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 personnel to serve openly, the Chicago Tribune reported.
Marine Gen. Peter Pace likened homosexuality to adultery, which he said was also immoral. "I believe homosexual acts between two individuals are immoral and that we should not condone immoral acts," Pace said. This all comes as a bill to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is set to be debated in Congress.
What’s wrong with Pace’s is statement is his ignorance of homosexuality. Before he goes off passing judgment he needs to be knowledgeable about what he talking about. It is NOT merely something you do it’s something you are. Yes, it’s a conscious decision to engage in a homosexual act, but is not a decision to BE gay. That would be like labeling a heterosexual person immoral for engaging in heterosexual sex.
To deny someone the right to “be all that they can be”, is in my book immoral.
Morality is a system of ideas of right and wrong conduct. Conduct covers things such as say, adultery, cheating, lying to mislead a country into war, and segregating others based on some physical attribute. Judging someone as immoral because they are gay is like judging someone as immoral because their hair is red, they have a great sense of humor, or they started puberty at 11 instead of 13. It’s a physical attribute not a manner of conduct.
Besides morality is each individuals personal code to live by, not something to project onto someone else.
Repeal “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” now. It’s un-American and immoral.