General Peter Pace: You are Absolutely right!

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!


Gretchen said...

I agree!

ruthrap said...

society doesn't view immoral sex between two people of the opposite sex like they view homosexuality (and this includes the military) Both are immoral and both are sin...but society excuses many immoral acts committed by men and women and pretends that they are okay...whereas the homosexual gets the brunt of the ridicule. It's time that society starts looking at all immorality..not just the homosexual!

Alan said...

Phil, you seem to be forgetting that DADT covers not only homosexual acts, which you classify as immoral, but homosexuality period. Thus, a celibate gay man is considered no different from a sexually active gay man...they'll both get discharged. And while General Pace might believe that heterosexual immorality doesn't belong in the military, how many straight guys do you know who were kicked out for say, visiting a prostitute?

Is that really the kind of double standard that you think our military should support?