Witch Hunts

The Gays Made Sen. Arlen Specter Change Teams

The first time, anyhow. Back in 1965, serial political party swapper Sen. Arlen Specter joined the Republican party when the Democrats turned a blind eye to gay witch hunting. Judges would extort gay men rounded up by the police, and when Specter went after them, Democratic leaders, let’s say, “frowned” on it.