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 Top General tells Congress that homosexuality is "counter to God's law..."

[b]Pace Repeats View That Gay Sex Immoral[/b]
Sep 26, 7:27 PM (ET)
By ANNE FLAHERTY
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, caused a stir at a Senate hearing Wednesday 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 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."

Anti-war protesters sitting behind Pace jeered the four-star general's remarks with some shouting, "Bigot!" That led Committee Chairman Sen. Robert Byrd, Democrat from West Virginia, to abruptly adjourn the hearing and seal off the doors.

The hearing resumed about five minutes later in which Pace said he would be supportive of efforts to revisit the Pentagon's policy so long as it didn't violate his belief that sex should be restricted to a married heterosexual couple.

"I would be very willing and able and supportive" to changes to the policy "to continue to allow the homosexual community to contribute to the nation without condoning what I believe to be activity - whether it to be heterosexual or homosexual - that in my upbringing is not right," Pace said.

Pace's lengthy answer on gays was prodded by Sen. Tom Harkin, who said he found Pace's previous remarks as "very hurtful" and "very demoralizing" to homosexuals serving in 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."

Harkin, a Democrat from Iowa, said he wanted to give Pace a chance to amend his remarks in light of his retirement.

"It's a matter of leadership, and we have to be careful what we say," Harkin said.

Pace noted that the U.S. Military Code of Justice prohibits homosexual activity as well as adultery. Harkin said, "Well, then, maybe we should change that."

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 Re: Top General tells Congress that homosexuality is "counter to God's law.

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"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."



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"I do not believe the United States is well served by a policy that says it is OK to be immoral in any way."



There is a great christian video out on this subject, we need to pray and stand up for God's laws:

[b]Homosexuality, The Church, & Society
Dr. Michael L. Brown[/b]
http://www.icnministries.org/resources/video.htm


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 Re: Top General tells Congress that homosexuality is "counter to God's law.


Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Isa. 5:20 KJV

This is what's happening and will continue to happen. So very sad but also the good is, that it shows that our Lord is coming back soon. Even so Lord, come quickly.

 2007/9/27 12:52
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So sad... "Harkin, a Democrat from Iowa"

Never in my lifetime would I have thought a US Senator would be so blatantly public and "in your face" as he is about his immoral beliefs.

I wonder if there will be any outcry from the Church in Iowa. Well for that matter, anywhere in the US?

So sad...

HooRay for Gen. Pace!!!


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