Tuesday, May 12, 2009

More Liberal Tolerance

By now everyone has heard about the Miss USA contest, and the political outcome of the competition.

One of the judges, a goofy, flamboyantly gay blogger named Perez Hilton, asked the contestant from California what her views were on gay marriage.

The contestant, Carrie Prejean, answered, "We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite. And you know what, I think in my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there, but that's how I was raised".

Predictably, her answer didn't go over well with at least one of the judges. Hilton gave her extremely low marks for her answer and later called Prejean a "stupid bitch" in a Youtube video rant. He has since declined to apologize, saying that though he used the "b" word, he was thinking the "c" word.

Today, the financier for the Miss USA pageant, Donald Trump, said about Hilton "I’d love to have him back [as a judge]," Trump said. "I mean, I'd love to have him back."

This is just more evidence that liberals are not as tolerant as they expect everyone else to be, and that the Miss USA pageant is about nothing more than which hot chick agrees with the judges' - and Donald Trump's - politics.

Also, it's interesting that liberal president Barack Obama has stated the same position on gay marriage as Carrie Prejean. Then again, he was on the campaign trail and his mouth was moving, so he was lying.

At least conservatives don't pretend to have an abundance of tolerance. Someone once said, "Tolerance is the virtue of a man without convictions". Most conservatives are religious to some extent, and religious teachings are the most firmly rooted convictions that there are. Gay marriage falls under that umbrella.

You may be thinking, "well her position wasn't exactly tolerant, was it?" Let's examine the situation. She was asked to share her personal opinion, and she did. It was not "I hate homos", or "fags suck", or "I do not tolerate gay marriage". Those would be positions of intolerance.

Had the roles been reversed, nobody would have tolerated her calling him a "stupid dick" for believing that gay marriage should be legal. And she sure would not have been invited back in such a gushing, adorant manner to sit in judgment again.

I fail to understand why endorsing something that is illegal in most states is a prerequisite for becoming Miss USA. Hey, I just had an idea! Maybe if I advocate child molestation, polygamy or bestiality, I can become the next Mr. Olympia!

1 comment:

  1. Yep...just goes to show you that an honest answer doen't carry as much weight as something that everyone wants to hear. I mean come on people, if her views on what is "right" are different that his views on what is "right" then does that automaticly make her answer "wrong". That is why it is called share your views.

    I love your bolgs Greg...you pick great topics.