This is way off topic as Miss USA and Perez Hilton have nothing to do with me or my site and I really don't pay attention to this stuff. However, I saw Perez Hilton on Larry King last night and found out about the Miss USA issue. It made me really angry.
It is my understanding that we as a society recognized that women should be more than their appearance, have valid opinions and possess free thought. Now, on a beauty pageant, a "scandal" erupts because the pretty girl dares have her own opinion! As far as I'm concerned the issue is not what she said as much as her being raked over the coals for expressing her views. If Miss USA cannot espouse the fundamental American value of free speech what does she represent? I understand the response is "she doesn't believe in equal rights" etc but the majority of people in her home state of California voted against that as well. Regardless of your position on an issue, everyone needs to accept that people will disagree with you. If we as a society cannot accept people holding dissenting opinions we have a much larger problem.