Monday, April 20, 2009
So, you have a beauty contestant being asked a straightforward (no pun intended) as to whether she does or does not support gay marriage, and why or why not. And because her answer did not fall within the purview of political correctness and the radical gay agenda, she is now the target of their wrath.
Carrie Prejean, Miss California, gave this as her answer:
"We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite. And you know what, I think 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."
A perfectly legitimate answer to a perfectly legitimate question, but her answer was anathema to the questioner, liberal lefty, gay rights activist, and gossip blogger, Perez Hilton (who I will not link to). Perez, in response to Miss Prejean's answer, posted a youtube video declaring that:
"Let me explain to you. She lost not because she doesn't believe in gay marriage. Miss California lost because she is a dumb b-tch."
And if that wasn't bad enough, Keith Lewis, of the Miss California competition, piled on, adding that:
"As co-director of the Miss California USA, I am personally saddened and hurt that Miss California believes marriage rights belong only to a man and a woman," said Lewis in a statement. "I believe all religions should be able to ordain what unions they see fit. I do not believe our government should be able to discriminate against anyone and religious beliefs have no politics in the Miss California family."
What I find particularly disturbing is this insatiable need for those on the left and their apologists to silence those who do not agree with them. Miss Prejean was asked a question, and gave her answer, and that should have been the end of it. Her answer did not smack of bigotry or religion or government intrusion, as Perez and Keith would have us think. But that matters not, her answer was simply not acceptable to them. No rational debate, just plain old unacceptable. Period. End of story.
I however, agree with Miss Prejean, that marriage should be between a man and a woman, and if those on the left do not like it, well, too bad. Just plain old too bad. Period. End of story.