March 27, 2007

Touting Morality Is The Only Immoral Act Today

A few weeks back General Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, did something a warrior in the cause of protecting our constitutional rights, apparently has no right to do. He exercised one of those rights in the context of commenting about the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy signed into law by Bill Clinton.

Pace committed the unpardonable sin in these days of moral relativism. He pronounced two activities to be immoral. "I believe that military members who sleep with other military members' wives are immoral in their conduct." Pace said. And "I believe that homosexual acts between individuals are immoral, and that we should not condone immoral acts."

Pace made a solid point stating that the military prosecutes other immoral behaviors like adultery and if he had left his comments to that alone, I believe he would have been unassailable. But negative comments about one particular behavioral characteristic--same sex relations--today is prohibited.

Under pressure from veterans of the culture wars, the combat hardened commander, started to buckle. "In expressing my support for the current policy," he said, "I also offered some personal opinions about moral conduct," "I should have focused more on my support of the policy and less on my personal moral views."

Well there you are. God forbid that anyone should talk about morals anymore; after all they are all just social constructs anyway, right? Morality is passé. The only real immorality these days is stating that something is immoral.

Even in the face of the anatomically obvious and scientifically absurd, we are forced to accept that same sex attraction is both natural and good. And even though that has only been the burgeoning view over the span of one generation, in a strange twist of destiny, those who, in their same sex attraction, would die out in their own Darwinian construct, continue to gain ground for the normalization of that which is clearly abnormal.

But making such a moral pronouncement, I too can be dismissed because I just committed the unpardonable sin myself.

One thing is certain, like it or not. At the end of the day, someone will be right, and someone will be wrong for as much as we would insist it otherwise, you cannot have it both ways.


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