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Gen. Pace calls homosexuality immoral

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  • Greg Cannon
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070313/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/military_gays;_ylt=AhG4N1vyE662mDypcsIxFSKs0NUE Gen. Pace calls homosexuality immoral 1 hour, 42 minutes
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 12, 2007
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      Gen. Pace calls homosexuality immoral

      1 hour, 42 minutes ago

      WASHINGTON - 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, 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.

      Pace, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., and a 1967 graduate
      of the U.S. Naval Academy, said he based his views on
      his upbringing.

      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.

      The newspaper said Pace did not address concerns
      raised by a 2005 government audit that showed some
      10,000 troops, including more than 50 specialists in
      Arabic, have been discharged because of the policy.

      With Democrats in charge of Congress, Rep. Martin
      Meehan, D-Mass., has introduced legislation to reverse
      the military's ban on openly serving homosexuals.

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