Miss North Carolina Kristen Dalton was crowned Miss USA on Sunday, but the big story to come out of the normally politics-free telecast was Miss California's comments regarding gay marriage.
When asked by judge Perez Hilton, an openly gay gossip blogger, whether she believed in gay marriage, Miss California, Carrie Prejean, said "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."
Keith Lewis, who runs the Miss California competition, tells FOXNews.com that he was "saddened" by Prejean's statement.
"As co-director of the Miss California USA, I am personally saddened and hurt that Miss California believes marriage rights belong only to a man and a woman," said Lewis in a statement. "I believe all religions should be able to ordain what unions they see fit. I do not believe our government should be able to discriminate against anyone and religious beliefs have no politics in the Miss California family."
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This is the judge Perez Hilton on his own website. How vulgar could he have been? You have to see this. He doesn't have any more respect for her opinion than he is accusing her of! Perez Hilton gets my "Imbecile" award.
Check out the video from his website:
(I have never really understood the fascination with beauty pageants. Differences make the world go around and if we all liked the same things, it would be a dull world, but what confuses me even more and maybe someone can fill me in, what is the fascination with gay men and beauty pageants? I have gay friends that I dearly love, I'm no different than Meghan McCain with her "open mind" and remember I'm one of those right wing, bible clinging, gun toting extremists. I'm actually a member of the Log Cabin Republicans, I believe the Republican party is big enough for everybody! If anyone believes in less government and more freedom, sign them up, but I'm digressing! The issue for me is why would they ask what they knew would be a very divisive question? Did they know well in advance that she was a Christian and knew what her answer would be? I personally think he's a media whore, yeah, I said it, you are entitled to my opinion!)