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Miss California answered the question.
Right or wrong, she answered the question by searching her beliefs and stating her opinion on gay marriage.
Now, Perez Hilton has decided to take her answer and run with it. “I don’t apologize … Over the course of the past 24 hours, the more I’ve thought about it, the more – you know what? – No, I’m going to stand by what I … said just like she’s standing by what she said. And I called her the ‘b’ word, and hey, I was thinking the ‘c’ word,” said Hilton in an MSNBC interview.
Funny, I thought we’re all entitled to our own opinion. But since Hilton does not agree with Miss California’s opinion, she is a bitch or a cunt?
Miss California, Carrie Prejean, is Christian. She is a student at San Diego Christian College, which happens to be an evangelical Protestant school. She was raised in the church and was taught that marriage is between a man and a woman. If I was asked the same question at a beauty pageant, on the street or in the court of law, I would have answered in the same fashion.
Hilton has become famous by bashing young celebrities on his blog. He’s someone who is flamboyant and just enough outside of the box to make people buy into his words and his disgusting form of entertainment. I would hope he’s not GLAAD’s (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) first pick for a spokesperson. But, either way, he is and was out of line.
Prejean doesn’t believe in same-sex marriage, which leads me to assume she may not believe in civil unions. I won’t go that far with my beliefs. If two men are together and one is dying in the hospital, the other should have the right to stand by his partner’s side or be the benefactor to his will. However, I do believe that that’s more of a union than a marriage. If every state passed civil unions, I wouldn’t care one bit, but I do care about marriage. I, too, was raised on the belief that marriage is intended to be between a man and a woman by God’s will. I see no shame in believing or stating this. I do see shame in bashing people’s beliefs because they’re Christian beliefs.
Hilton posted on his infamous video blog the following: If Miss California would have won the crown, “I would have gone up on stage — I s— you not – and snatched that tiara off her head and run out the door. I would probably have been arrested. But so be it. I need a cocktail now.”He also gave another option for Prejean to answer the question instead of the answer she chose. “I would have said, ‘Hmm, Perez, that’s a great question, that’s a very hot topic in our country right now. And I think that’s a question that each state should decide for themselves.'”Why?
She doesn’t believe in each state deciding and that’s her opinion. An opinion millions of Americans feel the same about. Hilton hasn’t helped the progress of gay people by asking a beauty pageant queen such a political and personal question. He instead showed his ignorance and intolerance for Christian views. Whether he intended to cause controversy for his blog, or make a point that free speech should be given to those who believe as Hilton believes, is unclear.
No one’s viewpoints should be shut down if discussed in a civil manner. Prejean should be respected for answering the question to begin with. Beauty pageants are full of silicon questions and answers; she answered in a civil and intelligent fashion. Hilton responded in a pig-headed, unintelligent form.
I, for one, am glad Miss California was strong enough to not only stand up for her beliefs, but state them on a national stage.