Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Bigotry and Carrie Prejean

Three cheers for Miss California. If Republican elected officials had half as much guts as this young lady, the country would not be in the trouble it is in today. By now, we all know the story. Quite simply Miss Prejean was likely cheated out of the Miss Universe title for simply asserting her First Amendment right of free speech under the Constitution.

When asked about gay marriage, she responded respectfully that it was her religious belief that marriage should be confined to one man and one woman. Hardly startling, except for the fact that the judge who asked the question was highly offended by her response. The judge, a fellow named Perez Hilton who I confess I never heard of, has been crying bigotry ever since.

I have no idea who you are Mr. Perez and why you were chosen to be a judge at this pageant, but you are right. As Americans we must all stand up to bigotry and confront it when it rears its ugly head. So kudos to you Mr. Perez for railing against a bigot. The only problem sir, is that the only bigot in this story is you.

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