Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Cat Fight at Miss USA contest

“In my country, and in my family, I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman,” are the fateful words said by Miss California Prejean in response to Perez Hilton question “Vermont recently became the fourth state to legalize same-sex marriage. Do you think every state should follow suit? Why or why not?” Perez Hilton said he was “shocked and incredibly frustrated and disappointed” by the response given to his question. Really?
Why does Perez Hilton ask this question? Perez Hilton went out to say, “Miss USA should represent all Americans and , with her answer, she instantly alienated millions of gays and lesbians and their friends.” Okay. Miss America should encompass the ideals of US society but does the majority of America agree with alternative lifestyles; I am not sure.

Miss Prejean did predicate her answer by acknowledging that every person has the right to choose their life partner before giving her personal belief. Perez Hilton, in his video blog, thought Miss Perjean could have answered the question more neutral. Why?

All too often Americans feel they need to sugar-coat controversial topics. Talk about them openly and honestly. For Perez Hilton go have a tizzy fit over an answer to his question is pathetic. Perez Hilton, who is openly gay, needs to settle down. Not every American believes that homosexuals ought to marry. The government should not be the one that settles this issue. The discussion should take place in our local communities.

Miss Perjean needs to be applauded for her beliefs and speaking them. Just as the expectation is for one to respect Perez Hilton’s stance, one must respect Miss Perjean’s.