This is really disheartening to hear but doesn't suprise me one bit coming from him: FOXNews.com - Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Calls Homosexuality 'Immoral' - Politics | Republican Party | Democratic Party | Political Spectrum I actually served under him from 1989 to 1991 while he was the commanding officer of Marine Barracks 8th and I in Washington D.C. Relations with the gay community and the barracks were going south very quickly as there were reports of Marines hasseling customers of one of the gay bars that was in the area. The issue came to a head, which I don't remember specifically what it was and the barracks was then protested by about 40 to 50 gay men and women over the course of a week. It drew quite a bit of media attention at that time. At the time Col. Pace called us all in for a meeting, remember the harrasement had been going on for weeks, and he told us specifically to leave "them" alone. This was turning into a public relations nightmare of the barracks and the USMC. I don't recall what it was that broke the camels back but I do recall that it did involve three Marines, something physical (I want to say a smoke grenade was lobbed into a gay bar OR that it was a bashing incident but I honestly don't remember) that were sentenced, by him, to confinement in the barracks for three days. No suspension of pay, no reduction in rank. When he told us what the punishment was, all I could think of is what if it wasn't gay men that this happened to? What if it was a Jewish person? Would they get the same punishment? I have a lot of regrets about my time in the Marines and this is one of them. Even back then, I was pretty vocal about what I percieved as miscarriages of Justice, I had at one point in time, gone to my state Senators office about a problem to get it resolved, but there I was in a room full of Marines and I didn't have the moral courage or back bone to ask him what he would have done if it was a Jewish man or an African American that the crime was committed against.