Saturday, April 25, 2009

Openly homosexual Miss USA judge discriminates against Miss California for her beliefs

This story has been going around on the blogs and the news - so I'm sure you have heard it. The openly homosexual blogger and judge of the Miss USA pageant, Perez Hilton, attacked Christian contestant Carrie Prejean – calling her a b-tch and a c---, as well as defacing photos of her with sexually explicit drawings – because she believes marriage should be between a man and a woman. He admitted to giving Prejean a zero score.

At Sunday night's pageant, Prejean was asked the one question she dreaded most, "Vermont recently became the fourth state to legalize same-sex marriage; do you think every state should follow suit?"

Her answer, which suddenly has made her the center of both praise and scorn, included the words, "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." ...

The outraged pageant judge later displayed a photo of Prejean speaking into the microphone on his website. In place of the mic, he drew a white outline of a penis on her face. ...

Despite providing a response that ultimately cost her the crown, Prejean stood by her answer.

"I knew at that moment after I answered the question, I knew, I was not going to win because of my answer, because I had spoken from my heart, from my beliefs and for my God," she told NBC's "Today" this morning. "I wouldn't have answered it differently. The way I answered may have been offensive. With that question specifically, it's not about being politically correct. For me it was being biblically correct." ...

In the Fox News interview, Prejean added, "I have no regrets about answering honestly. [Perez Hilton] asked me for my opinion and I gave it to him. I have nothing against gay people, and I didn't mean to offend anyone in my answer."

Hilton also appeared on NBC's "Today," explaining that he demands a Miss USA winner be "politically savvy" and that even though Prejean is a Christian, he doesn't want her "talking about Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, because that's offensive."

Video of the question and Prejean's full answer can be seen here:

Here is the video clip of Hilton, whose real name is Mario Lavandeira, calling Miss California Carrie Prejean a “dumb bitch:”

Can you imagine if this story were reversed??? Can you imagine what would happen if a Christian Judge gave a homosexual contestant a score of zero, called her a b---- and a c---, openly criticized her for her beliefs on same sex marriage, and defaced her pictures. Heads would roll. There would be numerous law suits filed for discrimination for hate crimes. But hey since it is only a homosexual discriminating against a Christian; it's somehow perfectly acceptable???
In response to blogger Perez Hilton's outrageous and demeaning comments directed toward Miss California, more and more Americans are beginning to recognize that tolerance is a one-way street for many gay marriage advocates.

Perez Hilton is not a fair judge and should not be a judge for any competition ever! Miss California should NOT have been discriminated against and given a zero score for disclosing her own religious beliefs when asked this personal question.

I totally admire and respect Carrie Prejean for doing the right thing in defending traditional marriage and being true to her beliefs, even though it may have cost her the crown. Bravo to her!! What a true role model she is!! Prejean also holds no animosity toward Perez:
The pageant contestant says she knew afterwards that she was not going to win because of her answer because she "had spoken from my heart, for my beliefs, and for my God..."

Prejean has shared that she is praying for Perez Hilton and has no animosity toward him -- despite his profanity-laced rant against her that he posted on his website following the pageant.

"I can only say to him that I will be praying for him," she told the Today show on Tuesday morning. "I feel sorry for him, I really do. I think he's angry, I think he's hurt. Everybody is entitled to their own opinion. He asked me specifically what my opinion was on that subject, and I gave him an honest answer."

However, CNN defends Perez's discriminatory actions (is that any surprise???):
Jane Velez-Mitchell, the Headline News anchor who replaced Glenn Beck after he switched over to the Fox News Channel, vehemently defended Perez Hilton's crude remarks against Miss California USA Carrie Prejean. After TruTV's Lisa Bloom blasted Hilton's use of "the 'B' word and the 'C' word, that rhymes with 'rich and runt,'" Velez-Mitchell replied, "Why is it that people should be very polite when they're told that they're second-class citizens?...If someone said to you...I don't think you should have the right to get married, wouldn't you be ticked off?" ...

Velez-Mitchell herself is not an uninterested party on the wider issue of same-sex "marriage," as she is an open lesbian who defended anti-Proposition 8 protesters during her Headline News program in November 2008: "I believe that gay marriage should be a right for all Americans. In other words, this should be ok across the country."

[This item, by Matthew Balan, was posted Wednesday afternoon, with video, on the MRC's blog, ]

For more on Velez-Mitchell's background, including her sexual orientation, see the March 3 New York Times article by Brian Stelter, "A Fill-In on Cable News Is Thrust Into Host's Chair," at:

For video of Velez-Mitchell's November 2008 remarks in favor of "gay marriage" on her Headline News program, see "CNN Headline News: Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell - Prop. 8 Passion," at:


Andrew and Sarah said...

gosh, you are so right...i didn't think of it that way, but what if it was reversed? if the judge was a christian, and the contestant was openly homosexual...and the judge publicly ridiculed a contestant's answer for same-sex marriage (called her names, drew explicit drawings on her face, etc.)...that whole story would have been plastered all over the television, internet, newspapers/tabloids...etc. it would have been horrible. as it is, christ is slowly, but surely being singled out as the bad guy...the "judgemental" lifestyle...the "close-minded"

isn't close-mindedness being respresented by mr. perez hilton in this story?

i am proud this young lady spoke her heart and stuck to her biblical teachings...after all, in 10,000 years, it won't amount to a hill of beans that she got 2nd place...but it will matter what her answer was on that night...

it's funny, though...i'm not surprised about his whole story...christ warned us that it was going to be like this, you know?

the other funny thing (and one of the most unintelligent things said by perez...there are many, too be sure) is the whole part about she can be christian but she doesn't have to talk all the time about jesus...well, actually gomer pyle, yes she does...he's the author and perfector of our faith...he's the whole point of christianity-without jesus there is no christianity...i feel sorry for these people...they don't believe in anything except that which is acceptable to the masses....kind reminds me of a certain newly-elected president

great post

Anonymous said...

I dont think that Hilton should have given her a lower score for her answer to the question. HOWEVER, I think he should have freedom of speech, just as she did. If you argue for the freedom to disagree with homosexuality, you should also argue for the freedom to disagree with those who disagree with homosexuality. The matter is of course going to rile up homosexuals more than anti-homosexuals, because they have a much more personal and emotional link with the issue. Metaphorically, it is like me (as white British) said I dont believe black people should have the same rights. I would expect any black people that are audience to my statement to be far more angry and emotional than I am, because it directly affects them. I am saying they are second class citizens, just as many people do about homosexuals. I defend their right to say such things, but I dont think you can be ignorant of the effect.

a red voice said...

Andrew & Sarah - thanks for stopping by and for your thoughtful comments. What even makes the story worse is that HE ASKED Carrie Prejean to share her beliefs & then got all Mad when she did..... hmmm - yes I too am very glad she spoke her heart, even though she has lost her crown & has been so bitterly attacked by the left, with all her imperfections & mistakes plastered all over the internet & news. Hmmmm I guess you can't be an imperfect Christian. What is ironic is that if we (Christians) were all claiming to be perfect - we would have no need of Christ. We need Him because we are not perfect.

Anonymous, I also agree the Mr. Perez Hilton has the freedom to disagree with the homosexuality marriage issue. But because Carrie Prejean believed differently than he did (When HE ASKED for her opinion & beliefs on the marriage subject), he gave her a lower score which is clearly unfair and shows intolerance for her Christian beliefs - which beliefs on marriage had nothing to do with the beauty contest.

If one gets so easily offended & is intolerable to any other belief but his own, then he shouldn't be a judge as he CLEARLY cannot judge fairly.