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EDITORIAL: Beauty & the beast. Miss USA contest shuns Christian values
The Washington Times ^ | April 24, 2009 | Editorial

Posted on 04/24/2009 3:40:28 AM PDT by Scanian

Beauty contests have turned ugly. Pageants used to celebrate good, old-fashioned values, but today a young lady cannot be crowned Miss USA unless she supports same-sex marriage. Talk about tripping up on the runway.

On Sunday, Miss California Carrie Prejean was rejected for the Miss USA crown because she defended traditional marriage. One of the pageant's five judges, celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, bluntly asked Miss California if she supported same-sex marriage. Her response was: "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, and that's how I think it should be ... ." Mr. Hilton told ABC News that "She lost it because of that question. She was definitely the front-runner before that."

Mr. Hilton, who is a homosexual, later called Miss Prejean a string of vulgarities unfit for print, said she had "half a brain," and fumed that he would have ripped the tiara off her head had she won. The judge explained that the San Diego Christian College student wasn't fit for the title because, "Miss USA should represent all Americans, and with her statement she instantly was divisive and alienated millions of gays and lesbians, their families, friends and supporters."

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: carrieprejean; christianvalues; hilton; homosexualagenda; missusa; morality; prejean
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An ugly situation but how could we expect for exemplary values to eminate from anything run by Donald Trump?
1 posted on 04/24/2009 3:40:28 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian
I am still seething over this.

I wish she had simply laughed, and said, "Of course not!"

How could they put this -thing- in judgement over anyone?

2 posted on 04/24/2009 3:45:12 AM PDT by Gorzaloon (Roark, Architect.)
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To: Scanian

More Trump cunning. He just got millions in free publicity.


3 posted on 04/24/2009 3:45:50 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Scanian

that piece of crap Trump was on FOX saying the question had nothing to do with her losing, while his own “hand picked” judge says the opposite.


4 posted on 04/24/2009 3:46:59 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: Scanian; All

If she said something she did not believe in, but felt compelled to say to be more PC, that too would have “alienated” a lot of people such as the majority of Americans who believe “marriage” is between one man and one woman. Totally ridiculous. Perez the Twit did nothing for his cause, which is universal acceptance of homosexuality as the default lifestyle.


5 posted on 04/24/2009 3:48:34 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Gorzaloon

My choice would’ve been if, after she received the question from Lavandeira (Hilton), she replied, “People like YOU getting married?? ROTFLMAO!!

I take pleasure in visualizing what would have happened to Mr. “Hilton” had his family not left Cuba.


6 posted on 04/24/2009 3:52:08 AM PDT by Scanian (i)
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To: shalom aleichem

Take the same position on queer marriage as Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama and get smeared for it. Amazing.


7 posted on 04/24/2009 3:54:23 AM PDT by Scanian (i)
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To: Scanian
The flaming little homo says Miss USA should represent all Americans, but a Miss USA that supports homo "marriage" doesn't "represent" me, so his statement is invalid.

More proof that liberals are totally losing it. George Orwell was a little early with "1984".

8 posted on 04/24/2009 3:55:29 AM PDT by jeffc (They're coming to take me away! Ha-ha, hey-hey, ho-ho!)
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To: Scanian
Mr. Trump didn't condemn Mr. Hilton's biased, unprofessional and obscene conduct...An ugly situation but how could we expect for exemplary values to eminate from anything run by Donald Trump?

Since Trump is the quintessential obscenity, why would he condemn such in another piece of humanoid debris?

9 posted on 04/24/2009 4:01:01 AM PDT by stevem
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To: Scanian

seven replies and no photos of the young lady in question. How am I supposed to make a guilty/not guilty judgment?


10 posted on 04/24/2009 4:02:53 AM PDT by henry_reardon
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To: Scanian
Perez fumed that he would have ripped the tiara off her head had she won.

My hope would be that there would be plenty of healthy red blooded males that would have pummeled that little twit into a blob of mush.

11 posted on 04/24/2009 4:03:27 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: Scanian
Take the same position on queer marriage as Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama and get smeared for it. Amazing.

Not amazing at all.

Everyone knows Clinton and Obama are lying.

12 posted on 04/24/2009 4:04:54 AM PDT by Jim Noble (They are willing to kill for socialism...but not to die for it.)
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To: jeffc

It is also annoying to hear homo apologists on cable shows saying that “Hilton” was a disgrace to the pansies and not typical of those people. Bull. My experience is that even if they don’t say those things, the homos think them.


14 posted on 04/24/2009 4:10:15 AM PDT by Scanian (i)
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To: Northern Yankee

Not me, I would not touch that POS with your hand.

Vince


17 posted on 04/24/2009 4:27:12 AM PDT by Mouton
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To: Rappini

(As far as I’m concerned all Gays suck.)
A sickness where there is no cure-shame be to them.


18 posted on 04/24/2009 4:29:10 AM PDT by JamesA (He who hesitates is lost.)
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To: Scanian

I would not be surprised if that question was asked in the hopes of getting the answer it did. Why would that Godless bone smuggler post a video to make it appear that she did not win? The Media took the bait and the issue of gay marriage is all over the place. Particularly proposition 8 in California.


19 posted on 04/24/2009 4:31:04 AM PDT by EAGLE7 (They make take our lives but they'll never take our freedom!)
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To: Jim Noble

“Tits and ass have never been Christian value.”

Well when I see a good pair of tits and a smoking ass I drop on my knees and thank God for the beauty of his creation. So one could argue that it helps bring you closer to God.


20 posted on 04/24/2009 4:33:41 AM PDT by EAGLE7 (They make take our lives but they'll never take our freedom!)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

“he just got....free publicity”
TRump was on THe Factor last night, and said the same thing,to the effect that “it’s being discussed on the Factor, how stupid could it be”—the usual “you can’t argue with success” marketplace argument from Trump.
The really interesting thing is that this Hilton “guy”
could’ve asked that question of ANY contestant, couldn’t he have? Instead he picked the wholesome blonde, who his gay instincts told him was probably straight as an arrow,
and he did this STRICTLY IN ORDER TO PROVOKE, AND FURTHER POLARIZE THE ISSUE. The aftermath, when Mr. Hilton went into an idiot diatribe about ripping the tiara off her head if she’d won, AND the interesting claim of his that she lost BECAUSE she’s narrow=minded, shows what his agenda is, and just how hopeless the whole issue is in the public realm to ever be discussed objectively.


21 posted on 04/24/2009 4:34:22 AM PDT by supremedoctrine (The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity---Yeats)
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To: Scanian

It should read, “...make it appear she did not win due to her answer....?” Oops


22 posted on 04/24/2009 4:35:17 AM PDT by EAGLE7 (They make take our lives but they'll never take our freedom!)
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To: Scanian
The obvious question is, what is a queer doing judging a bikini contenst?

Helping them redecorate their house, helping them pick flattering outfits, yes.

But judging them?

Epic FAIL.

(...and how did a loud, rude, obnoxious young TWIT get named to the panel of judges anyway? And how is "gay marriage" related to a bunch of bathing beauties anyway -- there is NO personal interest in it for him except the risk of having less mean available for him...)

Cheers!

23 posted on 04/24/2009 4:35:28 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Rappini
Not all -- some of them like to play, er, wide receiver (backfield in motion).

Cheers!

24 posted on 04/24/2009 4:36:33 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers

Trump put the little fudge packer on that panel specifically to create a controversy like the one that he did. Trump has never been one to turn up his nose at some extra publicity, however sleazy.


25 posted on 04/24/2009 4:39:44 AM PDT by Scanian (i)
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To: Jim Noble

And I’m sure we can conclude that Lavandeira would have picked on them with the same gusto that he showed toward Miss Prejean, if given the chance.

http://thehill.com/cheri-jacobus/obama-and-miss-california-2009-04-23.html


26 posted on 04/24/2009 4:44:50 AM PDT by Scanian (i)
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To: Cedric

To each his own. Just call me “nature boy” when it comes to that.


28 posted on 04/24/2009 4:49:48 AM PDT by Scanian (i)
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To: Scanian

Behold, perfection from whence was once imperfection!


29 posted on 04/24/2009 4:54:57 AM PDT by Cedric
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To: Scanian

This is a window into the future of the PC driven USSA.


30 posted on 04/24/2009 5:11:05 AM PDT by Travis McGee ("Foreign Enemies And Traitors" will be ready the first week of May.)
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To: Scanian
This whole brouhaha is being unfair to the winner from NC. I propose that next year each girl be given the same 3-4 questions and put the other 4 in soundproof booth while the one is answering. That would be the best way to evaluate performance on questioning.
31 posted on 04/24/2009 5:18:21 AM PDT by Notasoccermom
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To: Scanian

A Beauty contestent is judged by her character (or lack thereof if you believe the “judge”)

A president is elected in large part for the way he looks.

The United States has passed critical mass for stupidity.


32 posted on 04/24/2009 5:23:35 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: Scanian

John 15:18-19 “If the world hates you, realize that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own; but because you do not belong to the world, and I have chosen you out of the world, the world hates you.”


33 posted on 04/24/2009 5:23:41 AM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: Scanian

...and we will sit back & take it once again.


34 posted on 04/24/2009 5:27:10 AM PDT by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
More Trump cunning. He just got millions in free publicity.

Negative publicity.

35 posted on 04/24/2009 5:36:12 AM PDT by AIM-54
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To: subterfuge

I have long since refused to recognize the validity of democratic candidates who are “elected” to office.

There are no laws that say anyone has to recognize obummer as a president. We only have to obey the law.

There is no reason to recognize anyone but Miss California as Miss USA. None. Miss California should be crowned in a separate ceremony and given twice as much money as the runner up and given speaking engagements. Further no homosexals lesbians, or liberals should be allowed as judges. We should hold our own USA pageant.


36 posted on 04/24/2009 5:37:56 AM PDT by 2ndClassCitizen (The Kenyan should have been a late term abortion.)
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To: truthandlife

That’s a very good verse to keep up front in this day and age.


37 posted on 04/24/2009 5:39:46 AM PDT by AIM-54
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To: Scanian

Why is it that conservatives and Christians are always the ones who are divisive and never the ones who are alienated?
It would seem to me that these terms work both ways.


38 posted on 04/24/2009 5:50:41 AM PDT by ProvenWays
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To: shalom aleichem
I fear you're wrong about one thing. Logically, Hilton's disgusting behavior should turn people off and wake people up to the fascism of the homosexual agenda. But in liberal America, bullying works. The practical effect of this will be that people opposed to the homosexual agenda will keep silent to an even greater degree, and the next girl asked about same-sex “marriage” on national television will give the approved answer.
39 posted on 04/24/2009 5:56:06 AM PDT by puroresu (Enjoy ASIAN CINEMA? See my Freeper page for recommendations (REALLY & TRULY updated!).)
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To: ProvenWays

Maybe it’s because we consider propagandizing and agitation beneath our dignity and leave them to the libs. We really need to stop worrying about appearances and start going for the throat just like the enemy does. We are more numerous than them so we should prevail against the stupid twits.


40 posted on 04/24/2009 5:58:28 AM PDT by Scanian (i)
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To: Scanian

Same here.

Homosexuals have always been a secret society. In business organizations they recognize each other and take care of their own. In business they destroy those who they perceive as threats.

If their true vicious pettiness were widely known they would be readily perceived as the threats they really are.


41 posted on 04/24/2009 6:00:24 AM PDT by 2ndClassCitizen (The Kenyan should have been a late term abortion.)
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To: Northern Yankee

You do not want to touch a homosexual. Aids and other communicable stds are blood transferable. Someone could have hit him with a cane.


42 posted on 04/24/2009 6:03:22 AM PDT by 2ndClassCitizen (Homosexuality is not healthy for kids and other living things.)
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To: AIM-54

It works just as well to get people to tune in. People like train wrecks.


43 posted on 04/24/2009 6:03:32 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Scanian

Here’s the perfect answer for Carrie: “I find myself agreeing with our President on this issue. As he stated in his campaign several times, he believes that marriage should be between a man and a woman. I support him in that belief.”


44 posted on 04/24/2009 6:04:50 AM PDT by Faith
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To: 2ndClassCitizen

They are truly dangerous. What they amount to is a pack of catty females with testosterone. Very bad combo. Previous generations knew what they were doing by marginalizing them.


45 posted on 04/24/2009 6:05:58 AM PDT by Scanian (i)
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To: EAGLE7

LOL.

Well said, Sir.


46 posted on 04/24/2009 6:16:44 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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If you can tough them, they’re not fake.


47 posted on 04/24/2009 6:17:38 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Scanian
If I wasn't already aware of how 'liberation victimhood' has worked in the past, this insistence on hemophilia would surprise me. By any measurement the Afro-American-centric Civil Rights Movement has been a great success with almost no barriers or goals left unfulfilled. Yet, such well known exemplars of discourse like Sharpton and Jackson still rush to tout to an accepting media every minute instance of PERCEIVED prejudice.

In this same fashion, the 'abnormal sex' (abnormal = 'out of the norms') civil rights movement in this country has moved from the fight for non-harassment (Stonewall Riots 1969) to this kind of thing where virulent advocates REQUIRE not just acceptance but rather positive public advocacy of their sexuality. I am morally certain that this odious caricature of a judge was deliberate in selecting to give Miss California this question in the wake of the success of Prop.8. The response of the California sponsoring organization in falling all over itself to cave into the obvious bias and join in the criticism of an honest answer by Ms Prejean was equally if not more sickening.

A fine example of Political Correctness not just by the most easily offended but by the most virulently vocal. My head reels and I wonder what society will look like if this idiocy prevails like it is doing now.

48 posted on 04/24/2009 7:13:34 AM PDT by SES1066 (Cycling to conserve, Conservative to save, Saving to Retire, will Retire to Cycle.)
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To: Mouton
I wouldn't want you to use my hand either! ; )

Not me, I would not touch that POS with your hand.

I'd be happy to defend that young lady, but I am guessing she could kick his hind end and not work up a sweat.

49 posted on 04/24/2009 9:01:26 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: 2ndClassCitizen

Yep... these guys are walking cases.


50 posted on 04/24/2009 9:02:06 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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