By Wyatt Earp | April 21, 2009
It’s a real shame when political correctness gets in the way of hot babes in swimsuits. What the Hell is going on in beauty pageants today?
Miss North Carolina Kristen Dalton was crowned Miss USA on Sunday, but the big story to come out of the normally politics-free telecast was Miss California’s comments regarding gay marriage.
When asked by judge Perez Hilton, an openly gay gossip blogger, whether she believed in gay marriage, Miss California, Carrie Prejean, said “We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite. And you know what, I think in my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there, but that’s how I was raised.”
If that’s her opinion, good for her. She showed true guts in expressing it on national television. A lot of people would have bowed to the p.c. pressure. Naturally, Prejean was summarily dismissed as a bigot and a homophobe. Shocka!
Oh, and before you ask, I don’t care one way or the other. There is a person in my family who is gay, and I love that person very much. I would back that person’s decisions 24 hours a day and 7 days a week - even though that person thinks I’m a homophobe. Eh, I’ve been called worse. If given the choice, I would much readily support civil unions before gay marriage, so I guess I am a homophobic right wing extremist. I won’t lose sleep over it.
Keith Lewis, who runs the Miss California competition, tells FOXNews.com that he was “saddened” by Prejean’s statement.
“As co-director of the Miss California USA, I am personally saddened and hurt that Miss California believes marriage rights belong only to a man and a woman,” said Lewis in a statement. “I believe all religions should be able to ordain what unions they see fit. I do not believe our government should be able to discriminate against anyone and religious beliefs have no politics in the Miss California family.”
Lewis then probably said, “Unless, of course, those opinions and beliefs go against our liberal doctrines. Bush is the Devil!”
But Prejean told FOXNews.com that she has “no regrets” and is happy with the answer she gave. (H/T - FOXNews)
In my opinion, if those are her deeply-held beliefs, she should have no regrets about expressing them. And she should certainly not change them because some California liberals want to bully her into doing so. Last time I checked, this was still America.
The fact that Prejean probably lost the crown because of her opinions on gay marriage shows that Lewis’ argument is completely hypocritical. Of course opinions on politics and religion have a place in the “Miss California family,” as long as they are the “right” opinions. And I can almost guarantee that Prejean will be disowned by that tight-knit “Miss California family” - when they take away her crown.
Well, if nothing else, this entire “controversy” got people talking about the Miss USA Pageant. No one has ever done that before. Besides, it also gave me the opportunity to post photos of Prejean in context.
Oh well, she’s a winner in my book.
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