Beauty Pageant Director Slams Carrie Prejean, Gay Marriage Stance

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The gay marriage debate has found its way into the celebrity gossip world.

As previously reported and depicted, Miss USA judge Perez Hilton asked contestant Carrie Prejean for her views on the controversial topic. She replied:

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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.

Carrie Prejean doesn't believe in gay marriage. We don't believe she offered any reasonable explanation for this view.

Hilton, as you might expect, was aghast at the response.

So was Keith Lewis, the Executive Director of Miss California USA/Teen USA. He wrote the following to Hilton's website:

"As co-executive director of Miss CA USA and one of the leaders of the Miss CA family, I am personally saddened and hurt that Miss CA USA 2009 believes marriage rights belong only to a man and a woman. Although I believe all religions should be able to ordain what unions they see fit, I do not believe our government should be able to discriminate against anyone. Religious beliefs have no place in politics in the Miss CA family."

Lewis neededn't have added the final few words. Religious beliefs have no place in politics. Period.

FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE'S JUMP TO READ PREJEAN'S RESPONSE TO THE CONTROVERSY.

"It did cost me my crown," Prejean said on Monday's Billy Bush Show. "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."

She added:

"It is a very touchy subject and [Hilton] 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."

Well said. However, Carrie, it would help to explain WHY you possess such beliefs, wouldn't it?

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Perez Hilton should not be allowed to judge in such pageants!! It is absurd to learn these days that Gay people are judging normal heterosexuals for their believes!! Where are we heading people??

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geez you don't think Perez Hilton had his own agenda. and where in the world did that "guy" come from. i guess it doesn't take much to make a t.v. personality anymore. i agree with Miss California. she was asked a question and she replied honestly. isn't that the point of the question? whatever happened to asking one question like "what do you want most" so that we can hear the answer of "world peace" or something like that? yeah its boring but it doesn't cause all this media hype for which i am sick of also. i'm tired of gay people pushing their lifestyle in my face. its everywhere you look...t.v., magazines, flauting it in the street. so stay away from me. i like my "straight" life. I never pushed it in anyone's face....it just came naturally.

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This is america. We have freedom of speech and we are supposed to be allowed to think for ouselves (for the time being anyway). She answered the question with her views. But I guess if it is not the view the judge was looking for, then I guess she discriminated against someone. Give me a break!!!! And then if that wasn't enough the director took the view of Perez Hilton. He must be gay also. Only answer the question with the view of the gay community. Not everyone in California is for gay marriage. Please, Give me a break!!! Fire the director.

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I actually share the same views with Carrie,he asked for her views right?it may have cost her the crown but she will always be remembered for her uprightness...Must she go along with the crowd??love u,Carrie.

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What's wrong with U.S.? An homosexy people can openly express his/her view of marriage but a non-homosexy person cannot. Is this anti-constitutional? And, who gives Perez Hilton and Keith Lewis the right to "discriminate" Carrie Prejean? Perez and Keith have killed the fairness, openness and honest of the beauty pageant.

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It's too bad that as a country we have sunk to a level where a person who respectfully, honestly answers a question is put under more scrutiny than someone who calls her a "b" & a "c". I mean, REALLY! I can't believe Donald Trump would bring back a judge that behaves like that. I can't believe people are so focused on Carrie & not on Perez Hilton's vicious attacks. Gay/Straight/Whatever, you don't talk about people like that for giving your opinion when ASKED FOR YOUR OPINION! And, as for the heads of the CA Pageant, I think they should be far more upset about what Perez Hilton said about Carrie than a photo of her bare back. Have you seen the bikinis these girls wear on TV? She showed a lot more skin on TV than she did in that photo. We get it, gay people want to get married...but that has nothing to do w/Carrie's personal beliefs!

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Hooray for Miss Perjean! As a Politician in California I am very proud of this young Lady. Miss Perjean is my champ. We need more people to stand up to the "political correctness garbage" This new wave of forcing the agenda of breaking down traditional beliefs is one we should not buy into.Most of us that support Traditional Marriage are sincere in our values. The very support of Marriage being between a Man and a Woman, is a definition issue,that the majority of Americans support. What the gays want to call their unions is their choice,However the "Definition of the word "Marriage" should be between two people of the opposite sex. On the other hand "Civil Unions"would be a way for the Gays to get the entitilments they are looking for.
So I agree with Ms. Perjean the Definition of Marraige should alway be between "one Man"& "one Woman"

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Dwight Says - I agree with Dwight! Also I think that the Beauty Pageant Director (Lewis) is homosexual and is bias on her beliefs. It was just an opinion, and like Steph says: "How is it fair for gays to force their views on others and then attack someone who expresses her personal views." It's all political!

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