Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Grats To General Pace
My hat is off to General Peter Pace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, who gave his stance on adultery and gay sexual acts which he called immoral. Thank you, General! America needs to hear this. It is not about spotlighting gays or the people caught in acts of adultery. This is about the moral values of the people of the armed services. This is about the idea that this country was brought together in the name of God. This is about honor. Too many people these days do not care about honor, morality or values.
It was rather classy of him to say that it was a personal opinion which someone asked of him. It was not a bashing of those who practice these things. There are so many who say to those of us who are against openly gay acts that we are homophobic or haters. I am NOT homophobic. I am NOT adultery-phobic either. I simply think that this is something that should be a private matter, not out there openly flaunted. In my opinion, it is up to the adult individual what they do with their lives but it is also up to them to be concerned about other people and their beliefs too. It is called RESPECT, something a lot of people do not have for others in this day and age.
So, do not bash General Pace for his open stance against these acts. Applaud him. He is exercising his right to speak out just as those who oppose him do and are still doing. This is still the United States of America and last I looked still free to voice an opinion, no matter how the other person sees it. Way to go!!
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon's top general said Tuesday he should not have voiced his personal view that homosexuality is immoral and should have just stated his support for the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy in an interview that has drawn criticism from lawmakers and gay-rights groups.
The written statement by Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, did not apologize for his stance on homosexuality. In a newspaper interview Monday, Pace likened homosexual acts to adultery and said the military should not condone it by allowing gays to serve openly in the armed forces.
After a flurry of condemnation Tuesday, Pace issued a statement acknowledging that the Defense Department's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays is a sensitive subject and said: "I should have focused more on my support of the policy and less on my personal moral views."