Evolution Questions Terrify Beauty Queens

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The annual Miss USA pageant has concocted a vile plan to embarrass, panic, and frighten pageant hopefuls: stocking the audience with homosexual-agenda-supporting folks from the Human Rights Campaign, and asking the contestants really hard questions, like whether they believe evolution should be taught in schools. And about nude photos — oh horrors! There are rumors that the pageant is seeking, via these nefarious means, to create the perfect storm in which to brew what insiders refer to as "a Carrie Prejean moment."

Reports Fox News (of course):

In on-camera interviews set to be posted on the official Miss USA website, 2011 pageant hopefuls are being asked if they believe evolution should be taught in schools, and if they would ever pose for nude photographs.


"The girls are scared to death. They witnessed with Carrie Prejean how a firestorm can create a road kill, and nobody wants to be part of a situation like that again," said Keith Lewis, who was embroiled in the Prejean saga in 2009, and is now the executive state pageant director for California, New York and New Hampshire. "The girls are concerned that there is a right or wrong answer. Polarizing questions often create a situation where you suffer ... if you agree, and if you do not. The girls need to answer in a way that brings them to a common ground."

Carrie Prejean was representing California in the 2009 Miss USA pageant when she was asked a question about gay marriage during the live telecast. "I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman," she said. "No offense to anybody out there, but that's how I was raised."

Prejean came in second, and told FoxNews.com that she thought her answer cost her the crown. Later, after nude photos were published, she lost her Miss California sash and sued the Miss California organization, headed by Keith Lewis. The suit was later dropped.


Questions about evolution and nude photos? How very bleeding-edge-of-the-culture-wars. Maybe next year they'll ask the ladies what they think of the Tipper Stickers on all those Compact Disc-albums they sell these days.

As if that weren't enough to "intimidate" the beauty queens, the Miss USA Organization has given away "a significant amount [sic] of free tickets" to the pageant to the Human Rights Campaign. As Fox points out, the HRC "are prominent champions for the legalization of gay marriage, the very topic that sparked the Prejean pandemonium two years ago. The organization happens to be holding its leadership summit in Las Vegas on the same weekend." Happens. We all know nothing just "happens" when it comes to the homosexual agenda! Of course, prior to the taping of the pageant, no beauty queen had ever encountered a gay person through the Miss USA Organization.

So as to minimize confusion and/or terror, here are the correct answers, which we found on Wikipedia:

1. Yes.

2. There's nothing wrong with posing for nude photos, but such pictures are against the rules of this pageant.


(And: 3. World Peace.)

Prejean Panic: Miss USA Contestants 'Scared to Death' About Evolution, Nudity Questions [Fox]

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You know, to a certain extent I understand, after all Prejean was BLASTED by Perez Hilton above and beyond what was called for.

But the thing is, Carrie's answer was AWFUL. I had to go back and reread it and...it came out as babbling. "It's great that we live in a land where we can choose, but I don't think we should have the right to choose." And the fact was, she was unable to separate her personal feelings, that marriage should be between a man and a woman, from what should be legal in the US.

So, Miss USA contestants, since I'm sure you're all reading this: don't do that. Know the difference between "personal opinion" and "legislation." Example "Personally, I do not believe in evolution, however with America's separation of church and state I don't feel it is right to ban the teaching of it from schools." Or "Personally, at this point in my life I can say I would not pose for a nude photo, however it is not my job to police the choices of other women."

PS: If anyone actually uses those answers and wins? I want a finder's fee.