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Thursday, September 27, 2007

A nonsensical statement

General Peter Pace, chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff said earlier this week during a hearing that in his view, gay sex is "immortal" and should not be condoned by the military. Later, he went on to clarify his remarks stating:"Are there wonderful Americans who happen to be homosexual serving in the military? Yes," he told the Senate Appropriations Committee during a hearing Wednesday focused on the Pentagon's 2008 war spending request.
"We need to be very precise then, about what I said wearing my stars and being very conscious of it," he added. "And that is, very simply, that we should respect those who want to serve the nation but not through the law of the land, condone activity that, in my upbringing, is counter to God's law."

Ok. He's entitled to hold whatever view he wishes. However, he needs to be consistent. If sexual activity outside of heterosexual marriage is immoral, then why not make it clear that the military also does not condone sexual activity between unmarried straight people. Start questioning recruits as to whether or not they engage in sex outside of marriage. Ask them if they have children born out of wedlock.

It's only in keeping with the General's personal beliefs.

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