Folks, it's no secret I am a bleeding-heart liberal. However, I am okay with Carrie Prejean saying what she believed when she answered the same-sex marriage question at the Miss USA pageant. It's cool, it's what she believes in. I think it's great that she said what she believed. It's her right.
Now, what I am SO NOT cool with is my school district attempting to proclaim June 1st as Carrie Prejean Day because she graduated from a high school in the school district. Seriously. The reality is, she had some questionable judgment with her posing topless at 17. I don't see her as a role model and I certainly don't want my school district trying to push their views on same-sex marriage. If and when I have children (and if we don't move), they'll attend schools in this district and I don't want any type of religion-based opinion pushed on them by the school district. It's not the local government/school district's place to inject political opinions on students/children. It's the parents' job, duty, and right to educate or NOT educate their children on issues like this. Perhaps I want my children to be OK with same-sex marriage. Perhaps I don't. Perhaps I won't even talk about it as an issue with them and let them decide on their own later in life. Either way - it's not the school's right to push this stuff.
[Big giant] BOOOoooo! If I don't chicken-out and have the time, I'm going to the public school board meeting on the 14th to express my distaste.