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Published:April 30th, 2009 19:08 EST
Miss California (Carrie Prejean) On Mission From God To Persecute Gays

Miss California (Carrie Prejean) On Mission From God To Persecute Gays

By Robert Paul Reyes

In the interview portion of the Miss USA pageant, Carrie Prejean who represented California was asked by celebrity judge Perez Hilton:

"Vermont recently became the fourth state to legalize same sex-marriage. Do you think every state should follow suit? Why or why not?"

Prejean could have danced around the question or given a politically-correct answer, and she probably would have gone on to win the Miss USA crown.

Prejean answered: "Well, I think it`s great that Americans are able to choose one or the other. We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage. And you know what, 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 anyone out there, but that`s how I was raised, and that`s how I think it should be between a man and a woman."

Miss California`s response was inarticulate and rambling, but her opposition to same-sex marriage came through quite clear.

When Prejean`s inchorent response to Hilton`s question became a hit on YouTube, she was embraced by the religious right-wingers who have a passion for pretty bimbos (Sarah Palin) who toe the party line.

Prejean strutted her stuff before millions of TV viewers in a skimpy bikini, but yet she and Palin (another beauty queen) are embraced by evangelicals who are always railing about sex and violence on TV. I`m a godless liberal, but even I know that the Bible admonishes women to be "modestly dressed."

Prejean was dragged into the always simmering culture wars, but she could have distanced herself from the organized religious right. Instead the California hottie has now become a willing Christian soldier in the fight against same-sex marriage.

"Carrie Prejean - who gave a now-famous response to a question about gay marriage at the recent Miss USA pageant 9 3 is featured in a new advertisement from the National Organization for Marriage, which says its mission is `to protect marriage and the faith communities that sustain it.`

The advertisement, which accuses same-sex marriage backers of trying to silence opponents like Ms. Prejean, is the latest step into advocacy for the 21-year old Miss California. Ms. Prejean told NBC`s "Today" show on Thursday morning that she does not regret becoming involved in the back-and-forth.

`"I`m going to do whatever it takes " to protect marriage,` said Ms. Prejean, who started giving interviews to the news media sh ortly after the Miss USA pageant.`"It`s something that is very dear to my heart.`"

Even some staunch gay rights defenders didn`t criticize Prejean`s response to Perez Hilton`s answer. The beauty queen was like a deer caught in a headlights, and she gave an honest answer. But now that Prejean has made it her mission to deny gays and lesbian equal rights, she should be roundly condemned by everyone who believes in human rights.

Miss California represents all of the citizens of the Golden State, and she is working against the interests of the California Beauty Pageant by embracing such a divisive and polarizing issue. Prejean should come to her senses, and pick a worthwhile issue to champion.