The Face of Theocracy

 Posted by on 1 October 2007 at 9:42 am  Uncategorized
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I’m horrified but not surprised by this news. The soon-to-be-retired chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff recently clarified his view of gays in the military by asserting that any homosexual with a sex life should be banned from the military because homosexual activity is contrary to God’s law.

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.

Pace, who retires next week, said he was seeking to clarify similar remarks he made in spring, which he said were misreported. “Are there wonderful Americans who happen to be homosexual serving in the military? Yes,” he told the Senate Appropriations Committee during a hearing Wednesday focused on the Pentagon’s 2008 war spending request.

“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.”

…Pace noted that the U.S. Military Code of Justice prohibits homosexual activity as well as adultery.

Folks, that’s outright theocracy: government policy at the highest level is determined by appeal to Scripture.

Notably, the secular argument against allowing gays to serve in the military has been pretty thoroughly destroyed by the experience of Britain, which was forced to permit gays in the military by order of the European courts. None of the predicted disasters have occurred; all has gone very smoothly.

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