Carrie Prejean really put her high heel in it at the Miss USA pageant…I’m not here to debate her right to say what she said. I follow the “I may not agree with what you say but I will defend to the death your right to say it” idea of the first amendment, although one wonders if anyone advised her to remember he audience when she answered her question. Be that as it may, the pageant world is a bit two sided. One one side there are the numerous gay men who manage pageants, coach the girls, make the dresses, work the lights and the sound, and pretty much make the whole thing happen in lots of cities and states…then there are the parents (some of them) who, despite trotting their daughters out in skimpy costumes and makeup from the time they can walk in some cases, yet believe strongly in their christian views. A few months ago a local pageant director had a contest at a local gay bar. Many of the mothers of the girls were appalled that a the pageant was held there, and even more so that a drag queen helped host it.
I’m not here to question anyone’s Christianity. Nor am I here to debate gay marriage…but the Carrie Prejeans of the world can’t have it both ways. They can’t buy into a system that is, for all intents and purposes, run by a gaggle of queens, then think that insulting the whole gay community during a Q&A will be acceptable. She has every right to her opinion, and even has the right to work for whatever cause she wants to when she steps down from her duties, but she doesn’t have the right to use her position to work for an organization that attempts to deny basic human rights to a whole group of people. That is not acceptable.
Oh, and she really shouldn’t have lied about the nude photos…and continued to lie about them.
As someone on facebook said yesterday, at least Anita Bryant could sing.