Skip to comments.Miss California Sparks Furor With Gay Marriage Comments on Miss USA Telecast
Posted on 04/20/2009 3:15:38 PM PDT by ME-262
When asked by judge Perez Hilton, an openly gay gossip blogger, whether she believed in gay marriage, Miss California, Carrie Prejean, said "We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite. And you know what, I think in my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there, but that's how I was raised."
Keith Lewis, who runs the Miss California competition, tells FOXNews.com that he was "saddened" by Prejean's statement.
"As co-director of the Miss California USA, I am personally saddened and hurt that Miss California believes marriage rights belong only to a man and a woman," said Lewis in a statement. "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 and religious beliefs have no politics in the Miss California family."
Co-director Shanna Moakler said that she fully supported Lewis' statement.
But Prejean told FOXNews.com that she has no regrets and is happy with the answer she gave.
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I liked it better when it was all about how they looked in a bathing suit, and not about whether cornholers should get married.
Great answer Miss California!
Where’s Bert Parks when you need him?
Unfair to ask that question.
The host is a schmuck
Still she stood up for her beliefs.
but the big story to come out of the normally politics-free telecast was Miss California's comments regarding gay marriage.Why was the question even asked, then?
Backbone! I wonder if she'd consider running for office?
In complete candor, full honesty and without satire - I beg to ask WHY a homosexual man would be asked to judge a beauty contest full of women.
Would you ask a heterosexual man to judge a male beauty contest where the men paraded in thongs? If you did, would you be able to trust his ‘judgement’ as to the actuall winner?
Face it, these beauty contests are based on how sexy a woman in her peak physical condition, at the apex of her physical health, who may or may not have had plastic surgery and may or may not be packing implants, looks in a bikini, in various states of disrobing, and how she looks in a dress. No one cares if she is fluent in 46 languages, and has a Nobel prize in Astro-physics.
So, why would they put a gay man on the board with the judges???
Why is a gay blogger judging a beauty contest?
There goes freedom of speech. All hail the fudge-packers...they are running the country now! All 3% of them, or is that percentage going up because it is pc to be that way now?
Between abortion, homosexuality (2 men don’t create anything where life is concerned, nor do 2 women), and a gov. gone mad.... I see a death cloud hanging over this country.
Now why should an answer which the majority of Americans agree with spark controversy? Could it be the controversy is manufactured by the media?
Only for support purposes, do any of you have an Email for this wonderful lady that stood up for what is right. She should be lauded and magnified for her answer. God Bless her.
Atta girl! I guess it’s safe to say she lost the pageant?
Have they stripped her of her title yet? You gotta know it’s coming.
They do their best to make women into caricatures.
No...they like having them around for role models and bait for the men they attract.
She and Sara Palin have more guts than any Republican out there. They have bigger sets than any Republican. god Bless you ladies.
“religious beliefs have no politics in the Miss California family.”
Does this make any sense?
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