Miss California has been cussed at and ridiculed for honestly and kindly answering a question about same-sex marriage. Judge Perez Hilton called her a dumb $&#!%, half-brained, and more. He further stated, "If she would have won I would have gone on stage and snatched that tiara off her head." Miss California Carrie Prejean answered a question from judge Perez Hilton, unseen, about legalizing same-sex marriage during the Miss USA Pageant, Sunday April 19, 2009 in Las Vegas. "We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage," Prejean said. "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."
Miss California kept her answer personal saying more than once, "I think," and was later cussed at in a vicious video response by Perez Hilton. In his tirade Perez stated she should have said each state should make their own decision. In other words, say what I want to hear and not what you believe. NO WAY!!! That would make Miss California hypocritical. I much prefer the woman who stood fearless and spoke her convictions.
Understand, I am not a gay hater but I do believe I am entitled to my opinion. Not once, but TWICE, the majority of California has voted against allowing same-sex marriage and the people have been challenged both times by this minority group. I was one of the majority who voted "YES" on 8. There are gay people who I dearly love but I do not agree they should be allowed to marry. I treat these people with kindness and respect yet, the Perez Hiltons lash out with vile hatred towards anyone who disagrees with him. If gay people want their opinion to be respected, they first should learn to respect the opinion of others even if they don't like it.
PEREZ, THE PEOPLE HAVE VOTED NOW LISTEN TO THEM.
YOUR HATEFUL RHETORIC APPALLS ME.