Tuesday, April 21, 2009

This May Get Me Into Trouble...

What's your take on the Miss USA pageant the other night?

Do you agree or disagree with the Perez Hilton/Miss California issue?

Don't know what I'm talking about?

Miss California drew the 'hot button' question concerning gay marriage, and instead of giving the PC answer, she answered the question by stating her own belief that marriage should be between one man and one woman.

Perez Hilton blasted her, by stating that single question lost her the competition and she should have answered as a 'future Miss USA', rather than as a private citizen.

I disagree with that. Do we want a Miss USA who kowtows to the PC agenda, or do we want a representative who speaks her own mind? Are we becoming so afraid to say what we believe because of unintentionally offending someone? This is already happening in our schools, and the reason people are fighting to reinstate the right to display the Ten Commandments in courthouses and to reinstate school prayer.

Heeelloooo...whatever happened to free speech? Be true to yourself.

That's all Miss California was doing, and I'm sure her parents are very proud of her.


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Regina Carlysle said...

Ummm. What was that, Molly? Someone is advertising on your blog here. LOL

Though I disagree with her views she was well within her rights to state them. It would piss me off if I couldn't speak my mind. That's what freedom is about. So the point isn't her conservation views it's about her right to say what she wants. She didn't hurt anyone by doing so.

Regina Carlysle said...

Oops. Did I say CONSERVATION views??? snicker. It's late. Sorry. I meant CONSERVATIVE

Molly Daniels said...

Yeah; no clue where that came from. And here I was, wondering if anyone was reading this!

Thanks for stopping by Reg:)

Anonymous said...

The contestant said that if her faith caused her to lose the pagent then she was okay with that. I think that's admirable. Too many people back down from what they believe in confronted. Regardless of whether or not you agree with her, she kept true to herself.

The other thing that I found notable, the judge on Larry King said that as a gay man, she lost that question the minute she started speaking. He said Miss America was supposed to represent all Americans not just that one pov. But here's the thing. She would have been representing one point of view and not all Americans if she had said the opposite. And yet the audience would have stood up to applaud her.

I didn't see the actual answer but I'm getting a lot of backwashed information about it. For my two cents, stating that for *herself* she didn't believe in same-sex marriages is not the same as her giving a judgment on those who do.

But wasn't there some comment where she said, "For my country and for my family"? Was it the lumping of my country which upset everyone? Cause I'm thinkin' that opinion is opinion. She's allowed to have one... we all are. It's what makes this country great.

Anonymous said...

oops. She's not a gay man. Sigh.

The judge, being a gay man and hearing her answer, said that she lost the question the minute she opened her mouth.