Miss California is now hitting the TV circuit, trying to blame "the gays" for her loss at the all-important Miss USA competition. You see, she was one of the top five finalists, and she was asked a question about gay marriage. She said she's against it. She ended up not wining. And now, she's all over TV whining about how her bigotry cost her the crown.
Understand something right now -- this is not a "free speech" issue, no matter how hard the troglodytes on the Right try to spin this.
Currently, there is much pissing and moaning about how Carrie Prejean, by dissing same-sex marriage, cost herself a shot at the Miss USA title, and how this just proves how those intolerant Lefties are all about censorship and yap yap yap.
Far from it.
Personally, I'm a huge fan of free speech, especially when it comes to allowing morons like Prejean to say the most inane, asinine, dumbass, airheaded things that pop into their microcephalic minds. I couldn't be happier when that happens so, really, this isn't about free speech, is it? Why, no, it isn't. So what's it's about, then?
It's about accountability.
While Prejean's slack-jawed, mouth-breathing defenders yammer on about her right to "free speech," what they're really pissed about is the fact that she's being held accountable for what she said.
These are the same yobs who harp on tediously about "accountability" and how "actions have consequences." And yet, when Prejean exposes her bigotry (among other things) to a national audience, these people are outraged -- outraged, I tell you -- that that bigotry might have consequences, such as crushing her Miss USA aspirations, poor baby.
This isn't about free speech. Prejean has every right to promote her ignorant homophobia, which she is apparently doing as we speak. And the rest of us have every right to make sure she pays a price for that.
Accountability. Actions have consequences. That's how it works.