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Gen. Pace: Homosexual acts immoral

By ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press Writer Wed Sep 26
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 is, very simply, that we should respect those who want to serve the nation but not through the law of the land, condone activity that, 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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Most psychiatrists would agree that homophobia is merely projection of repressed homosexuality. Of course most psychiatrists are afraid of getting sent to Guantanamo, so...

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For his opinion to have any validity, he would have to prove first that there is such a thing as "God's law".
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.....dullsville.

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.....dullsville.
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Seriously though, the military's policy will most likely change during our next (Democratic) Presidency.
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If he thinks sex outside marriage is immoral and shouldn't be tolerated by the military, he's going to have to discharge well over half the armed services.

There's a reason prostitution is big business where ever you find a major military base.

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Bionic is gay, so I think what he meant was General's Pace old, tired, religion-brainwashed idea of homosexuality as 'immoral' is 'dullsville'....
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I, for one, am sick and tired of not being characterized as immoral or perverted just because I'm straight.

I can be at least as immoral as any gay person out there. This prejudice against straight deviants has got to be stopped.

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So because of HIS upbringing says it's immorally wrong - does he not realise that everyone is broguth up differently, and not everyone has the same point of view?

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Bionic is gay, so I think what he meant was General's Pace old, tired, religion-brainwashed idea of homosexuality as 'immoral' is 'dullsville'....
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Immoral is no biggie, I prefer the term 'sexually deviant.' It's more fun.

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i hate people like him

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