General Peter Pace garnered gay ink yet again yesterday. The outgoing Joint Chiefs Chairman faced off against Senator Tom Harkin, who blasted the general’s March remarks: “I believe homosexual acts between two individuals are immoral”.
During a Congressional hearing this week, Harkin called Pace’s comments “hurtful” and gave the military man some time to clear his anti-gay name. Though he maintained homosexuality’s so-called immorality, Pace did concede that gay men and women serve integral roles in our military. “Are there wonderful Americans who happen to be homosexual serving in the military? Yes.”
Politicos, pundits and activists have been discussing the matter ever since, including Jason Knight: the soldier discharged after coming out against Pace. Discussing Pace’s testimony, Knight tells ABC:
I definitely think it’s a step in the right direction. He seems to value the gay and lesbian community that is currently serving.
Like the first time, that is his opinion and as a senior military leader he shouldn’t be stressing his own views.
Good thing Pace won’t be military leader for much longer. Then he can talk shit all over town. Luckily, he won’t have such a powerful platform.