Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Immoral opinions

Senior aides to the chairman of the military Joint Chiefs of Staff said Tuesday that Marine Gen. Peter Pace won't apologize for calling homosexuality immoral — an opinion that gay advocacy groups deplored. (Time)

You know, I'm sure there are plenty of people out there that think being a military general is immoral (and aren't afraid to say so). I don't see calls on them to apologize. So Pace has a "deplorable" personal opinion. So be it!


Charlie said...

An AOL News poll showed nearly 240,000 votes as of 1:00pm EDT. The margin is two to one in favor of SUPPORT for General Pace's comments regarding gays in the military.

How do you feel about Pace's comments?
Agree 65% (more than 156,000)
Disagree 33%
Not sure 3%
Total Votes: 238,800

I applaud General Peter Pace for taking the correct stand on this matter. His comments are right on target. There is NO REASON for him to apologize to anyone. His personal beliefs are his own and NO ONE need apologize for their personal beliefs. While I agree that he should be loving and respectful in his statements and (more importantly) actions, being forced to accept and celebrate the choice of homosexual behavior is NOT something anyone should be confronted with -- military or civilian.
These gay advocacy groups need to sit down and shut up! There is NOTHING "outrageous" or "insensitive" in what General Pace said in the interview. I listened to part of his comments. He was soft-spoken and respectful, but also firm in his resolve. Pace answered one question with a very straightforward and truthful answer, "The US Military’s mission fundamentally rests on the trust, confidence, cooperation amongst its members, and the homosexual lifestyle does not comport with that kind of trust and confidence and therefore is not supported within the US military. I’ll leave it at that."
Homosexuality *is* an immoral act. It is NOT natural, normal or moral. The lifestyle choice is rife with promiscuity, predatorship and infidelity -- all matters that point to trust, confidence and cooperation. General Pace should be applauded for standing his ground and speaking the truth.
I, personally, plan to be active in the fight against these homosexual advocacy groups as they seek to villainize General Pace. Here's hoping you will join the fight as well. It's high time conservatives (especially Christians) stand up for our beliefs and convictions.

Bruce Geerdes said...

These gay advocacy groups need to sit down and shut up!

I don't think they need to shut up. They're free to disagree with Pace and say so. I just take issue with people being forced to publicly apologize for their personal opinions. Having a personal opinion such as Pace's is not against the law (at least not yet).

Peter T Chattaway said...

Well, military officers are servants of the public, and as such they should arguably not be slagging any segment of that public. The public, as the military's employer, is of course free to slag military officers for whatever reason they deem fit.

Bruce Geerdes said...

they should arguably not be slagging any segment of that public

Yes. While I think Pace should be free to have his opinion, the presentation left something to be desired. As he said, "he should have given greater focus to his support for the standing policy 'and less on my personal moral views.'"