Apropos of the passage of Prop 8 last year, the Golden State, the People's Republic of California, as right-wingers like to call this bastion of progressiveness, now has the distinction of having a proud bigot as our representative in the Miss USA Pageant (yes, grown-up beauty pageants still exist).
Blonde "lovely" Carrie Prejean believes God was testing her faith by having judges ask for her opinion on gay marriage. The hubris of Ms. Prejean (maybe when gets out of pre-jean status and grows up to be a full-fledged "jean" she'll have a little more tolerance for others) was revealed in an interview with Fox News Channel:
"It did cost me my crown," the beauty queen said. Your crown? Unless there's something about beauty pageants that escapes me (and I'm sure there is), it's not your crown unless you win.
Prejean continued. "I was raised in a way that you can never compromise your beliefs and your opinions for anything."
There's something Shakespearean about the fact that some California couples have to go to places such as Iowa and Vermont to legally marry the ones they love. Welcome to the new Golden State: Oklafornia.