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The CIA director then explained the “general theory as to why we should not employ homosexuals or other moral perverts in positions of trust.†He gave thirteen reasons to the senators. â€...â€...1.â€...â€...Homosexuals experience emotions “as strong and in fact actually stronger†than heterosexual emotions. â€...â€...2.â€...â€...Homosexuals are susceptible “to domination by aggressive personalities.†â€...â€...3.â€...â€...Homosexuals have “psychopathic tendencies which affect the soundness of their judgment, physical cowardice, susceptibility to pressure, and general instability, thus making a pervert vulnerable in many ways.†â€...â€...4.â€...â€...Homosexuals “invariably express considerable concern†about concealing their condition. â€...â€...5.â€...â€...Homosexuals are “promiscuous†and often visit “various hangouts of his brethren,†marking “a definite similarity to other illegal groups such as criminals, smugglers, black-marketeers, dope addicts, and so forth.†â€...â€...6.â€...â€...Homosexuals with “outward characteristics of femininityâ€"or lesbians with male characteristicsâ€"are often difficult to employ because of the effect on their co-workers, officials of other agencies, and the public in general.†â€...â€...7.â€...â€...Homosexuals who think they are discreet are, in reality, “actually quite indiscrete [sic]. They are too stupid to realize it, or else due to inflation of their ego or through not letting themselves realize the truth, they are usually the center of gossip, rumor, derision, and so forth.†â€...â€...8.â€...â€...Homosexuals who try “to drop the ‘gay’ life and go ‘straight’ … eventually revert to type.†â€...â€...9.â€...â€...Homosexuals are “extremely vulnerable to seduction by another pervert employed for that purpose by a foreign power.†10.â€...â€...Homosexuals are “extremely defiant in their attitude toward society,†which could lead to disloyalty. 11.â€...â€...“Homosexuals usually seem to be extremely gullible.†12.â€...â€...Homosexuals, including “even the most brazen perverts,†are constantly suppressing their instincts, which causes “considerable tension.†13.â€...â€...Homosexuals employed by the government “lead to the concept of a ‘government within a government.’ That is so noteworthy. One pervert brings other perverts. They belong to the lodge, the fraternity. One pervert brings other perverts into an agency … and advance them usually in the interest of furthering the romance of the moment.â€