Beauty and the Beast

Miss California, meet the PC movement

By Rick Saunders
America’s Right

For anyone who still believes that the Religion of Political Correctness is just a myth and that traditional Judeo-Christian values–the ones upon which this nation was founded–are not under increasing attack from liberals, leftists and radical troglodyte gay and lesbian advocates, they need look no further than the treatment recently given to Carrie Prejean, Miss California, by “judge” Perez Hilton in the Miss USA Pageant.

By now, the story of how Prejean was ambushed at the Miss USA Pageant last Sunday in Las Vegas by slimemeister blogger Hilton, an openly homosexual celebrity gossip, is splashed all across the Internet. But closer examination of the episode may help reveal the true venality of Hilton and, by extension, the entirety of PC theocracy.

At that segment of the competition where the contestants are asked the deepest of deep questions by the judges, as soon as Prejean pulled the card from a fishbowl indicating that Hilton would be the one asking her the question, the co-hostess of the pageant is heard asking: “Are we worried?” Off-camera comes the ominous response, presumably from Hilton: “You should be.” Here’s the video:

This, of course, came before Hilton even asked his question. Hmm . . . perhaps a premeditated assassination? Nah, it couldn’t be.

Knowing that Prejean was attending San Diego Christian College, Hilton–clearly having absolutely, positively, definitely . . . definitely . . . zero agenda or bias–posed the question to Prejean: “Vermont recently became the fourth state to legalize same-sex marriage; do you think every state should follow suit, why or why not?” Prejean responded that she believed that it was good that, in this nation, people have the right to choose who their marriage partner will be, same sex or opposite sex. So far, so good.

But then she added (hang onto your hats, folks, because she actually had the gall . . . the nerve . . . to truthfully articulate her personal feelings): “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 and that’s how I think it should be — between a man and a woman.”

Oh, no! Oh my goodness! That’s just . . . just not gay/lesbian PC acceptable. How alienating! How non-inclusive! How dare she speak truthfully about her own beliefs? You would have thought fire and brimstone would erupt from Hilton’s ears and nostrils — which is probably why the cameras panned away from him quickly.

Yeah, that’s toleration for differing views. Keith Lewis, co-director of the Miss California competition which Prejean won to make it into the Miss USA pageant, told reporters that he was “saddened” by Prejean’s statement and that he was “personally . . . hurt that Miss California believes marriage rights belong only to a man and a woman,” adding that he believed “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 and religious beliefs have no politics in the Miss California family.”


Lewis is “saddened” that not everyone embraces the PC notion that, for the first time in over three thousand years of recorded Western Civilization, something other than a one man-one woman sanctified union should qualify as a “marriage?” Would he have preferred that Prejean lie? Maybe she could have responded with something like: “Well, DUH, of course all states should legalize same sex marriage, and (wink to the camera and Hilton) I’d even like to see inter-species marriages legalized too . . . I mean, fer shure, wouldn’t everyone?” Hilton would probably have experienced a Viagra moment over that one and the PC monks would have likely been satisfied too.

And the matter went south from there, with Hilton denigrating Prejean on the Internet, first with the “b” word (rhymes with “witch”) then later retracting that pejorative as being far too mild and substituting a stronger pejorative, the “c” word (the “c” word could, of course, mean “classy” or “Christian,” but given Hilton’s greater familiarity with the vernacular, more likely something that rhymes with what a football team does on fourth down and eleven on their own 30-yard line).

Prejean stands by her response and has no regrets at finishing the competition in second place. Good for her. In fact, she is plainly the winner in the competition for those principles and values upon which the nation has been built and which creatures like Perez Hilton and his ilk seek to undermine. Yikes — Prejean might even qualify as one of those “rightwing extremists” that Department of Homeland Security Commandante Janet Napolitano now warns may be lurking in our neighborhoods.

The only principle which Hilton and folks like him seem to recognize and value is expediency. As a result, we have thousands and thousands of young girls who watched this pageant and now know that it’s not okay to express their true beliefs. All thanks to NBC and Perez Hilton. And who, by the way, was the genius at Miss USA who invited that “specimen” to be a judge anyway?

Rick Saunders is a freelance writer who splits his time between endeavors in southern California and the American southwest. He began writing for America’s Right in December 2008. Jeff Schreiber started America’s Right in January 2008.



  1. Anonymous says:

    What kinda bothers me about this whole -blown out of proportion thing is…they asked her a question about what she believed/felt, etc. She gave an honest answer, right? Not only and honest answer – one of her convictions. She noted that she is glad to be in a country where people have choice but also stated her conviction. So ‘they’ are not upset that she might have lied, ‘they’ are upset that she spoke what she believed and it didn’t agree with ‘their’ belief system.

    And that, Fellow Patriots, says a WHOLE lot about the mind-set of the statist.


  2. Rix says:

    I find myself in a wholehearted agreement with the author regarding moral scruples (or rather, lack thereof) of Miss USA organizers and Perez Hilton in particular. However, I would like to remind him that the pageant is a private business enterprise, not a governmental subsidiary, of which fact all contestants were perfectly aware, and is (or, in the ideal conservative world, should be) free to judge the answers exactly as they please.

    On the other hand, the easiness with which liberal PC Nazi Squad feel perfectly entitled to pull “fairness”, “human rights” and “equal protection” cards when it suits their (add the word “perverted” here) purposes, while denying same to the majority of the population. The firefighters’ case, which this blog will undoubtedly discuss later, comes to mind immediately.

    Meanwhile, I’d like to express my complete admiration for Miss California. It does not happen often that physical beauty and moral integrity come in such a splendid bundle.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Liberals are very broadminded: they are always willing to give careful consideration to both sides of the same side. – Anonymous

  4. Gail B says:

    Hilton said that Miss California was BOOED, the first time in the history of the pageant that a contestant was booed.

    I didn’t hear anyone boo her when it was shown on television; I didn’t hear anyone boo her when I saw it in the videos. The only person I saw doing any booing was the queer judge.

    The last two contestants were so outstanding, it would probably have ended in a tie otherwise.

    Miss California’s answer probably cost her the title, but I was happy to see Miss North Carolina win it because it’s my home state.

    Hilton’s comments were more out of line than ANY answer that Miss CA could have given!

  5. Anonymous says:

    I think it’s odd that you’d defend Ms. CA for expressing her opinion and then proceed to attack Keith Lewis and Perez Hilton for doing exactly the same thing.

    You correctly point out that we shouldn’t expect Ms. CA to lie in answering the question, but seem to indicate that you think Lewis should have had to lie when asked for his opinion about her answer. (And note that that’s all he gives; his own, personal opinion on the issue.) Similarly, although it’s certainly expressed in a distastefully crude manner, Hilton is no less entitled to have an opinion about Ms. CA’s answer than you are (and obviously do), right?

    Unless you think that his opinion is less worthy because it happens to disagree with yours. But that would just be outlandish. I don’t know why I even mentioned it.

  6. NAUSEATED says:

    And they call us tea party goers teabaggers, PLEASE. Lose some weight PEREZ.

  7. Anonymous says:

    IMO, Perez Hilton is a genuine POS.
    His homosexual agenda was more important, than the beauty pageant.
    This fool shouldn’t EVER be allowed to judge any future contests, of any kind, anywhere.

  8. goddessdivine says:

    Don’t you love how tolerant the gays are? They scream and yell for acceptance, yet viciously attack those who disagree with their agenda. Hypocrisy.

    And anonymous at 1:31….

    When Perez openly admits that she lost because of her (non-PC) response, we have a right to call these guys out for the pigs and scum they are.

    This guy should not come anywhere near a beauty pageant.

  9. Anonymous says:

    It is my understanding that Perez is the one that first made the comment she lost because of her answer. Donald Trump issued a statement saying she was already in 2nd place for evening gown and 3rd for swimsuit. ( I hope I got that right). I was very proud of Miss California for gracefully standing up for what she believes and the attacks that came from Perez Hilton and Keith Lewis were absolutely ridiculous. Just more proof if we don’t agree with the way THEY believe then we are wrong. God bless you Carrie Prejean!


  10. SMILE says:

    Is it just me, or do most, if not all, liberals, gays, etc. seem angry and very unhappy?

  11. FIRE TRUMP says:

    A FLAMING gay man judging womens beauty, you Donald Trump are even more stupid than you look.

  12. tm says:

    Wasn’t this pageant on NBC? Need I say more about why perez hilton was made a judge. Miss California was truly a winner to go on that network and actually not go the way of the politically correct. She went with what her state said ….No.

  13. IS THAT YOU ROSIE? says:

    Hey Perez, you look soooooo much like Rosie O’Donnell in that photo. That must really suck.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Agree, SMILE–desperately unhappy–enough so to tear to shreds a young woman’s beliefs and standards. She is an endearing example of what a representative of our country should be. She will excel elsewhere.

    Also agree about this persuasion of a person judging a beauty contest of any kind.

    Trump should have been more scrupulous with his choice, or his administrator’s choice, of judges for the contest. You have to wonder if it is all done to create controversy and attention as one would think Trump would want a “cleaner” contest presentation in these precarious times.

    What to say about it all but to chalk it up to the sinking–lowering of standards theory.

  15. Anonymous says:

    I can’t wait to marry my dog.


    What is funny, wouldn’t this pave the way for polygamy?

  16. MUJERLATINA says:

    Perez Hilton was interviewed yesterday and claimed that the reason for wanting to legalize Gay marriage is “because it’s only fair to offer equality…” So my retort to Perez Hilton’s question to Miss California would have been: “Since men and women ARE different, we should no more legalize Gay marriage than to allow MEN to participate in this Miss USA competition!!!” Think about it, Perez Hilton understands that men can’t be “Miss California” or “Miss USA”, so obviously a man can’t be “Mrs” and Mr. SO-and-SO!!! Get the point??? If Perez Hilton believes that men and women are EQUAL in all ways, then why would he agree to be a judge for the MISS USA competition??? — a female ONLY venue!!!

  17. GOT FRISKY FOR A SEC. says:

    Jeff, I have an addiction, so that picture of Carrie triggered it, until I scrolled down to blubbo Perez… thank you for putting in that yang to the yeng.

  18. 666 HOLLYWOOD AVE says:

    Perez: your textbook example of an Obama voter.

  19. Ian Thorpe says:

    Don’t these “rights” whiners make people sick. In a society where everybody is equal there is only one right that matters, SAME RULES APPLY.

    But if I were to use some rather ripe British colloquialisms at Mr(?) Hilton (I’m thinking of my favourite politically incorrect terms for gay men, shirt lifters and turd – burglars) I’m sure all his precious little friends would throw a collective hissy fit.

  20. preparednesspro says:

    Redefining marriage would absolutely open it up for polygamy. I support Carrie Prejean for standing up for her beliefs under such scrutiny when she must have known that the other answer would have earned her extra brownie points with Perez Hilton. While she may have sacrificed the crown, she didn’t sacrifice her integrity.

  21. Anonymous says:

    See also, Herbert Marcuse’s Polymorphous perversity" & “Liberating Tolerance” (i.e., ‘intolerance for anything coming from the Right and tolerance for anything coming from the Left’).

  22. thunderprince says:

    Miss California is indeed a winner in every sense of the word. Donald Trump was unbelievably stupid to select a gay rights bigot as a judge in a beauty contest.

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