, extort and attack. Why is potato face still relevant?


33 posted on 01/10/2017 3:16:08 AM PST by ronnie raygun
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To: Brad from Tennessee
We're sorry...

heh - NOT!

Now clean out your desk.

34 posted on 01/10/2017 3:26:52 AM PST by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

35 posted on 01/10/2017 3:54:27 AM PST by eaglestar
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Timing is suspicious - probably trying to get some queer ball rolling and expecting Trump to feel obligated to keep it rolling....


36 posted on 01/10/2017 4:19:29 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: ilovesarah2012

2% of the population are sure wanting to run the world. Ambassadors, CEOs, board of directors, etc. etc...


37 posted on 01/10/2017 4:46:10 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The COM-Left is saddened by the death of the Communist dictator Fidel Castro. No surprise there.)
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To: wardamneagle

Drain the State Department of fifth columnist subversives, it has been a problem since the so-called “witchhunt” and they are still there in government, academia, and big media.


38 posted on 01/10/2017 4:48:50 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The COM-Left is saddened by the death of the Communist dictator Fidel Castro. No surprise there.)
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To: grobdriver

If these crooks in the Obama administration had tried all of this “progressive” (communist goal) crap in the run up to election day, Hitlery would NOT have ‘won’ the populist vote, even with her stuffed ballots.

He’s a lame duck dictator and needs to get the hell out of the House. He was already a fixture in Bush’s White House 8 years ago trying to get a jump on his own term.


39 posted on 01/10/2017 4:52:14 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The COM-Left is saddened by the death of the Communist dictator Fidel Castro. No surprise there.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

When the Gaystapo shakes the leash, groveling demoralcrats better obey.


40 posted on 01/10/2017 5:54:37 AM PST by fwdude (Democrats have not been this angry since Republicans freed the slaves.)
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To: a fool in paradise
2% of the population are sure wanting to run the world. Ambassadors, CEOs, board of directors, etc. etc...

The bible story of Sodom an Gomorrah implies that the 2 percent is on the increase and will continue to increase. It will feed on itself.

41 posted on 01/10/2017 6:05:22 AM PST by DungeonMaster (Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

“Yeah, I’m sorry. Bye, now!”


42 posted on 01/10/2017 1:02:20 PM PST by Albion Wilde ("Americanism, not globalism, will be our credo."--Donald Trump)
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