In an audio clip from the 1970s, President Richard Nixon accuses
the sitcom All in the Family of glorifying homosexuality and
claims that it will destroy society.
In the clip, Nixon discusses stumbling onto the show.
“They had two magnificent, handsome guys – and a stupid old
fellow in it. They were glorifying homosexuality!” Nixon said.
White House Chief of Staff Harry Robbins “Bob” Haldeman,
better known as H.R. Haldeman, corrected the president when he
assumed the show was a movie.
“No, that's a regular show, it's on every week,” Haldeman
“The point that I make is that goddamnit, I do not think that
you glorify, on public television, homosexuality. You know what
happened to the Greeks. Homosexuality destroyed them. Sure
Aristotle was a homo, we all know that. So was Socrates.”
“The last six Roman emperors were fags. You see, homosexuality,
immorality in general, these are the enemies of strong societies.
That's why the Communists and the left-wingers are pushing it.
They're trying to destroy us,” Nixon added. (The audio is embedded
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