The few hundred Americans who still watch beauty pageants were treated to a rare dose of honesty from one of it's contestants on Sunday evening. Apparently nobody informed Miss California that she wasn't really supposed to voice her opinion during the question and answer portion of the contest. This, of course, has been a widely recognized unwritten rule over the years that most contestants receive the memo on. Miss USA Pageant Unwritten Rule #314…always answer contest questions with the most liberally accepted, politically correct, answer possible, normally containing a reference to global warming, world peace, the homeless, and equality to all females, minorities, homosexuals, hermaphrodites, etc. It was apparently the last portion of Rule #314 which tripped up our wayward beauty. She apparently did not get the memo that honesty is not a graded portion of this contest. When asked by Perez Hilton, a homosexual hollywood blogger, whether she believed in gay marriage, she had the audacity to tell the truth!!! WHAT??? HOW DARE SHE DO THAT!!! Everyone in the western hemisphere knew that she was supposed to tell Queen Perez that she completely and wholeheartedly supports and embraces hot man on man action. Anything short of this type of dishonesty would be obvious contest suicide. What could have possessed Carrie Prejean to 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."
How dare she rock the boat in our country this way.
The fallout was immediate…
"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" stated the Miss California Director.
REALLY??? SERIOUSLY??? So opinion based questions in the pageant aren't really to be answered. Look at the quote above. The sentences begin with, "I am personally saddened and hurt", "I believe", "I do not believe". Is not what Miss California believes equally important? Hopefully the Miss California Director has learned his lesson. When the selection process begins for next years Miss California, he should begin the process by stating to all of the contestants that a prerequisite to winning is to agree with all of the political opinions of the director. Look at the end of the quote, "religious beliefs have no politics in the Miss California family"
Basically Miss California, you've been warned by the fringe that 'YOUR INTOLERANCE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED!!!' Is anyone else scratching their head about who is really being intolerant??