You would think with the recent controversy surrounding her response on the Miss USA pageant, that Miss California, Carrie Prejean, might be a little more careful about choosing her words. However, that doesn't seem to be the case.
Today, Rex Wockner reports [Blog] That Miss Prejean believes that being gay is simply a lifestyle choice:
Wockner: ... some people are born gay, maybe, you think?
Carrie: No, I don't think so... I think it's a behavior that develops over time.
Rex goes on to point out that it would be pretty illogical for someone to choose to be gay and therefore be subject to the discrimination that accompanies that 'choice.' He didn't note that the AMA and APA have resolved this issue decades ago. I guess Miss Prejean knows more than those pesky medical professions, after all - it's in her bible.
With all the controversy surrounding her on this issue, you would think that Miss Prejean would learn to be a more respectful and diplomatic, but she seems to be emboldened and going the other way.
I think this might finally be the comment that pushes things over the edge and gets her removed from finishing her time as Miss California. Saying being gay is a choice in spite of all the medical and psychiatric information that says otherwise is clearly disrespectful of GLBT people and is going beyond her roles and responsibilities.
Additionally, World Magazine reports [link] that when asked Â“What would you tell Perez Hilton right now?Â”, Prejean replied: Â“IÂ’d tell him he needs Jesus.Â”