There are queens and there are queens. The question is which should wear the crown?
Miss California, Carrie Prejean, did not win the Miss USA pageant. The speculation is it's because of her answer to a question by one not vying for the same crown. Perez Hilton, an open and flamboyantly gay judge and blogger, asked her if every state should follow Vermont in legalizing gay marriage.
Horror of horrors, she did not take the bait and give the politically correct answer. Especially to a gay who was obviously baiting her. She said it was her belief that marriage should be between a man and a woman. At least that's how it has been reported.
This is a story that illustrates what selective quotes can and cannot accomplish. What she actually said was, "I think it's great that Americans are able to choose one or the other." That could be considered a "yes" to my way of thinking. She went on, "But in my country, and in my family, I think that I believe marriage should be between a man and a woman." That could be her own personal opinion, having nothing to do whether or not it should be legalized by the states. "No offense to anybody out there, but that's how I was raised." That's how she was raised! That was the value with which she grew up she held true to it.
If she was denied the crown because of that then beauty pageants have not risen from the lowest of low esteem in which I already hold them.
I am not anti-gay. I do not, however, have any appreciation for the in your face types like Mr.Perez who make a living ridiculing others until it's themselves and then they scream "Foul!"
Miss Prejean will not wear the Miss USA crown, but she will probably gain more from this tawdry exercise than the actual winner. Does anyone know who she was?
The one who should be crowned is Perez Hilton, though in an entirely different context. Especially after he told Matt Lauer she should have left her politics and her religion out of it. Her politics? What about his? He's the one who asked the question in the first place!
Carrie Prejean will not be Queen, even for a day. As for Perez Hilton? What a drag!