Apr 27, 2009

A Better Crown Awaits

By Todd Strandberg

The Miss USA pageant is a lesser known cousin of the Miss America pageant. Contestants compete for the opportunity to become the autocratic ruler of county parades and mall openings. The winner is selected by her performance in swimsuit and evening gown modeling contests, and by her response to a question asked on stage.

Normally, the scepter of power is passed from one winner’s reign to the next without any trouble. For this year's contest, however, there is a bit of controversy. Carrie Prejean, already crowned Miss California, caused a stink when she failed to give the proper politically correct answer to a question on gay marriage by Perez Hilton.

The question:
“Vermont recently became the fourth state to legalize same-sex marriage. Do you think every state should follow suit? Why or why not?”
Prejean’s response:
“We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite. 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.”
Her answer obviously caused her to lose the contest. All indications before she answered that question had her as the front-runner - even ahead of the winner, Miss North Carolina Kristen Dalton.

Her reply didn't sit well with some folks in the audience. It was one of those rare occasions when a pageant contestant garnered boos from the crowd.

Prejean had no regrets about her answer...
"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. I feel like I'm the winner. I really do."
Perez Hilton is a creep who makes a living following the lives of those who qualify today as celebrities. Oh yes, he is gay - very gay. So gay, in fact, he calls himself "the queen of all media." Hilton has a fixation on outing alleged closeted celebrities. He has been sued several times for making false claims about people.

Hilton appeared on NBC's "Today" show and proved he was a man with an agenda. First, he said he demands a Miss USA winner be "politically savvy." Then, he said he had a problem with Prejean being a Christian. He doesn't want her "talking about Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, because that's offensive."

In the aftermath of the uproar, Hilton turned to Britney Spears for moral support. Hilton asked her on Twitter what she thought about gay marriage, and she responded with:
"Love is love! People should be able to do whatever makes them happy! -Britney"
Because Spears’ moral judgment is already well-known, I won’t get into that.

Hilton and all gays’ fixation on their sexual preference reminds of me of an old Second City comedy skit that involved Colonel Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame. Comedian Dave Thomas played the Colonel in a panel discussion that had him asking a woman repeated questions about chicken. The lines, "Madam do you like chicken?" and “Does your family eat chicken?” still stick in my memory after 25 years because the skit was so absurd.

Nothing is humorous about the bizarre obsession that homosexuals have about all things gay. The trouble with immorality is that sinners don't just want to be accepted in society, they want approval and they want others to even join them in their perversion. When these people argue for tolerance and equal rights, they undermine their own cases when they vent hatred against those who choose to disapprove of their behavior.

At the rate our moral foundation is crumbling, one might expect the following questions for future Miss USA pageants:

2010 - "Should a 13-year-old and a 40-year-old be allowed to marry?"
2011 - "Is there anything wrong with bestiality?"
2012 - "What is your view of necrophilia?"

Going forward, I doubt any participant will stand up for what she believes. If you don't approve of Perez Hilton’s perverse lifestyle, you have no reason to enter the contest.

Like everything in this life, the Miss USA pageant has no lasting importance. Someday soon, the twisted values that apply to this world will be swallowed up by the standards of the Kingdom of God. Carrie Prejean will receive a crown of righteousness for standing up for truth. Unless Mr. Hilton comes to faith in Jesus Christ, he might as well change his name to the Queen of Hades.

Related News Links

Prejean: Wouldn't change answer despite media flap - San Diego Union Tribune
'Carrie Prejean' Now Becomes Conservatives Poster Girl - Oneindia
Carrie Prejean: I was asked to apologize to the gay community - South Asian Women's Forum
Wait! Miss California Has One More Opinion: Being Gay is a Choice! - SheWired