Joint Chiefs Chair: Bigot and Homophobe
Forced to classify my previous post as 'Opinion', I now offer only facts.
I believe homosexual acts between two 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. As an individual, I would not want [acceptance of gay behavior] to be our policy, just like I would not want it to be our policy that if we were to find out that so-and-so was sleeping with somebody else's wife, that we would just look the other way, which we do not. We prosecute that kind of immoral behavior.
- Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine General Peter Pace proclaimed on Monday
Merriam-Webster Online defines bigot as such:
- a person obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices
- one who regards or treats the members of a group with hatred and intolerance
- a person characterized by an irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuality or homosexuals