Thursday, September 27, 2007

lookout, i'm feeling back to normal!

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, caused a stir at a Senate hearing this week when he repeated his view that gay sex is immoral and should not be condoned by the military.

In March, the Chicago Tribune reported that Pace said in a wide-ranging interview: "I do not believe the United States is well served by a policy that says it is OK to be immoral in any way."

"We need to be very precise then, about what I said wearing my stars and being very conscious of it," he added. "And that is, very simply, that we should respect those who want to serve the nation but not through the law of the land, condone activity that, in my upbringing, is counter to God's law." (italics mine)

ok. First of all, I didn't realize our nation was governed by "God's Law". Has this man heard of separation of Church and State? Second of all, I just do not understand how, if someone calls themselves Christian, they can have such a small-minded, hurtful and hateful attitude toward a certain sector of "God's children." Because if they believe in God, and believe that God created all of us, how do they justify homosexuals? Did God not create them? Or was there some sort of "design flaw" that caused them to BECOME homosexual once they were out of His hands?

Look, this war has gone on WAY too long and we have already lost thousands of soldiers. If someone, anyone, wants to join the military, I really don't think Gen. Pace can be all that choosy, regardless of how they get their rocks off.

I read the above story on cnn.com; there was also a poll you could take asking: "Do you agree with Gen. Peter Pace that homosexuality is immoral?"

Here are the results:
Yes 49% 2636 votes
No 51% 2760 votes
Total: 5396 votes
Almost HALF of our country thinks homosexuality is immoral??? This is so damn depressing, it makes me want to pack up my family and move to Denmark.
Meanwhile, I also heard this morning that by the time this war is over, we will have spent $600,000,000,000 on this war. SIX HUNDRED BILLION DOLLARS. A war for which, in another recent poll, the large majority of Americans believe has done nothing to decrease the possibility of future terrorist attacks on our country.
I'm going to go crawl under my desk now.

5 comments:

jpogue said...

Hey Kate, you HAVE to watch 'TO HELL AND BACK" on MSNBC. I think it's on about 5:00 on Friday and then again sometime on Saturday - can you do a search for it on your tv? This guy is talking about EXACTLY what you're talking about! It was so awesome! Let me know if you find it and watch it.

Linda, aka "Lala" said...

snorrrr,....

jpogue said...

Too freakin' funny Linda - exactly what my thoughts were except I didn't understand 1/2 of it. Kate, I hope you have people reading your blog that are a heck of a lot more "worldly" than your hick family!

jpogue said...

Hey, if you go to Denmark, maybe you can get a job in one of those stores where you get to sit naked in the front window waiting for a "customer" - if nothing else, it would be great entertainment to "window shop" there!

kate said...

Ok you two. Sorry to BORE YOU with talk about politics and unimportant things like, oh, HUMAN RIGHTS. Go back to your gameshows now; I'll let you know when it's safe to come out from under your rocks.