March 13, 2007

Apology Inc.

Hypersensitivity strikes again. This time, gay advocates are demanding an apology from General Peter Pace because he said he believed that homosexuality is "immoral."

While I personally do not agree with the general's statement, why should he have to apologize for something that he believes? The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network said that the general's comments were "outrageous, insensitive and disrespectful to the 65,000 lesbian and gay troops now serving in our armed forces." OK, but will Pace -- since he likened homosexuality to adultery when he called it "immoral" -- face protests and demands for an apology from adulterers? After all, I'm fairly certain people commit adultery for what could be dubbed "moral" reasons -- spouse was unfaithful, spouse is abusive, spouse turns out to be a hermophrodite -- so isn't Pace insulting these people, too?

And from where does the SLDN get the number 65,000?

At any rate, despite Pace's beliefs, he has to follow the law ("Don't Ask, Don't Tell") and there's nothing to indicate that he is not. Let's stop with the hypersensitivity and copious demands for apologies.

Posted by Hube at March 13, 2007 06:04 PM | TrackBack

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Right on! Now if you will kindly apologise to all the hermaphrodites out there for mentioning their condition in a flippant manner....

Posted by: jef at March 13, 2007 08:12 PM

LOL, jef. Touché. Maybe I should have said "closeted hermaphrodite" ....

Posted by: Hube at March 13, 2007 09:24 PM

General Pace ought to keep his beliefs to himself.

Posted by: Perry Hood at March 14, 2007 08:28 AM

the real question is does he think Captain America is for queers?

Posted by: donviti at March 14, 2007 09:23 AM

The military DOES charge adulterers, when caught, and the punnishment can, and usually does, include seperation from service under a Bad Conduct Discharge if found guilty. General Pace is being crucified for his personal belief, but I'm surprised that few continue on in his explanation. It is contrary to good order within the military. Imagine how a soldier would feel if when he is deployed he has to worry about whether his wife is going to be safe from predators while he is away from home. the military has a duty to "protect your back while you are gone.

Posted by: betteranat at March 14, 2007 01:06 PM

I disagree, Perry. Let the genius talk. Let him talk all he wants. Be patient--only good things can come of it over time.

Posted by: dan at March 14, 2007 01:15 PM

there were no drunks in Russia, because there was no definition of drunkeness.
and there are no homosexuals or lesbians in the military because they haven't said and nobody's asked!
short of showing us the homosexual/lesbian sniffing out machine, there cannot, logically be EVEN ONE in the military, much less 65,000!

Posted by: eliXelx at March 15, 2007 12:05 PM