The Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Peter Pace, has declared that gays in the military are immoral and that openly gay soldiers should not serve. He also compared homosexual acts to adultery.
Pace was defended by his senior staff members Monday, who stated that this was an expression of his personal opinion. He is not considering apologizing for his comments.
Although gay groups are highly upset over Pace's remarks, he is quoted as saying that "...we should not condone immoral acts... I do not believe the United States is well served by a policy that says it is OK to be immoral in any way."