Thursday, April 23, 2009

Okay....double standard time....

I rarely allow myself to get caught up in the scandals that rock the beauty pagent world. Those poor girls have enough problems....

HOWEVER, everyone and their uncle in California seems to have jumped on the "Let's hate on Miss California Carrie Prejean" bandwagon and I personally think it's pretty unfair.

Fox News ran this article talking about all the celebrities who've taken to Twitter to voice their displeasure with Ms. Prejean. There's a lot of name calling and use of the word ignorant. It's all very callous and hateful. Even event judge Perez Hilton claims to have given Ms. Prejean a 0 for her answer to his question. Bitter much? Just because an answer isn't to your liking, you call the poor girl a b***h on your blog?

This girl has very strong convictions surrounding her faith and truly doesn't believe in gay marriage. Why is that any different than someone saying they really don't like the fact that the Obamas had a dog purchased for them rather than adopting one from a shelter? Both are politically charged. Both have people who are strong supporters on both sides of the fence. Why is this girl being persecuted so strongly?

I unfortunately find it terribly disconcerting that one cannot voice their opinion without fear of being publically mocked, name called and belittled. Ms. Prejean is not ignorant nor is she speaking for a small percentage of this population. I think it's time that Ms. Prejean is defended.

And no...I do not support gay marriage. I fully believe that marriage was created by God to be between a man and a woman. Period. I do have gay friends. I do believe that they should be able to have certain rights as far as the eligibility for health care from their partner's and so forth. But no, I do not agree that they should have the right to marry.

I hope Miss California continues to weather this storm with the integrity that she has so far. She is not apologetic and stands by her beliefs. For that I commend her.

L.

7 comments:

the cubicle's backporch said...

While I think that gay people should be allowed to get married, I agree about the Miss California thing. I think she should get kudos for saying what she thinks instead of what the judges (PEREZ HILTON) would want to hear.

One of my friends on facebook said "Since when did the USA start being intolerant of intolerance"? Everybody can have their own opinions!!

calicobebop said...

Hooray! Great post! I agree whole-heartedly - America should be tolerant of EVERYONE's opinion. So what if it's not popular with the reigning celebrities. Why should THEY dictate how we should think?

I think that Ms. California is a credit to her parents for standing up for what she believes in. I'm sure they are very proud of her.

Emily Jean said...

Thank you for saying it girl!! The double standard is not what this country was founded on!

I too feel that God created marriage as a covenant between a man and a woman and that he calls us to stand up for what is right and we believe in!

Emily Jean said...

and celebrities need to get a hold on reality....so petty!

Kelwynne said...

Hear, hear! I could not have said it better.

kittyconcerto.com said...

Preach on sista!!!!

msp said...

i wouldn't recomend telling your gay friends that you don't support them having equal rights...might ruin the friendship.