Here is some of the latest “courageous” statements from leading candidates instructing us poor backward Christians in the finer points of “morality”:
Meanwhile, Michael Crowley of The New Republic reports that both Obama and Hillary Clinton have now taken a position on whether homosexuality is immoral (we noted their evasion yesterday). First Obama:
As the New York Times reported today, I do not agree with General Pace that homosexuality is immoral. Attempts to divide people like this have consumed too much of our politics over the past six years.
And here’s Mrs. Clinton:
Well I’ve heard from a number of my friends and I’ve certainly clarified with them any misunderstanding that anyone had, because I disagree with General Pace completely. I do not think homosexuality is immoral. But the point I was trying to make is that this policy of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is not working.
Apparently Obama and Mrs. Clinton, having had time to think it over, decided that an evasive answer to the question would do them more political harm than a pro-gay answer–even though, according to several polls cited in this American Enterprise Institute report (PDF, see page 4) slightly over 50% of Americans think homosexual activity is morally wrong.
Actually, Obama’s and Mrs. Clinton’s answers weren’t exactly pro-gay, but anti-antigay. Using the double negative and saying homosexuality is “not immoral” is a little like telling a woman (or John Edwards) that she is “not unattractive.” It’s considerably less than a ringing endorsement. (Best of the Web Today, Opinion Journal Online)
I wonder if General Pace could be convinced to run for President?