WASHINGTON - The Pentagon's top general expressed regret Tuesday that he called homosexuality immoral, a remark that drew a harsh condemnation from members of Congress and gay advocacy groups.
In a newspaper interview Monday, Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, had likened homosexual acts to adultery and said the military should not condone it by allowing gays to serve openly in the armed forces.
In a statement Tuesday, he said he should have focused more in the interview on the Defense Department policy about gays — and "less on my personal moral views."
He did not offer an apology, something that had been demanded by gay rights groups.
This is the way of the world. Express what you feel and if someone complains say that you were "Just kidding".
Oh I cant say that (insert very bad joke here.)
That's so gay.
its a harmless schoolyard taunt.
I hate gays.
oh no I don't.
I didn't call him a faggot.
Oh I did sorry...sort of.
The statement and the retraction has become very popular.
I'm not buying it. Its a very insidious way to spread hatred.
If you say it with intent to alienate segregate or just plain hate... there is no apology.
Oh wait better yet don't apologize just "Express regret." Just how exactly do you express regret anyhoo?
Is it a dance?
The expression of regret is the most chickenshit thing I have heard in all my days.
Its not an apology.
Its a way to say I hate you and I dont need to apologize.
Hatred is on the rise my friends.