General Pace thinks homosexual practice is immoral
Think what you will, but our Chief of Staff’s personal beliefs regarding “immorality” (of any stripe) arguably reflect the beliefs of a majority of Americans. I think it is refreshing that our top military man is unapologetic about his beliefs. He is in good company. If this results in another debate about the role of gays in the military, that is good.
Pace said in the Tribune interview that he opposes such efforts as Meehan’s because “I believe that homosexual acts between two individuals are immoral and that we should not condone immoral acts. I do not believe the United States is well served by a policy that says it is OK to be immoral in any way.”
As many are already pointing out, the military exists to “kill people and break things,” as I believe Rush Limbaugh is fond of saying. But it’s fact. It seems very obvious to me that allowing any form of immorality within the close-knit military community, especially in the infantry, would greatly reduce the probability that a grunt will come out of a fire fight alive.
Unfortunately, the fact that the word “immorality” is so out of fashion in large parts of our society today does not bode well for the national debate.
Dave, who has never been shot at but has a pretty good idea what those who have been in combat would say.