A gay advocacy group Tuesday demanded an apology from the Pentagon’s top general for calling homosexuality immoral.
Umm…no….no, he shouldn’t apologize. Why apologize for something you believe? It wouldn’t be a real apology, now would it.
“General Pace’s comments are outrageous, insensitive and disrespectful to the 65,000 lesbian and gay troops now serving in our armed forces,” the advocacy group Servicemembers Legal Defense Network said in a statement on its Web site.
Outrageous? No, I don’t think so. Insensitive? Probably. Disrespectful? Hmmm… not sure.
“I believe homosexual acts between two individuals are immoral and that we should not condone immoral acts,” Pace was quoted as saying in the newspaper 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.”
He believes homosexuality is immoral, based on his Christian upbringing. As a matter of fact, so do I. Just as I believe that stealing, lying, cheating, envy, etc., are immoral.
“As an individual, I would not want (acceptance of gay behavior) to be our policy, just like I would not want it to be our policy that if we were to find out that so-and-so was sleeping with somebody else’s wife, that we would just look the other way, which we do not. We prosecute that kind of immoral behavior,” he said.
Well, he’s right. Condoning adultery isn’t such a great idea.
“Right now there are men and women that are in the battle lines, that are in the trenches, they’re serving their country,” Vizcaino said. “Their sexual orientation has nothing to do with their capability to serve in the U.S. military.”
And that is also true. I don’t believe a person’s ability to serve his or her country is bases in sexual orientation.
I have the utmost respect for any man or woman who volunteers to serve in the military. What their orientation, religion, or color of their eyes, has to do with their ability to serve? I have no idea!
I think the major problem here isn’t the advocacy groups (of all types) aren’t just asking to be treated equally. I think the problem stems from them demanding special treatment. Quit pushing people to accept things they cannot accept. Ask to be accepted as an individual, it would be a LOT easier, on everyone.
It’s not my job to judge anyone. I can have opinions, I can voice those opinions, thanks to the men and women who have served, and are serving. It doesn’t much matter what their orientation might be. I’m free because of them!
Side note: Saw a guy, I think, on O’Reilly last night talking about “San Fransisco values”. I gotta tell ya, it’s really hard to take a person dressed as a medieval nun, with white paint and flamboyant make up, seriously.