General Pace Explains Unit Cohesion With a Morality Sound Bite
General Peter Pace
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of StaffMarine General Peter Pace supports our law that states, homosexuality is incompatible with military service.
“I believe homosexual acts between two individuals are immoral and that we should not condone immoral acts.” General Pace then says, “I do not believe the United States is well served by a policy that says it is OK to be immoral in any way.”
Because this would undermine unit cohesion.
Trust is the foremost component of the bonds that bind a small military unit together.
Trust, in that I trust you with my life. I trust your word.
Undercover homosexuals in the armed forces are living a lie. Where their first act in the military is to hide, to deceive, to circumvent the law: Homosexuality is incompatible with military service.
If your first act on joining the military is to lie, what makes us think that you would not continue to lie.
The best indication of future performance — is past performance. If the homosexual deceived in the past, the homosexual will deceive in the future. Living the lie destroys unit cohesion — no one will trust the homosexual.
The Department of Defense Directive, 1332.14, 28 January 1982, said,
The presence of such [homosexual] members adversely affects the ability of the Military Services to maintain discipline, good order, and morale; to foster mutual trust and confidence among service members…
The presence of homosexuals destroys mutual trust.
…to ensure the integrity of the system of rank and command; to facilitate assignment and worldwide deployment of service members who frequently must live and work under close conditions affording minimal privacy…
Service members do not want to be in close, intimate quarters with any gender who would be sexually attracted or attractive. Heterosexual men do not shower with women. (The military is not a college campus.)
…to recruit and retain members of the Military Services; to maintain the public acceptability of military service…
What mother or father would knowingly send their son off to a San Francisco bath house?
The Gay, Lesbian, BiSexual and Transgender genders are demanding that the military accept their morality. They are more interested in fighting the culture war. And less concerned about losing the war against the Islamofascists.
There are many ways homosexuals can serve our country:
The Peace Corp,
but not the Marine Corp.
The Salvation Army,
but not the US Army.
There is no constitutional right to serve in the armed forces.
Thank you (foot)notes:
PUBLIC LAW 103-160 – NOV. 30, 1993
UPDATE: So what did General Pace actually say? Listen to the clip here.
See Peter LaBarbera, Praised.
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