Miss California Campaigns Against Gay Marriage. We Campaign Against Miss California
Dear Carrie Prejean,
When Perez Hilton attacked you for your answer to his question about gay marriage, I wanted to defend you. Not because I agree with your stance on gay marriage–which I actually disagree with–but because I wanted to give you credit for being honest and not giving a phony canned answer that you knew would help you win. You stuck by your beliefs, even if they weren’t P.C.
But this morning I heard that you’re planning to launch a campaign against gay marriage.
Since the day after the Miss USA pageant aired, you’ve been all. over. TV. talking about how you know your answer cost you the pageant, but you would stand by it. I gotta say – I’m getting a little sick of all the attention you’re getting.
It seems like to me that this whole thing has gone from you speaking out for what you believe in to just another way for you to get media exposure. No one ever remembers the runner-up…unless she does something ridiculous to stay in the headlines…
Don’t get me wrong, I still think you’re allowed to have your beliefs, even if I don’t agree with them, but now I think you’re taking it a little too far. Yes, farther than Perez.
You say that the reason you oppose gay marriage is because it goes against the “traditional values” of our country. Excuse me, but you’re in a beauty pageant–how does prancing around in a bikini with a spray tan and breast implants support “traditional values”? You know what I want to start? A campaign against beauty pageants for setting unrealistic and unattainable standards of beauty for young women.
The Miss California Organization paid for your implants; what sort of message is that sending to young girls everywhere–that they can only be accepted as “beautiful” if they have big boobs? Maybe if beauty pageants focused more on girls of all sizes and inner beauty, less women would have problems with low self-esteem, negative body image, and eating disorders.
You believe that gay marriage is wrong because that is what the Bible says, but I have a feeling Jesus wouldn’t really approve of altering your body to win a stupid crown.
What do you ladies think? Care to join my movement to ban annoying pageants?