Perez Hilton: The Foul Face of â€œGayâ€ Activism
By: Guest Authors
By J. Matt Barber
Warning: This article contains graphic but accurate material that may be offensive to some readers.
You may have heard. During Sundayâ€™s Miss USA pageant openly â€œgayâ€ activist and pageant judge Perez Hilton â€“ the self-styled â€œQueen of Mediaâ€ â€“ ambushed Carrie Prejean â€“ the openly Christian Miss California â€“ with a politically loaded question on so-called â€œsame-sex marriage.â€ Prejeanâ€™s candid answer â€“ as both Hilton and Miss USA organizer Donald Trump later admitted â€“ likely cost her the crown.
From the moment she opened her mouth, Prejean has given liberals a clinic in class. Hilton, on the other hand (a.k.a. Mario Armando Lavandeira), has provided the world a sneak peek into the soul of homosexual activism.
This is one for the up-is-down-black-is-white hall of fame. The mediaâ€™s fabricated flap over Prejeanâ€™s answer â€“ a public defense of legitimate marriage â€“ has a reasonable America scratching its collective noggin in stunned disbelief. Not because of the answer she gave Perez â€“ which was both well received by the pageant audience and overwhelmingly shared by about 70 percent of Americans â€“ but, rather, because of Hiltonâ€™s hate-filled, misogynistic response to her answer and the disgraceful, knee-jerk defense of that response by liberals in Hollywood, the media and organized homosexuality.
After Hilton asked the lovely and talented Miss California whether â€œevery stateâ€ should legalize â€œsame-sex marriage,â€ Prejean responded: â€œIn my country, in my family â€¦ 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 and that’s how I think it should be â€“ between a man and a woman.â€
Oh the humanity!
Evidently this was not the rooty-tooty-fresh-nâ€™-fruity answer Hilton â€“ the creepy valley girl wannabe with a five oâ€™clock shadow â€“ had hoped for. He promptly marked Prejeanâ€™s score card with a zero, plopped down in front of the television cameras and began blubbering away like a fussy little snot with a dirty diaper.
Having already publicly called Prejean a â€œdumb b—-,â€ he then yammered to a sympathetic Norah Oâ€™Donnell on MSNBC that, not only was he refusing to apologize, he was actually â€œthinking the C-word.â€ This, of course, one of the vilest things anyone can call a woman. Yet, rather than taking Hilton to task for the boy loverâ€™s girl-hating poison, Oâ€™Donnell joined in on the bash-fest, criticizing Prejean for her traditional view.
But Hilton wasnâ€™t done yet. Ramping up his vicious attack on the Christian California bombshell, our lispy-wispy lilâ€™ cupcake dove headlong into the annals of dirt-baggery lore. He defaced a photo of Prejean on his weblog scribbling, below her chin, a crude depiction of a male phallus ejaculating in her mouth.
How did Prejean react?
While talking to Matt Lauer on NBCâ€™s Today Show she said, â€œI knew at that moment after I answered the question, I knew, I was not going to win because of my answer, because I had spoken from my heart, from my beliefs and for my God. â€¦ I wouldn’t have answered it differently. The way I answered may have been offensive. With that question specifically, it’s not about being politically correct. For me it was being biblically correct.â€
On the Fox News Channelâ€™s Hannity program, Prejean shared, â€œYou know, I forgive him. I know that he’s angry for whatever reason. I know there must be a bigger issue going on in his life.â€
Like I said â€“ Class.
Still, Perez Hilton â€“ Hollywoodâ€™s frothy-potty-mouthed little drama queen â€“ isnâ€™t alone in his hatred for Prejean or the three-fourths of Americans who share her opposition to the novel and incongruous concept of â€œgay marriage.â€
For example, Wayne Besen, a prominent leader in the homosexual activist community, unbelievably went on Fox Newsâ€™ Oâ€™Reilly Factor to defend Hilton. He picked up Hiltonâ€™s anti-Christian torch, incredibly charging that it was Prejean, not Hilton, whose millennia old recognition of biblical marriage â€œwas divisive.â€ Besen then added insult to injury and revealed his true rainbow colors by tagging the 70 percent of Americans who oppose â€œgay marriageâ€ as â€œbigots.â€
This whole hateful affair provides the perfect metaphor for the current divide between defenders of traditional sexual morality and the extremist â€œqueerâ€ activist movement. As Congress debates the constructive repeal of both the Fourteenth Amendment guarantee of â€œequal protection under the lawâ€ and the First Amendment guarantees of free speech and freedom of religion through passage of discriminatory and wholly unnecessary â€œhate crimesâ€ legislation, this little episode once again reminds us that the self-described champions of â€œtoleranceâ€ and â€œdiversityâ€ are the most intolerant and hateful among us.
How soon we forget. Just hearken back a few months to the passage of Californiaâ€™s Proposition 8, which restored the definition of natural marriage to the Golden State. There we all played witness to â€œgayâ€ activist calls for church burnings, Mormon Temple vandalism, death threats against Prop 8 supporters and quasi-riotous assaults against peaceful Christian marriage supporters.
So, insofar as liberals continue to dig their own hole by defending Hilton and piling on Prejean, I submit theyâ€™re doing the other 70 percent of us a favor. In their biting anger, theyâ€™ve cast aside the sublime mask of â€œtolerance,â€ revealing an ugly, desperate and most intolerant countenance below.
For that, I say thank you. For your treatment of Carrie Prejean, I say shame on you.
Matt Barber is Director of Cultural Affairs with both Liberty Counsel and Liberty Alliance Action. He also co-hosts the nationally syndicated â€œLiberty Liveâ€ talk radio program on AFR Talk. Send comments to Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org. (This information is provided for identification purposes only.)