Another reason for liberal hatred of the military:
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Monday he considers homosexuality to be immoral and the military should not condone it by allowing gay soldiers to serve openly, the Chicago Tribune reported. Marine Gen. Peter Pace likened homosexuality to adultery, which he said was also immoral, the newspaper reported on its Web site. “I do not believe the United States is well served by a policy that says it is OK to be immoral in any way,” Pace told the newspaper in a wide-ranging interview […] He said he supports the Pentagon’s “don’t ask, don’t tell policy” in which gay men and women are allowed in the military as long as they keep their sexual orientation private. The policy, signed into law by President Clinton in 1994, prohibits commanders from asking about a person’s sexual orientation. “I believe homosexual acts between two individuals are immoral and that we should not condone immoral acts,” Pace said.
Though he says he “should have focused more in the interview on the Defense Department policy about gays — and ‘less on my personal moral views,’” he’s not going to apologize for his moral belief. Good. There’s a difference between respecting somebody as a human being and condoning the actions of one’s lifestyle. Refusal to recognize that distinction only adds to tension between Gay & Straight America.