(Miss USA pageant contestant Carrie Prejean coins the phrase "opposite marriage". April 20th, 2009)
What Miss California apparently MEANT to say...
Vermont recently became the fourth state to legalize same-sex marriage. Do you think every state should follow suit. Why or why not?
Well I think it's great that Americans are able to choose one or the other. Um, we live in a land that you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage and, you know what, in my country of America and in, in my family, I think that 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 that it should be between a man and a woman. So I guess now that I think about it, I really don't think it's great that Americans are able to choose, and that's why I support a constitutional amendment that bans people from choosing one or the other. And that may not be politically correct. But it's biblically correct. No offense. And I know that tomorrow I'm going to have hundreds of new Facebook friends and messages from people saying how proud of me they are that I stood my ground in the face of this hurtful question about Vermont. And spoke from my heart, from my beliefs, and for my God.
"What Miss California apparently MEANT to say..."
by Jeff Goode, copyright © 2009