On the heels of the hate crimes vote in the House - a vote where the religious right claimed that laws against murder would somehow stop them from verbally criticizing gays - the religious right has just launched a campaign against Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus simply for saying that Jesus loves everyone, including gay people.The story has something to do with someone called Perez Hilton, the Miss USA Pageant and that twitter thing.
By way of the Gay Rights section of change.org, we learn that Cyrus was tweeting Hilton:
Miley: I believe that EVERYONE deserves to be happy. That’s all I’m saying ;)Sparking Michael A Jones, the blogger at change.org, to write:
Perez: A lot of controversy over your answer, which is silly. I think you answered the question better than Miss California!
Miley: What was her answer??? Cause what I said is the truth. Everyone deserves to love and be loved and most importantly smile :)
Miley: thx! U know what I get crap for whatever I do but you asked me an honest question and I gave an honest answer! So whatevs!!! :)
Perez: I’m sad that people use God and religion as an excuse 2 hate, discriminate and deny gays & lesbians full equality under the law.
Miley: ya thats lame! God’s greatest commandment is to love. And judging is not loving. That’s why Christians have such a bad rep. <3>
I love it. Now let's wait for the American Family Association or the National Organization for Marriage to start boycotting Hannah Montana. I'm sure it's coming.Well, here it is. Monica Cole director of OneMillionMoms (a Project of the American Family Association) sent this out:
Such statements will send the wrong message to our children who are influenced by this teenage megastar. Parents need to realize that Cyrus is not the positive role model she was once thought to be.Followed with a link to "Take Action" and send Cyrus a letter.
C'mon. MILEY CYRUS??