The Department of State has never forgiven ex-Deputy Under Secretary John Peurifoy (now U.S. Ambassador to Greece) for inadvertently telling a congressional committee, in 1950, that 91 employees investigated in State were not Communists, just homosexuals. Last week the published hearings of a House subcommittee disclosed that the hunt was on: in the 13 months ending last January, State fired 126 out of its 30,000 employees as identifiable homosexuals.


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