There’s a thread in this forum about a bishop being sued under their new “hate crimes” law for supporting traditional marriage.
Yes and no. She violated the terms of her contract as Miss California USA by making unapproved appearances at several anti-gay marriage rallies, and a national TV ad against gay marriage. She also skipped appearances which were scheduled by the Miss California USA organization.
I do agree that she was asked an inappropriate question during the pageant, and that she was hounded for her response. But she also repeatedly fueled the controversy, so its a bit hard to see her as an innocent victim. Perez Hilton’s question forced her into the political spotlight, but that she chose to become a culture warrior was her decision.
I do see her as an innocent victim. It may have been against her contract to appear at unscheduled events, but that’s not what she was castigated for or we wouldn’t be having this conversation–it was over her statement regarding same sex marriage, which she, like any other citizen of this country is entitled to hold. Besides, when has it become illegal or bad to attend anti-gay marriage rallies? Isn’t that also her right as a citizen?
A pageant response: “You know, I believe in treating everyone the same. That subject of marriage is so much in the news right now that we’re going to have to let the courts and the politicians figure it out.”
Is that so hard? It means absolutely nothing and allows her to move on to the next question.
So now people are supposed to be silent about their convictions just to be sure to win pageants? I don’t think so. I admire her for being upfront and telling it like it is, God bless her. It’s because people are afraid (to think the day would come in America when a person should be afraid to speak their mind for fear of being hounded by the “free press”) that abortion was foisted up us and every other immorality since the 60’s. Yup, let’s all sit down and shut up and let America to go hell in a hand basket. :rolleyes: