Carrie Prejean answered a question on same sex marriage the way that about 80% of Americans would - that she believes we should live under a set of rules that limit legal marriage between one man and one woman. Instant outcry from the Gay Panelist Judge, Perez Hilton, created an instant internet buzz and eventual media blitz. The media reported the question and answer as "Controversial"... and I have promised to stay away from junk news, until now... where there is an actual story.
There are three issues within this story -
1. When is an issue considered "controversial"?
2. The defamation of character as a tactic of the left.
3. The insane anger of the gay-lobby.
From the beginning of this "story" the media reported that Miss USA California was asked a "controversial" question, or that she gave a controversial answer. The question was: "Vermont recently became the fourth state to legalize same sex marriage. Do you think every state should follow suit? Why or Why Not?" Her answer: "I think it is great that Americans are able to choose one or the other. We live in a land that you can choose same sex marriage or opposite marriage. In my family, I was raised, I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman, no offense to any body out there, but that is how I was raised and that is how I think it should be, between a man and a woman." The answer she gave is the same answer that Obama gave during an election cycle interview:
The controversy of this statement made by Miss USA California is not in what she said - but that she dared to say it directly to a Gay judge. What began the story is not her answer, but the angry tirade that followed by Perez Hilton - where he called her an explicative "B" word, which he openly reinforced by following it up on MSNBC by calling her an explicative "C" word. The controversy is that an individual dared to challenge the gay-lobby, and openly admitted to her belief in traditional marriage.
In response to Carrie Prejean's answer, the enraged gay-lobby began an investigation into Carrie's background - looking for anything that may be used to discredit and destroy the high-profile advocate for Same Sex Marriage. What they found where images of her modeling for lingerie - and further semi-topless art photos that are completely tasteful and artistic (photo courtesy of TMZ.com). They have set out on a crusade to destroy this woman's life, attempt to destroy her career, and to attempt to defame her character - all because they see her as a threat - one who is not afraid to take the state and suggest that she supports the same position as a super majority of Americans when it comes to traditional marriage. As I previously mentioned, this is a common tactic of those on the left - hold conservatives to the higher standard to which they subscribe, while living in a set of morals that are of a lower standard and thus suggest that they can "get away" with their actions. This double standard tactic is often used by the left - and is nothing but a straw man. It is a distraction with pure malicious intent.
I believe that Miss USA California should take the podium, acknowledge that the photos are of her and that she took them willingly, reveal the photos in larger than life B/W prints behind her from beneath a curtain, and deliver a speech on the history of artwork involving the human body - dating back to the earliest days of human civilization... reference the Venus De Milo, with both breasts exposed (oh, the horror!) She should end her speech with a resounding "SHAME ON YOU" to Perez Hilton and his ilk for attempting to vilify a woman because of her traditional beliefs, and for her artistic free expression of her body.
Finally, what needs to be addressed is the insane anger of the gay-lobby. This includes grassroots gay-activists, as well as "celebrity gossip columnists" like Perez Hilton. After Prop. 8 recognized marriage in California's Constitution as a legal union between one man and one woman, the gay-lobby was so enraged that they attacked Mormon temples, assaulted members of churches, burned copies of the Book of Mormon and the Bible. Again, we see another case of outrage and anger - to the point where their specific intent is to DESTROY the opposition. I argue that their anger is misplaced, as is the the focus of their fight... from a military standpoint, the worst combat decision for a minority force is frontal assault - blunt force will not work when you are outnumbered. Even when you attempt to snipe advocates of traditional marriage, your tactic is still blunt force... it is wrong, and grossly misplaced.
I am outraged that such attacks against NON-GAYS are not classified as "hate crimes" - a protection that a gay-rights advocate can claim if ever attacked, physically or otherwise... There is unequal footing, and it does nothing but add to the frustration and outrage on both sides.
The solution is simple - Leave government out of marriage. Stop making laws regulating religious rights - it is in violation of the Constitution. Stop providing tax benefits for marriages, stop issuing marriage licenses, stop treating marriage as a legal right, and return it to faith.