Marine General Peter Pace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, expressed some refreshing and candid truths relative to homosexual behavior during a Chicago Tribune interview on Monday. But his courageous words have militant homosexual activists demanding that he apologize. Liberals will no doubt be clamoring for his resignation in very short order. Your immediate action in support of the General is needed now.
While defending the military's "don't ask don't tell" policy, which allows homosexuals to serve in the armed forces as long as they keep their deviant sexual preferences and behaviors private, Pace compared homosexual acts to other acts of sexual immorality such as adultery and reaffirmed the reality that acceptance of open homosexual behavior in the military would amount to government sanctioning of immorality. He suggested it would be ill-advised and counterproductive at best.
"I believe homosexual acts between two individuals are immoral and that we should not condone immoral acts," said Pace. "I do not believe the United States is well served by a policy that says it is OK to be immoral in any way. "As an individual, I would not want [acceptance of homosexual 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," Pace told The Tribune.
Congressman Martin Meehan (D-Massachusetts) has introduced a bill that would reverse the military's ban on homosexuals who choose to make an issue of their sexual preferences and behaviors. It is extremely troubling that liberals in Congress, in an attempt to appease militant homosexual pressure groups, would suggest such radical San Francisco-style social experimentation within the ranks of our military during a time of war.
General Pace is to be commended for publicly expressing the common sense values shared by the majority of Americans, for having the courage to face down America's self-appointed thought police and for his bold attempt to reign in our nation's political correctness run amok. Please call the White House comment line at (202) 456-1111 and express your support for General Pace. Then call your representatives in Congress at (202) 224-3121 and urge them not to repeal "don't ask, don't tell."
J. Matt Barber
Policy Director for Cultural Issues
Concerned Women for America