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General Pace’s Views on Homosexuality 0

I will not comment on whether I agree or disagree with what he said, at least not in this post.

I will say that I think “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” is stupid seriously flawed.

In a newspaper interview Monday, Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, had likened homosexual acts to adultery and said the military should not condone it by allowing gays to serve openly in the armed forces.

In a statement Tuesday, he said he should have focused more in the interview on the Defense Department policy about gays _ and “less on my personal moral views.”

I do think those who demand that he apologize for his remark are missing the point. He was asked a question and he answered honestly. He should not have to apologize for being honest.

It’s one thing to say, “I disagree with you, and here’s why.”

It’s quite another to say, “I disagree with you, and demand that you apologize for your beliefs,” especially as regards what is one of the hot-button moral discussions of our time, one on which people of good will sincerely disagree (we will ignore the people of ill will).

Let us look in the bright side.

Someone appointed to his job by the Current Federal Administrator told the truth.

That is cause for celebration.


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