Miss California: Being Gay Is “Behavior That Develops Over Time”
Carrie Prejean, the Miss USA runner-up who caused a stir when she spoke out against gay marriage, spoke with Rex Wockner at the Sanctuary of the Rock Church in San Diego over the weekend.
Rex: And, I guess, last question: What would be so wrong with two women who love each other getting married?
Carrie: What would be so wrong with two women that love each other?
Rex: What would be so wrong with that? Yeah.
Carrie: What don’t you see wrong with that?
Rex: I don’t see anything wrong with it.
Rex: Uh, why don’t — oh, this is fun — why don’t I see anything wrong with it? Uh, because they’re in love with each other, and they want to spend their lives together, and marriage is kind of the way that our society recognizes that two people love each other and want to spend their lives together and make commitment and be financially intertwined and be faithful and, you know, permanent. So, why should that be something that gay people can’t do? There’s gay people all around us all the time.
Carrie: Exactly, and this is nothing against gay people. I have a lot of friends that are gay. This is not a verbal attack on gay people. It’s just a matter of opinion, and the way that I was raised, the way that I was brought up, that was not an option. I knew I was going to marry a man growing up. And so, for me, it’s a biblical thing…Barack Obama even supports that.
Rex: I understand that you were raised to believe that marriage is between a man and a woman, and I understand that you grew up knowing that you were always going to marry a guy, but you’re heterosexual. Um, some people are born gay, maybe, you think?
Carrie: No, I don’t think so.
Rex: OK, so now we’re getting somewhere.
Carrie: I think it’s a behavior that develops over time.
Rex: No, but if being gay is a choice, rather than something you’re born with, why would you choose something that’s going to lead to your being discriminated against? What would be the motivation?
Carrie: I’m not sure what the motivation would be.
Rex: OK. Me either.
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