Beauty and Bias

Carrie Prejean, a candidate from California for the title Miss USA, was asked a provocative question recently during the televised pageant. An openly homosexual blogger and pageant  judge inquired:


Vermont recently became the fourth state to legalize same-sex marriage. Do you think every state should follow suit? Why or why not?”


Prejean, who is a practicing Christian, replied: “I think it’s great that Americans are able to choose one or the other. We live in a land that you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage and, you know what, in my country and my family I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anyone out there but that’s how I was raised and that’s how I think it should be between a man and a woman.”


Naturally there was outrage among homosexuals and their advocates about someone publicly standing up for marriage, while the blogger rushed onto his website, which has millions of visitors, and publicly declared Prejean a “dumb bitch”.


So the blogger showed hard prejudice. Meanwhile Prejean simply answered a question without malice, in a completely forgiving way (“I think it’s great that Americans are able to choose one or the other. We live in a land that you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage”), in the most honest way possible, and even with an unnecessary apology built in (“No offense to anyone out there”).


Who was the more appealing character, Prejean or the blogger?


Well, it depends on your definition of “appealing”. Millions of Americans actually consider the blogger’s shameful response to be appropriate. Because they cannot contain themselves even in an honest debate when someone answers a question in a straightforward manner.


Prejean now could become an important force in American life rather than simply becoming Miss USA for a year, which she ultimately was denied by dint of her politically-incorrect answer. Ultimately she was gracious:


“I feel like I won. I feel like I’m the winner. I really do,” saying that her answer “did cost me my crown. I wouldn’t have had it any other way. I said what I feel. I stated an opinion that was true to myself and that’s all I can do.


“It is a very touchy subject and he (the blogger) is a homosexual and I see where he was coming from and I see the audience would’ve wanted me to be more politically correct. But I was raised in a way that you can never compromise your beliefs and your opinions for anything.”


Carrie Prejean clearly was discriminated against for her thinking, the way that millions of Americans are censored or lose their jobs over political thought when it contravenes leftist doctrine. This must stop today.  Prejean should bring a lawsuit against the pageant because if the pageant allows such questions to be asked, a contestant should not be discriminated against for answering them. This is pure bias and an affront to our Constitutional liberties.


There are many other questions raised by this incident, the first and foremost of which is this: Since when have politically provocative questions been asked of beauty-pageant contestants? Aren’t these pageants supposed to be free of controversial subjects?


Answer: Provocative questions have been asked since liberals decided to start asking them. This of course is yet another field in which leftists try to make everything under the sun political. Because to liberals, political power is everything, and everything must be done at every opportunity to turn the spotlight to their views including, now, beauty pageants. This is added to public education, the arts, the media, the courts, the churches, the universities. And on and on.


Now imagine the tables were turned and a conservative pageant judge asked a lesbian contestant what she thought about marriage. Imagine the contestant said she believed that homosexuals should have the right to marry. Imagine the lesbian being dropped from consideration for the title Miss USA based on her answer and then the conservative judge going on a national website and referring to the lesbian as a “stupid dyke”.


This is precisely what happened… in reverse. And the conservative judge would be publicly ostracized, and the lesbian today would be filing a lawsuit and a ‘hate speech’ grievance, not graciously accepting defeat. This shows the difference between the two ways of thinking.


Will the liberal community in Hollywood, where the blogger plies his trade, defend the blogger? After all, they are all ‘feminists’ out there in La-La Land and always walking on eggshells of political correctness.


No, because liberals cannot stop themselves from reaching for the most hot-button quotes and inflammatory language possible when they disagree with people, like the actress who said that Tea Party participants were guilty of “hating a black man” (Obama).


This is unmodulated rage from the political left. Look at the horrible way they treated a truly self-made woman like Sarah Palin and you see who liberals really are. They do not favor rights for “women”. They favor extended privileges for females who adhere to a left-wing view of the world. In other words, it is OK when Hillary Clinton rises to power by attaching herself to her husband, or Democrat US senator Dianne Feinstein of California rises based on her husband’s fortune. But Sarah Palin rising on her own merits… well, she is the wrong kind of “woman” and is attacked ruthlessly.


Ms. Prejean even said that her sister is a second lieutenant in the Air Force and opposes the traditional definition of marriage, but that her sister said to her: “Sis, I’m not offended by anything that you said. We have two different opinions and I love you because of it. I love you because you stood up for what was right, and it’s not a matter of being gay or not gay, it’s a matter of you competing for Miss USA and getting a question and answering it to the best of your ability.”


This is called ‘class’, and is what a truly free society is made of.


One gay male said that Prejean should not even have been given first runner-up (second place) in the pageant. Which shows how everything is based on politics to liberals. This is hard-core modern-day socialism in which discrimination is rampant based on political thought. In other words, the road to tyranny.


Homosexuals today have all rights granted to every American under our Constitution. But they want more and more special privileges. And they will upend any institution to get those privileges, including a beauty pageant. They will create new forms of discrimination in pursuit of their goals. And this is the most disturbing thing to come out of this incident. Carrie Prejean is a victim of unconstitutional and unAmerican bias, pure and simple.


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