Carol Platt Liebau: The "Acceptable" Kind of Bigotry?

Monday, March 19, 2007

The "Acceptable" Kind of Bigotry?

My Townhall column discusses what seems to be a troubling new trend of penalizing public figures -- from Mitt Romney to General Peter Pace -- for their personal exercise of religious conscience.

5 Comments:

Blogger Earth to Carol said...

Gen Pace displayed an incredible lack of military leadership. With there being over 58,000 gays in the military, some of whom are dying or being severely wounded in battle, fighting to protect the nation, he should not abuse his position with his silly personal sense of righteousness, by claiming some troops in harms way are immoral.

There are many in America, Christians and people of other faiths that have rejected the homosexual bigotry. We do interpret the Bible as an example; it is now universally understood that it is immoral to have slaves, although the Bible condones the practice. We reject genocide although the Bible condones it.

10:27 AM  
Blogger The Flomblog said...

Actually the Torah (first 5 books of the "Old Testment") was the first statement - that I am aware of - that gave rights to slaves. It limited the length of time for their servitude and demanded that they be treated equitably. As a matter of fact, these biblical injunctions were an important source of morality for the Anti-Slavery forces during our Civil War.

As for General Paces comments - 'splain to me why the left considers it fair and honorable to condemn those on the right but holds those on the left above the fray -- for instance - Where is John Kerry's sighned 180? What kind of discharge did he get BEFORE President Clinton upgraded it?

It's got to go both ways.

1:00 PM  
Blogger stackja1945 said...

The Bible was written in the past for the past. But somethings are still true today. Homosexuality is wrong. But homosexuals should not be persecuted, only forgiven for their errors.

6:11 PM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

ETC,

How the hell do you know there are 58,000 gays in the military? Who's askin' and who's tellin'? Look, it's all fine and good that there are gays fighting and dying for good reasons, but if they are in the military while being an active homosexual, they are in violation because of how the military policy is now set. And Pace has every right, and, quite frankly, a duty, to encourage the highest standards of honor and morality within the ranks. He would say the same about adultery, beastiality, incest or any other "sin of the flesh" due to the notions of what a member of the military should be like. So contrary to your pro-gay position, General Pace displayed perfect leadership with his statements. It's never wrong to say the right thing.

I would add that your comments indicate a decided lack of knowledge of the Bible and what it does or doesn't condone. Take some time to study up.

11:34 PM  
Blogger The Flomblog said...

Stackja - May I politely disagree. In my opinion the Bible is as valued today as it was 2,000 years ago.

2:36 PM  

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