In Defense of Miss USA California

Miss USA California Carrie Prejean and I do not agree on the topic of gay marriage. But then, I don’t agree with how her answer to whether or not she supports gay marriage is being ripped to shreds. Perhaps I’m among the minority, but I don’t look to beauty pageant contestants for someone with whom I can align my belief system. The Q&A session in beauty pageants is a lose-lose situation, no matter what. Either you’re going to hear a terrible response that makes no sense or the typical, “I want to end world hunger and all wars” cliche.

It shouldn’t even be called a Q&A round because contestants are only offering opinions. Is gay marriage right or wrong? Is abortion right or wrong? Is the War in Iraq right or wrong? There are no answers for these questions — only opinions.

I support gay marriage in every state, but I don’t support the vile response Prejean has received for stating her opinion, openly and honestly. Ironic that this was a Miss USA pageant, yet the Right to Free Speech was seemingly absent.