Miss Prejean is an outspoken Christian who chose to stand by her beliefs during last Sunday’s Miss USA competition rather than capitulate to what the judges would have liked her to say. As part of the final round, contest judge Perez Hilton, an openly gay gossip-blogger asked Miss Prejean this divisive question:
Vermont recently became the fourth state to legalize same sex marriage. Do you think every state should follow suit? Why or why not?
Without batting an eye or giving a “politically correct” response, Miss Prejean responded that she believed marriage should be between a man and a woman. She even clarified that it was not her intent to offend: “No offense to anybody out there, but that’s how I was raised and that’s how I think it should be — between a man and a woman.”
The remark likely cost her the crown and title of Miss USA, but I’m sure a bigger crown awaits her in Heaven.
Way to go Miss California! May we all have the courage to stand for our beliefs the way you did.