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[Video] Miss California: I wasn’t politically correct, I was Biblically correct

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 • 8:22 pm

As far as “poise” goes, on a scale of 1 to 10, I give her an 11.

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Mr “Hilton” states that, “She is a Christian, but I don’t want her only talking about ‘Jesus, Jesus, Jesus’ because that is offensive to Jewish Americans, to Muslim Americans,...”

[1] Posted by robroy on 04-21-2009 at 09:49 PM • top

“I know that I can go out and talk to young people and tell them to stand for what they believe in.”

That was great. She is a gem. I predict that she will do very well for herself.

Someone said that if the Miss North Carolina/USA wins the Miss Universe contest, then Miss California becomes Miss USA. What a wonderful twist of fate that would be.

[2] Posted by robroy on 04-21-2009 at 09:55 PM • top

Right. And to “Atheist-Americans.”

I love the little clip of Obama saying the exact same thing. If Lauer were worth the proverbial bucket, he would’ve asked Hilton why he wasn’t braying and whining about Obama.

[3] Posted by Greg Griffith on 04-21-2009 at 09:56 PM • top

I still think he is an idiot.

[4] Posted by martin5 on 04-21-2009 at 09:58 PM • top

Good for her. I have been praying for her that she might not succumb to this evil. It is going to get worse before it gets better for her. She needs our prayers.

[5] Posted by Kevin Maney+ on 04-21-2009 at 10:25 PM • top

Perez Hilton is the poster boy [girl?] for the gay listening process in action.

[6] Posted by GSP98 on 04-21-2009 at 10:36 PM • top

As I read from someone on another blog, “Quick, someone tell Rick Warren this is how you make a stand.”

[7] Posted by Branford on 04-21-2009 at 11:23 PM • top

Matt Lauer, the Today Show and NBC are meaningless IMHO! Not worth turning on the television…..Good for Miss California for saying what she feels and not what is PC!

[8] Posted by TLDillon on 04-21-2009 at 11:39 PM • top

We have this from Mr. “Hilton”:

He admitted to giving Prejean a zero score.

In a follow-up interview on MSNBC, the flamboyant judge was asked if he had apologized for his reaction, but instead he added to it.

“I don’t apologize,” Hilton said on air. “Over the course of the past 24 hours, the more I’ve thought about it, the more – you know what? – No, I’m going to stand by what I said just like she’s standing by what she said. And I called her the ‘b’ word, and hey, I was thinking the ‘c’ word.”

On his blog, he takes a photo of Ms Prejean and draws a phallic symbol.

The homosexual community has done an amazing job of keeping guys like this out of the news. Now, we are seeing clearly the ugly side. It is very helpful.

[9] Posted by robroy on 04-21-2009 at 11:39 PM • top

I think (with the perfect poise of someone who is not under that pressure) I might have said something like, “As Miss California, I support the position of the majority of the people of California, and the majority of the states in America who have voted on the issue, and banned gay marriage.  We do live in a democracy and the will of the people should prevail.”  That would have been my politically nuanced answer.  Mr. Perez wouldn’t have liked that answer either.  But really, her answer was better.  She let her ‘yes’ be ‘yes,’ and her ‘no’ be ‘no,’ from her heart, informed by her faith.  Well done. 

She did great in her interview with Matt Lauer.

[10] Posted by Cindy T. in TX on 04-21-2009 at 11:51 PM • top

Just one more gorgeous San Diegan with poise and principles (HINT HINT SINGLE SEMINARIANS…).

All joking aside, we all know that all publicity is good publicity.  It’s the kind of press you really can’t pay for.  Even if you could pay for it, you’d never get a buyer out here in California. 

Thank you, Perez.

[11] Posted by on 04-22-2009 at 12:45 AM • top

For me, the contrast is just amazing.  The well thought out logical answer and follow up comments of Miss California versus the hateful spew of “Mr.” Hilton.  He is to the homosexual groups, what Howard Dean was to the Democrats a few years back - someone to be ashamed of and to try to hide.

[12] Posted by MassPK on 04-22-2009 at 07:17 AM • top

She is a Christian, but I don’t want her only talking about ‘Jesus, Jesus, Jesus’ because that is offensive to Jewish Americans, to Muslim Americans,...”

Do you care that perhaps telling Christians that they can’t talk about Jesus is offensive to them?

Let’s please not pretend that you actually care about unintentionally offending someone when you clearly offended her intentionally.

[13] Posted by Positive Phototaxis on 04-22-2009 at 08:04 AM • top

Perez interjects the politics and then blames the contestant for the answer to HIS question.  What a dork.  Too bad it’s all on video and rational people can see the truth of his rudeness and stupidity.

On the whole, it would appear that those providing names for these Hiltons (chuz here and his sister)as prophetic in describing brain contents in the first letter.

Welcome to the reality of disagreeing with what’s his sole concerns and his only permissible opinion.

By the way Perez you are not the only person with an opinion.  Get a real life.

[14] Posted by dwstroudmd+ on 04-22-2009 at 08:40 AM • top

robroy (#1,2,9),

As usual, I couldn’t agree with you more.  You nailed it.
What I find telling is that there was not so much as a hint of censure in how the outrageous comments of Perez Hilton were reported.  That is, the fact that the controversy was seen as surrounding Miss Prajean’s comments and not his offensive and inexcusable ones is indicative of the sick state of the culture we live in, and especially the mass media part of it.

As I keep trying to say here at SF, this revealing incident is symptomatic and shows that the momentous challenge we face is coming to grips with what it means to be Christians and Anglicans in a Post-Christendom culture that has moved beyond the separation of church and state to an ugly divorce between Christianity (in any biblical form) and public life.  The culture has turned against us, and given our state church heritage, it’s going to be extremely difficult for us to make the traumatic transition to accepting our new minority status and becoming comfortable with having an openly adversarial relationship with the surrounding culture.

David Handy+
Proud of the NRAFC president

[15] Posted by New Reformation Advocate on 04-22-2009 at 09:13 AM • top

indeed it was a test..he knew that she attended a Christian school..he lost big time and she gained far greater benefit with her reply than had she won the contest….the fact is she did win

[16] Posted by ewart-touzot on 04-22-2009 at 09:32 AM • top

What’s so laughably obvious is that if you reverse the speaker and the comments (with Mr. Perez as the victim of the YouTube invective), Ms. Prejean would be facing lawsuits for slander and probably also facing prosecution for hate speech.  He, as the spewer of bile, however, is coated with teflon.  Nice.

[17] Posted by Cindy T. in TX on 04-22-2009 at 09:40 AM • top

Have the pageant directors come out with any comment regarding the appropriateness of one of their judges calling the 1st runner up a “B” or a “C”? No? But we have seen plenty of comment about how her truthful answer to a loaded question was inappropriate by pageant organizers and her so-called CA reps. Just how pathetic is that?

[18] Posted by Mike L on 04-22-2009 at 10:31 AM • top

I think that Mario, (aka ‘Perez’) wanted his 15 minutes of fame, and planned to do something negative and sensational to get it.  He got it, and it really painted the populace whom he supposed represents in a very negative light for all the world to see.

[19] Posted by doogal123 on 04-22-2009 at 12:49 PM • top

correct..he verified as correct all of my suspicions

[20] Posted by ewart-touzot on 04-22-2009 at 12:56 PM • top

And upon review of the video, we see a former contestant/winner & current judge say Miss CA should’ve come up with some sort of neutral answer if she wanted to win. Really? You mean don’t tell the truth but instead lie if you want to win. Is that the message the pageant wants to send? No wonder it’s on the ropes. Much like in TEC the revisionist “winners” have lied and lied to gain control of the organization, but the popularity is shrinking everyday.

[21] Posted by Mike L on 04-22-2009 at 01:19 PM • top

I’m loving the stark contrast between the two individuals—on one hand, we have beauty (inner AND outer), poise and honesty and, on the other hand, we have unattractive (inside and out), whiney and vindictive. Gee, which one appeals more?! The honest beauty queen will curry the most public favor. Good for her!

[22] Posted by teatime on 04-22-2009 at 01:43 PM • top

Mr Hilton has to realise that everyone can get married.  But marriage is the union of a male and a female human to create a family.  Male and female are the two halves of what it means to be human; they can jointly produce more humans; and marriage forms the best context for adults to live in society and to raise children.  Two people of the same sex living in a relationship can’t relate to the whole of humanity like a married couple; can’t have children of their own; and can’t have a full experience of humankind, because half of what it means to be human is missing.  It’s not marriage.

[23] Posted by Zwingli on 04-22-2009 at 02:09 PM • top

Why is there an obviously miscogynistic judge of a beauty pageant to begin with?  I would think he would be better qualified to judge the supposed beauty pageant down in the “Quarter” on Fat Tuesday.

Good for Miss Prejean to have the courage of her convictions.  She could have taken the easy way out and given a PC answer.  Instead, she chose to be honest.  She realized the ramifications of what she was saying.  This young woman is to be admired, not condemned.

[24] Posted by terrafirma on 04-22-2009 at 02:41 PM • top

I’ll bet she gets some nice contract offers for PR gigs out of this.

I didn’t think it was a brilliant answer, but clearly it was a trap placed for her. I agree that the “liberal” community has overall taken a blow over this issue. Most people don’t want to see a society where only one opinion is allowed to be spoken in public.

[25] Posted by Capn Jack Sparrow on 04-22-2009 at 02:52 PM • top

Perez-Hilton was practically a total unknown until the Miss America Contest, and like Gene Robinson he lives for attention,publicity and the spotlight.  One man destroyed a church and the other the hopes of dreams of an innocent young woman.  Cruel and disgraceful individuals.

[26] Posted by The Templar on 04-22-2009 at 02:57 PM • top

* Hilton says he expected Prejean to be prepared for this question and to have a better answer in mind.  Does that mean only a pro-gay marriage answer was acceptable?  Who says Prejean wasn’t prepared?

* Hilton asks a politically-charged question, then berates Prejean for not leaving her politics out of the answer.  Am I missing something here, or is this just naked political thuggery?

* Hilton wanted Prejean to leave her religion out of the answer, neglecting the fact that she never once mentioned it.

Hilton is dishonest.


[27] Posted by Jeffersonian on 04-22-2009 at 03:06 PM • top

26   Templar:  “Cruel and disgraceful individuals?”  More like “disgusting and despicable.”

[28] Posted by Cennydd on 04-22-2009 at 03:21 PM • top

Matt Lauer is asking if this will usher in a new era of questions for beauty pageant queens…lobbing up softballs for that nauseating Perez. This is the first I’ve ever heard of this Perez, and don’t care what he calls himself queen of, he’s a predictable cliche. However, M. Lauer is either reprehensible or simply the king of all dipsh*ts. He never fails to dismay me.

[29] Posted by Shumanbean on 04-22-2009 at 04:09 PM • top


[30] Posted by Goughdonna on 04-22-2009 at 04:20 PM • top

Since when does Perez Hilton speak for Jewish or Muslim Americans? He’s just one more social disease.

[31] Posted by mari on 04-22-2009 at 05:37 PM • top


[32] Posted by iceworm on 04-22-2009 at 08:32 PM • top

(catching breath, back in chair, fingers on keyboard) Wow! Right on Miss California!!! w00t Yes, Greg, at least a 12 for poise!

Great video too. Truth is indeed stranger than fiction.

[33] Posted by iceworm on 04-22-2009 at 08:40 PM • top


[34] Posted by adamsmith on 04-24-2009 at 05:24 PM • top

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