Miss California Carrie Prejean is under attack today after responding truthfully to a question posed by Miss America judge Perez Hilton. Hilton asked, “Vermont recently became the fourth state to legalize same-sex marriage. Do you think every state should follow suit? Why or why not?” While Miss California’s answer was a slightly nervous response her opinion was clear: she believes marriage should be between a man and a woman.
The issue I have is with how Miss California Carrie Prejean is being attacked for voicing her opinion. She was respectful and admitted she didn’t want to offend anyone with her answer. Perez Hilton responded by calling her several names in a violent verbal attack through his website.
What’s REALLY maddening is the response from Keith Lewis, Miss California USA/Teen USA Executive Director. He said:
“As co-executive director of Miss CA USA and one of the leaders of the Miss CA, I am personally saddened and hurt that Miss CA USA 2009 believes marriage rights belong only to a man and a woman. Although 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. Religious beliefs have no place in politics in the Miss CA family .”
This is hypocrisy defined. He’s saying religious beliefs have no place, but his are OK? This makes no sense! A pageant with the word “America” in the title should be based on what America was built on: freedom!
Do I agree with gay marriage? No. Do I think ANYONE whether they agree or disagree with it should be ridiculed, attacked and persecuted? NO WAY. While I believe the Bible is clear that marriage is between a man and a woman the Bible is also clear that we are not supposed to judge others, just love them.
So Miss California, Carrie Prejean: You go girl! I’m behind you and so should anyone who believes strongly in FREE SPEECH!