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Monday, March 12, 2007


Gen. Pace comes out of the closet

...as a bigot:
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Monday he considers homosexuality to be immoral and the military should not condone it by allowing gay soldiers to serve openly, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Marine Gen. Peter Pace likened homosexuality to adultery, which he said was also immoral, the newspaper reported on its Web site.

"I do not believe the United States is well served by a policy that says it is OK to be immoral in any way," Pace told the newspaper in a wide-ranging interview.
Strangely enough, however, Gen. Pace does not advocate expelling adulterers, premarital cohabiters, or other "immoral" people from the military (indeed, one might speculate, based on the experience of Congress, that getting rid of adulterers from the military might remove a good portion of the military's leadership). Actually quite the contrary; the military has lowered its standards and doubled the number of "moral waivers" being granted to felons, drug users, and others.

Anyone taking bets on Peter Pace "pulling a Gingrich" - revealing a few years from now that at the same time he was making these statements, he was committing adultery? Or even "pulling a Haggard" - revealing that he's been carrying on an affair with a gay prostitute (but he's "not gay," oh no)? Well, I'm not betting on either one, but one thing is for certain - the military, and the planet, could do without bigots like Gen. Peter Pace.

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