Don’t look now California, but there’s another “Biblically Correct” beauty queen in your midst. Proving once again that some pretty girls should just give up on trying to engage in intelligent conversations and stick to smiles and nods (ie: Megan Fox), Miss Beverly Hills Lauren Ashley has created a firestorm after telling FOX News’ 411 Column that not only should same sex couples be prohibited from getting married in the United States, they should also be put to death.
The 19-year-old cites numerous Bible scriptures to support her assertion that God wants to kill the gays.
“The Bible says that marriage is between a man and a woman,” Ashley told FOX on Monday. “In Leviticus it says, ‘If man lies with mankind as he would lie with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death and their blood shall be upon them.’ The Bible is pretty black and white……I feel like God himself created mankind and he loves everyone, and he has the best for everyone…If he says that having sex with someone of your same gender is going to bring death upon you, that’s a pretty stern warning, and he knows more than we do about life.”
In this interview from Wednesday night’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann, my favorite advice columnist in the whole wide world, Mr. Dan Savage, offers his thoughts on why the toniest city in the country was so quick to distance itself from Ashley and her homophobic remarks.
Ashley will be representing Beverly Hills in the Miss California Pageant in November.