Prejean stands up for her beliefs Miss California USA shares convictions with church congregation By David Hasemyer (Contact) Union-Tribune Staff Writer
Miss California USA Carrie Prejean, a Vista High School graduate and San Diego Christian College student, lost out to Miss North Carolina USA Kristen Dalton at Sunday night's ceremony in Las Vegas. POINT LOMA — Carrie Prejean's response to the question by a Miss USA pageant judge has fanned the flames of the same-sex-marriage debate and, she said, has subjected her to harsh media attention and nationwide persecution.
But given another chance, Prejean (pronounced pray-ZHAWN) said she wouldn't dodge the question and wouldn't change her answer.
“I don't take back what I said. No way I wasn't going to stand up for what I believe in,” Prejean, Miss California USA, told the congregation of The Rock Church in Point Loma yesterday.
During the pageant, celebrity blogger Perez Hilton asked Prejean whether states should legalize same-sex marriage. Prejean didn't hesitate with an answer.
“ . . . I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman . . . ,” Prejean, 21, said under the spotlight of the Miss USA pageant April 19 in Las Vegas.
Amazinz wrote:It is nice to see a person willing to stand up for what they believe in and not kowtow to the PC police.
I agree with the first part of this, but as to the "PC police" comment...you do realize that no legitimate presidential candidate has ever been publicly in favor of gay marraige, right? And save for a few states, no legitimate Senate candidate either. Why do you think that is? The "PC" stance is generally (and very much dependant on geography) to either oppose it outright, or say marriage should be between a man and a woman, but be in favor of domestic partnerships. Being staunchly in favor of full gay marriage rights is essentially the opposite of "PC."
However, I do appreciate someone being honest and having the courage of their convictions, regardless of what it may cost them, even if I disagree vehemently with their convictions. I'd much rather someone give an honest responce and stand by it, even if I think it is a bigoted and disgusting opinion, than see someone lie or otherwise falsely represent themselves for personal gain.
Also, beauty pageants are ridiculous. I'd like to see the titles "Miss America," "Miss USA," and "Miss Universe" all go the way of the dodo. Might as well throw "Queen of England" in there, too.