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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How dare they judge her when they asked for her opinon. She has a right to her opinon and when did we looose that right.
I believe the question was to make her say what she didn't believe or give up her crown, More power to Carrie Prejean

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Everyone needs to go to this website: http://www.maniacworld.com/Why...
P.S.if you don't get it, it is called sarcasm.

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WOW this woman is a leader and stands for TRUTH!!!!

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PEREZ HILTON----YOU BRING SHAME ON ALL GAY PEOPLE. THIS IS NOT A GAY ISSUE. YOU ASKED THE WOMAN HER OPINION, SHE GAVE IT. WHAT THE HELL IS THE PROBLEM? SEEMS TO ME, YOU SHOULD ACCEPT AND RESPECT!!!!! THERE ARE 3 GROUPS...1- BELIEVERS, 2- NON BELIEVERS AND 3- NOT SURE. YOU FIT IN 1, SHE FITS IN 2, AND I FIT IN 3 AND NOBODY IS WRONG IN THEIR OPINION. WHY ARE YOU MAKING SOMETHING OUT OF NOTHING? IF YOU CANT HANDLE AN ANSWER TO YOUR OWN QUESTION, DONT ASK!!!!! YOU OWE THAT WOMAN AN APOLOGY FOR JUST BEING AN ASS!!!!!! I CERTAINLY DIDNT HEAR A BUNCH OF STRAIGHT FOLKS GETTING IN YOUR ASS BECAUSE OF YOUR OPINION. NOW, GO DO THE RIGHT DAMN THING!!!!!

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With judges like Perez Hilton, the reputation of the Miss USA beauty pageant has been reduced to a farce. Carrie Prejean had every right to answer the way she did. The liberal left just doesn't like it because she stated her opposing views on live TV that reached an audience of millions. Perhaps they fear that she may persuade the masses. They want to stifle any opinion that conflicts with their own. Also, too many folks have been hammering her because of her spotty articulation. How would you like it if cameras were on you and judges staring in your face and the world is hanging on your every word? You'd be nervous as hell. She was extremely gracious under all that pressure.

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i was very happy she answer the question the way she did. i mean just casue u ask someone on gay marriage does not mean they r goin to say yes. i think its so unfair that we can't speak our mind. if we disagree with it than fine. so everybody ant for it and we dont have to be. im not for gays but i dont hate them but i believe it's wrong and it's against my belief. all this talk about being happy and God loves u well yes he does but not u being gay. it's in the bible read it. this pist me off but im glad she stood up for what she believed in. i would 2. i dont care if u dont like me but kiss my butt. every knee will bow and every touge will confess that gay is wrong. sorry but In the King James Version, Leviticus 18:22 is translated: "Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination." it says it in the bible u so call christians who think it's okay!!!!

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Perez hilton is a BAFOON and always has been. Look at what he does to any celebrity whom he thinks is or might be gay......He outs them against their wishes....so are we surprised he did this??? He asked the question and she answered.....let's not forget 86% of calif. is against gay marriage. he has the stipidity to say she lost because she was politicly incorrect. Perez needs to get a life and leave people alone and stop embarrasing regular gay people who what to be left alone....BTW Who the hell is Perez Hilton, and why does anyone listen or can anything about him?????? He is a big losser also, I live in Mass. and we never got to vote on the gay marriage question....it was jammed down our throats by a very corrupt legislature....WHY WAS THAT??????????

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Perez Hilton is a coward! Don't ask a question you don't want the answer to. Miss USA is nothing more than a bikini contest. Does he really think she is some sort of powerful, eloquent politician that is going to represent the gay community. Gays should tone down their speech, nobody is going to take this small minority seriously when they act like brats! I guess the louder they scream the more they think they will get what they want. Maybe in San Francisco with twosome Newsome, who should just come out of the closet, but not in the majority of California. All I have to say is the gays should thank their lucky stars they don't live in Iraq, Iran, Cuba, Pakistan, or Columbia, because there males would have no testicles and women no clitoris.

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Why was this question even asked in the first place. Do her beliefs in this case have anything to do with character or morals as is usually based in a defining pagent question. And then after giving her answer and explaining in a very respectful way, she is shunned by the pagent. Rediculous!! I have no problem with gay marriage at all. If it doesn't affect me or my family personally then what right do I have to complain. What I do have a problem with is somebody trying to tell me what I believe or should feel as they were doing in carrie's case here. After all isn't that the fight all homosexuals are faceing now.......people trying to tell them its not right to be gay. No everyone has to believe the same as long as there is tolerance and understanding in the world