Friday, March 16, 2007

Leonard Pitts on Morality

Reasoned, measured, thoughtful...cleaves Pace neatly in two. Erudite example of someone taking the moral high ground away from a bigot. Especially delicious because (a) Pace was weighing in on a moral issue in the first place, and (b) Pace is a Marine, for whom "take the high ground" is dogma.

He's right -- it is a "visceral" issue, not a moral one. Were my son to bring home a boyfriend someday, I'll take it right in the gut. But I hope that I'd have the decency to behave according to my beliefs, not according to how I was programmed in the Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson eras.


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