Monday, April 20, 2009

Miss California = Fail!

Yay for the 1st amendment! Anyone catch Miss USA last night? Where Perez Hilton asked Miss California her thoughts on gay marriage? She said she believed marriage was only between a man and a woman...and good for her for speaking her mind and not giving us some platitude. She's now claiming that question (or rather, her answer) cost her the crown. Probably true. She placed 2nd. As I read the comments on the Huffington Post story, I see a lot of people support her right to free speech. So do I!

Sometimes the comments are actually better than the story. Take the following exchange.

Here's a sample comment from a Miss California fan:

I applaud Carrie Prejean for not compromising her beliefs and refraining from being "politically correct". She remained true to herself---not intimidated by the judge who I am sure was strategically planted for the purpose of discrediting Carrie's views. Thankfully, she had enough integrity to stand on what she believes in her heart is a moral value.

And a response to that comment, which puts it all in perfect perspective:

And now she knows how it feels to be an also-ran, a second-class, a runner-up. Her sash as second place means about as much as a civil union. It's a cute consolation prize.


Tony said...

Hey Jesse -

Even though I don't agree with her view, I too admire Ms. Prejean's forthrightness. And I believe she holds it without malice. In her interview this AM on the Today Show, she was also clear that her opinion is based on her religious faith.
That makes New Hampshire Bishop Gene Robinson's call to separate religious and civil marriage even more relevant and sensible. Right now, he points out, in most church weddings, the minister atually signs the government marriage document.
"In this country, it has become very confusing about where the civil action begins and ends and where the religious action begins and ends, because we have asked clergy to be agents of the state," he said.
"The church is infringing on the secular society and trying to enforce its beliefs onto the entire culture," he said. "If we can get these two things separated, we can assure every religious group, no matter how conservative, that they will never have to bless these marriages."
"I think we could actually gain some support from our detractors if we could make this separation clear," he said.
Amen, Bishop Robinson.

Here's the link to the LA Times coverage of his remarks:,0,5041616.story

Scott said...

Who will do her hair and makeup?

Miss Fit said...

I watched the show and couldn't believe the question. Whatever she answered it would piss off half the judges. It seemed to be a self-serving ploy by Perez Hilton (evidenced that, within 4 seconds of her answer, he had posted a "rebuttal" on his website). And he has posted about 20 subsequent posts, including calling Miss California a c*unt.

As a gay man, I find myself really increasingly alienated from the fascism that has come to dominate the gay rights debate. It was almost more fun back when I was in the closet.

The Blackout Blog said...

Give it about 25 sec. I promise it pays off.

Miss Fit said...

On a light not, here is an hilarious rebuttal to that "gathering storm" nonsense.

Anonymous said...

Miss Fit ... perhaps you should go back in the closet!

Don said...

Do have to respect her for standing by her view. But, we must all accept that our view or believe is just that - our belief. That does not make it right or popular. Stand by your beliefs but be open to learn and consider other sides of the question.

Nomad said...

I don't understand why Perez Hilton is taken so seriously. he's a self-proclaimed media clown -- he dances around in front of people hoping to get their attention

Anonymous said...

I can't believe he even asked the question. Is a beauty queen's opinion on gay marriage even relevant? Aren't you supposed to stick to the topics of world peace, tiaras, flaming batons, and Vaseline?