I'm a military veteran, having served in the United States Air Force for a little more than ten years. I was active duty when the whole "gays in the military" hullabaloo blew open in January 1993, after President Clinton took office the first time.
I remember all the hypothesizing, theologizing, demagoguery, etc from every side and every angle of the issue.
The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces, Marine General Peter Pace, recently did an interview with the Editorial Board of the Chicago Tribune. The newspaper editors obviously asked General Pace about the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy that was adopted by the Pentagon more than a dozen years ago.
General Pace gave his personal views that "immorality" does not belong in the military services of this country. He said that "heterosexual immorality" and "homosexual acts" are both wrong, and they are both IMMORAL...and have no place in the military.
I couldn't agree more...and thank you, General Pace for stating your personal convictions.
As a Christ-follower, I have to view "immorality" for what it is: Sin.
It's nothing less, and nothing more. Sin will destroy any and everything it touches. Sin is an offense to a holy, righteous and loving God--who gave His Son to conquer sin.
General Pace, thank you...thank you!