March 15, 2007
Here's today's Washington Watch Daily commentary from FRC Radio:
With a new congressional majority in Washington there are new priorities. One apparent priority shift is the military's mission from fighting war to becoming a battle ground of social experimentation. Congressman Martin Meehan from Massachusetts is attempting to repeal the military's ban on homosexuals openly serving in the military. President Bill Clinton attempted to remove the ban but settled for a compromise known as the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy that prevents questions from being asked about military personnel's sexual orientation. Clinton's compromise policy was an act of accommodation for homosexuals. This week, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine General Peter Pace, said he supports the current policy and would not recommend the change being entertained by congress. He said that homosexuality, like adultery, has a negative impact upon the mission of the military. Gen. Pace immediately came under fire for his comments and homosexual groups demanded his resignation. Gen. Pace is being criticized for failing to salute homosexuality. Foes of the current law don't want just service in the military--they have that. Their response makes it clear that they will not settle for accommodation, they want forced acceptance.