OK, so here we are on Friday night, and you know what? I don’t have a single guest commentary to post! I thought I had a couple to choose from but when I went back and looked at them they were the ones that have already posted. So I apologize that you are just going to have to deal with plain old me again tonight. Now, upon realizing my lack of a guest commentary, I am forced to very quickly find something to write about an insert into the program. I wanted to do something I was fired up about, but that wouldn’t require hours of research and tons of brain cells. After all, it is 2:00 am as I start this article. And then I realized that I already knew based on pure opinion what to write about…. The Miss USA fiasco. Because it is in line with the persecution of Christian beliefs that I have discussed in the past. And it deals a bit with gay marriage, which I have also discussed. Plus it gives me a free shot at Hollywood hate-monger Perez Hilton.
I have to be the first to admit that I don’t pay a single bit of attention to the pageants that go on in the world. Miss USA, Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss Who Gives a Shit. A bunch of pretty girls judged on their appearance and then finally asked at the end to offer up some form of philosophy on world economics or how they will save the world. Inevitably, the answers from these girls are ridiculous, and show a lack of understanding anything other than make-up and clothing. But I did notice that Miss North Carolina won the Miss USA pageant the other night. Living in North Carolina, meant that it was news here, so I knew she won because it flashed so on the nightly local news. I thought, “cool” and then dismissed it for something that was actually news.
So imagine my surprise to wake up the next day and find that the news was all about the controversy around the previous night’s pageant. I thought to myself, “My God, what happened?” Did Miss North Carolina celebrate by doing a line of blow off Miss Nevada’s left ass cheek? Did a stunning revelation come out that she was actually a man dressed as a woman? (In retrospect after finding out the truth I realized that she would have won for sure without help had this been the case). Did we find out that Miss North Carolina was actually the daughter of a white mother and a Kenyan father, and that her “birth certificate” from Hawaii is suspect and she may not even be an American, let alone Miss USA? (Sorry that was too easy, LOL) What has the latest Miss “Tramp” done now?
The extent of Miss North Carolina’s evil that night turned out to be nothing more than being the girl who got bumped up to winning because of the continued intolerance of those who label themselves as “gay activists”. Now you all already know that I support the idea of gay marriage. I have lots of gay friends who I love. For the record, I am not gay. And while I can be very supportive of the movement for gay rights (because the Constitution doesn’t expressly deny homosexuals the inalienable rights last time I checked), I have become more and more disgusted with the gay activists that have taken over this fight. They are mean, disrespectful, and intolerant of anyone who doesn’t 100% share their views. These aren’t the majority of the movement, but they are the vocal few that are ruining the image of gays everywhere.
So what happened that was so controversial? Let’s tell the story shall we… As the Miss USA pageant progressed in Las Vegas the other night, it was becoming increasingly clear that the front-runner to win the crown was Miss California, Carrie Prejean. Most felt as though she was the clear favorite and it is important to note that even the judge who caused the controversy, Perez Hilton, acknowledged as much in his media tirade. So with Miss Prejean in the lead, we entered the final phase, where finalists are asked questions and provide short answers. You will recognize this as the section of the competition that I call the “World Peace” event. I hope at least some of you get that joke.
Perez Hilton, an openly gay gossip columnist, was the judge who asked Miss Prejean her question: “Vermont recently became the fourth state to legalize same-sex marriage. Do you think every state should follow suit? Why or why not?”
Miss California thought for a moment and began to answer: “Well I think it’s great that Americans are able to choose one or the other. Um, we live in a land that you can choose same sex marriage or opposite marriage and, you know what, in my country and in, 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 and that’s how I think that it should be between a man and a woman.”
Boom…. Dead in the water.
Miss California did not win the Miss USA pageant. She instead finished as the first runner up. Miss North Carolina, Kristen Dalton, is Miss USA. There were 3 gay judges on the panel. All three gave her answer a score of zero. Not a 5.0 to the other contestants 9.0. A zero. It should be noted that the now famous South Carolina girl who gave the map question confused answer that people made fun of for months got a 5.5 for that answer. Carrie Prejean got a zero. Go find the video. She didn’t stutter, balk, or flinch. She answered professionally, politely, and honestly. And she was given a zero by three bigoted judges intolerant of a different belief than theirs.
The response to her answer was telling. A few in the audience cheered, a few booed. The answer sparked a shouting match in the lobby after the show. “It’s ugly,” said Scott Ihrig, a gay man, who attended the pageant with his partner. “I think it’s ridiculous that she got first runner-up. That is not the values of 95 percent of the people in this audience. Look around this audience and tell me how many gay men there are.” I hear you Scott. What you are saying that if the audience is 95% gay, a woman who wants to win Miss USA should abandon her principles and beliefs and tell you what you want to hear. Typical of the terrorists of the movement I was speaking of. Any view other than theirs is wrong.
The following day, Perez Hilton made negative comments about the contestant and told ABC news “She lost it because of that question. She was definitely the front-runner before that.” Hilton, the self proclaimed “Queen of Mean” who has campaigned for gay equal rights, is a nasty gossip columnist in LA. He has a long history of “outing” gay celebrities who wish to keep their sexuality a secret, because he feels that they should be proud of who they are. He is lewd, and intolerant, even of gays who don’t prescribe to his version of gayness. He is a prime example of everything that is wrong in the gay community (that was not a statement that the gay community is wrong, but that there are some bad things there and he epitomizes them).
He continued in the Matt Lauer interview, “I want [a Miss USA] who is going to be politically savvy, and that means saying things that will make everyone feel welcome. She’s a Christian, but I don’t want her talking about Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, because that’s offensive to all of the Jewish Americans, all the Muslim Americans, to all the atheist Americans. I would have appreciated it had she left her politics and her religion out, because Miss USA represents all Americans.” Yeah, Hilton, because assholes like you aren’t offensive. You are offensive to just about ALL Americans. And you would have appreciated if she left religion and politics out of it? Who is the dick that asked her the question? You asked a woman you knew was a devout christian for her beliefs, and then got angry when she gave them to you. Dumbass.
Hilton further called the answer “the worst answer in pageant history”. On a video blog on his website Hilton said, “She lost not because she doesn’t believe in gay marriage, she lost because she’s a dumb bitch!” Columnist Michelle Malkin commented that the “Celebrity leech/trash blogger” used the media to humiliate a beauty pageant contestant and lambaste Prejean as a “dumb bitch”. Although Hilton apologized for the attack, he appalled Malkin by telling a female MSNBC anchor he was actually thinking of a “c-word”. Hilton told CNN’s Larry King “Yes. I do expect Miss USA to be politically correct.” What you mean Perez, is that you expect her to believe what you believe.
Malkin also condemned pageant director Keith Lewis for sending a note to Hilton which read “I am personally saddened and hurt that Miss CA USA 2009 believes marriage rights belong only to a man and a woman. … Religious beliefs have no place in politics in the Miss CA family.” You are right Mr. Lewis, religion has no place in politics, but neither does intolerance and bigotry.
For her part, Carrie Prejean has stuck to her guns and I think she has every reason to be proud of herself. Comments from her after the Pageant loss: “I’m so proud of myself, I wouldn’t change a thing. I knew I had a purpose, and I don’t take back what I said.” She told Matt Lauer she had her eyes wide open when responding to Hilton’s question, saying, “After I answered the question, I knew that I was not going to win because of my answer. When I’m asked a specific question, I’m going to give a specific answer. I’m not going to stand in the middle. I’m going to take one side or another.”
So why does this qualify as a story on a political blog? Well, I can say that the gay rights movement is political, and I think the intolerance that is being pushed by some in that movement is despicable and should be put out for all to see. I could also say that in light of our recent comments about christians being discriminated in this country, here we have a prime example where we are being told outright that christian beliefs will not be accepted as answers in a Miss USA pageant. And judging from the tone of the those involved, including the one who asked her the question, the right thing to do was to lay down her morals and lie in order to get a crown.
And that says a lot about the far left movement in America. They believe that the right thing to do in order to get what you want is lie. Tell the people what they want to hear, regardless of what you believe or what you know to be truth. It is not only accepted practice of their leaders, it is expected if you are going to represent them. As I have said, I don’t dislike the left, but the far left a raving lunatics with no morals and no principles. And here is the kicker…. they are running Congress. Feel better about the future of America?