The tale of the pastor and the beauty queen

BY TIM WILDMON, AFA, president

It was rocking along as a normal beauty pageant in late April. The Miss USA Pageant was broadcast live to the nation via NBC. Then Perez Hilton, one of the judges, asked Miss California how she felt about gay marriage. Hilton is an entertainment gossip blogger and is proudly homosexual. Miss California, Carrie Prejean, 21, is from San Diego where she attends a Christian college. Prejean responded this way: “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.

Obviously nervous, Miss California’s answer was not exactly stated as she intended, but nonetheless, she was clear that she believed that marriage should be between one man and one woman. And that, of course, is where a vast majority of Americans are. Thirty states have let their citizens vote on constitutional amendments defining marriage as between one man and one woman. And 30 states have passed those constitutional amendments.

Prejean was first runner-up to Miss North Carolina. At least two of the 12 judges have gone on record as saying they held her view on the issue against her when they voted. Hilton went on his Web site with a video immediately after the event yelling into the camera calling Miss Prejean “a stupid bit**.”

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