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May 12, 2009

Trump doesn't fire Miss USA, America yawns

California is having a tough time right now. Unemployment is up, jobs are scarce, the State budget is a concern for many, gays are still crying over their loss last November. What CA needs is a scandal, something for everyone to take their minds off their woes for the short term. Unfortunately, there is one scandal that has made the news but nobody really cares.

Two weeks ago, San Diego native Carrie Prejean won the Miss USA pageant and she is already on the burner and awaiting the Donald’s verdict as to whether she will retain her crown. The media will have you believe it is because Prejean breached her contract and had some booby photos taken that have since surfaced during a recent witch hunt. I don’t believe either of these incidents, or any others that will surface, to be the real reason behind the Miss USA uproar.

I did not watch the event in Las Vegas, and haven’t seen a Miss USA show since my younger years when I had no wood control and the swimsuit pageant was the closest thing to proxy sex I could get (there was no Internet in those days). But after reading between the lines of many reports it is painfully obvious that it was her answer to a question posed by one of the judges that has gotten everyone’s panties in a bunch.

Perez Hilton (no, that isn’t a typo) asked Prejean what her stance on gay marriage is and Prejean answered truthfully, bringing her strong Christian values and morals into the validation for her answer. Hilton is a homosexual, which satisfied Trump’s stringent qualification criteria to be a judge on the biggest “I am fulfilling my mother’s dreams” show on television.

I do not normally follow things like this. I couldn’t care less about this pageant, or any other pageant for that matter, as I think they are ridiculous and shallow. The contestants may have degrees and done great things, but the stereotype I have of beauty pageant contestants is that they have IQs a little higher than a piece of toast. What interested me most was the reaction from all sides of the spectrum surrounding the answer concerning gay marriage.

I think Hilton’s question was out of line and beyond the scope of the pageant. Ask them something stupid concerning making the world a better place, or how many orphans they would adopt, or how long it takes to get a Brazilian. This question was a setup and exactly why Trump asked this no talent ass clown Perez to sit as a judge. Paraphrasing Prejean’s answer, she supports what the majority of Californians voted on last November: marriage is between a man and a woman, we don’t care that you are gay but you can’t get married.

Now there is a big uproar. Some gays are pissed and others respect Prejean’s decision. Many people in CA share her position. It shows a measure of tolerance but some would argue that it is completely unfair. Some gays think that you are still being intolerant and homophobic if you accept them as being gay but not allow them to marry. To them, tolerance means giving up your beliefs or at least keeping quiet about them in public and allowing them all the rights heterosexuals enjoy.

In all fairness, the gay community has had it pretty rough over the last several thousand years. But like everything in life the choices we make carry certain consequences, whether it is your lifestyle, your spouse, impulse purchases, or whether or not have hot sauce on your enchilada. Miss USA is now being hammered because of her beliefs, because of her choices, and the people are throwing a fit that she is being treated so unfairly. Ironic that we only cry racism, bigotry, or intolerance when it happens to us or someone we like. She made a choice and she is suffering for it but people who share the same opinion don’t like it and are crying about it.

However, the gays are not blameless either. They proudly display their rainbows and harangue tolerance, acceptance and coexistence- until you piss them off. Then scum bags like Perez Hilton crucify a person over their beliefs on gay marriage even though the person supports or tolerates the gay lifestyle.

Both sides suck and both sides do nothing to fix the problem. I see a lot of finger pointing and “Yeah, but” arguments based on the aforementioned paragraphs. Both sides point out the other’s bad behavior in an attempt to justify their own. I hear it all the time from my kids.

Child #1: “He took my ____________.”
Child #2: “Yeah, but he grabbed my __________”.

Bad behavior does not justify bad behavior. It may satisfy the hypocrisy argument but it is a non sequitur, it does not follow.

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