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Default homosexual activity is immoral and should not be condoned by the military

Joint Chiefs Chairman Pace Causes Stir at Senate Hearing Over Homosexual Remarks

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Defense Secretary Robert Gates, left, and outgoing Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Peter Pace, right, wait to take their seats on Capitol Hill.

WASHINGTON Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, caused a stir at a Senate hearing Wednesday when he said he believes homosexual activity is immoral and should not be condoned by the military.

Pace, who retires next week, said he was seeking to clarify similar remarks he made in spring, which he said were misreported.

"Are there wonderful Americans who happen to be homosexual serving in the military? Yes," he told the Senate Appropriations Committee during a hearing focused on the Pentagon's 2008 war spending request.

"We need to be very precise then, about what I said wearing my stars and being very conscious of it," he added. "And that was very simply that we should respect those who want to serve the nation, but not through the law of the land condone activity in my upbringing is counter to God's law."

Anti-war protesters sitting behind Pace jeered the four-star general's remarks, prompting Committee Chairman Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., to abruptly adjourn the hearing and seal off the doors.

The hearing resumed about five minutes later in which Pace said he would be supportive of efforts to revisit the Pentagon's policy so long as it didn't violate his belief that sex should be restricted to a married heterosexual couple.

"I would be very willing and able and supportive" to changes to the policy "to continue to allow the homosexual community to contribute to the nation without condoning what I believe to be activity whether it to be heterosexual or homosexual that in my upbringing is not right," Pace said.

Pace's lengthy answer on gays was prodded by Sen. Tom Harkin, who said he found Pace's previous remarks as "very hurtful" and "very demoralizing" to homosexuals serving in the military.

In March, the Chicago Tribune reported that Pace said in a wide-ranging interview: "I do not believe the United States is well served by a policy that says it is OK to be immoral in any way."

Harkin, D-Iowa, said he wanted to give Pace a chance to amend his remarks in light of his retirement.

"It's a matter of leadership, and we have to be careful what we say," Harkin said.

Pace noted that the U.S. Military Code of Justice prohibits homosexual activity as well as adultery. Harkin said, "Well, maybe we should change that."

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Ceyaotl's Word: So here we have this Democrat's final remarks showing the true Liberal morals. Harkin did not say that Homosexual activity was okay but adultery was bad, he just said "maybe we should to change that". This shows just how immoral Liberal Democrats can be. Willing to let go of all values and morals to keep one.

Homosexuality is a deviant for or sexual behavior. If it were only an orientation then there would be no need to set up stings to catch homosexuals in parks, restrooms, rest areas, and of all places airport bathrooms. I remember being stationed on Fort Hood and a sting going down that busted many soldiers that were having homosexual sex in a public latrine near a park. On Main Post for Christ sake! This is a deep sin that is inside a homosexual that they should appease on their own time without bringing it out into the public like they do.

If Homosexuality were just a preference it would not be conducted in such deviant ways that we see it being done today. Sure heterosexuals go to places and find hookers and such, and those that do also have a deviant idea about sex. They are either addicted to sex or for what ever reason can not find a sex partner in real life which may lead to mental strain and deviant behavior. Both are just as wrong for normalizing a person's life and to stabilize one moral and spiritual clarity. A Soldier must have strong values and morals to respect his duty as a Soldier. Now having said all that, this does not mean that a homosexual in some cases do not make good soldiers or can not do his or her mission well. It does add to the problem of hiding the deviant sexual behavior and possibly breaking the regulation by finding it in a latrine or being caught with private numnuts in the barracks. It is bad for moral and it is not what young soldiers need to be subjected to when the US Army is there to look after them. Being a Soldier is a life choice. That means in that life you must not be gay to participate. Plane a simple.
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