During the Miss America Pageant last Sunday, Miss California Carrie Prejean may have sacrificed the crown in exchange for her honesty on a hot button topic- homosexual marriage.
Prejean was asked by celebrity blogger Perez Hilton (who is incidentally is openly gay), “Vermont recently became the fourth state to legalize same-sex marriage. Do you think every state should follow suit. Why or why not?”
The drop dead gorgeous and obviously courageous Prejean might have briefly wavered, but stuck to her convictions and replied, “Well, I think it’s great that Americans are able to choose one or the other. We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage…And you know what, 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 and that’s how I think it should be – between a man and a woman. Thank you very much.”
Perez has since called her a “dumb bitch” on his infamous website. Hmmm… what happened to, “Dissent is patriotic,” which was the war cry of the left for the eight year duration of the Bush Presidency? On that note, Carrie is not even technically dissenting, since she stands with the majority of Californians that voted yes on Prop 8 last fall.
I have to wonder what would have happened if she had worded her response differently, perhaps saying, “I agree with President Obama on this issue. I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman. Now, for me as a Christian — for me — for me as a Christian, it is also a sacred union. God’s in the mix… Because historically — because historically, we have not defined marriage in our constitution. It’s been a matter of state law. That has been our tradition. I mean, let’s break it down. The reason that people think there needs to be a constitutional amendment, some people believe, is because of the concern that — about same-sex marriage. I am not somebody who promotes same-sex marriage, but I do believe in civil unions. I do believe that we should not — that for gay partners to want to visit each other in the hospital for the state to say, you know what, that’s all right, I don’t think in any way inhibits my core beliefs about what marriage are. I think my faith is strong enough…that I can afford those civil rights to others, even if I have a different perspective or different view.“
Guess what? That italicized text came directly from the Chosen One’s silver tongue last summer during the Saddleback Presidential Forum.
Just some food for thought.