Mudrake has kindly dug up one of my old letters to the Blade which is timely since Obama has advocated for gays in the military.
Letters to the Editor
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Moral people will flee temptation
Gen. Peter Pace spoke for millions worldwide when he said homosexual
acts are immoral like adultery. Why? Because both are temptations
that ought to be resisted at the first thought. Moral people flee
temptation. (No, Oprah and Montel, homosexuality is not genetic or
I read that 16 universities offer co-ed dorm rooms and anyone may
sign up for them, not just dating couples, but strangers. Some rooms
practically had revolving doors with people frequently changing
roommates for current girl/boyfriends. This is as crazy as the co-ed
We who object to co-ed rooms in colleges also object to out-of-closet
gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgenders (the GLBTs) in barracks
and military bathrooms. It is simply immoral to put unmarried people
of opposite attraction together in intimate quarters.
Just as a moral and responsible father wouldn't want his daughter to
share a dorm room with a man who would naturally and likely be
tempted to jump into bed with her, he also wouldn't want his son to
have to share quarters with anyone (male or female) who is tempted to
jump into bed with him.
So why not let the GLBTs all room together in the military? Because
they are sexually attracted and tempted by each other, of course.
It's unnatural to expect to throw attracted young people together in
intimate quarters without an eventual breach in moral conduct.
With that breach comes tremendous risk for emotional trauma,
pregnancy, disease, jealousy, fights, break-ups, infidelity to
spouses and sweethearts back home - all the traditional harms of
immorality not conducive to troop morale and cohesiveness.
General Pace should stick by his guns, and the liberal media should
get real and withdraw theirs.