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@jannamark I won't deny he was racist, but in his later years he opposed the rise of the Christian right and condemned the ban on LGBT people in the military, saying things like...
"Every good Christian ought to kick [Jerry] Falwell right in the ass."
"Everyone knows that gays have served honorably in the military since at least the time of Julius Caesar"
"You don't need to be 'straight' to fight and die for your country. You just need to shoot straight."