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Congressman says little about involvement Series: THE JOHN'S COMMITTEE: A SPECIAL REPORT
[CITY Edition]
St. Petersburg Times - St. Petersburg, Fla.
Author: Barstow, David
Date: Jul 2, 1993
Start Page: 6.A
Section: NATIONAL
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As a young state senator in the early 1960s, C. W. Bill Young sat on the Johns Committee during some of its most controversial attacks on homosexuals.

When the committee touched off an uproar for publishing a pamphlet that included photographs of homosexual acts, Young defended the pamphlet's contents this way:

And when a New York book club catering to homosexuals sold reprints of the report - known as the purple pamphlet for its purple cover and purple prose - Young reacted angrily.

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