Lauren Ashley, self-proclaimed Miss Beverly Hill 2010, is picking up where Carrie Prejean left off in vocalizing her strong views on homosexuality. Ashley, who will be competing in November's Miss California pageant, spoke with Fox News on the subject:
"The Bible says that marriage is between a man and a woman. 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."
The LA Times reports that the city of Beverly Hills was quick to disavow Miss Ashley:
In a statement Wednesday, the city said it was shocked by Ashley's description of herself as "Miss Beverly Hills." The city "does not sponsor a beauty pageant and has no association with Miss California USA," the statement said. "As such, there should be no individual claiming the title of Miss Beverly Hills."
The city's statement said Ashley lives in Pasadena and "does not represent Beverly Hills in any capacity."
High scores are all but guaranteed for personality, we will have wait to see how she scores in evening wear.
Upon further questioning regarding her statements, Ashley snapped back,"Because GAWD said so! That's why!"