UPDATE: June 10, 2009 Carrie Prejean has now been stripped of her Miss California title for breach of contract because she has not made personal appearances that she was contractually obligated to fulfill. Where exactly would that be condoned in the Christian world? You have to be a person of your word Carrie if you want to maintain respect and for me personally, I truly find my initial support of you something that may have been given too quickly. I do support your right of free speech and your rejection of gay marriage, Carrie, but as someone who has thrust herself into the spotlight as a Christian representative, you have to live at a different standard. Here was the statement from the Miss California Organization, “The Miss California USA Organization, in conjunction with the Miss Universe Organization and with the blessing of its owner, Mr. Donald J. Trump, announced today the termination of Carrie Prejean as Miss California USA 2009, citing continued breach of contract issues.”
UPDATE: May 1st, 2009 My support for Carrie Prejean is waning. Last night, I watched Ms. Prejean being interviewed by Greta Van Sustren. Greta asked Miss California her opinion on civil unions. Several times Ms. Prejean answered that she was not a politician and needed to study the matter more. Hmm…why was this not her answer at the pageant then? Greta asked for her opinion – the same thing I have supported her for giving at the pageant. Now I think she is catering to the group that is using her new found fame to support their fight against gay marriage. After all, she did say at the pageant that this is America and people could choose what they want. And even worse, she appears to have turned her back on the cause she had promised herself to: the Special Olympics. And her promoters are none too happy. When you turn your back on the disabled for your fame, I take issue with you.
As a Christian conservative gay woman, I feel that I should comment on the controversy that occured at the Miss USA contest. Despicable gay activist Perez Hilton was a judge on the panel at the event. Let me be clear that this man does not represent the gay community in whole and most definately does not represent me. For one, he should never have asked a question about gay marriage at this type of event. Politics do not belong at a beauty contest. But even if that was acceptable to me, the reaction of this twit to the answer is atrocious.
Miss California was asked her opinion about gay marriage and I have to commend her for sticking to her convictions. And her conviction is that marriage should be between a man and a woman. She answered in a pleasant way explaining that she did not want to offend anyone. That was a fair answer. I applaud her for sticking to her principles. Perez Hilton handled the situation quite differently. He blasted Miss California on the internet calling her a dumb b%$#%. Charming indeed. What is most laughable to me is that I am sure Hilton is one of those gay men who stays in a relationship for five minutes. I could be wrong, but I doubt that.
As I have stated before, I believe government should have nothing to do with marriage, period. It should be something between the couple, their church and their God. Defining marriage as being between a man and a woman is fine with me. Marriage has lost its lustre as far as I am concerned anyway since half of them end in divorce. What I do believe should happen on the legal end of things is contracts for unions for straights and gays. It should be just as difficult for straight people to be together as it is for gay people. A couple would enter into a contract that gives all the legal rights and inheritance issues to each other. That couple could be any two people, so even if an older widowed parent enters into the contract with their single offspring in order to obtain benefits that is fine with me. I do not even have a problem with polygamy, but when it comes to the contract only one spouse can enter into the contract. I am a Libertarian in this area and believe live and let live.
I have a right to my opinion and Miss California has a right to hers and should not be thrashed for it or even be marked down in a competition for her answer. As for Perez Hilton – go crawl under a rock where you belong, Snake.