A reader writes:

I couldn't disagree more with your comments on Miss California.  Do we look at the historical views of people who viewed interracial marriage as an affront to God "not inherently bigoted"?  What about those who believe homosexuality is a disease (or even the cause of a major hurricane)?  What about all the rest of those perspectives which have ultimately been judged on the wrong side of human rights and equality?

I'm sure that Miss California is a very nice woman, and that those responding to her comments with vitriol and distasteful comments are wrong in how they show their disagreement.  But what she said was bigoted, plain and simple.

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