Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Whacked Morality

So, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Peter Pace thinks homosexuality is immoral, does he?
"I believe homosexual acts between two individuals are immoral and that we should not condone immoral acts," Pace was quoted as saying in the newspaper 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."
Let's just think this through for a moment. Two individuals who love one another and come together to form a union, who just happen to be of the same gender, are committing an immoral act.

But, in Gen. Pace's world, two individuals, armed with guns point them at each other and shoot because they are at war is NOT an immoral act.

Hmmm. Who has the whacked sense of morality here?

It reminds me of the debate that raged on the message boards when Xena: Warrior Princess was still on television. There was a faction of fans, called subtexters, who believed that Xena and her sidekick Gabrielle were more than friends and in fact loved one another deeply and were partners in every sense of the word. This greatly upset those fans who opposed homosexuality and found it to be "immoral."

It's the same whacked morality. They didn't see one thing wrong with the violence portrayed in each Xena episode - people vying against one another, people dying, people suffering. That didn't phase them. But, two people of the same gender might love one another? IMMORAL!

How did our society get this way? How have we come to believe that love is immoral but violence and war are not?

Gen. Pace said he was raised to believe that homosexuality was immoral - he was also raised to believe that war is one of the best ways we have to solve the world's problems.

We need to teach our children better values than those that Gen. Pace grew up learning.

Love, in all its forms, is moral. War, in all its forms, is immoral.

1 comment:

Rev Cindi said...

Candace,
This is life in Bush-World. Yes is no. Right is wrong. War is peace. ad infinitum....