a bird and a bottle


The Christian Right’s Favorite Candidate?
March 20, 2007, 3:26 pm
Filed under: civil rights, news, news & views, politics, sexuality, war

Senator (deleted: Ken) Sam Brownback (R-KS), who is running for the Republican nomination in 2008, hasn’t been annointed by the far right, but that’s mostly because his campaign has little chance of succeeding.

That’s why this is particularly ironic: In a move sure to inure him to the Wingnuts but make it even tougher for him to ever win the nomination (thank goodness), Brownback has come out in support of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Peter Pace’s hateful (not to mention absurd) comments on homosexuality and morality.

Eric Kleefeld at TPM Cafe has the text of the letter Brownback has sent to fellow nutjob President Bush:

The moral behavior of members of the Armed Forces is of the highest importance, particularly during this time of war. The question is whether personal moral beliefs should disqualify an individual from positions of leadership in the U.S. military? We think not. General Pace’s recent remarks do not deserve the criticism they have received. In fact, we applaud General Pace for maintaining a personal commitment to moral principles. He has demonstrated great leadership during a very difficult time and he continues to do so today. We look forward to his continued service as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The other glaring irony? Moral beliefs (i.e. that being gay and out is not a bad thing) DO disqualify individuals from positions of leadership in the U.S. military. It’s called Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and it’s U.S. Government policy.

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It’s Sam Brownback; not Ken.

Comment by j4jesus

my bad. Corrected.

Comment by bean




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