On "The McLaughlin Report" tonight, they showed a list of countries that allow openly
gay people to serve in the military - most developed countries allow them,
including most of W. Europe and Israel.
Pat Buchanan (right wing Catholic that he be) called them
What a hoot! Only in America.
This country (USA) is so (relative to other developed countries, of course) reactionary.
UPDATE - 032507
Well, I read that the Pope issued similar "warnings" about Europe (not about gays) but about Europe being too secular and "individualist", so I have to "blame" it more on Buchanan's right-wing Catholicism than on his "Amerikanism" although I think they're akin, of course.
(And yes, I think there is a healthy national pride and patriotism that 's important - I spell that with a "c".)