Don't Back Down General Pace

Cal Thomas | Syndicated Columnist | Friday, April 06, 2007

Don't Back Down General Pace

March 15, 2007

Are you frustrated with people who refuse to standby their remarks in the face of assaults by the politically correct Gestapo? I am.

The latest is the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the four star marine general Peter Pace. After publicly saying he believes homosexuality to be immoral and opposing any modification of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy concerning gays in the military, gay activist groups opened fire. Faster than you can say “French surrender,” General Pace said he was stating his personal views and probably shouldn’t have said what he said. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said much the same. And Republican Senator John Warner stated flatly that homosexuality is not immoral. So I guess Warner has put himself in the place of God, which is not unusual for a politician.

The Washington Times carried the Pace story on its front page, next to an even bigger story about the Pope who refuses to back down on abortion and same-sex marriage. Don’t look for him to back down, but then he takes his instructions from a different authority. More of our leaders could learn from his example.

Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.