Richard Nixon: Gays are “born that way” And May Bring Down Civilization

article-2080431-0F45C4B300000578-460_233x577In new transcripts of tapes revealed in Vanity Fair, President Nixon proved to be modern in his views on homosexuality, claiming that gay people are “born that way.”  “The tendency is there” The recordings come after earlier tapes that revealed homophobic views held by Nixon. The transcripts are an adaptation from a forthcoming book by Douglas Brinkley and Luke A. Nichter. The authors used 3,700 hours of Nixon’s White House tapes to convey the inner workings of the Oval Office.

Claiming that he was “the most tolerant person” on the subject of gays, he then said this beauty: “boy Scout leaders, YMCA leaders, and others bring them in that direction, and teachers.”  And liking U.S. to Rome, Homosexuality may lead to the end of civilization. 

How interesting and typical of a long rumored closeted homo of that time, one such as tricky Dick. 

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