Miss California, meet the PC movement
By Rick Saunders
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.