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Gay Bigotry Costs Miss California In Pageant

April 20, 2009

Well good.  A news anchor today on television called this remark perhaps the dumbest response  ever given at a beauty pageant by a contestant.  Lets face it there have been lots of truly stupid things said.  But when a gay man asks about gay marriage…..and you are on national TV and not in your homophobic family and church…….. I am so glad she lost.  What a horrible statement it would have made to have had her remarks rewarded with a win.

It was the night a beauty contestant turned ugly.

When Miss California was asked her opinion on same-sex marriages by an openly gay judge she could have chosen a diplomatic reply.  KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE!

Instead, 21-year-old Carrie Prejean answered with honesty.  And stupidity.

But in saying marriage should be between a man and a woman it was a  reply that may have cost her  the Miss USA crown and led to her being called a  ‘dumb bitch’.

He went on to describe Prejean as having ‘half a brain.’ and said he would  have stormed on the stage and ripped off her tiara if she had won.

There was speculation that the reply had cost her the Miss USA crown as she  was named runner-up with Miss North Carolina Kristen Dalton winning the  title.

Prejean, who has been linked to Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps,  found support from others within the pageant.

Charmaine Koonce, the mother of Miss New Mexico USA Bianca Carla,said: ‘In  the Bible it says marriage is between Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve.’   Wow that is a stunner of a comeback…glad you are on her side.  Did it take you long to memorize that cutting edgy remark?

It is the second time this month that the pageant has been hit with controversy after Miss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza posted a blog entry about a trip to Guantanamo Bay.

Ms Mendoza described the trip to the infamous prison as ‘aloooot of fun’. 

The blog entry was later pulled from the Miss USA website.

The Miss USA and Miss Universe competitions are run by property tycoon Donald Trump.

17 Comments
  1. Marcus permalink
    April 22, 2009 5:51 PM

    What Tom fails to understand is the revulsion many gay people feel over her remark. What if she had said in response to a question that women should stay at home, blacks are lazy, Jews are stingy, Catholics worship the anti-christ, etc. Would he be defending her honesty then? Of course not. Gays however are still able to be the scape-goat for the Tom’s of the world.

  2. April 22, 2009 4:15 PM

    Plainly put I am insulted by your comment.

    Let me say this, and also try to be polite.

    My civil rights are not up for discussion, or a meeting of some kind where we bargain or cajole to get to an agreement on my rights. NO. NEVER.

    There is no other solution than all out marriage. Not something else by a different name. 100% the same as you and Mrs. Tom Canton enjoy. Not one right less than you enjoy, and that also goes for the name, marriage.

    I have never made the argument that I needed gay weddings to take place in a church. Though I know churches that would/do perform gay weddings. After all it is not a church wedding that a state recognizes, it is the person doing the ceremony being recognized by the state that makes it legal. So leave the church out of the arguement, as I see this only as another means by your side to frighten and deny the full civil rights of others in the nation.

    You also HAVE NO RIGHT TO VOTE FOR OR AGAINST MY CIVIL RIGHTS…NOW OR EVER.

    How dare you assume that you should have any power to decide what rigths I should enjoy.

    Where in the Bible do you pull that idea from, pray tell? Worse yet look at the history of this nation and tell me when bigotry and your method of allowing civil rights was the best way to proceed.

    I think that you need to stop drinking the Kool-Aid that provides you some sense of entitlement to tell me what rights I should have. Let me assure you if the news of the legal proceedings have not already alerted you to this fact, that you have no such rights.

  3. Thomas J Canton permalink
    April 22, 2009 3:24 PM

    I was reading where celebrities Alicia Silverstone, George Takei and others sympathic to the Gay Marriage cause are out making a parody video of Miss California.

    The girl says what she feels is right in her heart and she gets totally humilated by Hollywood so they can make their point.

    Sorry, again this convinces me that the Gay Agenda is sometimes nothing more than fear, humilation and intimidation to get their philosophy across.

    You tell us that all you want is Gay Marriage for state issued marriage licenses. Fine, call it a civil union keep it at a state level and I will definitely vote for it – though the way it looks right now I will never get a say in it.

    The way “hate crime” legislation is moving, churches
    may find it difficult in the near future to say anything critical of homosexuality in general. What if a gay couple doesn’t get their way and is not allowed to get married in the church of their choosing? Jack Black makes another parody video as Jesus to intimidate?? The church relents for fear of losing their tax status and then it is on to bigger churches using fear, intimidation and parody videos with Hollywood celebs until everyone is forced to marry gay couples against their core beliefs.

    You want this to stop??? Come at us with a hand outstretched, a forum to discuss the options, a reason to trust you and stop the “Scorched Earth” policy and maybe we will listen and come to a solution together…

    Or maybe I am living in fantasy land and the US has truly become a Banana Republic….

  4. April 22, 2009 11:22 AM

    I think the latest example is a pure blond..carpets and drapes. No one else could have made such a comment on national TV. And then defend it later!!

  5. Solly permalink
    April 22, 2009 11:02 AM

    I was rooting for JonBenet Ramsey but she didn’t even make the semi-finalists.

    Let’s face it, beauty pageants are an anachronism – The Donald is sponsoring it for God’s sake and they don’t even hold them in Atlantic City anymore.

    The questions of contestants were always so innocuous, “What is the greatest problem we face?” “Whirled peas.”

    Anyone who commits dozens of years to chasing a glass tiara with a show-bidness Mom hounding them is either going to be so self-centered or single(closed) minded I wouldn’t expect any better from them. Either that, or a fabulous drag queen, Honey.

    P.S. Morning Joe had a hilarious clip of past rambling answers. I guess peroxide must have that effect on the brain.

  6. Snide permalink
    April 22, 2009 10:12 AM

    I still believe Carrie Prejean should have won the Miss USA 2009, and not Kirsten Dalton.

    Carrie was looking stunning in her swimsuit.

  7. Thomas J Canton permalink
    April 22, 2009 10:02 AM

    By the way Dennis Prager slaughtered Perez Hilton last night on “Larry King Live”.

    Perez apparenently really wanted to call Ms Prejean the “C-Word”.

    The “c-word” in my eyes is absolutely the worst thing you can call a woman. It lines up with the “n-word” in referring to African Americans.

    Perez also expected Miss America contestants to be politically correct.

    Let me ask you something. You are at work and the HR person asks what you think of giving group health benefits to life partners – you say of course that is right and fair. The HR person tells your boss what you thought and you are then fired based on that answer. On the way out the HR person refers to with the f-word. Wouldn’t you be a little miffed and looking for legal recourse?

  8. Patrick permalink
    April 21, 2009 5:35 PM

    What’s also interesting is his response of “dumb Bitch.” If he didn’t want an honest answer, why ask the question? He seems like a foul mouthed sexist bigot himself, a sick and lowly champion for any cause.

  9. April 20, 2009 8:42 PM

    But what do you say to a person who has core values that are truly wrong?

    The core values of a sourthern plantation owner in 1780 were real, and in his mind quite right, based on society at the time, and his reading of the Bible. But there is no law or moral authority anywhere that would agree with his point of view in 2009.

    Did the Bible change? Did the core values of our nation change? If it is wrong in 2009, then was it also not wrong on the same moral principles in 1780?

    Can it be that the core values that some are defending today by denying full rights to all people may just not be worthy of being defended, and instead they need to be discarded?

  10. Thomas J Canton permalink
    April 20, 2009 6:31 PM

    Well, how dare she answered honestly….

    Political correctness run amok…

    So, again I ask let’s say she had said something like “Children should not be allowed to pray in school”. Do you think Miss California would have lost??? Answer: NO!! Perez Hilton and the judges would have had her on a 10 story pedestal.

    She lost the beauty pageant, BIG DEAL!!! She kept to her core values…

    You can never fault a person for that whether you agree with them or not…

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