April 27, 1953

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1953, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed Executive Order 10450 which was the hiring and firing rules for government employment. Homosexuality, moral perversion, and communism were categorized as national security threats and could be used as a condition to fire a federal employee and for denying employment to potential applicants. It should be noted that J. Edgar Hoover was the Director of the FBI from March 1935 until May 1972 and at no time was he fired for the rumors of his suspected homosexual behavior.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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