It’s temtpting to retitle this “Beauty and the Beast”…
Scott Ihrig was part of the audience at Sunday’s pageant in Las Vegas. Using some questionable logic, Scott believes that since he, his partner, and several other gay men were in attendance, a contestant who didn’t share his view on gay marriage did not deserve to be first runner up. Nevermind that the contest is “Miss USA” or that support for gay marriage is not the majority view in the USA.
Kudos to Carrie Prejean for having the conviction to give an honest answer that did not play to the audience or patronize the gay judge (Perez Hilton) who had posed the question. It would have been all so easy to give a “safe” answer, but those who sell out on their principals for personal gain are really the ones who don’t deserve the gain.
So here’s her answer to whether she supports gay marriage:
“We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage,” Prejean said. “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.” (Emphasis added)
The report indicates some acceptance and some rejection of the answer from the audience. No matter.
Carrie actually won in my opinion.
And as for Perez Hilton’s slam of the young lady in his blog? Calling her a “dumb b****” really shows his intelligence and mastery of the English language.
Here’s a great example of a gay icon whose view is that everyone has to accept his preference or risk being labeled as “a dumb _____”—and is a perfect example of the hateful attitude the Left often claims we on the Right exhibit. It’s intolerance at its best. For some reason, if we were to insult the gay view the way they insult and demean the hetero view, we’d be sent to diversity classes, rehab, and or blacklisted.
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