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March 16, 2007

More on standing up to the gay lobby

Filed under: Homosexuality,Sam Brownback — relee @ 11:50 am

ABC News has more on Sam’s refusal to cave in to the powerful gay lobby:

Republican presidential candidate Sam Brownback is backing the Pentagon’s top general over his remarks that homosexual acts are immoral. The Kansas senator planned to send a letter on Thursday to President Bush supporting Marine Gen. Peter Pace, who earlier this week likened homosexuality to adultery and said the military should not condone it by allowing gay personnel to serve openly.

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs also said in an interview with the Chicago Tribune: “I believe that homosexual acts between individuals are immoral and that we should not condone immoral acts. I do not believe the United States is well-served by a policy that says it is OK to be immoral in any way.”

Lawmakers of both parties criticized the remarks, but Brownback’s letter called the criticism “both unfair and unfortunate.”

It’s sad that the other candidates all think that kow-towing before the gay lobby is more important than standing up for an American hero like General Pace.


  1. Liberals claim to be so tolerant, and yet once again here they show they have no tolerance for anybody who thinks differently then them. They just want a big echo chamber.

    Comment by Harry — March 16, 2007 @ 2:02 pm | Reply

  2. And they’ve one — a big echo chamber — in the liberal MSM. That’s the sad thing.

    Comment by relee — March 16, 2007 @ 3:23 pm | Reply

  3. Hero is right, relee. The smear just goes on and on. This article sounds a little more fair than other writings I’ve seen on this matter.

    I encourage new B4B readers to see my earlier posts on this subject: Anatomy of a Smear and Picking Up the Pace.

    Comment by Psycheout — March 16, 2007 @ 6:46 pm | Reply

  4. Hate to say this, and while I am not comfortable with homosexuality, it is a personal choice.

    Gen. Pace’s comments were given in the wrong forum. When he spoke as head of the JCOS, he should have spoken about it, if needed, from a policy perspective and not from his own personal opinions. Of course he is entitled to have them, but by his “misfire” he may have gotten rid of Don’t ask Don’t Tell, which has for the most part been effective.

    Barry Goldwater discussed this issue, and his point was pretty well taken, that there have been homosexuals in armed forces since before Julius Caesar. If the military is gung ho to prosecute “morality” issues, then they should start with adultery, which is punishable by the UCMJ, and which is significantly more commonplace than homosexuality. I know. I served and saw plenty.

    Comment by avoiceofreason — March 19, 2007 @ 12:49 am | Reply

  5. avoiceofreason, you really are a voice of reason. I really appreciate your comments here at B4B. And the fact that you served compels me to thank you very much for your service. You are to be saluted and your opinion respected.

    I think General Pace would have been more diplomatic if he had said “unlawful” rather than “immoral.” But he is, after all, a General and not a diplomat. The UCMJ should be enforced as it is written. If it’s out of date, it should be changed. But that is an entirely different kettle of fish.

    Again, thanks for stopping by.

    Comment by Psycheout — March 19, 2007 @ 1:07 am | Reply

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