Donald Trump, Carrie Prejean, the Miss USA Pageant conducted a press conference today, to clear Ms. California and smear equality for America’s lesbian and gay community. Trump and Perjean purported to align to President Obama’s position and statement on gay marriage. The conference was used as a platform (mmm maybe he was thinking Rosie – vendetta-in his overt endorsement of inequality).
What Trump failed to address is Miss California’s obvious political activism by being a spokesperson for the National Organization for Marriage, hell bent on preventing gay marriages. (note in her speech she said she was not an activist.)(Read my earlier Blog) Then to add insult to injury she joined a group that is a flea trap for gay haters.
Okay so now the Pageant is indeed a political platform. Ms. Prejean teared- up as she spoke of the American freedoms that her grandfather fought for in the second world war. Well, my family, Ms. Prejean, died in WWII because of hate, bigotry and discrimination, the Jews were stripped of their rights by the Nazi regime. That is what your grandfather fought for. He fought for freedom my freedom to marry who I love, my right to your rights, regardless of who I love. Ms. California and Mr. Trump what is next?
In the year 2050, when your grandchildren view these tapes, they will be ashamed that you made such prejudicial a statement for what then will be a basic given, gay marriage, just like the vote for women today is a mere given. You see, any fight for equality is the American fight. Religious beliefs ought not separate us, but you have used your crown as a means to further wedge this country on a politically charged issue. You could have saved your freedom of speech for a different forum and when your year was up. Your are not a victim you are a shame!
As for you Donald. Its all over for you….. I hope Joan Rivers relinquishes her crown in protest.