During the contest, Miss California Carrie Prejean was asked a question by openly gay pageant judge and "celebrity" (I've never heard of him) Perez Hilton. His question was whether every state should follow Vermont in legalizing same-sex marriage. Now, is that a political question? If not, what is it? I ask that because of his comments below.
Prejean responded, "I think it's great that Americans are able to choose one or the other. But in my country, and in my family, I think that I believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there, but that's how I was raised." Her wording was a little clumsy, but certainly not offensive. She stated her opinion.
Hilton has referred to her as ignorant. Tuesday on the Today show, he said that his question was relevant (of course it was to him and his agenda). He added that Prejean should have "left her politics and her religion out because Miss USA represents all Americans." Huh?
Question for the totally unbiased Mr. Hilton: How could she have answered that political question without letting her politics enter into it? It was a political question. Now, if she had happened to agree with you, suddenly she would not have been political in her answer. Right?
Mr. Hilton, your political bias is showing. Not only that, but you are showing a total lack of class and reason. To disagree with you does not make a person ignorant. And yes, many of us do make decisions in this life based upon our religious (or nonreligious, in your case) beliefs. Prejean did not try to force her opinion on anybody, nor did she get "preachy." YOU, Mr. Hilton, are the one showing intolerance here.
This is totally ridiculous. Mr. Hilton is the one who should be taken to task here by the media. Not Ms. Prejean.
On another moral subject, I read yesterday that an American doctor who is now in hiding claims that he will clone a human within two years. I have concerns about this, but I am not sure why our culture is drawing a moral line here. I admit to ignorance on this subject, but how different would cloning a human be from invitro fertilization (I am not saying invitro is wrong)? I really am hoping someone can enlighten me here.
And interesting: As a culture, we are saying abortion is not immoral. Euthanasia is becoming more accepted. Stem cell research is OK. But we are going to draw a line in the sand on this one: No human cloning. Again, the idea is unsettling for me, too. But what is the rationale?