Miss California’s gay comment: stupid or bigot?

When Perez Hilton called Miss California a “stupid bitch”, the media should have stressed the adjective.

Carrie Prejean, commonly referred to as Miss California, became the first runner-up in the Miss USA pageant. Prejean has repeatedly dissed the newly-crowned Miss USA, (the lovely Miss North Carolina) with her insistence that she would have won the crown if she hadn’t been “honest”; i.e., if she hadn’t told the crowd she doesn’t think gay people should be allowed to get married.

Problem is, Judge Perez Hilton didn’t ask her if she believed gays should be allowed to marry. He asked her if she thought the states should follow Vermont’s lead and make gay marriage legal.

Perez asked Carrie,

“Vermont recently became the fourth state to legalize same sex marriage. Do you think every state should follow suit? Why or why not?”

It isn’t a hard question, but Miss C got it wrong right from the start.

“Well I think it’s great that Americans are able to choose one or the other. Um, we live in a land that you can choose same sex marriage or opposite marriage …”.

Let’s repeat that, shall we?

“… we live in a land that you can choose same sex marriage or opposite marriage…”.

No, Carrie, we don’t. That’s the basis of the question: Americans do NOT have the right to choose who they marry. Americans who live in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa and Vermont have the right to choose who they marry, but the rest of the country does not provide the “great” freedom you say they have. Perez Hilton asked if you feel that right should be extended to the rest of Americans. He didn’t ask how you feel about marriage, he asked how you feel about equality.

Here’s Miss Prejean’s full answer:

Well I think it’s great that Americans are able to choose one or the other. Um, we live in a land that you can choose same sex marriage or opposite marriage and, you know what, in my country and in, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman,” Carrie said to a mix of boos and applause. “No offense to anybody out there. But that’s how I was raised and that’s how I think that it should be between a man and a woman.”

In the following link, you can attempt to piece together Miss C’s “divine intervention”. (Hint: it involves her mega-church pastor, two planes to New York, Proposition 8, and her newfound evangelical fame.)

Miss Calif. Shares Story “We Haven’t Heard” – NBCSANDIEGO.COM- msnbc.com


In the lovely state of Alabama (that’s where JFK had to send the National Guard, because their governor refused to allow black kids into “white schools”), the government has been busy governing: House approves resolution praising Miss California



10 thoughts on “Miss California’s gay comment: stupid or bigot?

  1. Hmm, don’t agree with you there. If freedom for things that are not moral to the majority, which our law is based on (no really it is), then I would say your wrong. Most american’s would not agree that you should be able to marry the same sex because marriage was not created and instituted by the government before it was instituted by the church. I understand the disbelief if this type of lifestyle is followed by some but this society is still very much old school, (for now anyways). It will without a doubt and against my beliefs, be that way in the future. But what future does it hold for a child to be raised in a home of two parents of the same sex that have to adopt a child from two people that are the opposite sex. Men can not have babies by themselves nor can women, it is by nature, the natural order of things that allow humans to mate and have children, their childrens children. So at what point do we say no more. I am sure that children can be brought up by two people of the same sex but to say it would be normal for them would be a complete lie, and nothing no one can say can change that fact. Now don’t start saying things like that father abused his children, or that woman tried killing her kids, or they crack heads or whatever. We all know the things in life that destroy families and childrens lives, but the point was the childs life would be offset from the start with no hope of getting straight. None the less, if two people loved a child and the child had no other choice but to go to a same sex couple where he would actually be better off, then OK. I would rather that child take the only route to safety rather than let him suffer a deeper suffering.

    Peace Out

  2. True,

    Most Americans may not be college students, but most Americans do know that gay marriage is only legal in a handful of states. I don’t have the stats to back me up, but I bet a lot of Americans don’t know it is legal in even four states. (Connecticut just doesn’t make much news.)

    I concede that the majority agrees that marriage should only be between a man and a woman; but I still don’t believe most Americans would, if asked that question, praise America for giving every citizen the right to marry whoever they choose.

  3. Oh yes, COUNSELOR COUNSELET, I’ve read your lies, your false doctrines, your crazy idiotic homosexual tendicies. If you want to destroy something, destroy your own life, don’t put lies our there to destroy other’s in search of the real truth about men and women, the messiah, King David, or Noah. Do you even know why the earth was destroyed by water? Or why sodom and gomorra was destroyed….Oh stand behind, stand behind thou witch of hell.

  4. Civic,

    Ah, so true and you are correct in your statment, but I said “most american’s” which most american’s are not college student’s. Same idea behind when ruling on police officer’s when they take action against something that occurs. What would the normal officer do in any situation would help determine if he or she over stepped his or her authority or training for that paticular incident. She, as a beauty pagent contestant, should have answered that specific question, but instead she gave an answer that was not a direct answer but related. None the less she replied to the answer in a way that it gave the same effect. She obviously didn’t think the states should follow suit, it was merely a structural problem in the way she presented the answer.

  5. True Patriot:
    I disagree. I think most Americans–especially young college students involved in the world around them–would comprehend the question and answer what was asked.

    For instance, Miss Prejean could have said:

    No, I do not believe that the other states should make gay marriage legal.

    That is a correct (for her) answer to the first question asked. She could have followed that answer with why she believes that. (In my country…”.)

    I wouldn’t agree with her, but that isn’t the point. Again, in case you missed it, the point was to answer the question that was asked. She blew it right out of the box.

  6. No, she answered the question as most Americans would, you just don’t like the answer. Wonder why? and don’t say I don’t believe in freedom because you would be very, very wrong. It’s people like you who have tilted the true meaning of our society from what our ancestors intended to what it is now. Good job!

  7. “Uneducated Bigot first, Stupid second.” emm, it seems you are talking about Obama.

  8. I wrote something that no other Christian has ever noticed, or found in the bible. You may be interested in reading what you will least expect… Such as, not to be surprised if you get to heaven and find God has the look of man, yet has female emotional tendencies. I have written why I saw this… http://counselorcounselet.wordpress.com

    Please let me know if it sounds the same to you.

    I would sooner see same sex as something other than marriage, only because marriage is for men and women, to make a balanced family unit.

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