"All that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned." - Charles Ingalls
Gen. Peter Pace’s bigoted remark that homosexual behavior is “immoral” was not only an obvious jab at John Edwards, but a Pattonesque slap in the faces of the 65,000 gay, babykilling troops who are currently slaughtering innocents in Iraq.
Pace expressed regret for his hateful words, but it was not the teary-eyed mea culpa such an egregious slur requires. Rather than beg the Gay Community for forgiveness, Pace merely apologized for not keeping his personal opinions to himself.
It is indeed highly inappropriate for any active member of the armed forces to publicly express an opinion that isn’t strongly anti-Bush or anti-war, let alone a four-star General. However, Pace’s crime was not in the stating of his old-fashioned, anti-sodomy beliefs, but actually having them. One can’t help but wonder how such an insensitive bigot (not to mention a total square) could ever be given a position of command. Obviously, his appointment was made at the behest of Bush’s Evangelical masters who don’t know how to have a good time, and somehow think they can please Jesus by ruining everyone else’s fun as well. It's a shame that our gay, babykilling troops have to suffer for it.
Pace’s half-assed confession today was about as good as we can expect from a neocon fascist homophobe who never served his country, choosing instead to join the Marines. However, he has yet to apologize to the thousands of brave gay men, womyn, and transgendered activists who have devoted their lives to the cause of normalizing sexual deviancy to such an extent that a decorated General is made to feel like a criminal for disapproving of it.