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Miss California says Perez Hilton ‘needs Jesus’

by Brad A. Greenberg

April 28, 2009 | 3:20 pm

Miss California Carrie Prejean, very hot and fairly conservative, has been catching a lot of flack the past week for comments about gay marriage that she made during the Miss USA pageant.

“I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman,” Prejean said the live broadcast. “No offense to anybody out there, but that’s how I was raised.”

Plenty of people did take offense, none more important than the judge who asked the question: celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton, who is gay and called her a bitch after she answered honestly.

Prejean later claimed that one question cost her the crown. Controversy followed. And the battle between the blogger and the beauty queen shaped up into “the week’s biggest non-story,” according to Meghan Daum.

It hadn’t really died, but on Sunday the non-story was resurrected when Prejean shared her story at her church in San Diego, The Rock, a megachurch led by former Charger Miles McPherson:

“I don’t take back what I said. No way I wasn’t going to stand up for what I believe in,” she said, according to the San Diego Union Tribune.

“This is how I was brought up to believe,” she told the congregation. “We have to be strong and true to our faith and our beliefs.”

Asked by Pastor McPherson what she would say to Hilton if he were there right now, she answered: “I’d tell him he needs Jesus.”

Footage of her answer from the pageant is after the jump:

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