May 6, 2009

Wednesday: Elisabeth Hasselbeck and the Latest on Bristol Palin and the Miss California Controversy!

Posted: 04:52 PM ET

Tonight, Elisabeth Hasselbeck from "The View" joins Larry.  She thanks "Survivor" for helping to diagnose a serious condition: gluten was making her miserable.  Could a gluten-free diet help you?

Then, Bristol Palin is speaking out on the "hard work" of being a teen-aged mother.  The 18 year-old daughter of Alaska Governor (and John McCain's 2008 running mate) Sarah Palin is helping promote The National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and has joined forces with The Candies Foundation, which is raising awareness of the issue.

She says her son is a "blessing," but hopes other teens learn from her example and wait to have sex.

Is Bristol Palin a good spokesperson on the issue of teen pregnancy?ms-ca-frame-2

Also tonight, Miss California is in danger of losing her title!  Pageant officials say they're looking into whether Carrie Prejean violated her contract by posing semi-nude when she was a 17 year-old model.  You'll remember the fire storm created when she responded to Miss USA judge Perez Hilton's question on gay marriage.   Prejean says she believes marriage should be between a man and woman and her supporters say she's been the target of character assassinations ever since.

Perez Hilton and the President for the National Organization for Marriage, Maggie Goldberg, join Larry with their take on this latest controversy.

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pati from plymouth, ma   May 6th, 2009 5:14 pm ET

She's a hypocrite;can't have gay marriage but she can pose nude, yuh, right, typical christian Pharisee! she judges,but we can't judge her. I am so tired of the judgemental, holier than thou. See what happens, as soon as you make a judgement about someone, it always comes back to bite you in the ___! That's why we see so many so called Christians getting in trouble all the time! Jesus would be embarrased, don't you think?

GF, Los Angeles, CA   May 6th, 2009 5:48 pm ET

I think Miss CA should be dethroned just for having breast implants put in paid for by the pageant. How is that fair to the other contestants who don't have them?

Dave of Detroit   May 6th, 2009 6:25 pm ET

One of the courses at a school that I subbed at was Home Economics and was for 8th. Graders. The guys as well as the girls in the class were given a baby of color to represent their race and had to take care of this computerized doll for a period of time-something like two weeks. The baby would cry in the middle of the night, needed to be fed, have diapers changed, etc. The baby was carried to classes and would have been annoying except that it was tremendous at convincing a very open minded group of kids that having a baby could be a pain of no little proportion not to mention being a real drag on the social life-Loved it. Pity the Palin girl didn't take the course!
As far as the topless photo's, believe it or not, the matter may be taken up by the Supreme Court of the U.S.-they are going to hear the Janet Jackson wardrobe dysfunction case! Please President Obama, get another woman on the Court, these guys are desperate!

Terri   May 6th, 2009 6:55 pm ET

Good Evening Larry. Thanks for doing what you do for Media TV and CNN.
I notice that you are once AGAIN having Perez Hilton on this evening. Why is he getting so much air time. He has twittered us to death about this Miss California issue. Quite frankly it is old already. Then again if it is distastful dirt on someone's character, Perez (NMario) has to be right in there.
Since Perez (Mario) seems to have all of this time on his hands, why doesn't he shift gears a bit and do something worthwhile. He is outwardly gay and states that he is sooooooo concerned about kids getting bullied, especially young boys. Why isn't Mario in the schools and the after school programs educating these children on how bullying is not cool and how dangerous it is. Why isn't he living the example instead of harping on and on like a broken record about something that happened weeks ago? I have read that even the Gay Groups don't want any part of Perez Hilton. He embarasses them. Is there any doubt in your mind that Perez is more concerned about his 15 min. of fame than he is about advocating for the youth of today?
What do you think Larry? In my humble opinion, there is more to life than just flapping lips so that you get attention.
Thanks for your time Larry.


sandra South   May 6th, 2009 7:10 pm ET

I am a 61 yr. old grandma. Now lets be realistic, abstinence will not work whatsoever. Teens hormones runs like rabbits and if they even think about safe sex they will be lucky. Tell a teen not to have sex and you may as well say have sex, they will do the oposite anyway. Bristol Palin and her mother are nuts!!!!! She got caught and thats it period.

Lisa in Fremont, CA   May 6th, 2009 7:41 pm ET

Miss Prejean knowingly entered the pageant with the knowledge of her nude pictures, without owning up to the pageant officials about them. Therefore, she should be dethroned. I don't feel sorry for her in the least. I do feel sorry for those that have been affected by her "rogue" actions (unauthorized media appearances) of defending and promoting her anti-gay marriage views. Her original platform was for the Special Olympics. She should have continued focusing on that - unfortunately the Special Olympics have ended up on the losing side due to her actions. That is the true tragedy of the entire situation.

Eileen   May 6th, 2009 8:02 pm ET

Larry , you have my favourite guest elizabeth on tonight.I hope you
will see the good bristol palin is doing and let it be known.You were very eager to trash her when you took part in a conservation with her
x.Your show was trash that night i expected to hear better from you.
I am sure you will never let this be heard on tv.You only share a
comment when its in your favourite.

judy in Texas   May 6th, 2009 8:29 pm ET

The Queen of the Media has shown how small he is...I don't believe controversial questions should be asked of these women, but if they are they should be able to answer them honestly...She expressed her feelings which are the vast majority of Americans feelings.....The Queen got his lace and feathers ruffled because she was not on the same sex marriage bandwagon..I am tired of these people trying to shove their lifestyle down our throats..
Get over it Queen and move on.................

Benny   May 6th, 2009 8:52 pm ET

Bristol is not a clone. She can have opinions that are different from her mother, and different from those she espoused a few months ago. She's a young person give her some room.

Mary White   May 6th, 2009 8:54 pm ET

Mr. Donohue just said it's more important for a sexually active (or formerly active) teen to encourage abstinence because if an abstinent teen spoke up, they'd be seen as "goody two-shoes". This is an important commentary on his perspective

angela   May 6th, 2009 9:02 pm ET

Elizabeth is a Christian, but you dont see Christ in her, you see Elizabeth only.

angela   May 6th, 2009 9:05 pm ET

Look at her suck up now to Michelle Obama.

angela   May 6th, 2009 9:05 pm ET

The GOP is in trouble because of loud mouths like Elisabeth

Carmela   May 6th, 2009 9:07 pm ET

The media and celebrities should be arrested on "Hate Crime" charges they way the are trying to ruin Miss California!

kenn   May 6th, 2009 9:07 pm ET

Her voice is so annoying.

Robins   May 6th, 2009 9:08 pm ET

Celiac disease is not an allergy. Must eat 100% gluten free and can't have even 1 gluten crumb. Do you make your own gluten free bread? A loaf of gluten free bread costs approximately $6.

angela   May 6th, 2009 9:08 pm ET

hey stupid, Bristol doesnt have any experience yet.

T R   May 6th, 2009 9:08 pm ET

I think the media is spending way too much time talking about Bristol Palin. The media is obscenely obsessive about the not so important issue affecting the country.

Mary   May 6th, 2009 9:08 pm ET


Barbara Stonnell   May 6th, 2009 9:09 pm ET

Elizabeth: I so admire you! To be with all the liberals/LEFT on the VIEW and watching how well you handle yourself is amazing. YOU GO GIRL!! Barbara Stonnell

Marianne from Utah   May 6th, 2009 9:09 pm ET

Elizabeth is an apologist for the GOP. However, her arguments are not very convincing. Until Republican advocates can produce rational discussion points, they will continue to enjoy the low ratings they do.

jaitori   May 6th, 2009 9:10 pm ET

Hello Larry, once again, I am turning the channel. Elizabeth turns me off with her uneducated position on politics. See you when you have better guests.

BoPeep   May 6th, 2009 9:10 pm ET

I disagree with E 99% of the time, but you have to give her kudos for being brave enough to speak her mind.

linda   May 6th, 2009 9:10 pm ET

Elizabeth is allowed to promote values, and perhaps those who think otherwise can allow the choice.

Dodie ~ Irvine California   May 6th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

Elizabeth, you are as obtuse as Bristol Palin..

for an 18 year old child/mother to discuss abstinence after she had sex and a child is not only foolish but frankly silly. So she is to say… “DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO” What kind of obtuse message is that?

linda   May 6th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

And not only allow, but respect choices of those who are more traditional, conservative.

Allan   May 6th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

E's opinions help make The View Great ! Thank you from a Liberal !

Sean   May 6th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

Elisabeth is Awesome, Joy Behar is just a pathetic hater!

S.Robins   May 6th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

A simple blood test for celiac disease can change your life! Some people have no symptoms. Over 300 symptoms. Autoimmune disease that damages the small intestines.

Ruthay   May 6th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

I would like to thank Elisabeth for her major role in the election of President Barack Obama. Her unwavering views, when she was incorrect, steered many away from a republican vote.

Lisa   May 6th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

What does Elizabeth think defeated the republican party?
When will she realize most Americans don't agree with her opinions and she should respect the opinions of the MAJORITY and stop trying to impose her conservative views on those who don't hold her values to be self evident?

Bethany   May 6th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

I cannot stand how opinionated Elisabeth is. She appears extremely narrow minded.

linda   May 6th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

The dichotomy between her and Miss CA are astounding

kenn   May 6th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

Stonell is an idiot. To admire a failed reality show contestant is really sad and pathetic.

laura phillips   May 6th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

Elisabeth is what is wrong with America, she is sanctimonious, uninformed and should keep her mouth shut. An embarrassment to women.

Marianne from Utah   May 6th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

Miss California: Is the "naked truth" being revealed?

Top Hat from Hawaii   May 6th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

Elizabeth: Thank you for bringing awareness to the world about the life saving benefits of a gluten free diet.

George Cohen   May 6th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

Elizabeth gives a civil voice to some of the crazy opinions and attitudes of those confused conservatives and the un-american talk show host who think they are fooling the public and as such adds value to the discussion on the view. Plus she looks darn good.

Debra   May 6th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

Would Crystal Palin be part of these gorup if she were not a Palin?

Sonya   May 6th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

Elisabeth had more of a claim to fame than cohorts Joy and Sherri when they came on the View. She is also smart and informed with great character.

Jay Cumba   May 6th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

Elizabeth shouldn't be on television. period.

Debra   May 6th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

Elizabeth, what did you do to your lips?

Stacy from San Antonio   May 6th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

Why does Elisabeth continue to call the First Lady Michelle? Proper etiquette is she should be addressed as Mrs. Obama. I don't think she would call John McCain's wife Cindy.

Kelly   May 6th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

Whitney Houston got the crown taken away from her for pictures and she didn't give a homophobic response. You don't know what you are talking about Elisabeth, I wish they'd fire you.

Dodie ~ Irvine California   May 6th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

Elisabeth Hasselbeck

I can not even believe what is coming out of your mouth. What proof do you have that it would have been any other way if she gave another answer.... I can tell you N O N E!!! You are using circular reasoning and saying ((((((((((((( ABSOUTELY NOTHING!!! )))))))

S.Robins   May 6th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

Many processed gluten free foods are not enriched and are high in fat/calories, so many people actually gain weight eating gluten free unless eat "naturally gluten free"

Stan   May 6th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

Teen pregnancy can be reduced dramatically by legalizing prostitution! Teenage boys are driven by their hormones and need an outlet. A professional girl (not the Craig's List ones!) could do so much to solve the problem of teenage boys "taking advantage" of teenage girls. A good professional would educate boys in proper sexual behavior because these women practice very safe sex while delivering what is desired! Teenage boys are not anywhere near ready for "commitment", but are driven to have sex – with any female! Professionals know how to do this, and there is no shortage of professionals available!

Dodie ~ Irvine California   May 6th, 2009 9:18 pm ET

Listening to Elisabeth Hasselbeck is a very good reason I never watch the View!!! UGH!

Hanh   May 6th, 2009 9:19 pm ET

Elisabeth went a bit overboard on the lip injections this time around.

Michale Mac   May 6th, 2009 9:19 pm ET


If Miss California had said she supported gay marriage you can bet your last dollar that the religious right would have found and exploited these photos.


Dimitrios Douros   May 6th, 2009 9:19 pm ET

I'm pleased to see a leading show such as Larry's covering a book on celiac disease. However, having read Elizabeth's book there are several, serieous errors that can hurt people:

a) Celiac cannot be self-diagnosed
b) genetic testing cannot diagnose celiac disease it can only rule it out
c) The majority of vinegars are gluten-free and safe for celiacs

I wish Larry could have Dr Alessio Fassano, leading researcher on celiac disease as a guest to discuss this silent, mis-diagnosed disease.


Dennis   May 6th, 2009 9:19 pm ET

Does any intelligent person really care what Elizabeth Hasselbeck thinks about anything?

Terri   May 6th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

Eisabeth needs to show a bit more respect when referring to our First Lady.

Joe   May 6th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

I cannot ever remember a time turning your show off due to a guest, but Elisabeth Hasselbeck is not my cup of tea. Thanks, but no thanks!!!

David   May 6th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

One doesn't have to look far to see why the Republicans are in trouble with spokes people like Elizabeth Hasselbeck and Bristol Palin. Keep up the good work ladies!

Sammy Hawkins   May 6th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

SNL was right on! Take a joke Elisabeth.

Benny   May 6th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

Ms California set herself up for media scrutiny when she commented on a controversial subject. Don't complain about the attention now.

Linda   May 6th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

Elisabeth, It used to be that Barbara stayed more neutral when it came to politics on The View, but since Obama ran for President, she seems to have favored the Democratic views more than ever now. Have you noticed this and how do you feel about that?

Jason Lengerd   May 6th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

What medical professional advises you - they clearly are not up to date on what is safe and not safe for celiacs to eat.

Sandi   May 6th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

Bristol Palin needs to take her baby home, go to school, graduate from High School and then, maybe then go on the road and promote HERSELF. She's following in her mothers footsteps by hauling a small baby from one state to another. By the way, how much is Ms. Palin being paid???

Glenn   May 6th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

If it Miss California was 17 when the nude pics were taken why are the pictures not being treated as child pornography?

Marianne from Utah   May 6th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

The lip-syncing on the show is off

Josh   May 6th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

Elisabeth- what do you think about Maine legalizing gay marriage?

Would you feel differently about gay marriage if you had a gay relative?

How can you be Christian and approve of waterboarding?

Jason Lengerd   May 6th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

Oats DO NOT have gluten!!!

They get cross contaminated from other grains.

More Wrong Information.

kenn   May 6th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

Ha ha, looks like a kung fu movie with the voice dubbing. I think she needs more gloss on her upper lip to match the shiny bottom one.

Dodie ~ Irvine California   May 6th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

Oh Good grief... she drones on for ever. When does she ever take a breath???

tom brown   May 6th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

it's fascinating that elizabeth claims only liberals would question someones motives. not sure what planet she lives on.

Shakerra   May 6th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

Ms. Hasselbeck is way off about a witch hunt about the Ms. California situation. Vanessa Williams' photos surfaced. Who did she offend?

K   May 6th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

I found her comments on 'witchhunt' of miss cali extremely hypocritical. she was part of the witchhunt of the dixie chicks years ago when they made derogatory comments about bush. elisabeth admitted to deleting dixie chicks' song on her ipod on tv.

angela   May 6th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

Why does she always have that stressed out look and that whiney tone.

carla   May 6th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

If Miss California didn't want to be attacked, she shouldn't have used the platform of Miss USA to voice her opinion on an extremely divise issue. She can't act the victim now.

Jen Sheridan   May 6th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

A gluten-free diet is NOT for lifestyle. I have had to live on this most of my adult life.

Kristen from QVC and the ALzheimer's Association Junior Committee   May 6th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Elisabeth is the honorary chair at the Alzheimer's Gala tomorrow night at Tenjune night club in NYC. Could you ask her about why she is involved in the cause? She's a Young Champion and we are thankful for her support.

She also has a fabulous clothing line on QVC!

gerald   May 6th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

What are some of the symptoms that can signal an allergic reaction to gluten? Thanks, Elisabeth.

John in San Jose   May 6th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Both sides make good points: Bristol is a hypocrite who once stated that abstinence-only education doesn't work, but she's also got the experience with teen pregnancy that gives her words about the consequences some weight.

The problem I have is that I don't believe her sincerity. When pressed for deeper details on her new belief she stumbles and then just re-iterates her basic message. She sounds more like a political mouthpiece trying to prop up her mother's career than like someone who found something she truly believes in.

tx dem   May 6th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

She doesn't know how to effectively communicate her point without yelling (reminds me of my 4-yr-old). Her arguments are ineffective; they don't prove her point. She's not "courageous" for voicing her opinions–she's ignorant, arrogant, and just trying to IMPOSE her opinions on others by being loud and obnoxious. She makes the GOP look bad.

Dodie ~ Irvine California   May 6th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

@ Sandi

Narcissism runs in the Palin family!

Jen Sheridan   May 6th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

It cannot be prevented - What is this woman talking about!

emmy   May 6th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Elisabeth says "Look...." a lot. Very similar to Obama.

Dean   May 6th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Elisabeth is right on. How she works with Joy is beyond me!

Marianne from Utah   May 6th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

EEEEK! That voice--it ain't no Susan Hayward. Give my ears a rest.

ckelly   May 6th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

I appreciate Elisabeth! a great show!!

Miss California should be able to speak her mind!! Perez needs to exercize decorum.

Keep up the balanced reporting!

Betsy   May 6th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Elizabeth is awesome! We are not celiac, but being gluten-free helped recover my children from autism. Now we are all gluten-free and feel better.

Lynn   May 6th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Being gluten free is NOT a diet! Its a "prescription" for people with Celiac Disease.

Dodie ~ Irvine California   May 6th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

If I was married to her.. I would shoot myself

Alison Smith   May 6th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

As a teenager I think that Bristol Palin is the perfect person to advocate abstinence! Usually teenage mothers are too proud to admit that their position is not the most desirable. She is not being hypocritical she is pointing out her mistake and trying to help keep others from making the same mistake. This is the perfect thing for Bristol to speak up about and I don't know what we are even questining.

Jeff K.   May 6th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Another celebrity offering diet/health advice. Where did you get your medical degree, Dr. Hasselbeck? Reading internet sites of dubious value does not make you an expert.

Rich   May 6th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

When did Elisabeth Hasselbeck become an authority on world views and the economy? What a waste of time.

Dean   May 6th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

More power to Elisabeth. I think her views are right on!

Stacy   May 6th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Dear Larry and Guest,
We better come together. Not as right,or left, and or any political party. All issues are out of control. From the First Lady patting the Queen on the back to John Edward's infidelity. We have teenagers with no moral's and we have financial institutions with significantly less. We have political lobbiest with no moral compass. We go world wide before we take care of our own in the name of morality via democracy when it is really in the name of a buck. When will we learn that we are failing as a society? And then actually take a real effort in doing the moral thing.
Unemployed 1 year and soon to be homeless.

Jen Sheridan   May 6th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

It is not diagnosed 'mostly in the first year' in kids.

She doesn't what she's talking about.

There's no such thing as 'preventative' testing for celiac disease.

She's setting us back years!

Rich   May 6th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

"Do as I say, not as I did" – Timothy Geitner or Ms. Palin?

Dodie ~ Irvine California   May 6th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

@ Marianne from Utah (( lol ))

Jorge   May 6th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Miss California is allowing of her right to express her opinions on gay marriage, but as Perez Hilton has pointed out, it was not an answer that was inclusive of all Americans that a true winner should represent.

RH   May 6th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Elisabeth has some decent comments but is not fair to others views.

Gretchen from Georgia   May 6th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Thank God she is off, now....was about to change the channel. She is an idiot and has such an irritating voice!

Bianka   May 6th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

I don't agree with your views.

Dodie ~ Irvine California   May 6th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

@ Stacy!

My heart goes out to you. What a horrible thing to be dealing with. I would like to hear from Larry on solving real issues like yours...

Alison Smith   May 6th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

I am 19 and abstinent, DON'T TELL ME ABSTINENCE WON'T WORK!!!

BoPeep   May 6th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

Nude photos at 17? Isn't that child pornography?

Ken Swanson   May 6th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

So the "liberal left" is on a witch hunt to discredit Ms. Prejean. Where was the GOP when Vanessa Williams was removed from Miss America? There was no mention of a witch hunt then. It was a truth that was uncovered. Another GOP hypocrisy???

Peggy L. Pearson   May 6th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

One has to question "what is semi-nude"? It seems that the bikini she wore for the contest (which was apparently not only OK, but expected) would constitute "semi-nude"!! She appears to have more skin covered in the photo that surfaced than she had covered on the stage of the Miss California contest. It seems that the contest officials cannot make up their mind!

Sammy Hawkins   May 6th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

Is a pageant REALLY worth discussing? Who cares! We're in a recession!

Cher Law   May 6th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

Yes she should loose her crown.

kenn   May 6th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

Maggie Gallagher is so hot. I want to marry her.

angela   May 6th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

If you want to change how people think, DONT ACT LIKE A NAZI pig PEREZ

linda   May 6th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

Wouldn't be the first pageant without controversy. Seriously, do we need to keep rehashing this tedious headline?

Bianka   May 6th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

Who cares about Miss CA crown, there are more important things to worry about.

Dodie ~ Irvine California   May 6th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

Good grief... Another woman who cannot shut up! These women are giving us a very bad name...

Ruth   May 6th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

One, she was underage at the time those pictures were taken. Did her "Christian" parents approve her taking those pictures?? Or, is she just another "Girl Gone Wild" type. Also, she didn't tell the pagenant that she had those pictures taken, which disqualifies her from competing.

Marianne from Utah   May 6th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

Is breaching the contract-aka not disclosing semi-nude photos in her disclosure-another term for deception?

Sandi   May 6th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

The contestants are practically nude in their bikinis...too bad they have to show so much skin...the pagent should change how they judge these beautiful girls. Now they complain about showing a little more skin. Give me a break!

UncleCreamy   May 6th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

Why does she hate gay people?

Josh   May 6th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

Carrie PreJean had the right to her opinion and the rest of us had the right to dislike her opinion.

Carrie PreJean is an anti-gay bigot who thinks that gay couples don't deserve equal rights and protections.

She violated her contract by posing nude and by her political advocacy.

George Cohen   May 6th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

Perez is a skunk but, I do have trouble with fake boobs in a pageant. That's kind of like steroids in sports.

kenn   May 6th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

Hey Troy, don't make fun of my future wife. heehee

Alia   May 6th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

I think Perez should replace Elisabeth on the view.

Dodie ~ Irvine California   May 6th, 2009 9:33 pm ET


Karen/Indy   May 6th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

Hilton Perez should have not called her names on live television.
She has a right to her opinion without discrimination!!!

Sammy Hawkins   May 6th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

Perez is just angry because Miss California doesn't support HIS views

angela   May 6th, 2009 9:34 pm ET


kenn   May 6th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Has anyone heard of this organization before?

Cher Law   May 6th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

I think that there are more important issues to discuss than a pageant, but I really think that they went digging for something to take away her crown because of her opinion on gay marriage.

Ruth   May 6th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

This has NOTHING to do with a bullying campaign in the least. It has to do with a contractual obligation which she broke, period. And, WHY isn't anyone questioning that she was underage when those pictures were taken. Hence, her "Christian" parents had to approve it.

Sammy Hawkins   May 6th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Why does anyone talk about PEREZ HILTON???

minkyadoo   May 6th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

The question to Perez is what is his definition of marriage. Leave Terry alone.

Dodie ~ Irvine California   May 6th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

@ George Cohen

I agree with you, but all beauty contests often creates a lot of money for plastic surgeons....

Loletha Washington   May 6th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

Remember Vanessa Williams.

Charmaine   May 6th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

I really would like for Ms. Hasselbeck to live a month in the life of those making less than $30,000 per year, in the shoes of those needing better education for their children, in the shoes of those who choose between $25 of gas to get to work versus $25 of groceries to feed a family of four for the rest of the week....her comments disgrace those that she has never even tried to understand. She seems to live in a glass house that is just waiting to be cracked.

kenn   May 6th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

"Pleasssse you guys,leave carrie alonnnne." If they do, you won't get any coverage for your group dumass.

James   May 6th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

If a photo surfaced of Perez Hilton in a compromising sexual position should he be removed from any business deals because of the image it portrays to any business partners he might represent?

Kevin   May 6th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

Mr. Hilton excercised his right to free speech. Shame that Miss Prejean couldn't do the same without all this media bullying. STAND UP FOR YOUR RIGHTS, BABYGIRL!!!

Kimberly   May 6th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

For heaven's sake... She answered the question stating that California was a country. I don't care if she's for or against gay marriage. She wasn't capable of thinking on her feet.

Secondly, she lied on the application regarding the "nude" photos. On a job application, if the employer discovers that a person lies on the job application it's ground for termination.

It's pretty simple. It's the nut jobs on the right turning it into an issue for their cause. Get over yourself and move on. She wouldn't have won because with the bleached hair, fake boobs and empty head she didn't deserve to win.

Reginald Grant   May 6th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

Elisabeth Hasselbeck has the straight up american view on Palins's ok for her to be a spokesperson....give me a break

Cher Law   May 6th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

why didn't thing picture come up before the pageant why all of a sudden we have this controversy

Nancy   May 6th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

Why are you badgering this woman who spoke honestly? Why to you tip toe around this idiot Perez Hilton? Is that his real name? I'm not watching your program every again. You do not represent issues in a fair and equal way. Disgusting journalism!

TeaHag   May 6th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

Why should we leave Carrie alone when she won't leave gay couples alone and not stand in the way of their civil rights? If these pictures are none of our business, then my relationship is none of NOM's business.

Jazzie   May 6th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

Vanessa Williams was stripped of her crown, why not Carrie.

nancy   May 6th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

Miss california has all the right to say her opinion and Perez we did hear you on another program saying that she may have won if she had a different opinion.

Carol   May 6th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

Marriage is between a man and woman, period. I think that gay individuals should be allowed to have civil unions. Why do gay people try to force their beliefs on other people in such an offensive way?

Judith   May 6th, 2009 9:37 pm ET

Elisabeth Hasselbeck is certainly not one to talk about how ones should think.She certainly didn't think when The View had the guest Michelle Obama on while campaigning.She couldn't wait to open her big mouth at Cindy McCain's breakfast when she let it be known what questions Michelle wanted ask on The View backstage.That was uncall for.

Now she opens her big mouth again talking about the right side and the left.A typical republican.We should be United not Divided at the time our Country is in so much trouble.
Elsiabeth no one I know or read or hear about talks about Bristol nor is laughing.

I will say when Bristol wanted to tell her story Sarah butted in not letting her daughter speak.I'm sure she is going around right now listening to her mother Sarah.The baby should be at home with his father on visitations instead of running around with Bristol and her dad,1st dude.

I will say I have no idea who Sarah Palin thinks why teenagers will listen to Bristol.It's a hormone thing that's been around since Adam and Eve.
They don't listen to their parents nor actresses nor students in their own schools that get pregant,why would they listen to a screwed up family.What Bristol should do is be at home and let her ex boyfriend see his child.This has nothing to do with Sarah.She is the grandmother not the father.Even if her ex boyfriend doesn't pay child support a parent can't keep a child from the other parent.Law in Alaska is both parents have joint custody.

theo   May 6th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

Ms. Ca. believes against gay marraige remind me alot of christains in Tn. against interracail marraige.Whats the difference?

Jack   May 6th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

I am gay and am for marriage equality. I am also a Christian and come from a very conservative background. I do not believe that Mr. Hilton did what was appropriate and hope that people do not take his viewpoints to speak for the entire gay community. The gay community needs to get it together and win sympathy from people instead of scaring them away like Mr. Hilton has possibly done.

Greg Clayton   May 6th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

What is a gay man doing judging a female beauty contest in the first place?

Stephen Nardi   May 6th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

Ms. Gallagher says that Ms.Californiais only being with hunted for her view on gay marriage, what about Vannessa Williams? Was she a victim also?

angela   May 6th, 2009 9:38 pm ET


STEVE in Oregon   May 6th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

Perez insulting comments calling miss california the " B & C" word was disgusting.
this is a hate witch hunt by the homosexual community.
where is donald trump defending this young woman simply for voicing an opinion.

linda   May 6th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

Why doesn't Carrie speak for herself? Does she really need a spokeswoman?

hspiii   May 6th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

Mr Hilton is lying to himself if he states that this isn't a personal attack. The photo (that is on HIS website) is no worse than what is on Maxim Magazine.

Jackie - Santa Maria   May 6th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

I just happened to click on to your show. I do not know why you waste your time with this Hilton guy! Does more than two people in this country really care what he says or thinks? This is a riduiculus subject. Leave Keri alone. She is entitled to her opionion. I am a Californian and happen to agree with her as did the majority of Californians and Prez O.

april   May 6th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

Thank God for people like Miss CA who is not afraid to stand up for what she beleives in! I agree with Miss Gallagher! If Miss CA hadn't stood up against gay marriage, the nude photos would NOT be an issue! SHAME on the rest of you for thinking you should control people's opinion!

Daywalker   May 6th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Leave Miss CA alone! She had the guts to stand up for what she believes, so back of Perez. Not everyone is on the Gay marriage trip...even if it is the popular thing.

Matthew   May 6th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Honestly, who cares about these stupid pageants. They should all be cancelled. What a waste of air time!!! The bottom line is she got her chest blown up, dropped her top for a photos, and should have her stupid tiara knocked off her head. With so many things going on in the world, some chick with giant breast should be the least of our concerns.

Susan Archer   May 6th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Perez Hilton should be FIRED for his unprofessional and vindictive action he has taken with this pagent. Apparently he doesn't like anyone who doesn't agree with his "marriage" views.

He should not be a judge with his public dirty mouth. He is an awful representative for a Judge.

George   May 6th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Most Americans share Carrie's views. Does Perez think they are all dump F****

Sharon   May 6th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Pllllleeeeeeezzzzzzzz stop with the Hilton dude. He is soooo offensive, full of himself, critical beyond reason. Why is a gay man judging a heterosexual contest in the first place. Come on Mr. Hilton, get a real life and stop trying to gain "celebrity" on the back of a woman's right to choose her beliefs and freedom to state them when asked a question. And speaking of questions – why this one – uh dah. Not the place or occasion for it. Hope this is the last CNN gives this affront to sanity any air time.

Robert   May 6th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

she signed a contract, which she clearly violated.

Phyllis   May 6th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Why is it OK for Perez Hilton to ask the gay marriage question and have it NOT OK for Carrie Prejean to answer the question from her own point of view. He created this problem to garner media attention for himself and his personal agenda.
Phyllis G

pauline   May 6th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Perez need to stop, I a surprise that HE is acting that this is the first time that he has heard this opion

ashley   May 6th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

What blows my mind, is that conservatives can openly bash and express hate against gay marriage constantly. News anchors like Bill O'rielly can judge gays all the time on air.

yet when we judge a conservative for who she is and her beliefs, they lose their minds. it's ridiculous.

they can protest out marriages, they can vote against our rights, they can condem us for who we are.. yet we can't judge Prejean for her beliefs??

Lora   May 6th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

My biggest problem with Miss CA is not her views, she's entitled to those. But she sounded borderline illiterate and inarticulate. She broke her contract with the nude photos. Vanessa Williams lost her title and she was not involved in any controversy.

Reginald Grant   May 6th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

You can't tell kids what to do now days. They know everything....they think they do.

trent michaels   May 6th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Dear larry..

Message for Ms. Hilton (Perez)

This is crazy, you have a right to be gay, BUT NO RIGHT TO SLANDER.. It is amazing, how anyone with a PC can become a so called person of the press. I am sickend by Ms. HIlton and the attack on a person and a persons views. This is America, and everyone has a right to opinion.

Love the show..

Jazzie   May 6th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Teen pregnancy has been a long term problem especially in the Black Community. Why is it so great the Bristol can be a psoter child. i see a double standard here.

FRANKLIN OLAYEMI   May 6th, 2009 9:40 pm ET


Maria   May 6th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

Didn't Vanessa Williams lose her crown for nude photos. If so, why are the rules different now?

Mark Uxley   May 6th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

Perez is all about himself, leave the poor girl alone what a clASS act you are NOT

angela   May 6th, 2009 9:40 pm ET


Marianne from Utah   May 6th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

Good grief. Is Maggie Elizabeth Hasselbeck's evil twin?

EnnuiPrayer   May 6th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

I'm so tired of Christian hypocrites taking a holier-than-thou, but take the route of being promiscuous, or rather seem to be that way. You can't just sit around and judge one group of people with your religious beliefs, but then turn around to do something just as bad in the eyes of your beliefs.

Dama.   May 6th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Although I am for gay marriage, I believe that we should all respect her opinion on gay marriage and the photo that was released of her in underwear isn't a pornographic photo. If we look at the victorias secret website or catalog we would find similar poses.

Annette of Colorado   May 6th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Perez is an example of why President Obama does not need to appoint someone gay to the Supreme Court. Gays take a stance that it is their way or the highway. We sure as heck do not need some biased ingrate on the highest court in the nation rendering biased decisions. Who does Perez think he is?

Brad   May 6th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Why do people take pageants so seriously?

Cher Law   May 6th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

I respect Miss California for her opinions, everyone is entitled whether we agree or not. But she said because of her religion she opposed same sex marriage so why didn't her religion help her keep her clothes on.

Tracy from Michigan   May 6th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

I wish people would stop saying that she gave up the crown for her views. Donald Trump said yesterday that they added up the scores, and Carrie Prejean would not have won even if she hadn't answered the question.

Sandee Fields   May 6th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Why is Mr Hilton so mad? If this is a land of freedom of speech why was he soooo upset over Miss Californias answer? Upset enough to swear and call her names on his blog? It sounds like he is talking out both sides of his mouth!

Reginald Grant   May 6th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

The media need to leave that lady alone. Elisabeth need bring up a good point. What if she had answer the question the other way. We would not hear anything about this lady.

Susan   May 6th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Its really sad that everyone has the right of free speech except if you're against gay marriage than you are villified in the media. I say Go Carrie and keep on your campaign, the majority are with you. I hope I never have to look at the face of Paris Hilton again on CNN. He's had his vulgar 15 minutes

Gail Annen   May 6th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

what anti-gay people don't understand is that the mere statement that gays should not be allowed to marry is OFFENSIVE! It is IMPOSSIBLE to utter that statement and NOT be offensive. And to follow that statement up with the belief that if gays are allowed to marry, it will be the "destruction of marriage".


george Schaefer   May 6th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Perez is a complete loser

alexandra r   May 6th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Just want to say that you can't have an opinion on HUMAN RIGHTS; there is nothing to question when it comes to that.

deaconroseellen   May 6th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

She should not resign or lose her position. nothing wrong with sex and nudity.

Linda   May 6th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

I am a liberal who believes in gay marriage. However, Miss California does not believe in gay marriage and that is her right. This is America. This should have nothing to do with the title and nobody should attack her or go on a witch hunt. If we continue to shove our ideals down people's throats, we will hurt ourselves more and more.

Joy   May 6th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

This is all Perez' way of keeping himself in the news. He makes me want to become a conservative

mariee   May 6th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

she didnt even when, they just need to drop the drama

Maria   May 6th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Why do people like Maggie want to deny people's happiness?

LC   May 6th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

I'm not a fan of Perez but why is the exposure (pardon the pun) of Miss California's photos being considered a 'witch-hunt' instead of agreeing that this is a breach of contract? Maggie Gallagher should really stop herself from looking and sounding stupid!

Helen Vining   May 6th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

It is disingeneous to pretend tat becoming a public figure would not lead to everything you ever did becoming exposed. Remember vanessa williams. it is just a fact of being a celebrity no matter what your position she broke the rules

gary tutaj   May 6th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Pro-life or Pro-war, make up your mind already!

Kim from Texas   May 6th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

I am laughing hysterically at how they have tried to tone down Perez's image by his change in hairstyle and attire...hilarious! As if thats going to change what everyone already knows that he's a hatemonger!!

pauline   May 6th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

I was for gay marrige until perezz hilton opened his gay mouth

Lucia   May 6th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Perez Hilton..... screw & screw???? Not !!! Sorry God made Adam and Eve not Adam & Adam. WHo are we trying to fool?

Dustin Gould   May 6th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Perez Hilton gives the homosexuals I know a bad name. How Hilton, a man who makes his living displaying a pahthological hatred for straight women in his gossip column, ever got a job as judge on a such a show, is beyond my comprehension. THAT should be the bigger issue at hand. As his mere attendance, could almost be construde as insulting to the participants.

Dante Houston   May 6th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

We are getting way too politically correct in this country. People deserve to voice their opinions. After all, this was just a stupid beauty pageant, not a political campaign.

Brenda   May 6th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

I believe marriage was invented by Man to keep track of the childrens names.

fred pierce   May 6th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

leave her alone. if perez is looking for skelitons look closer to home.
why dont someone investgate the beauty pagent.

Carmella   May 6th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Perez is entitled to his views and Ms. California is entitled to her views. Why can't Perez understand that and move on. It's so ridiculous, move on dude and get a life.

rich brown   May 6th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Perez is ignorant. He can't even pronoiounce the great state of Nevada correctly!!!

STEVE in Oregon   May 6th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

maybe Perez is jealous of Miss California.
all i see is hate from Perez and the media.
reminds me of Joe the Plumber days

janet   May 6th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

leave ms. prejean alone..have u seen the latest britney spears video and song. If U Seek Amy...maybe we should be more worried about the trash kids are listening to, and not the views on someones beliefs.

Karine Fleming   May 6th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Perez Hilton was rude on the internet, he used words that couldn't be broadcast and yet again hasn't even apologised for it. Miss California was honest and didn't have to be rude to do so.
He should have apologised for his rude language.
He has given a bad image to homosexuality and gay community. They only thing he has achieved is having more people against same sex marriage.

Cher Law   May 6th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Abstinence is not the way to go. Safe sex is the key. Teenagers are going to do what they want reguardless of what you tell them. I know I did.

Richard Sinovoi   May 6th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

First of all, Ms. Ca. had her facts wrong. I dont have an option to do what I want.
Ms. Gallagher, what is the fear you have of same sex marriage. What threat is there to your life. It gives me a right to express my care and feelings to the peerson i choose to live my life with. It gives us the right to those rights that we are not entitled to now; not only financial, but hospital visits, right to make decisions, etc.

Martha   May 6th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

The young woman has no command of the English language. She is nearly as bad as that Teen USA pagent contestant on UTube. Her inability to speak is shameful. Forget about her opinion; who cares! She can't put a coherent sentence together!

stephanieDC   May 6th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Perez hilton degrades women and if his tirade had been racial he wouldn't be on your show right now. He speaks for no one but himself and if I were gay, I surely wouldnt' want him "advocating" on my behalf. Ms. Cali voiced her opinion and America will slowly stiffle anyone's opinion who's isn't liberal enough. We are following mcCarthy on a slow path to our Country's demise.................

Arrie Hammel   May 6th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

I think Perez might want to clean his closet before he opens the door.

Sylvia Swann   May 6th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

I don't have a problem with anyone promoting abstinence or safe sex. But, when asked "how she plans to promote abstinence" Bristol Palin didn't even have an answer. She actually said "I don't really know." If I wanted to promote something and announced it on national television; I would have given the subject enough forethought to have, at least, a rough idea of how I was going to do it! I'm embarrassed for her. If advocating abstinence was my cause-of-choice I would not want her as my spokesperson.

Concerned american   May 6th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

I am really upset about Perez comments in his website against Miss California. I think that the Miss USA should fire Mr. Perez as a jury member of the pageant for his foul language towards a person that he does not even know.

You can always agree to disagree with anyone, but that is no excuse to vulgarity and profame language towards another individual.

I hope that Mr. Trump does the right thing and fires Mr. Perez from the pageant.

Leslie Jones Thomas   May 6th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

It is clear to me, someone who is a good friend of gay and straight couples that this is a witch hunt againt Ms. California. The production of these so-called nude photos taken at 17 are a thinly veiled smokescreen for Perez Hilton to vilify this innocent young lady. It is important for a person, who is called upon to state their opinion, to be honest. It is not necessary to be a politician if you are auditioning to be a beauty queen. I respect Ms. California's opinion, whether I agree with it or not, just like I respected Bill Maher's stated opinion before he was summarily booted off network T.V. It was the best thing that ever happened to him.

Nina Hilton   May 6th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

I don't know the guy's name but I am tired of listening to him about the girl that made a statement about marriage should be between a man and a woman. It is perfectly obvious he is gay. Is that his problem with this. I am tired of his auguments and slams against her for stating something she believes in, we need more people like her.

fred spiegelman   May 6th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

besides the issue how in the world did he become a judge of woman when his whole life is with males.

Desirae   May 6th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Maggie Galagher–You are an embarassment to your family, your friends, and, most of all, your country. The bigotry you displayed on Larry King tonight was awful. How would you feel if we outlawed heterosexuality? Why do you think you can regulate what two men do in the bedroom but not what a man and a woman do. You are ridiculous, and absolutely blind to reality. Karma kills sweetheart, and you have very, very poor karma.

Richard Martins   May 6th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

larry king,
I'm a gay man and i'm all about gay rights but
i think perez hilton is using this to put his name out in the world..
for perez hilton shut up and go do something good for ones

Mary   May 6th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Leave Ms. California alone. she answered a question. Perez comes across as a hate monger. He hates everyone who doesn't agree with him. Stop giving him air time.

christopher mcconnico   May 6th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

yes her crown should be removed bc its right vannessa william crown was remove and yes i'm w her on the gay thing bc god said that u should be put to death its a sin. If you don't believe me than go pick up a bible and see 4 ya self

george Schaefer   May 6th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

perez is jealous of Miss Calf. because she is so beautiful and he was hit with the ugly stick at birth

david miranda   May 6th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

For Perez Hilton a person with an obvious identity problem to lecture Miss Californian is beyond ridiculous. I would think that a man who refers to himself as a queen has no place crticizing someone who is honest when answering a question.

Terisa Ray   May 6th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Why can Perez not see how prejudiced he is? It is ok for him to state his views on "gay livestyles", yet no one is allowed to agree to disagree with him.... Reversed prejudices are taking over this country. It is time to say enough. We the public are not going to politely listen any longer.

Betty H.   May 6th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Enough of that deplorable, disgusting perez hilton. listen to the disgusting disrespectful way he's interrupting Larry's guest. perez should be banned fromt the airwaves simply because he promotes a disgusting lifestyle that is definitely condemned by mainstream America. Miss California speaks for milions of us who disgusted with the idea of gay marriage. Our anatomies are created the way the are intended to function in a NORMAL AND NATURAL WAY. Sexual intimacy is to be strictly between a Man AND Woman. That is also natural for procreation, without any explanation. Does it not speak as well for animals. A person could conclude that perez also believes that animals, i.e., cats, dogs, feathered creatures and the like should also be gay....WOW!!!!

Graeme - Vancouver, Canada   May 6th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

I think this parallels many current problems in politics such as the Bank CEO bonuses funded by bailouts and whether or not to charge those involved with green-lighting torture.. She broke her contractual obligations and should be reprimanded. It's high time to stop looking at extenuating circumstances and start following the rules.

Jolene   May 6th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

In looking at Carrie's profile, the pageant knew she was a Catholic and went to a Catholic College. They knew the response they would get to a question about gay marriage. It was set up to see what she would say on national TV, and now they're not happy that she is a beautiful woman who actually speaks her mind. Carrie has proven to be a great role model.

Lizzie   May 6th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Perez know the answer to the question before he ask it. It was a pure and simple attack on her Christian beliefs. He even smirked when he asked Miss California the question. If Bristol Palin wasn't Sarah Palin's daughter we wouldn't be having these conversations about her. Isn't it ironic that she is a Christian too.

apostle gary savage   May 6th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Larry King Live same sex marrage

If I could be President of the United States 2012 I would stop same sex marrage.

joe m   May 6th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

what has been missed here is that the fight for same sex marriage is all about the freedom to choose. that freedom appears to have only one true price, the freedom of those who do not agree with this choice. i am a big supporter of same sex marriages since it affects my family directly. still, we feel that if someone does not agree with this opinion, as long as they can be respectful they have the right to not agree.

Stacy   May 6th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Dear Larry,
I remember certain Miss (State) and Miss America's being decrowned for posing in playboy going way way back. What she did in the photo is a legitimate reason to decrown her. Don't confuse what she had to say with the reason. I remember when what they said the question part of the contest really did not mean anything at all. It was always the swim wear part. We have come far. Now you get dethrowned for the answer and not the swim wear. But it is still morally wrong to pose in a picture this way if you want to be a role model. But then again you can always have Brittany Spears and other unworthies as role models. No wonder teens are getting pregnant at an alarming rate even though there is all that education for them out there.
Las Vegas

Carol   May 6th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Heterosexuals are not required to accept gay marriage. I can treat people with respect who have differing viewpoint s than I do. A lot of gay people seem to have difficulty accepting anyone who does not share their views. I don't have to accept gay marriage and I should be allowed to express that opinion without being labelled homophobic.

janet   May 6th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

leave ms. prejean alone...we should be more concerned with britney spears..if u seek amy....considering half the children in america are singing this song...have u heard should be pulled off the air...

ADRIANA DA SILVA   May 6th, 2009 9:46 pm ET


Ken Pachkowsky   May 6th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

The only precedent Perez Hilton has established is he is just as capable of "hate and intolerence" as the anti gays he complains about.

I saw video of his question, her reply and lastly his vicious personal attack against her.

Shame on him....

Charmaine   May 6th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Does a pageant bikini not count as being semi-nude? This whole issue is ridiculous! Ms. CA has more clothing in her 'semi-nude' photos than at the pageant's swim contests. This whole thing is a marketing stunt! Who really cares about Perez Hilton? Ms. CA was honest and not harsh about her opinion. Perez is not helping the fight for civil privileges (ie access to a loved one in the hospital, adoption rights, retirement and health benefits) that Same Sex couples deserve.

Kat   May 6th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Prejean has a long list of unthruths; her breasts are not hers, her semi-nude photo shoot was not after she was 18 yrs old, she is not being diplomatic with her statments, she is not upholding her duites as Miss California. She can have her opinions but she can't have it all her way and neglect her contractual obligations. She is not being arbitrarily attacked. It is to the point where her subject of focus has turned her into a pundit and a one-line joke. Still, she does not turn to her line of duties! We don't leave her alone because she won't do her job. I wish her not to represent our beautiful golden state any longer. Please, let's hope she is de-crowned and soon.

ryan   May 6th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Cyber bullying anyone? I am all for equality, but what parez did was uncalled for. Just because you do not agree with someone does not mean you have to humiliate them. Shame on you, Parez. Grow up.

janis kargbo   May 6th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

safe sex is the way to go. I respect Bristol Palin for what she is doing, but as a teenager it should be lucid to her that teenagers will have sex. Bristol needs to go out as a spokesperson for us and explain safe sex and other options for preventing preganacy.

Steve   May 6th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Boy talk about the pot calling the kettle black. Partially nude photo's huh? Well just what does everyone think those young ladies are strutting across the stage?

Arrie Hammel   May 6th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Judi and Terri could not be more right. What the heck does Perez care about a beauty pageant anyway?

Reginald Grant   May 6th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

So what if Miss CA is nude in pictures from the past. It is not anyone's business. I am sure she will still have a great career.

yankee477   May 6th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Really Larry, you have someone in this debate from the National Organization for Marraige to argue against gay marraige, but on the pro side you have Perez Hilton?!?! not anyone from the Human Rights Campaign or any of the other numerous organizations in support. Hell even the openly gay city council people in DC who just voted in regognition of gay marraige. You pick someone who has made his life work outing other people and drawing genetals and semen on celebs faces???? Really Larry come the heck on!!!!

Linda   May 6th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

If a man can get married to a man, or a woman to a woman, why can't a man get married to several women, or a woman to several men?

Andrew   May 6th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

How much does the GOP contribute to the producers of the Larry King Show to get more publicity for Palin family? Enough already.... go home Bristol and take care of your child, tell your mom it's time to stop running for president. this is just so transparent, aren't they ashamed?

Carmella   May 6th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

You can look at Perez's face and see that he wants to make her pay for her views. Perez doesn't really believe in the freedom of speech, the only speech he believes in is his freedom of speech which must agree with him. He wants to be vindictive, he is blind and can not see. That's what happens when you are in darkness.

kenn   May 6th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

susan archer, he can't be fired because he is his own boss. please be inforned before you state yor opinion.

Joanne   May 6th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Perez Hilton is a mean spirited twit who has nothing better to do than
impose his nasty vindictive opinions to any who will listen. He needs to get a "REAL" life.

Shannon   May 6th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I am a supporter of all gay rights including marriage. I am also a supporter of every person's right to free speech even if I disagree with what they have to say.

I think "Perez Hilton" (a celebrity blogger who named himself after an heiress with a sex tape) has behaved like a vendictive, screaming queen with regard to all of this pagent drama. Frankly I'm disappointed he's being given more air time.

Also, you're done discussing the pagent drama, maybe we can discuss the Lindsay & Sam break-up or the Highschool Musical girl walking around LA without pants. Is this still CNN?

Reginald Grant   May 6th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I still do not understand Perez's point. Does he not want this lady to have a career and earn money?

Andrea   May 6th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Let's create another union with the same rights as marriage. They can have their religious word "marriage". I am Hetero and would marry under a new "union" w/my gays!!!

Susan Ahlstrom   May 6th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I honestly believe this has everything to do with Mr. Hilton's need to exact revenge against this young lady because of her answer to his question. He put the question out there - she had the right to answer it how she felt - end of story. She has the right under the constitution to free speech just as he has.
My daughter competed in a pagent run by the Miss Universe Pagent Committee. They need to step in and put a stop to all of this and let the newly crowned young lady enjoy her title!

Karine   May 6th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I read somewhere this week that everbody is wearing masks since the swine flu epidemie and yet not everybody can wear a condom to avoid AIDS!

Mary   May 6th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I agree, Perez should never be asked to be a judge again. very unprofessional. Very imature. Mr. Trump take notice of this jerk with his ugly profane mouth.

fran   May 6th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Perez Hilton= abolishment of free speech!

Cheryl Aguilar   May 6th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I can't imagine what difference it makes whether ms cA poses semi nude or prances around in a bikini on the ms America pagent. Let her keep her crown, why she wants it i have no idea, but she won.

Laura   May 6th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I want to comment on "same sex marriage."
Here is the fact. Go to any law book such as Black's Law or Bouvier's Law and you will see that homosexuals CANNOT marry because they CANNOT consummate a marriage. You must consummate, for you idiots, that means intercourse with your spouse or the marrage is NOT valid. Homosexuals can do whatever they do to each other, but they cannot have intercourse, therefore you will never be a married couple.

Felicia   May 6th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I feel that Carrie is a courageous young woman who seems to be being persecuted for her beliefs. However, if she did in fact violate her contract as Miss California, then taking her crown should be considered. I support her in so many ways, but a contract is a contract. The question is...would these photos have surfaced if she had answered the question differently?

Joel   May 6th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I can't imagine why someone chose Perez Hilton to be a judge. A quick look at his web site shows the kind of scum this guy is. Miss CA clearly has a lot more class than he does. Please stop giving this guy air time, it is not worth showing.

Allan   May 6th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Abstinence is full proof but NOT realistic!

Beverly, Westlake Village, CA   May 6th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Perez Hilton has set 'Gay Marriage' so far back by acting like he is a Mad-Dog.... I voted for GM in California, but do not have one Gay friend who thinks Perez is right with is never ending Rant!

Martha   May 6th, 2009 9:51 pm ET


It is very sad to see that freedom of speech no longer exist.
I do agree with Miss California and many Californians agree with her that is the reason why we vote NO on 8. What is happening to Miss California is very sad and her pictures do not have anything to do with her opinion about gay marriage. This is just good material for all the newspaper and shows like your to increase ratings.
I like your show I wish you never brought Perez Hilton in; he is toxic, bad decision Larry.

STEVE in Oregon   May 6th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Did anyone else notice how stained Perez's teeth were ?
I agree, the biggest loser here is the press and donald trump.

whatever you do, dont voice an opinion to the media, you'll get JOE PLUMBER'd..

Matt   May 6th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Why does the media continue to legitimize a person like Perez.
Oh... It's ratings... That's what's really important...

Matt   May 6th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Why does the media continue to legitimize a person like Perez.
Oh... It's ratings... That's what's really important...

george Schaefer   May 6th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

hey larry stupid question is abstinence a solution is not drinking a solution to not being drunk the big picture is any action of abstinence is good if you want to prevent it

Karen/Indy   May 6th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Bristol Palin should not be on TV pushing Abstinance.......WHY – Because no one will believe her because she didn't do it herself.
If she wasn't related to Sarah Palin – she wouln't be on TV at all.
In doing this she's trying to justify what she has done – She looks happy and so does the baby – Happy and healthy and wealthy.
Most single mothers don't look that way...They are very needy.
I think she is sending the wrong message!!!

Dennis Starkey   May 6th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Bristol is saying, do as I say, not as I did

vicky   May 6th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Perez Hilton doesn’t know meaning of woman !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

juanita   May 6th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I am from Maine and I am against same sex marriage the legislature does not represent the people I am looking forward to voting
against what the legislature passed

Patricia from Florida   May 6th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

While I applaud Bristol's attempt to educate teens, she should focus more on the heavy responsibility of becoming pregnant and a parent at a young age. However, abstinence is a non-starter. My daughter's friend is an example–strongly Christian family with strong church ties. She made a pledge to support abstinence before marriage. Then she tragically died at age 17 after spending the night with her boyfriend. She fell asleep at the wheel leaving in the early morning hours and crashed her car. Abstinence is not a practical solution to teen sex. Preventing pregnancy is more important IMHO.

Carolyn   May 6th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

Perez Hilton is a wannabe celebrity who even changed his name to get attention. This guy is pretty disgusting and I wouldn't take anything he says seriously. He is loving all this attention and I wish everyone would drop the subject to get him out of the limelight. It was a loaded question and he did it on purpose to trap her so he could make a big deal out of it.

Cher Law   May 6th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

Bristol is not the perfect model for abstinence. I do not believe she's being honest of her opinions. She repeating what she's being told.

Richard Martins   May 6th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

this Comment is to- apostle gary savage

If you don't like gays and you think marrage is only with a men and a women..
move to an islands and be by yourself.. good luck on that

Linda   May 6th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

Who is the HIlton guy you just had on. He is the one who swore at Miss California and called her names when she gave her personal opinion then states on your show he is allowed to do so because he is passionate about his ideas. I find it hard to believe he doesn't have a personal agenda here. In the old days we would say he is talking out of both sides of his mouth. All women everywhere no matter what they think about marriage should stand up and call this guy a SPADE!!!!!! Sadly to me, we don't have many people giving him some lip because of the way he acted.

angela   May 6th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

Bristol has it wrong again, she must get that arrogance from her mom.

Simone Laurent   May 6th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

Bristol Palin is the last person I want to hear from regarding unwed, teenage motherhood. I worked two and three jobs as a single 19 year-old mother, and I never tucked my son into bed at the Governor's mansion. When she can stand on her own two feet instead of riding her mother's coat tails, I may be interested about her experiences. The Palins' should be ashamed they are encouraging their daughter to speak about a life she does not yet know. Bristol should not tell anyone about abstinence, as she obviously did not adhere to such a policy in her short and inexperienced life thus far.

Linda Allen   May 6th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

Everybody is missing the point. Stop putting teenagers in places alone where hormones get out of hand. No dating alone, only in groups in public places until 18. Stop dating at 12. Don't get in situations where sex is possible.

STEVE in Oregon   May 6th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

Perez actions border on HATE CRIME !

apostle gary savage   May 6th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

Larry King Live

Your viewers should google search apostle gary savage to see why they should, because if I could be elected President of the United States 2012, I would stop all sodom and gomorrah life styles.

greg alvey   May 6th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

hey for one this usa has gone to the dogs,two the damn gay dude is just mad cause he would have no chance of having her.

sean   May 6th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

Im confused only because its not a great message to tell teens not to have sex when Palin did it when she was a teen.

UncleCreamy   May 6th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

Levi Johnson is a perfect example for abstinence.

Lizzie   May 6th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

One of the main reasons for abstinence is sexually transmitted diseases. It doesn't only have to do with having babies or what is right or wrong. What are the statics for std's in teens?

RealChristian   May 6th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

Why does anyone listen to Perez Hilton. He has no talent and is nothing more than a foul mouthed homosexual.

Homosexuals are narccisists and marketers of evil who must destroy all thats good and holy so that they can hide from the light, the light of the Lord who they fear and loathe.

Pray for Ms/Mr/Miss Perez Hilton before he is damned forever.

Sherry   May 6th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

If these guys think it's a big issue for this woman to take a picture but don't think men sleep with other men is an issue then I think we have bigger problem than the ecomony.

george Schaefer   May 6th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

Your liberal bent is really starting to make me wish your mother had practiced abstinence her entire life.

blindedbyblonde   May 6th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

Carrie has a right to her beliefs and opinions but when her beliefs are narrowly viewed based on the christian religion than its reasonable cause to question her validity as a leader.

Discrimination should not be tolerated in any form and anyone holding the tiara of superficiality should know that being judged is a hard road to swallow for anyone looking to be judged for who they are and that we all deserve the same respect

vicky   May 6th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

Perez Hilton thinks he is miss USA

Sammy Hawkins   May 6th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

Teens always have and will continue to have sex. Inform them how to do it safely.

Cher Law   May 6th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

If you tell your child to masturbate that's going to lead to sex are you kidding. That's like putting your hand in the candy jar and not eating the candy.

sue burgess   May 6th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

I have never written a celebrity but I want to say I am shocked at Larry for even having Perez on his show. I have always said, that if I ever talked to a tv person in the media, it would be Larry. I can not say that any more. I am not upset because of Perez' personal views but because of his rudeness, nastiness, bad manners and trouble making attitude. Am I missing something? Wasn't Miss Calif. asked a question? Should she have made up an answer or lied? I feel Larry showed more kindness to Perez than he did Maggie.

Trisha   May 6th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

What I don't really understand is why Bristol will be the spokesperson for abstinence. It's a catch 22. It's either she's a hypocrite or she publicly admits her baby is a mistake and she doesn't want responsibility. All she is doing is whining anyway, saying she can't go out and get her hair done or hang out with friends.
Teenagers may be ignorant, but they aren't stupid. Even the younger ones understand there is something awfully off about a mother preaching against doing what she did. It's not like she went through sex rehab!

Mary Strain   May 6th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

Perez Hilton - making gay marriage an unavoidable issue for beauty contestants everywhere! Catapulting those who anger him to international stardom! Consigning those who don't to complete obscurity!

Jazzie   May 6th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

Parenting need to talk to kids honestly about sex.

Paul Shelby   May 6th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

I am gay and live in NYC, I don't agree with Carry's opinion, but
she has a right to her opinion. and I think she should be able to keep her what she posed least she looks good.
This Perez guy should chill. He's not helping the (with all due respect)
ignorant or perhaps non liberated minds have and positive regard for
gay people.

the whole topic is boring....we should all move on....eventually, gay marrige willl happen everywhere. It's a legal thing. gays want legal rights that straights could be called anything really but unfortunately it is called marrige. We should all strive for equality.
let people do what they want to do. endear your religion, don't hoar it
by letting everyone know what it is and how they should follow it.

Amen...send money to Paul Shelby of here and now

angela   May 6th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

Kids do not need SEX to survive. Teach them morals and values, thats what they need. The rest will fall into place. Having Bristol lecture to them probably has most kids laughing all the way to the bedroom.

Tiffany   May 6th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

As a young adult, I can tell you that teaching abstinence is not the way. Be realistic!

shay weller   May 6th, 2009 9:56 pm ET

Elisabeth and other people like her want religion (especially her relegion) to rule this country, and it aint gonna happen. The first amendment puts it straight that it cannot.. If elisabit does'nt like gay people 'she should not marry one.; But what a gay person does with regard to marriage is NONE OF HER BUSINESS. And it is none of Miss California's business also.

Sherry   May 6th, 2009 9:56 pm ET

I wonder if the people that come up with the largest teen pregnancy rate being in the US are the same people that make predictions about our economy because do they know there are a billion people in China and India. Do they think all those people are married?

Daniel Dsouza   May 6th, 2009 9:56 pm ET

I like Obama's commenti on teen pregnancy. "Sex is very scared" if
people recognize this there will be more serious thought
before engaging in frivolos sexual activity

Shanead   May 6th, 2009 9:57 pm ET

Didn't Vanessa Williams lose her crown because of risque photos? So why the big debate? Rules are rules. It's either they're enforced or they aren't. So much for these competitions being fair! Great example!

Leslie Jones Thomas   May 6th, 2009 9:57 pm ET

These persons who are advocating abstinence, who now have kids, probably engaged in sexual intercourse as teens. They should tell their kids about the regrets, mistakes that they or their friends made in engaging in sex too early and share contraceptive tips with them. It is totally unrealistic for them to preach this "ideal" of abstinence when they know that the majority of their peers did not abstain. They also know that sex is a lot more provocatively presented nowadays and a child would have to be brain dead not be stimulated sexually with all of the mediums available to them.

Carmella   May 6th, 2009 9:57 pm ET

The solution is Jesus. Jesus said if you love me you will keep my commandments. Meaning you will not have sex out of marriage. You won't fornicate. What would Jesus do? It's a matter of the heart. It's that simple, flee from evil, submit to God, it's a Christian principal.

Bonnie   May 6th, 2009 9:57 pm ET

you are interrupting Dan on his opinions...It's not right.

Dennis   May 6th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

Bristol is courageous for admitting a mistake and trying to help others avoid the same.

apostle gary savage   May 6th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

Larry King Live

To your viewers, yes the Unted States constitution gives we the people our rights to freedom of speach and expression, but this does not give us the right to sin against the holy spirit.

Dodie ~ Irvine California   May 6th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

Narcissism runs in the Palin family.

If Bristol Palin really cares about her child, she will stay home and take care of her child instead of going on a campaign.

The teens will laugh at her...

Gemma   May 6th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

Bristol Palin should go mind her baby and have a relationship with her baby daddy..she is just being used by her mom to set up her 2012 campaign...You go girl...have no sex, lol

Levi should set up the "family planning protection only" plan (aka condoms, abstenence, birth control, etc..)as a spokesperson...he would make much more money and able to take care of his baby than she ever would with her s..i..l..l..y doctrine...Go Levi

Trudi   May 6th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

Well – that Perez person said himself – if she had answered the way he believed then there would be no controversy. So what does that tell you – as long as you take his views there will be no problem. I believe the same way as Miss California and I think that Perez person is a buffoon.

Daniel   May 6th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

I think it's highly unrealistic to expect teens to not have sex. I also think it is time to focus more on contraceptives and condoms more than straight abstinence. Although sex education classes are taught, let's face it. Teens are going to want to have fun, it's been that way for years now. So trying to shove ideals down their throat will never solve any problems.

Meridith   May 6th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

To the point of your guest wanting feedback from people who waited but were "active" with their boyfriend/girlfriend...

I was 20 when I lost my virginity and I am 26 now (without children). My first boyfriend was my senior year and we found other ways to "express" our feelings.

Parents need to be open, as Dan says. My parents communicated with me when I was younger, and I was well aware of what a child meant to my future life. I don't condone Bristol as a spokesperson...I think the messengers need to be living what they preach.

Joy   May 6th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

Ms. California had a right to say what she had to say about gay marriage. She is standing up for what she believes in as much as the rest of the American citizens. She shouldn't lose her crown over it.

ed   May 6th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

Is Bristol Palin being paid to speak in support of teenage absinence?

Lou   May 6th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

If Miss California was a muslim (for the sake of this ques will say she's cool with beauty pagents) and the pagent officials knew her beliefs, and she answered the same question honestly against gay marriage, everyone would be defending her rite to speak her mind....but because she's a traditional Christian its become perfectly acceptable to slam a person for staying true to their beliefs...thats real great democracy folks...

UncleCreamy   May 6th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

Bristol is using her mistake to help her mother in the next election.

Alex   May 6th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

I'm 18 years old and I can tell you that abstinence is far from realistic, as is relying on all teens to use condoms. As for expecting anyone to do everything up to intercourse and not take that final step, that is completely ridiculous. I think parents need to be more willing to offer birth control to their daughters. Knowing your child might be having sex but is being safe, is a lot less troublesome than seeing her walk around the house with a baby in her stomach.

Jeff   May 6th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

Abstinence should NOT be taught at schools, it's not realistic. How can you expect teens that are so hormonally charged to abstain from sex?

Here's a random thought...why not teach kids BOTH abstinence AND safe-sex practices? It may seem contradictory, but give teens both sides of the coin and let them decide for themselves. That way they have the knowledge to be safe if they choose to have sex but know how to say no if they don't want to engage in sex.

Soni Armstrong   May 6th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

why is it that when you don't agree with gay people, they give you the equality speech? it's a two-way street people!

Dodie ~ Irvine California   May 6th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

@ apostle gary savage


Sherry   May 6th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

Perez Hilton is too gay- Do gays not know you don't kiss and tell

Jeannette   May 6th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

I waited till I was out of my moms house, in the military, and paying my own bills before I lost my virginity. And my seventeen year old sister plans to wait til she's married. We have no babies, and it's four of us! You've got to be killing me! We were raised with a spiritual expectation first, a personal responsibilty second, and a family responsibilty first! Babies were out of the question! We'd be killed! ABSTINENCE IS THE WAY TO GO! 4REAL!

Lejeune   May 6th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

Whats wrong with abstinence? are quys advocating sex. from what i hear you guys are telling me that teens should not get pregnet but should still have sex. Not Really getting you. Is it now a crime to not have sex.

Anita   May 6th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

Teaching our teenagers to abstain isn't only about preventing pregnancy. It's about having the wisdom and maturity to make choices with an understanding of ALL of the consequences which may include emotional ones. The man who suggest that we should encourage our young women to have oral and anal sex instead of intercourse(activities that most of us think are even more intimate than intercourse ) is absurd and disturbing.

Kerry   May 6th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

Contest is over,She won.What is the point of bringing up her past,we missed it.keep politics where it belongs.

Heather Smith   May 6th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

Why is the the GOP choosing only a young woman to promote abstinence. I think young men are also responsible for unplanned pregnancies. I'm curious if Bristol is planning to remain abstinent now until she is married?

Jo Ann   May 6th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

Babies don't know what love is, they just know where they can get their needs met.

Jazzie   May 6th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

Larry, Yes Miss CA should lose her crown, Vanessa Williams lost hers for Miss America

Jaime   May 6th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

Right message wrong messenger

Theresa   May 6th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

She is the last person I would listen to!

Leigh Martin   May 6th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

This kind of thinking is exactly why this world is a mess.
If you thought the 70's were "free love" just look at the misquided advice given to young people today like we're hearing on Larry King Live.
ANY kind of sexual activity is SEX.
Waiting until one is old enough to understand the emotional ramifications that go with sexual activity is essential.
When did sex become the all important way to express one's feelings?
Or is it just another form of this selfish feel good society we've become?

Samantha   May 6th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

Having Bristol Palin speak out for abstinence is hypocritical. Yes, abstinence is the only way to prevent pregnancy and STD's but it isn't realistic. We should be teaching people about safer sex. Bristol should practice what she preaches.

Bonnie   May 6th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

I have to agree w Dan and say that Bristol Palin as the "Spokesperson for Abstinance" is a COMPLETE JOKE.

Trudi   May 6th, 2009 10:01 pm ET

What happened to the moral values of people in the US!
And since when did we give teens the ok to have all this sex.
I see no problem with anyone promoting abstinence. We give kids
way too many freedoms and we need to rein them in.

rich brown   May 6th, 2009 10:01 pm ET

Oral sex is safe sex.

Dodie ~ Irvine California   May 6th, 2009 10:01 pm ET

Larry... why don't you interview the people that Anderson does. These are real life problems. Not the Ms California, Briston Palin garbage...???

Celticlady   May 6th, 2009 10:01 pm ET

Dear Larry... I thought that Miss California, Carrie Prejean, was lovely, literate, and extremely coherent. And it was good to hear someone stick up for male and female marriage. I agree with her that there should be the option of a Civil Union with all of the rights of married people for gay partners. However, "marriage" is a religious ritual that was based on one man and one woman from ancient times.

And although I believe in respecting all U.S. citizens rights to join legally with whomever they want... I do NOT agree that it should force religions to change their long-held views.

The Gays should accept the fact that at least now people are willing to accept the idea of gay couples having their civil rights protected in legal Civil Unions.

Mary De Filippis   May 6th, 2009 10:02 pm ET

I think it was disgusting to hear the laundry list of ways that teenagers could have sex without any discussion of the emotional and social repercussions of premature sexual involvement; pregnancy might be one unfortunate outcome but there are many others. It is possible for teenagers to be intimate without having oral, anal, vaginal sex or mutual masturbation. It made me sick to my stomach not to even hear the suggestion that our young women and men might not be ready for all that just yet.

alljoy   May 6th, 2009 10:03 pm ET

This man discussing abstinence is an idiot.....Don't teach children abstinence BUT let's teach them other forms of gratification without intercourse.....ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND!!!!
WHAT is this world coming too??????

Why not Bristol discussing the LESSONS that she has learned from having sex and sex resulting in a baby that has NOW taken her LIFE.....Do those people criticizing her want reformed drug addicts to go away and not speak to children about drugs.....Do those people want drunk drivers to stop talking to teenagers about driving and drinking.....SHUT UP AND GO IN YOUR NEGATIVE CORNERS!!!!!

Dodie ~ Irvine California   May 6th, 2009 10:03 pm ET

Chicago sounds like a drug lords turf fight! Reminds me back with the Mafia.

nika   May 6th, 2009 10:03 pm ET

well i think ms ca is not saying she hate gays whats she saying its a freee country and being gay is not right at all and right ,god made adam and eve not eve and eve or adam and adam or not mary and lousie what saying its not right at all and yes they should take her crown just like they did vannessa williams if they took her's they should take mrs ca maybe next year or somthing she can try again!!! The young lady that wanted to be on safe sex and abstience they were all parading the baby that the boyfriend going to marry her and all of sudden he said he not going to get marry to her and nw they saying its the the democratic fault.

George Cohen   May 6th, 2009 10:03 pm ET

Bristol will never have to sacrifice or suffer. She doesn't represent anybody but herself and will not influence a single person from getting pregnant. She is the wrong messenger because her pregnancy is being glamorized and her situation does not say that there is a downside to being a teen mother, high school drop out, 17 year-old inarticulate know nothing.

Haley   May 6th, 2009 10:04 pm ET

I understand his ire, but it is sad that Perez lost his cool, Obviously, beautiful young women are making better choices 'cause Miss California for sure is not the most beautiful woman in California. She can cross out smart too if she thought no one would uncover those old photos – give me a break!

mark   May 6th, 2009 10:04 pm ET

While teen pregnancy was the issue on tonights show, sexually transmitted infections should have been discussed in context with the pregnancy debate. All of the sexual activities the male guest suggested were OK............ are the means of transmission. What about the emotional consequences. I guess he would love for his daughter to do these things with her boyfriend with his full blessing.

Lanita   May 6th, 2009 10:05 pm ET

What hypocrisy to chastize Miss California for posing "semi nude" after she was required to model in a bikini that exposes 90% of her body in order to win the contest. Give me a break!

apostle gary savage   May 6th, 2009 10:05 pm ET

Larry King Live

Your viewers should google search apostle gary savage to see why they should, because if I could be elected President of the United States 2012, I would stop all sodom and gomorrah life styles.

Theresa   May 6th, 2009 10:05 pm ET

Bristol Palin is just trying to fix things for her mother to look good for the 2012 election. That's all this is............

Andrea   May 6th, 2009 10:05 pm ET

I want to know why anyone thinks it is ok to keep equal rights from gay people? Remember that "All men are created equal", so why does any one person or group of people think they have the right to take away that equality?

Joshua   May 6th, 2009 10:05 pm ET

Is it logical to conclude that you will be able to prevent sexual intercourse after teasing your partner with other forms of sexual expression? That idea is not only irrational, but ignorant of the fact that we are, by nature, emotionally driven and cannot simply turn off the water hose (metaphorically speaking of course) of our emotions once they have been turned on. Start living in reality and not a private utopia.

Allison   May 6th, 2009 10:05 pm ET

Thank you for bringing awareness to Celiac Disease!

margaret   May 6th, 2009 10:06 pm ET

Most of us who are now 60 and older didn't have vaginal intercourse until we were at least 17. Movies , ads , dancing and expectations were different. Even elementary school cheerleading has sexual moves. Sex is pushed upon the kids as expected behavior. I know we can't go back, but I don't thing we really missed out and had a longer and greater childhood. Children should be thinking of different things to a least 15 year old. However they still need to be educated.

Owen Mills   May 6th, 2009 10:06 pm ET

Miss California should just say %$#@ it!! and go see Hugh, hold out her hand and pose. Then wait a few months when everyone forgets, and go on with her moral endevors!

Roberta   May 6th, 2009 10:06 pm ET

Regarding teen aged sex. How come when I was a teen we practiced abstinence because it was the right thing to do and the teens of today are too undisciplined? It's not unrealistic. What happened to morals and character? Don't they count for anything anymore?

Schmoozie   May 6th, 2009 10:06 pm ET

What does Anderson Cooper think of Gay Marriage

apostle gary savage   May 6th, 2009 10:07 pm ET

Larry King Live

Your viewers should google search apostle gary savage to see why I would stop all sodom and gomorrah life styles.

Dodie ~ Irvine California   May 6th, 2009 10:08 pm ET

@ George Cohen

I completely agree. I have one word for her... ((( NARCISSISTIC ))

sonya   May 6th, 2009 10:08 pm ET

Has Dan ever raised children? Has he considered the emotional toll that having sex ( of any type) takes on a young person? Is the goal to have a physically satisfying experience, with no ties, no responsibilities and, perhaps, a lot of heartbreak.? in my opinion, Sarah's advice is more appealing and practical for teens and their parents.

Andrea   May 6th, 2009 10:10 pm ET

What happened to seperation of church and state? I know that is the way it is supposed to be but in all of my 29 years I have never seen it. Maybe we should give that a try, huh?

vonniecrawford   May 6th, 2009 10:10 pm ET

Larry needs to notice how often he interrupts the guests who are representing a conservative point of view to allow the liberal host to talk. Also, notice the mean spirited attitude of the free spirited liberal. I guess we are opened minded unless the oposition is conserative or has a religious background.

Charlene Amico   May 6th, 2009 10:10 pm ET

I also feel that marriage is between a man and a woman! Carrie is being crucified by the press for her beliefs. Mr. Hilton knew what was going to happen when he asked that question. Why would a gay man be juding a beauty pageant?

Karlene   May 6th, 2009 10:10 pm ET

I have been watching your show and I am a firm believer in EDUCATION. I have a 19 yr old daughter that at the age of 14 , I sat her down and told her what she would be faced with in the comming years. I am a nurse and am very well aware of the pressures that kids face each and every day. I worked in a clinic where young mothers often visited. The communincation that we share is amazing.

I explained abstonance and the options that are availiable to young people. She and her boyfriend chose for her to be the one to be on concerseptives, she is a full time nursing student with a GPA of 3.5 and their relationship is great. The intamacy is there and is evedent, but their sexual relationship is their own. They have taken it on their own to be respnsiable and private.

EDUCATION is the key! Help your son or daughter make the best decision thats good for them. Give pros and cons of sex and be supportive..Honisty and communication are the best thing you can pervide to a child!

Ruth White   May 6th, 2009 10:11 pm ET

I believe the media should stay out of it. The media only blows situations out of proportion. They only feed off of negative things to diminish other people. As for Miss California, she has the right to believe whatever she wants to believe, and she was asked a question by Perez Hilton and she gave a honest answer. America is a country that has the freedom of speech, and sometimes I think we forget that. So to target someone based on their beliefs isn't right, and we have the right to agree with homosexuality or to disagree with homosexuality. Since she gave her answer to Perez Hilton she has been ripped apart, and it has all been played out in the media. Leave her alone!

apostle gary savage   May 6th, 2009 10:11 pm ET

Larry King Live

To Your viewers sodom and gomorrah life styles will destroy our nation, unless apostle gary savage becomes president of the United States 2012

LuLu   May 6th, 2009 10:12 pm ET

I think this lady's on crack to think that abstinence is the way to go just because Bristol Palin is behind it!! Its unrealistic to think that. They are not going to stop having sex or thinking about it just beacuse the righ t to lifers or Christians want it. It's as much as a pipe dream as if they were smoking pot every day. Having had 3 teenage children, 2 teenage daughters at the same time and one of them getting pregant at 17, still does not make me think absitnence is the way to go. They need to have better sex aducation in schools and us as parents need t o open up to our children. I think that what they are getting at with these kids is wrong. They want to experiment and will no matter what we do to them, grounding taking things away does not work. Even keeping them away from school or where they hang out doesn't work, believe ,me I tried everything known to mankind, and then some!!!I Jesus is not going to solve all these problems. Christians are gay, homeless, killed, drug addicts and on and on. Nice try but there has to be another solution. Not everyone is going to agree on this one.

Peter Chapman   May 6th, 2009 10:12 pm ET

There is a very easy solution to the Gay marriage controversy – the state should get out of the marriage business altogether and should only give a certificate of civil union to any and all couples – no marriage certificate – If a couple wants to get married this should be the responsibility of churches. In the eyes of the state all couples would thus be treated equally.
Peter Chapman , Victoria, BC Canada

Sela Greenhouse   May 6th, 2009 10:13 pm ET

Hi Larry and viewers, I am a successful story of a sexually active teen, found love, finished college, found career, married, and now wanting a family. It has been difficult to prevent pregnancy and prevent sex, but my pursuit to not repeat mistakes of family members has helped me be more responsible and strive for MY youthhood first. Our abortion rate has become uncontrollable and, I think, educating young teens on SEX is the best way to prevent teen pregnancy. The growing thought that a child has become an accessory is a future threat and if we do not attack this growing phenom, we will have a vicious cycle to handle in the future. Babies raised by kids, I believe, will not achieve the same education of our "Baby Boomer" generation and may have a different look on life; drugs, sex, crime, etc. There are many great teen parents in the US, but my travels have made me suspect they are of few. Please allow your child to participate in sex education at a young age. It is the hot topic today!

shay weller   May 6th, 2009 10:13 pm ET

Ms. California is a big joke. She says she is a great Christian girl & la de da , and the gay people are big sinners, But boy it didn't take Miss Goody Goody long to take her clothes off- Did it?-She broke her contract. Period...Those are the rules..She should give up her crown immediately.

blindedbyblonde   May 6th, 2009 10:15 pm ET

I think Bristol Palin is a casualty of poor education and ambivalent parenting. Any child getting pregnant at 16 is a failure of parenting.

What is worse, is the sad attempt to clear the Palin name, sacrificing the welfare of the child and grandchild just to further Mother's career.

I watched the episode with the teen father ,sister and mother. Clearly they are not intellectuals but neither is the Palin family. Larry kept pressing as to why they do not force the legal visitation rights. I felt bad knowing they were too embarrassed to say they couldn't afford the legal fees and that the power of the Palin's is difficult to fight in their community.

I find it hard to swallow that as a nation many chose to accept Paliin as a viable candidate for vice presidency when she clearly had only her fashionable glasses and moose hunting techniques to offer while we had a nation needing true intellect and refined judgment.

Why couldn't McCain and Lieberman join forces and create a bipartisan relationship that I would have voted for?

I am a republican for better or for worse but I did not vote because I think the other team had the better candidate and so far I am happy I threw my vote.

kate   May 6th, 2009 10:16 pm ET

same sex marriage has nothing to do with miss california, she's not big enough to even effect it., haha, so who cares what she says? I am certain that justice and equality will prevail... as far as her nude pics, well, kinda makes her seem hypocritical. but i am way too busy to waste my time worrying about the Miss USA contest, I think the whole thing should be ended anyways. Its a sad presentation of women and what they're capable of. It degrades them. So lets' take all the crowns, stop playing barbie, and start fixing the mess that bush has left behind.

Jack Geenty   May 6th, 2009 10:16 pm ET

Perez Hilton should be removed from any public position, judging, or representing any groups because of his vulgar comments on You Tube. He clearly demonstrated anger and violence and should be prosecuted for hate crime, reprimanded, and required to take anger management classes for his expressed hate against Miss USA's Christian beliefs.
Why is this not being brought up?

The pictures that I have seen on the web of Miss California when she was younger show no more flesh that what has been on recent Sports Illustrated Swim Suit edition calendars.
Miss California should not be stripped of her title.

Alex   May 6th, 2009 10:16 pm ET

Since when has sex become morally wrong? Teens having sex is not a bad thing so long as their careful just like everyone else. Sex is only made out to be bad by people who base all morality on religion and say that waiting till marriage is mandatory. It is not at all, if that is one's choice then fine, but if two people are both consenting then it should not matter either way.

Maxine Lipkin Marple   May 6th, 2009 10:19 pm ET

I am thrilled to hear the discussion about teen pregnancy and the major focus on abstinence on Larry King. Finally, Dan is bringing up alternatives to sexual expression without intercourse. The religious conservatives tend to see many issues in black and white. Finally, Dan is pointing out the options in the grey areas, the real truths about human interactions, of what teens can do with raging hormones and prevent pregnancies at the same time. I am 65 years old and worked for 30 years as a teacher and social worker with children, youth, and adults who were impacted by poor sex education from parents, school and religious role models. Our society is still in the puritanical age. We need conversations like this one. Thank you.

Marilyn K. Milmore   May 6th, 2009 10:21 pm ET

Teens are sexually promiscuous today because they have no respect for themselves, their bodies, or health. Girls seem to think they have to sleep with every guy they date. This is how they become popular, or so they think. In reality girls are being munipulated and used, and abused. What happened to waiting to have sex with someone you are really in love with. That sex is a hundred times better than sex with just some guy you are just dating and hardly know. What a degrading society we have become.

Dodie ~ Irvine California   May 6th, 2009 10:22 pm ET

Oh please, not Bristol Palin! So what is she to say... Do as I say... not as I do!! The teens would certainly laugh at that.

Charlene Amico   May 6th, 2009 10:22 pm ET

Bristol Pallin would have an easier time being a parent, if she would allow rhe father of their child to baby sit. Not allowing their child to spend time alone, at his home, wihout supervision is ridiculous! This child has half his DNA. I don't feel sorry for her. She is allowing her mother to make decisions that her mother has no business making. Her mother tried to to use this young man, to her advantage while she was campaigning. When Mrs. Pallin lost the campaign, she had no use for this young man! Where was her mother when her daughter was having sex in their home? Mrs. Pallin needs to take care for her own family. When she can do that, then maybe she can run the United States!

Dodie ~ Irvine California   May 6th, 2009 10:23 pm ET

If Bristol Palin really cared for her child, she would stay home and not be on the campaign trail. It seems that Narcissism runs in the Palin family!

Dodie ~ Irvine California   May 6th, 2009 10:29 pm ET

Santa Barbara always has terrible fires. Their mountains face the ocean with always a good breeze off the ocean, fueling the fires. Its a beautiful place until the fires.

Jack Geenty   May 6th, 2009 10:32 pm ET

Donald Trump, if you had anything to do with putting Perez Hilton in the judging position... Shame on you!!! If you did Mr. Trump... Then You Are Fired!!! You need to make some kind of statement because of what Perez Hilton did after the pageant on You Tube. You had a TV show showing how particular you are about who you hire and how important it is to hire a person with good character.

Haydee   May 6th, 2009 10:33 pm ET

I have been laughing out loud about this blog today.
1. Elisabeth; you seem so shallow, so superficial, you look like you belong to the GOP. Now sucking up to the Obamas ha!!!

2. Palin's daughter (BRISTOL) talking about abstinence.OMG why if she didn't want to get pregnant she did not use some kind of preservative???whatever she does, her mother will not leave Alaska to run for "nothing" family full of drama.
yeah right!!!"if i have to do it again, i will do it differently. shut up girl, you will get pregnant all over again if you do it.

3.Miss California: girl....give it up. you were caught with your bubies all over the broke the rules, you must pay the consequences.

what else???

Woopy tomorrow.

Dean   May 6th, 2009 10:34 pm ET

Hmm... Abstinence doesn't work so let's not try. Since we're all just animals anyway, let's keep going... America's Health Care system doesn't "work" either, so let's stop sending people to medical school. America's educational system doesn't "work" so let's just close the schools. We have drug laws and they don't "work" so let's make all drugs legal. Drunk driving laws don't "work" so let me drink and drive.

I think the saddest commentary is that it appears that America has stopped aspiring to be great and is choosing to accept the least common denominator as a good thing. And Larry King is right there leading the cheers!

Elizabeth from Monaca, PA   May 6th, 2009 10:34 pm ET

Kudos to Carrie for having the courage to speak her mind and express her moral beliefs. Its really a sad day when a person is verbally crucifed for expressing her beliefs. Why is it acceptable for one person to shout their views, but not acceptable for another person who disagrees to express their views. This is a free country and the last time I heard freedom of speech was still part of the American fabric. Woe to the day when we all are afraid to express our beliefs for fear of being nailed to the cross. I am not a frequent blogger, but I really feel empathy for Carrie and applaud her . God Bless America and God Bless Carrie.

BF   May 6th, 2009 10:34 pm ET

I enjoyed watching your interview with Elisabeth Hasselbeck. I think that she is a strong woman and I respect her for voicing her opinions on what she believes in. I do think that this whole issue with Perez Hilton bringing up the question and later attacking Miss California with it IS considered as bullying – especially now with the media on her back. For the record, I have never watched a full session of The View, nor any of the beauty pageants... But I think that it's interesting that the ones who voice their opinions of more traditional values are taking the heat. If you want people to respect you, please respect them also and do not punish them for respectfully voicing their opinions.

Haydee   May 6th, 2009 10:35 pm ET

Hi Dodie, good evening.

BF   May 6th, 2009 10:38 pm ET

PS, furthermore, I agree with the individual debating against Perez Hilton. I think that he himself is using everyone for his own benefit (he was even able to sneak in his url to his site on Larry King). He kept repeating "facts are facts" which became increasingly annoying, as he himself did not base his reaction on facts... It was purely based on emotion, and somewhat hatred, which I definitely do not agree with. If someone responded to your question in a polite manner, please do the same instead of continuously bashing that individual for voicing their personal beliefs. Please stop Perez Hilton.

ruth judy   May 6th, 2009 10:48 pm ET

I can appreciate what Bristol is doing, but I think enough is enough. Also, I'm not for gay marriage, but I think they should be able to use their partners benefits and make medical decisions. I think anyone should choose the person they want in charge of any decisions in their life. I have several gay friends and I feel no diferently toward them than my straight friends. I love them both. I'm a christian and I've been taught to love everyone.

Maureen Galasso   May 6th, 2009 10:54 pm ET

Mr. Savage was unfair & judgmental in his comments about Bristol Palin. Her words will reach a certain number of girls, sex education will reach others, counseling will help many. Why discourage any of these efforts? I voted Democrat in the last election, but give the girl a break.

Jeanne D.   May 6th, 2009 11:04 pm ET

Bristol is the perfect spokeswoman for teen pregnancy. She's been there and knows the consequences. The male guest on your tonight should apologize. He probably thinks it's macho that John Edwards, a married man with a wife dying of cancer gets a woman pregnant.. And why is Sarah Palin connected to this? What mother goes on dates with their daughters?

frances   May 6th, 2009 11:08 pm ET

Just like Brooke Shields, Hasselbeck has been embarrassed to reveal she is Italian, until recently & Baba Walters said it on L King Monday evening, She wants 7 children, /& maybe 10 she said, under her breath once/ well, she's well on her way. big ego, strong ego, she thinks she is perfect, will always have a perfect marriage & perfect children,,very unrealistic...about life...

Laura   May 6th, 2009 11:12 pm ET

Implants paid for by the pageant? What message is this sending to young women, that you must have large breasts to be successful and be a state or country wide representative of your peers?

Let's get rid of pageants altogether, they don't promote anything positive. The money and efforts would be much better directed towards education or supporting young people who wish to be civil servants.

Kathy in Westerville   May 6th, 2009 11:24 pm ET

Bad show tonight, Larry. Elizabeth Hasselbeck, that loud woman from NOM, and a Palin. What was it? The Night of Christian Fascism? All those strident ignorant women and nothing but Perez Hilton for balance. Yuck. My ears hurt.

Kathy in Westerville   May 6th, 2009 11:30 pm ET

Black people made America put its money where its mouth was on civil rights. And now gay people are holding America accountable on equality. What's wrong with the rest of us? Why don't WE hold America accountable for - the Bush adminstration's crimes, the buying of Congress by special interests, and the financial sector's robberies?

tommie   May 7th, 2009 12:00 am ET

Haydee is correct,,Hasselbeck sucking up to Obamas, when she did not like them before the election..well, maybe she wants another invite to White Bushie invited her....when she was invited there for a formal dinner, she said she ate everything /?/ what about her disease ?

Pietro Sirianni   May 7th, 2009 12:08 am ET

Kathy is a genius!

William   May 7th, 2009 12:10 am ET

As a Canadian, I would like to know what Elisabeth is thinking of her fellows Republicans from Red Eyes who laughed of Canada's army a few weeks ago.

JD   May 7th, 2009 12:10 am ET

Why should Americans care what Hasselbeck thinks about politics? As far as I can tell, she has as much experience and knowledge on the topic as my letter carrier, Hank.

Juanita Benetin   May 7th, 2009 12:11 am ET

OMG. Bristol thinks she is Miss Lillian, Jimmy Carter's mom. Do you remember when she said "If I knew then what I know not, I would have remained a virgin" Hastleback is nuts

Jacqueline   May 7th, 2009 12:11 am ET

What makes Elisabeth an "expert" on any issue. She is an annoying and inexperienced little girl with a comment on every issue, which is another word for "patting herself on her own back with her own hands."
I don't even watch the View because they let her run amuck.

Robert   May 7th, 2009 12:11 am ET

RE: LKL Hasselback Interview

I really appreciate and respect what Elisabeth has commented about this evening. Ive never seen The View, or even knew who she was prior to this. Interesting and inspiring lady.

FrostySmokes   May 7th, 2009 12:11 am ET

I would watch the View a lot more if Elisabeth wasn't on the show.

Maria   May 7th, 2009 12:14 am ET

Keep up the great work Elizabeth. If the View was only you I would watch it. I can't stand Whoppie and the others. The all make we want to throw up with their liberal views.

Marije terEllen   May 7th, 2009 12:15 am ET

I agree that the press is all over Miss Palin because of her name. However, the only reason she has been recruited as spokesperson for her new cause is because of that name. Her name is being used to create publicity and interest by the abstinence people.

Tridy   May 7th, 2009 12:15 am ET

Elizabeth should be ashamed. When comparing Cindy McCain and Michelle Obama, she implied that Michelle had something to hide. Now she's shaking her hand! I would never trust you. You are a hypocrite.

Ashlee   May 7th, 2009 12:16 am ET

Elisabeth is one of the very few and I like her for that. I don't always share her views on politics, but I love how she stands up for her beliefs and does not allow society or popularity to shape how she runs her household & raise her children. I also agree, Bristol is a great spokesperson for abstinence. She is not speaking from a place she does not know. She is living the consequence of poor decision making. (NO, the baby is not a mistake.... she, like most people, would probably like to give her child the world & to a degree she has limited that with being so young & unestablished)

Charles   May 7th, 2009 12:18 am ET

While you call what John Edwards illedgedly did disturbing, I find Sarah Palin's Daughter being the "spokesperson" for abstence. Don't you think it would be most responsible to promote abstence AND SAFER SEX (CONDOMS) at the same time? I think is distrubing that those that promote abstence, don't equally support sexer sex!

Thomas leachman   May 7th, 2009 12:18 am ET

she made a bad decision but what young person has not. you could say let he who is without sin cast the first stone leave the woman alone.

Leah   May 7th, 2009 12:19 am ET

Elizabeth Hasselback's opinion on Miss California's witchhunt is sad. If Carrie Prejean would have supported gay marriage, conservatives would have given her the same attention she is getting now. There was no right answer to the question she was asked.

Brandi   May 7th, 2009 12:23 am ET

I thought Ms.USA was supose to be real? How can she be real if the pagent payed for her to get her breasts inplants? Also, why do we have a miss usa pagent anyways if they are not able to speak thier minds and say what they feel is right. Agreeing with everyone else is not being real. We are supose to be living in a country with the right to free speach and here we are critisizing her for her comments about gay marriage. Everyone has the right to address thier own opinion and she has basically had mher rights violated. And besides all that, the qestion about gay marriage should not have even been allowed to be asked because to me that is a religous issue not anything to do with the miss usa . It all seems a bit over rated if you ask me. Just leave her alone it is not like she was chosen anyways.

George Colebrook Jr   May 7th, 2009 12:26 am ET

I have been sending this question to various newspapers, radio and TV stations, politicians and commentators. To date, this is the only answer I received was from Senator Jon Kyl, which really didn’t answer the question.

Senator McCain and Governor Palin state that we must win the war in Iraq. Again, I would like someone to ask them the question “How will we know when we won”.

Below is what I have been circulating for over five months without an explanation.

Is it possible that someone can answer the following questions?

According to President Bush, who made the statement on an aircraft carrier that the war in Iraq was won 6 months after it began: Senator McCain continues to state that we must win the war on Terrorism. Fighting terrorism is like fighting cockroaches in New York, which is job security for Generals and war time politicians.

1) How will we know when the war in Iraq is won?
2) Ditto for Afghanistan

• During WWI, WWII and Korea, there were individuals who could sign an Unconditional Surrender document or a document not to cross a certain line. Thus, we knew the war was over. Documents were also signed to end the Civil War in the United States. Thus, who will sign such a documents for Iraq and Afghanistan?

Who signed the documents when we left Viet Nam?

It appears that we will never learn from history.

The French learn about Viet Nam in the 50's and lost. Russia learned about Afghanistan in the 60's and lost. What country is next, Africa?

dee-jay   May 7th, 2009 12:27 am ET

Ms. Cali appears to have integrity issues.

Cindy   May 7th, 2009 12:28 am ET

Elisabeth is a disgrace to all Americans

David and Joanne   May 7th, 2009 12:28 am ET

Elisabeth is an undercover "ist". Meaning all the words that go in front of this. For example, she is an extremist, blasphemist, feminist, and absurdist! She sees the world through her dark, black glasses which only let light in when it benefits her. Get off the airwaves and don't waste our money or time.

Jo   May 7th, 2009 12:28 am ET

Although I don't always agree with her, she ALWAYS comes prepared to discuss and argue her point.

DJ   May 7th, 2009 12:31 am ET

Elisabeth is truly a nobody who is mooching on Barbara Walters coat tails. Before the view did anybody really know who she was? She was Mrs. Hasselbeck

jim   May 7th, 2009 12:32 am ET

let keep her crown .tell the judge to hide behide his mothers skirt

420santa   May 7th, 2009 12:32 am ET

I try to speak my mind and my comments are still waitting moderation the way I see it my grand parents were married at 16 teens will always have sex allways have allways well and as far as this half nude pic how hasent had a half nude pic taken of them it is the man who released it that needs to be looked into for public humilation of miss CA. and releasing her photo with out permission violation of her rights if u ask me and I also think she should of won for being HONEST and speaking her miond marrage is between a man and a woman if the same sex wants to be togeather they need to be UNITED not married

Cindy   May 7th, 2009 12:34 am ET

She breached her contract by keeping photos secret. Take her crown, she is not a good role model, that is what she is suppose to be right? Then take her crown, she lied and she is not a good role model anyway because of the photo and the place she put herself in. Self inflicted-it is her own fault! There is a good replacement I am sure one way or the other.

Liz from NC   May 7th, 2009 12:34 am ET

Sometimes I think Elisabeth should "zip" her lip and not be so opionated, especially for someone so young. She should be more carefree and open-minded!

Harold   May 7th, 2009 12:36 am ET

Miss California

It makes me sick when people say "GOD" told them to say what was in their heart. What a load of crap. How can say GOD told you say that but you have fake breast, fake teeth, fake hair and you are posing nude. When you throw stones expect that glass house to crack.

Jack   May 7th, 2009 12:37 am ET

Hey Liz,

You missed your purpose and your calling in life! Stick with the clothing line and leave the intelligent conversation to other people who truly care about others. You remind me of the ladies in the "burbs" who gather around and who love to hear themselves talk!

Barre Hall   May 7th, 2009 12:37 am ET

Miss Ca LIE fornia

OK – so we now have our country represented by a young woman who has:

a) lied about the actual physical body that won the pageant - can you say 'implants' are au natural?


b) lied about saying that she was not photographed posing nude or semi-nude?


c) broken a contract

Come on, people - Is this the kind of person our nation wants to be represented by?

I, for one, don't think so!

whowins   May 7th, 2009 12:37 am ET

This would not be an issue if Perez had not done what he did.

Daelon Moodley   May 7th, 2009 12:37 am ET

Ms. California is the kind of woman i would marry. I stand by her 100% because marriage is only meant for a man and a woman. Please can u leave this girl alone, she is entitled to her opinion which was the wright one i believe. I hate nothing against gay people but when it comes to marriage, same sex marriage takes it a little bit too far.

Monikue   May 7th, 2009 12:38 am ET

How many people have done something irresponsible when they were 17? I believe that this situation with her is a with-hunt. Perez Hilton agrees that this controversy was the best thing to "happen" to Miss California, but to be honest Perez Hilton HELPED her rise to fame by being malicious AND vulgar towards her THROUGH his recorded tantrum. My godson is gay and I STILL believe that marriage should ONLY BE between a man and a woman, and this is because of my personal belief in God....and YES when I was 17 I too did MANY irresponsible doesn't change who I am TODAY.

Sandra   May 7th, 2009 12:38 am ET

I don't know why they allowed that man to ask miss california a question on gay marriage in the first place. The question seemed so inappropriate.
It looks like they are bullying her now..........and no one is making them stop it.
She answered the question honestly. They need to stop bullying people into agreeing with gay marriage. Which is on the level of perversion to my way of thinking. It's not natural.
Leave the girl alone.

Delores Miller   May 7th, 2009 12:38 am ET

How did Perez get to be a judge

Christina G.   May 7th, 2009 12:38 am ET

All Carrie wanted was attention because she didn't win Miss USA. She had her 15 minutes of fame, now let's move on.

Ex- Miss Nevada USA Katie Rees   May 7th, 2009 12:39 am ET

I have gone through this picture controversy. I had my crown taken away The same year that Tara Conner did not. Is this a double standard again from Mr. Trump? Tsk Tsk.

pb   May 7th, 2009 12:39 am ET

I am for gay marriage. However, this young lady was speaking her mind. This guy Perez is a bully and is picking on her. Why did he ask the question if he didn't want her to answer to certain way?

whowins   May 7th, 2009 12:39 am ET

The pagent should have never allowed a question like this be asked.

D FISHER   May 7th, 2009 12:39 am ET

I think she should not be able to keep her crown. Some one who is speaking about morals should be some one our kids can look up to; this has become a sick joke.

Khazzi   May 7th, 2009 12:40 am ET

I think Perez is Gay Heavy and took his personal agenda out on Miss California. The pictures they're talking about are seen on TV and news papers as advertisnent. This is a witch hunt.

DJ   May 7th, 2009 12:40 am ET

Perez is very disrespectful but I believe that Miss California should loose her crown.

amethystlady2   May 7th, 2009 12:40 am ET

Ms Goldberg is spot on! Elisabeth Hasselbeck, whom I seldom if ever agree with, was "spot on" as well about the beauty pageant contestant.

Perez Hilton is disgusting. He was extremely vile in his attitude after the young lady answered his more than ignorant question. Go HOME PEREZ! You are in violation of humanity!

AMEN there is a vendetta against the Miss USA Contestant...and it is a cruel grudge led by Perez Hilton!

tom   May 7th, 2009 12:41 am ET

I think this guy that asked her that question should be banned from any TV exposure...who is he, that he can ask such a highly controverseal question..then smear her in the mud for giving an honest reply.....that question should never been asked

Magdalena   May 7th, 2009 12:41 am ET

perez hilton needs to calm down and get over it about the whole "controversial" deal. Miss Cali did not say anything wrong, she just gave her TRUE opinion of gay marriage! Freedom of speech!! Perez, stop being so offended because YOU are gay. Remember Mr. cut up celebrities all the time on your website and in the YOU are offended by a true opinion????? Waste of conversation on Larry topic please??

Mark   May 7th, 2009 12:42 am ET

Maggie who is speakin on behalf of Miss California has said repeatedly that Miss California is being bullied. But is it not she who is being the bully this evening. She is one angry woman.

Todd   May 7th, 2009 12:42 am ET

Hey there Larry. I have to say that no matter what I feel / felt about the young ladies comments it still is america the land where we are all able to express our views. Agree or disagree. I saw the tape and quite frankly as a gay black male who completely knows what it is to have to struggle and fight against oppression and bigotry still feel she actually handled the question very well. She was very articulate without being so religiously bashing of gay people in this world that yes, are fighting for our equal rights. Lets focus on our ability and right to be free and not on what some beauty queen doll said. Trust me, I'm certain that there are so many other people other there who not only dislike, look over, pass judgement of me because I'm gay, but also because I'm black...quite as it's kept some of them happen to be gay white males. Hello.

Dee   May 7th, 2009 12:42 am ET

Perez keeps saying "the facts are the facts". The "fact" is he is vulgar and has no class. He needs help.

420santa   May 7th, 2009 12:42 am ET

I have a ? who decided what ?'s to ask the ladies in the pagent and why was such a ?' even ask to miss america if they didnt want a true americans opinion on same sex unity they shouldnt of asked her such a ?

K Lehman   May 7th, 2009 12:43 am ET

What has this world come to that we actually allow a fool like Perez Hilton to attack someone who believes in traditional marriage. This guy is disgusting! How has all this become so and backwards. Gay marriage is wrong and traditional marriage is right!

amethystlady2   May 7th, 2009 12:44 am ET

My apologies....Maggie Gallagher...not Goldberg....

I still say, Perez go home. You are not popular with the majority of sane people in real man would sit there and call Ms Underwood dumb, or get so worked up over her answer....sheesh, you were really pathetic to watch.

whowins   May 7th, 2009 12:44 am ET

California is a joke anyway why should any of these people care. No women stand up for each other any more if they have any values. Only if they are in the tabloids.

Erin   May 7th, 2009 12:45 am ET

Wow. Well, I have issues with the Miss America pageant to begin with. It's sets up impossible standards that women are supposed to achieve, that obviously the pageant participants can't even live up to. But this is beside the point. I don't think that her crown should be revoked. She is no more flawed than any other woman in history who has won the pageant. At the same time, for America to claim any sort of role model who believes in the limitation of human rights- well, it just doesn't seem right. But that's not Miss America's fault...that's America's problem.

Adele   May 7th, 2009 12:46 am ET

Why do you even give this Perez Hilton guy the time of day?

He is not any 'authority figure' on anything....he appears to be only a celebrity-watcher/blogger, who asked a 'loaded' question of a contestant, and became vile and ugly because she spoke her mind, gave her opinion, and it was not the answer he liked or wanted.

I salute her for having the guts to speak her mind on an issue that is a 'loaded' one in California. No, we do not all have to be 'politically correct' and be on the bandwagon for gay 'unions', and I am a Californian, and I agree with Carrie Prejean.

Since when is freedom of speech only acceptable if you say what is politically 'correct', or currently fashionable?

This Perez Hilton fellow is getting more airtime and exposure than is warranted. If he can have his opinion, why is Ms Prejean not entitled to HER opinion?

Herbert West III   May 7th, 2009 12:46 am ET

I am glad too see women like Mrs. Hasselbeck speak up and state what they feel. Too many people sit back and bow and go with the flow. Cookie cutter clicks are boring. Thanks again to her and her views. More people should follow here example. As to safe sex lessons for teens. How do you teach something that is wrong, the right way? Information, yes. Allowing for physical actions in the teaching's, NO!!! Herbert West 3rd, HerbertIII

nancie longacre   May 7th, 2009 12:47 am ET

Perez is Gay,,and he hates,, all the gay's hate anyone who has a viewpoint about anything about them,,it's not fair for Ms. California to take a hit from him,,who scored her low and kept her from winning because shevoiced her opinion a bout Gay marriage,,Donald should not let this be going on,,this man is wrong,,his way's are wrong him being offended is wrong and he is brewing up alot of stuff against her,,she might of posed in panties,,but that isn't nude photo's when you see the same thing in magazines everywhere and on television with panties on,,beside she was young and not a christian then,,he is just trying to get back at her for being against his ole Gay lifestyle,,and now he is trying to get her out altogether,,he is wrong and shouldn't be on the panel!!!!!!!!!!

angela   May 7th, 2009 12:47 am ET






Katherine   May 7th, 2009 12:49 am ET

Giving teens abstinence-ONLY education is medically irresponsible. Withholding important medical information and knowledge (i.e. how to keep oneself safe if having sex) is wrong. Abstinence should be a PART of comprehensive sex education, but other information MUST be provided.

whowins   May 7th, 2009 12:49 am ET

Larry stop this guy talking about anal sex

whowins   May 7th, 2009 12:50 am ET

what is up with this Larry get a clue

Harold Chapeski   May 7th, 2009 12:51 am ET

The topic of Gay Marriages has been argued for much too long. If what the Gay Community wants is equal rights of a Heterosexual Couple, why not give them what they want without changing the definition of "marriage"?

Perhaps they could call it a "Legal Union" between two willing people?

whowins   May 7th, 2009 12:51 am ET

and Anderson Cooper should be in this spot

Herbert West III   May 7th, 2009 12:52 am ET

I have noticed that my comment was censored. I mentioned Vanessa Williams and that she lost her title over prictures and Miss Prejean should also loose her title, or Miss. Williams should get her title back. Not sure why, but my comment was deleted. HerbertIII at

Lornette   May 7th, 2009 12:52 am ET

It is very unfair that Kerry, Miss California should be bully by the gays, Aunty pim, pims because she said that marriage should be between a man and a woman, she is being bully by the gays Aunty pim pim they need to get a God given life and leave her alone, they are trying to make her life a living hell because of her comments about marriage, yes, marriage should be between a man and a woman as God commanded. Don't they read their bible. down with the same sex marriage so, so sick.

420santa   May 7th, 2009 12:52 am ET

what is this guy speaking anal sex for this is about teens being abstance like I say kids have allways had sex and allways will nothing us as americans do about it that is all up to the PARENTS and the teens themselves

whowins   May 7th, 2009 12:53 am ET

oh i can not understand why you had this Levi Johnston on to begin with I guess Larry is run out of good shows to make. He should retire

nancie longacre   May 7th, 2009 12:54 am ET

It's all about Gay's,,he got offended when she said she was against Gay marriage,,he probably voted low for her for that,,,She should keep her position and anytime anyone say's anything about Gay's,,they make a big issue out of it and try to get stuff on her,,why do Gay's always TRY to force their wicked opinion on everyone,,Perez is wicked for trying to find stuff on her,,he has demons inside him and demons do not like christians,,,she is not a hypocrite people,,besides that photo with panties on is not what you say nude,,when magazines has the same thing in them and billboard everywhere,,this Perez is Gay,,and his follower's are hating her statement,,,He is evil!

420santa   May 7th, 2009 12:54 am ET

dont feel bad herbert they deleted my message to miss hasselback I wanted to know her opinion on legalizing marijuana

angela   May 7th, 2009 12:54 am ET

PEREZ is the Biggest loser...

I've never heard of him...and he needs shut up!


Noah   May 7th, 2009 12:55 am ET

Its in my opinion that the world would be better off on both sides of the fence that people should stay out of other peoples businesses, as far as Perez Hilton's comments go that are malicious toward Miss California, and Miss California should stick to do what she is good at, looking good for the camera, not getting into other peoples business, I commend her that she was honest on TV about gay marriage, but to go off camera and go have topless pictures show up, its funny how everyone in the world is a hypocrite even if they are so called Christians or whatever religion. And Perez Hilton, can not win arguments by malicious comments sent to Miss California, that is not the way to go to win your arguments. People should just stay out of other peoples business period.

Felicia   May 7th, 2009 12:55 am ET

I think bristol is over exaggerating her situation of being a teen mother. I am a single teen mother and i can still go get my hair done, i can be with my friends, i just take my baby along. Its all about being a mature person about the situation and teaching methods of protection for those who rather wait. Teenage mothers have been around for the longest time, i dont know why everyone makes it a big deal just because the Palin's daughter just happened to get pregnant.

whowins   May 7th, 2009 12:55 am ET

CNN is so sex minded. I can no longer watch it is all about gay and sex

Cindy   May 7th, 2009 12:55 am ET

Bristol is no role model. So ok, well mom & dad Bristol is doing it, so that makes it ok. No, no no no-Put real deserving role model up, not those who say do as I say not as I do. OMG, keep this girl away from children, she is just trying to make herself look good but it is to late. Mom should have taught her better but she was to busy thinking of herself. The father of the baby seems more stable than Bristol and Bristols family!

Nina   May 7th, 2009 12:55 am ET

plz do not invite perez to CNN. cause he personal vendetta is to distroy Miss CA and anybody who does not agree with him! This is america !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brandi   May 7th, 2009 12:56 am ET

Bristol Palin needs to practice what she preaches. How can youi say abstinence is the correct way when you have a baby yourself and evidently, abstinence should have been preached to her by her mother Sarah before she were sexually active and then maybe she would have never had a baby to begin with and then she could grow up to be a preacher of abstinence is the only way to prevent teen prgnacy. Abstinence is the only way to prevent pregnacy but studies show that preaching abstinence is not working. Maybe as parents you should have control over your children more and then you would know where your shildren are and then you would know positively that having sex is not an issue with your child. It seems to me that she just needs to focus on her and her baby and how she is going to support the baby after moving out of mommy's house.

Charles   May 7th, 2009 12:56 am ET


I must say that I agree with both the panelist that you had that spoke on teenage sex education! If our country could have more discussions like that, I believe we would be in a much better place with educating our youths.

treeboy   May 7th, 2009 12:56 am ET

Look at Europe and other foreign countries that encourage oral sex. They have lower pregnancy rates than we do. I am a young adult you has not engaged in vaginal intercourse, but still am able to keep my girlfriend physically happy.

gradstudent84   May 7th, 2009 12:57 am ET

Savage has an important point if young people are going to have open and healthy sexual relationships that are mutually fulfilling sex ed needs to be more than just preventing pregnancy and STDs so many young people don't know what to expect from sex and even what is normal. This can cause personal and emotional problems and problems in a relationship.

Austin   May 7th, 2009 12:57 am ET

It would appear to me that informing children that their only method of preventing pregnancy is not having sex would be akin to saying that the only way to not get the flu is to live in a protective bubble, avoiding all human contact. It's a bit overkill, at the least. The lack of education on the subjects of sex and contraceptive methods is what is increasing the pregnancy rates, not the fact that teens are having sex.

Al   May 7th, 2009 12:58 am ET

Hello Larry Bristol may not be the best spokes person for teens to not have sex. Young people see dont see the stuggles and hardship that having unprotected sex can cause when they see Bristol getting ready for the cameras with smiles and what seem to be no worries at all. They may mistake the situation and glorify it, young Bristol also has a well established family unlike most teens who will not be able to have the finacial stabilty as the Palins.

scarlett larkin   May 7th, 2009 12:58 am ET

my daughter is 19 and pg, now we find she has hpv. She has been given bc pills, condoms and many lectures – now what. Iit was not

Cindy   May 7th, 2009 12:59 am ET

One more thing, Elisabeth and Bristol-get a life and stop trying to tell the world what to do. What you have to say is simply garbage! You both look like fools!

Alex   May 7th, 2009 12:59 am ET

I think that people should take a look back at their teenage years, and really put themselves, as teenagers, in today's world. In this day and age, there is much more that a man has to be worried about when having sex, especially as teenagers. Age of concent varies by state - and besides that, all it takes for a guy to get screwed over is for the girl to say that he raped her.

As well as legal issues, sodomy laws and such come into play as well. You're completely forgetting about LGBT community. Who is to teach our kids about that?

- WR.

karen   May 7th, 2009 12:59 am ET

I am an open minded female who is not particularly fond of beauty pageants. However, I was dumbfounded by the backlash caused by Miss California's answer to the gay marriage question posed by Perez Hilton (obviously gay). Is this not a free country? I applaud her for her honesty. I feel that the question was unfair.
Personally I don't feel the issue (gay marriage) affects me one way or the other. EVERYONE is entitled to their own opinion. It is people like Perez Hilton who are unfortunately the public face of homosexuality that portrays the gay male in an unfavorable light to EVERYONE. It begs the question; "Why would anyone appoint him to judge a heterosexual female beauty pageant????" He obviously had his own agenda. His position as a judge gave him the platform to be maliciously offensive. He's the poster child for obnoxious bigoted. stupidity.

angela   May 7th, 2009 12:59 am ET






Eric   May 7th, 2009 12:59 am ET

I am a 36 year old virgin because I believe in abstinence before marriage, and I have never married. I have these beliefs because I follow the best advice possible, from the Holy Scriptures.

Young people need to remain abstinent before marriage for more reasons than simply the danger of STD's or pregnancy. Most people are ignoring the spiritual and emotional consequences of sex outside of marriage. It will cause a much greater possibility of infidelity later in life in marriage.

Also vaginal sex is not the only way a woman can become pregnant. Mutual masturbation can also cause pregnancy, because even a tiny amount of semen on the vulva can deliver millions of sperm which can then swim inside and impregnate a woman.

So don't be stupid and say "Don't have vaginal intercourse, but go ahead and play with each others genitals."

whowins   May 7th, 2009 1:00 am ET

This guy said screw as i do not as i screw or something like that. He is trying to slam Palin and not to make a point regarding the subject.

Treacy Liebich   May 7th, 2009 1:00 am ET

What planet is your male guest from? Does he really think teenagers need to be educated on going to third base before they run home? It's natural to touch the goods before you buy them. Our kids aren't so stupid that they need to be taught instinctual habits.

Ex- Miss Nevada USA Katie Rees   May 7th, 2009 1:00 am ET

...and I am definately FOR equality!!!

tina   May 7th, 2009 1:00 am ET

Perez your got offended and now you are getting all your gay friends to find so much stuff on Ms. California,,we will pray for you and your evil mind on this issue!

Mike Doerfler   May 7th, 2009 1:01 am ET

Perez Hilton has to be one of the most troubling people I have seen in a while, definitely someone that has little business speaking out about anyone! He needs to mind his own business.

As far as the abstinence subject, it might be a good idea from someone that is out of touch but it "aint gonna happen" and I am 52 years old and know better

Jean from Illinois   May 7th, 2009 1:01 am ET

I just wish people woul leave the Palins alone. Crystal is standing up and saying she did wrong. She is not the first and definately not the last teenager to get pregnant. It is a shame the father is trying to make money out of this. He should just accept his responsibility. She did not do this by herself!

Arveal   May 7th, 2009 1:02 am ET

Are you crazy? Palin daughter is late. Ask any African American, or Latino girl how difficult it has been for them. Our teens don’t need her to speak for them. Check the stat teen Pregnancy didn't just start yesterday with Pailn daughter. If they want to push her to get money to support her and the baby so be it,the cart has already been put before the horse its "Too Late". She should have listen to her Mom, did it work... LOL

Steve   May 7th, 2009 1:02 am ET

The Gay storm troopers are out in full force. They are hateful as usual, as displayed by Hilton's comments on the internet and their fake outrage over a photo of Miss California. I find it pathetic that Hilton hides behind his right to free speech while denying Miss California her right to her beliefs. Marraige in California is between a man and a woman. She gave an honest answer from the heart. She didn't win because of her views and she stood her ground. Now these small minded people are attacking a Christain woman and trying to destroy her (as usual). I know she is bigger and serves a God that is bigger than these small people. She will be blessed for not denying her belief. I am proud of her.

Mel   May 7th, 2009 1:02 am ET

The father of Bristol's baby looks like a player. It shouldn't be so hard to say NO to sex. Quit acting like a bunch of moneys and take some pride in yourself and some self respect. I don't agree with Dan Savage saying teens should masterbate, anal sex etc. That just lines teens up for sex. Abstinence is the only answer. My children are not having sex until marriage and they are getting their degrees. My daughter has a steady boyfriend that respects her and they both are waiting until marriage. I have been blessed with two beautiful children.

Laurie W   May 7th, 2009 1:02 am ET

Wow Larry! What a night! Elisabeth supports every idiot who says they are a republican... Bristol Palin is her pick on abstinence. Now thats a joke in the making. Miss California is being attacked for her views on gay marriage... How about the fact she just sounds like an idiot when she talks. This from the same woman who went around the country supporting Palin while she make a fool of herself. Come on Larry, there are so many smart women in the world to interview. Why waste my time and yours with her?

Warner   May 7th, 2009 1:04 am ET

I don't understand the spokesperson thing. What ever happen to kill the message not the messenger? If she wants to give her opinion on sex why can't she? Why can't her opinion change as her experiences change? Not everybody benefits from the same method. Maybe there is somebody out there who would rather listen to somebody speak from experience then from somebody who hasn't. For instance. I don't wanna any marriage advice from somebody who has never been married.

Betty Casteel   May 7th, 2009 1:04 am ET

The discussion tonight about teen sex is sickening. Telling teens to masturbate together and have anal sex etc is so detrimetal to them. I challenge you Larry to research and talk to Mark Gungor from Wisconsin. I just watched a portion of his marriage seminar on dvd that focused on this type of junk being fed to our kids. What he had to say needs to be heard by all americans. I had never heard this before. The dvd series is titled "Laughing Your Way To A Better Marriage". I think you would be interested in this material as well.
Betty Casteel

Edwin   May 7th, 2009 1:05 am ET

If you look at Europe and their teen pregnancy rates, teen STD rates, and Teen abortion rates, they are all much lower than in the U.S. which makes one wonder what are the Europeans doing differently? The way Europeans approach sex education is not by abstinence only education but a comprehensive education which treats the teens as responsible. If abstinance only education worked, why then has the difference between Europe and the U.S. increased? Use the model that works. The U.S. model isn't working no matter how much Evangelicals want to pray about it. Europe is more secular and has lowere instances of pregnancy, abortions, and STD than the U.S. which is very telling.

Drosselmeyer   May 7th, 2009 1:05 am ET

"I am a 36 year old virgin, and the rest is from a religious point of view, therefore invalidating my argument as not everyone agrees with my religion."


Jay   May 7th, 2009 1:07 am ET

Conservatives are doomed in 10 years......

Hypocrisy. Hate. Nonsense.

Always motivating the flock of sheep with an agenda.

amethystlady2   May 7th, 2009 1:08 am ET

Sorry, I got another name wrong....Carrie Prejean...I do apologize calling her by another name...I was listening to two different things while I was typing...

But, and this is the last time I will mention the Queen, as someone else called the Queen Hilton...LOL...a new hotel....we are all really sick of hearing about him/her, whichever role he plays...

Everyone needs to leave that poor girl alone...I share her views about sue me Hilton!

deb   May 7th, 2009 1:09 am ET

Ms.Cali,,you continue to stand your ground do not weaver from the truth, pray for this man Perez he is offended by your statement and he needs to never be on another panel of judges,,,Judges do not be persuaded by this man,,,,!

M.   May 7th, 2009 1:09 am ET

I been watching this debate involving Mss California controversy, and this gay Perez.. It is very OBVIOUS that gay community associated with this RIDICULOUS Perez try to destroy her image of this young lady from California , and to do everything possible to convence american people about their's "sickness" as a normal lifes which suppose to be accepted.. Made me very sick, and made me vomiting just to see how much of those gays rise daily on this country.. Their intention is to get married and corrupt more young childrens in their circle of sickness and pornographic-pedofile mentality..


Married man from
Las Vegas/NV

Max   May 7th, 2009 1:10 am ET

Maggie Gallagher was way out of line tonight! It seems that she has only a single train of thought, This train has left the track! There was no proof that Carrie Prejean would have won the pageant regardless of her answer. Her answer was meant to incite controversy. The question asked by Perez Hilton was a valid one. We live in a world where equality where equality should be the rule rather than the exception. We cannot keep the blinders on.

Maggie was only focused on degrading Perez Hilton, not the fact that Carrie Prejean lied to pageant officials. It sad that Maggie's mouthpiece will probably go on to a great career on the holier-than-thou circuit.

Wong   May 7th, 2009 1:12 am ET

Ouch. That one stang, Drosselmeyer.
Your point is regardless, valid.

I mean, I could say that -I- am abstinent.... because I haven't had sex yet.
Trust me, it's on my to-do list. Aah? Get it!? To- -do-?
That was bad.

But still. Sometimes, you have to know that no matter how smart you are on the matter, a lack of -experience- can make your argument seem... lack LUST er?

That was bad.

Victoria Webber   May 7th, 2009 1:16 am ET

Dear Larry,
Love your show! I am a 40 year old black female from Charlotte,North Carolina. I would like to comment on the topic of teen pregnacy in which your two guest are discussing. Teenagers should be educated about the consequences of having sex before their bodies or minds are ready for it. I work in a hospital on the Maturnity ward and every teenage GIRL should visit and watch a 13 or 14 year old pushing out a baby-I assure that will make them think twice about having sex or at least make stop and THINK about protecting themselves before engaing in unprotected sex. Larry, 3 out of 5 teens test positive for 1 or 2 STD'S when they are admitted into the hospital or see a doctor for prenatal care-if they ever go for that.

As for the preverted gentlemen guest who wants to teach kids how to materbate or have oral sex. I wouldn't let him 10 INCHES near my son! Kids know plently about how to touch themselves, promoting this type of behavior amongst young people is reckless and quite frankly sickness me.

Alex   May 7th, 2009 1:16 am ET

That guy was a little too outspoken, ahaha.

Shelley Lee   May 7th, 2009 1:16 am ET

The 'Gay Marriage' issue is SO SIMPLE. It has NO legs to stand on.
If you are against it because of Religious reasons, guess what? ATHIESTS GET MARRIED AT CITY HALL EVERY DAY.
If you are against it because you believe the purpose of marriage is pro-creation, guess what? PEOPLE WHO DO NOT WANT, OR CAN NOT HAVE CHILDREN GET MARRIED EVERY DAY.
(I can NOT believe in 2009 we're STILL talking about HUMAN RIGHT'S)
Teach your own children as you will. That's YOUR right. But DO NOT presume to teach mine. That's MY right.

Fran   May 7th, 2009 1:16 am ET

Please tell me why Perez Hilton is on the air....what has he ever done on this earth that is a show of kindness, or something of value, or generosity, or worth? Surely there are people of great character who deserve air time, not the likes of a nasty, potty-mouthed malcontent such as he is. Please stop with the agenda driven good -for-nothings like Perez Hilton. Why can't the 'industry' just "fess-up" to what everyone knows.....that ....the so-called 'mainstream media' is run by a group of people with an agenda....and there is no truth (only theirs) in what they are forcing on the public, except that everyone who disagrees with them should be vilified and dragged through a barrage of hate-filled vitriole. By the way, this is the first time I have ever written to any show for any reason. I just can't fathom what anyone finds of value in this person....the so-called Perez Hilton.....and seeing him tonight was unbearable. Donald Trump chose him to be a beauty pageant judge?? WHY????

vincent griffin   May 7th, 2009 1:17 am ET

dear larry

i am ashame of the judges in the miss california pageant

Drosselmeyer   May 7th, 2009 1:17 am ET

M. You are clearly trolling. High five for effort, and for irony, given your supposed geographical location. I refuse to feed the troll.

Anne H   May 7th, 2009 1:17 am ET

Bristol Palin is the perfect person to represent teen pregnancy. As a 59yr old adult who was a teen (16) mother, had someone who had been through it told me what it was like, it would have made a difference. To just preach abstinence is like wearing blinders throughout the Kentucky Derby. Teens have sex with no thought whatsoever to the consequences. However, knowing what life is like if you DO have a baby is a great deterrent. And who better to get that message out now than Bristol. Talking to people who abstained when young does NOTHING to get the message out. There is nothing to relate to. Learning about how you lose all your teen freedoms as you know it, is very effective. That man you had on has absolutely NO clue what he is talking about.

Betty   May 7th, 2009 1:19 am ET

as for Ms California and partially nude photos, is it really much different than all the contestants parading in these skimpy bikinis for all America to see?

stephanie   May 7th, 2009 1:20 am ET

I agree with bristol, to believe that we can convince all teens to be abstinant is unrealistic, That doesnt mean we shouldnt teach abstinance because that is the only way to prevent pregnancy 100%, but we should also teach about contraceptives for the teens that choose to be sexually active

Katherine   May 7th, 2009 1:20 am ET

Eric- please read some medical literature/biology. A drip of semen outside the vagina will let millions of sperm "swim" inside and impregnate? That is absolutely absurd.

For everyone noting religious reasons for abstaining from sex before marriage, I completely respect that. But please also respect that not everyone shares those views. Not everyone believes that words written in a religious book are the law. And laws dictating sex education curricula should not be made based on your book. Time and time again scientific evidence shows that while abstinence-only education can delay onset of sex for approximately 6 months after the class, when the recipients DO have sex, they are much more likely to have unprotected sex, contract STDs and have unintended pregnancy. Comprehensive information MUST be given to appropriately equip teens who will grow into adults and still have only abstinence-only preaching in their memories.

Victoria Webber   May 7th, 2009 1:31 am ET

As, for Miss California-blessed are those who are prosecuted for standing up for what is right and true. The other night when Joy sat in for you there was a female "so called minister/ex-beauty queen" who claimed to be in favor of Gay marriage. Then there was the actor Mr. Baldwin who was actually speaking like a REAL christian and minister. Larry it is not normal or alright to be gay! However, if two consenting adults what to engage in this sad and destructive behavior than that is their choice. God loves gays and lesbian but HE DOES NOT LIKE WHAT THEY DO! If you choose to live a homosexual lifestyle then live it but the laws of this great nation should not have to change to apease what is ambomination! in the eyes of God. Larry King you Yanks up North maybe buying it but this GayMarriage non-sense will have a snowball's chance in hell before we pass it in the South! By the way I am a Democrat.

Anna   May 7th, 2009 1:34 am ET

Dear Mr. King,
I appreciated the topics you discussed during your program tonight, however there was one very important issue that was overlooked.
During your segment regarding Bristol Palin as a representative for Abstinence Education, both of your guests made horribly inaccurate and deeply hurtful statements.
The statement in question is that 'abstinence is the only 100% effective way to prevent pregnancy.'
As a college educated young woman, working towards a graduate degree, I speak for all young women whose voices were silenced during this debate.
Abstinence is not 100% effective, because even when women choose abstinence, the choice of their male partner overrides their choice. Young teenage women are frequently bullied or forced into sexual intercourse by their boyfriends. It is believed that 1 in every 3 women will experience sexual violence in their lives. Many of these rapes occur among young women who do not have the support and resources to protect themselves and recognize warning signs about sexual violence in relationships.
When you turn to the throngs of young women who have been forced into sexual activity by their boyfriends and tell them that 'abstinence is the only way, and is 100% effective' it breaks our hearts, and it compounds the guilt that already plagues many survivors of sexual violence or bullying. Our choice to remain abstinent was taken away from us. We were not flippant or careless about protection. Our opportunity to 'choose abstinence' was robbed from us.
Thank you.

Katherine   May 7th, 2009 1:40 am ET

You probably shouldn't be aligned with Democrats if you think that the church should decide matters of the state.

"Normal or all-right"?? Who decides what is normal or all right? "God"? You do not get to define what is normal and neither does any religion. Don't let same sex couples marry in your church. That's as far as your right to their lifestyle should go. And you should be ashamed of yourself for calling someone's life an abomination.

Joan   May 7th, 2009 1:45 am ET

Oral sex is NOT safe sex. Have not heard of STDs?

nayale   May 7th, 2009 1:59 am ET

I want to first say that the donation of the mosquito nets to africa from the contest between yourself and ashton was a good thing for the children and their families; However I have written to CNN,President Obama and the First Lady,US atty general Eric Holder,as well as MIcheal Piraino the Ceo of casa on behalf of the children in fostercare in KY and their exiled families that the children in state custody have been forced against their will to take a combination of prescription drugs w/ serious and harmful side effects,some children have been beaten,others raped, some deprived of food,and many forced to stay in homes were abuse from these foster/adopted parents have occurred;futhermore when the biological parents and grand parents report the abuse that their children and grandchildren have
suffered to the courts of KY their reports are ignored instead the state of KY retiliates by subjecting the families of the abused children that challenge the courts system by illegally wiretapping their phones as well as intercepting their mail especially outgoing and incoming mail from washington which mail tampering is also illegal a federal offense I want for cnn to investigate I can tell you that if you go to the internet and put in the name "Tom Beiting"who is an atty that challenge the system of KY , you can also type in the corruption of the foster care system in KY also it is also mention in one of the news articles that the children in the fostercare system in KY is "a second lottery"for the state.
Please Help
A Mother's Cry For Help

M.   May 7th, 2009 2:31 am ET

Message address it to whole gay people that wrote here in respond to Mss California controversy and to others like this ULTRA – GAY Perez :

Please get to a psychiatric doctor immediately... There is obviously something mentaly wrong with all of you... It appear that this VERY contagious illness appear more and more everywhere...even in Larry King life show...!!!

They talk on the TV about "Swine epidemic, etc", how about this gay illness issue growing so badly everywhere...???

Those kind of gay ill people definitely needs to be qurantined on a separated special island, and watch them very clousely that no one will escape..

Married man from
Las Vegas/NV

M.   May 7th, 2009 3:03 am ET

Honey Gay Boy Drosselmeyer ,

I will always enjoy Mss California "nude" photos, instead your stupid gay response.. It does not matter, what she actually won or lost, but what she really WON was a sympathy of a whole NORMAL people of this nation...(excluding gays like,certainly)..

Married man from
Las Vegas/NV

Frankie   May 7th, 2009 3:27 am ET

Elizabeth just likes to listen to herself talk

noahbaby   May 7th, 2009 3:34 am ET

Cannot stand The View but refuse to watch when EH is on. Tonight was the real kicker because there was noone to stop her from talkiing in that chipmunk rat-a-tat-tat style. Ugh!!! Evertime I hear her speak I literally cringe. And, it's not just her voice – it is what comes out of her mouth. She thinks she is hot and smart and I don't get it. Also, what is Tim doing these days?? Looks like she is the breadwinner or gluton winner in this case!!

This Maggie person deeply disturbs me. Why would anyone really care if two people want to marry? How does that affect others lives? Why would Maggie spend her time trying to stop two people who love and care for each other and want to spend the rest of their lives together?? Talk about a witch hunt – pot meets kettle.

Bristol : I don't really care. You are your mother's daughter and so be it. If you stop one girl or guy from doing the deed, good for you – but don't see you lasting on this trek very long. Either way, please leave your infant at home in Alaska if you must do this "crusade".

jeremiah   May 7th, 2009 3:37 am ET

I'm all for same sex marriage but Perez is in the wrong and HE'S the one who needs this drama to have a carreer

Mark   May 7th, 2009 3:41 am ET

Elizabeth is one of the most annoying guests you have had on your show recently Larry!!!

She is very uneducated when it comes to politics and DOWN RIGHT HYPOCRITICAL when it comes to attacks from what she perceives to be the "left" on people like Bristol Palin when the right wing zealots attacked everything Obama stood for and basically demonized him and stoked FEAR in the American public – about his experience AND his race!


Honestly, Elizabeth is doing a disservice to all intelligent women by simply opening her mouth. The fact that she has the ability to spread her warped comments across the airwaves is outrageous! She's no Ann Coulter nor, who at least I respect for her intelligence and savvy. What qualifies Elizabeth to get on camera and say anything about anything??? Where did she come from? She doesn't even realize how silly she sounds.

omran   May 7th, 2009 3:42 am ET

This guy is a nutcase. this innocent sweet girl should not have been ask this question in the first place. why ask her a question when in truth that they wanted to hear was not what she said. this perez is an idiot so go to hell and leave this girl alone.

jeremiah   May 7th, 2009 3:42 am ET

both of these people are using this girl to further their agendas

plmmissy   May 7th, 2009 3:50 am ET

I HOPE EVERYONE WAS WATCHING LARRY KING LIVE. This whole issue with Ms. CA. blows my minds, and for many that believe she is being bullied because of her personal beliefs and FREE SPEECH, Perez Hilton, the judge stated on Larry King Live that had she never made the statement, she still would not have won, but noone would be talking about this!!! FINALLY! The truth!!! She is being PERSECUTED because she disagrees with the PC position. I HOPE THIS IS REPORTED ON TOMORROW!!!! The pictures she posed at or no different than you see DAILY in public newspapers.

Robert Ward   May 7th, 2009 3:56 am ET

There is no doubt abstinence is the only absolute way to ensure pregnancy doesn't occur. However, that shouldn't be the only option teens are told. The downfall is that teens in our nation's schools are being told that the only way to prevent pregnancy and STDs are to wait. Other then the blatant fact that a lot of teens are sexually active, what about gay teenagers? How can they wait till marriage when in most states they can't get married?

Judy   May 7th, 2009 4:00 am ET

Dan Savage was correct in saying that Bristol Palin is the wrong spokesperson for this issue. First of all ,se has contradicted herself several times regarding abstinence vs safe sex, it;s blatantly obvious that this was orchestrated by her calculating mother to keep them in the news and develop a career for Bristol as a celebrity. They are the ultimate phonies, acting as representatives on a moral issue when in reality they have shut out the father. What about the issue of the value of the family, Bristol? What kind of answer can your mother formulate for you on that one?

Dan Rosecrans   May 7th, 2009 4:05 am ET

From what I saw and heard,Miss California showed Perez and the gay community a lot more tolerance than they deserve.

As for Bristol Palin,she should speak out about her situation.We praise(highly)ex-cons,sports figures,drug-addicts,etc for speaking of how they got there and how not to get there:what's wrong with Bristol?

Joe Dobbs   May 7th, 2009 4:10 am ET

I think the gays and lesbians are using the Larry King show tonight as a platform for homosexual propaganda and are making an effort to politicize their Gay Marriage to sway voters to vote for thier cause. I also think that the hetereosexual view in California is a constitutional amendment and needs to be respected as the Majority vote in california! I understand that the Gays want to have their ways of loving accepted but why must it be a political movement to overthrow the Majority vote for gay marriage in California? Otherwise people will need a way to differentiate between heterosexual and homosexual marriage for social purposes. This is simply a movement to be asking for acceptance from the heterosexual community by the homosexuals to accept their way of life.

Jessica   May 7th, 2009 4:16 am ET

A comment on abstinence, it isn't unrealistic. Is it uncommon? Has it become an oddity in society? Yes. Even using those words, uncommon and oddity, I feel disheartened because it really shouldn't be looked at with such negative light.
Are many teens sexually active, yes; but that doesn't mean those who want to wait for someone special should be viewed or labeled as "unrealistic". That label simply adds to the pressure from peers to feel like teens need to have sex to show their partner they care about them. I've seen at least one comment on this page from one abstinent teen, and I myself am a 20 year old virgin. Many may laugh, but ultimately it's a personal choice. Yes, sex education is important, but teens (mind you we are talking about 6th-8th graders here as well, not just high schoolers) definately need to be informed of Abstinence as a form of protection/prevention, because ultimately:that's what it is.

Also, the gentleman on the show said that teens are having anal sex to preserve virginity? I think that most should realize that "sex" being in the title deems that you really did lose your virginity. Maybe not vaginally, but you did.

And why is it the gentleman on the show also considers Bristol Palin to be a joke for promoting teens to be careful about sex and pregnancy? Teen Pregnancy, be it to a celebrity mom like Jamie Lynn Spears, Bristol Palin, or your everyday 13-19 year old, is a serious topic and it honestly shouldn't matter who is representing, but the fact that the topic is being put out there should.

Jessica   May 7th, 2009 4:35 am ET

I'd simply like to add that a lot of research has been done by universities, and trustworthy, dependable, national organizations on teen sexual activity and depression, and a good 70-80% often report feeling more depressed than teens of the same age who were not sexually active.

Anyone can find the statistics, just type in "Teen Sexual Activity, Depression" at the same time, and you'll see all the links and research provided: the proof is in the pudding people.

Dexter   May 7th, 2009 5:37 am ET

Take a good look at Carrie, take a good look as all the ladies that were in the running for Miss USA......."Now you tell me why would I want to be with a guy"

Who was he that he was picked to be a judge, and why would you have gay man judging women why would a guy ma want to be a judge in contest for women........"O".....I KNOW!! Hopes and dreams of what he would like be......but never will.

Lee Lee   May 7th, 2009 5:41 am ET

I will not be watching the Ms USA again, they pay for boob jobs? The show organizers are sick and where's the beauty when you're paying for cosmetic surgery. Perez is throwing a tratrum and show not be given media time for spouting illogical arguments and lies...

auscar ikoro-michaels   May 7th, 2009 5:47 am ET

All this gay marriage thinkers need help. its not just about freedom of expression or speech. gay folks hasve a fundamental problem. its not how they are created, its how they chose to become, haven been decieved by their own inordinate imaginations. Its bad enough, giving them publicity, but for them to defame a beauty queen 'cause she spoke the truth about marrige, i think is a step too far. they should leave her alone.

Teddy Tarmel   May 7th, 2009 5:54 am ET

Hi Larry, a bit dissapointed that you showed Miss California's semi nude pic but did not let your viewers see the video rant P Hilton ran on his blog. I think you can get the reasoning behind beating this girl up for just saying what sh feels from her heart. He asked her that question because se was representing California, a state that also spoke up from thier heart, and this was P Hilton's motive from the get go. The pagent people should have known better, or perhaps they did, publicity like this is something Mr. Trump is well aware of, he may be an even smarter guy than you know.

Eno Omini   May 7th, 2009 5:57 am ET

Larry, I really feel saddened that we are promoting sex with condom from your current interview. I have tried condom and in very rare cases it comes off and gets stuck inside the woman, leaving both parties exposed. If I had a daughter, I will strongly advocate abstenance till she is married or choose a live partner.

phil, maastricht, the netherlands   May 7th, 2009 6:00 am ET

Trying to convince teens not to have sex to avoid teen pregnancy is like trying to tell teens not to eat in order to avoid overweight teens. Its not about whether to eat (or to have sex) its about HOW to do it.

Chris idogun   May 7th, 2009 6:02 am ET

Having experienced teenage pregnancy and the effects thereof, Bristol could be an advocate of the subject. I have however doubt the effectiveness of her advocacy 'cos her mum had the experience would appear not to have impacted any learnings on the subject on Bristol

Jack Starchuk   May 7th, 2009 6:09 am ET

What a treat Larry to see Elisabeth. I am a transplanted Canadian Expat living in Thailand and your show keeps me balanced. Elisabeth is a breath of freah air mate, even though I do not do the View, nor do they show it on Thai TV here, for obviuos reasons. She is just stellar, I just do not understand how she can keep working with the rest of those impersonators that she works along side with as a cohost. Wow!!

As to your last two guests on sexual abstinence .. very good banter indeed. But ... it just doesn't work, will not ever work. Kids are kids and they get smarter by the day. I have worked my butt off over here and yet, my 15 year old daughter has an 8 month old son. So now what?? I have to work a little longer I guess.

Keep up the good work Larry. You are truley appreciated over on this side of the pond.


Ronald from Germany   May 7th, 2009 6:10 am ET

To prevent teenpregnancy in postulating abstinence from sex is an attack on reason. Girls are getting sexually mature at the age between 12 and 14. To say : "do not have sex until you are older" is ridiculous, due to the fact we are trying to educating our children to reasonable people in managing their lives and feelings. The "Bristol Palin Campaign" is based on the horror of having no free time to hang around with friends, travel the world or the best: to have responsibility upon your child. Its one of the "stupid white men" argumentation i have ever met in public. It only shows one thing: women educating their childs on their own in the US are suppressed by the values of churches, whose damnation on having sex without their permission, prevents social structures like in europe, where single mothers are ecouraged to succeed in education, even due of having responsibility towards thier child. Its time for reason not for damnation in preventing teenpregnancy. Educate young people in managing their sexual feelings and dont damn or punish them for having them, their are human feelings and desires neither more nor less.

Rahul   May 7th, 2009 6:28 am ET

Really guys! Lets not call her a hypocrite,lets think for a second before being so narrow minded, at least we have someone standing up for what she believes in. it's not all about impressing the world and making them hear what they want. If you remember people from the same sex weren't supposed to mate, but they did it anyway and we agreed with it. But ones opinion should be respected. About the nude pictures, honestly if you looked hard enough you would find a nude or fairly nude image of almost every participant in the competition. Most of the girls were models before and have taken pictures with various photographer thats how they got a spot in the competition. Sadly! But true, so now because there are fingers pointed at her, these pictures are found.
Lets give it to Miss Carrie Prejean for being true and so graceful, lets learn from her. At-least she's REAL!. I personally have nothing against gay marriage, but certainly am not 100% on it. Just like we agree to it and don't disrespect it. Why don't we respect her opinion and admire the honesty she brought to the competition.
She won for who she is, not who we wanted her to be. . .

kesse   May 7th, 2009 6:30 am ET

who wears the shoe knows where it hurts,so i see nothin wrong with bristol palin being a spoke person for the teen pregnancy cause,we should stop being hipocrites,as long as she's in it genuinely,as for carrie,i think she's stunning and pretty and its her life and anyone can say what they wanna say,she has a right to her opinion and all you evil people out there should leave her alone...As regards the gay question,look at nature and you'll find your answer..

dbs   May 7th, 2009 6:40 am ET

Larry, I love your show, you have a lot of patience with your guests and I love the mix of politics and entertainment.
I am concerned about what was said about Celiac disease. EH was misinforming people about this serious disease: following a gluten free diet has not been proven to stop other diesases in nornal healthy people. It is not a "diet" to lose weight, its not a choice any more than a diabetic choses to have insulin shots every day. The real problem with this disease and others like it is lack of information! An informed doctor does a simple blood test to determine if the possiblity of celiac disease is the case.
EH repeatadly gave wrong information about the gluten free diet, please take the time to have an informed doctor on your show to explain all aspects of this disease, if more doctors become aware of this disease and are able to help more people we will be preventing other illness, however misinformation helps no one.

Victoria Webber   May 7th, 2009 7:26 am ET

To Kathrine who wrote I should be ashamed to call someones life an abomination. Well, I did and so does God. You so called christians need to go back and read the Bible because you missed a few pages. What homosexuals and people like you are doing is trying to turn the word of God into a lie in order TO PLEASE YOURSELVES!

Sonya Y Thomas   May 7th, 2009 7:33 am ET

This subject is a touchy one, yet GOD is true and every man will lie.
Mr. Palin, you are wrong yet all have an opinion. Think about your choice, and you made a choice to be a homosexual. Now as a homosexual there came rejection, because think about this, your choice says that GOD who you may or may not believe in has made a mistake; and that is not true. If you are born a Male then you are a male. Same for females.You may be a male with female tendency, yet how you chose to become had nothing to do with what you truely are, and that is a man!
Think about if you and all homosexuals where only on the earth, how would new life come about. Where would the babies come from? Sure you could raise them, yet who would birth them? Your life Mr.Palin is a made up life, and now for many homosexals your screems are loud because unfortunately many are chosing that way. Mrs.CA is right, and no matter how loud you screem every bad remark that you make or bring up about her your wrong will always be wrong. Your life is made up, homosexuals will never bring life into this world without a woman being with a man or a man being with a woman.
Thin it over..
Love always a sister that care!

Sonya Y Thomas   May 7th, 2009 7:38 am ET

My correction on my e-mail, subject toward Mr. Hilton.

Victoria Webber   May 7th, 2009 7:51 am ET

It is obvious that you don't belive that the Bible is the Word of God but it is and one day you and everyone else will know it is. It should be the basis of how you live your life. I challenge you to read it and before reading it just say this simple prayer," God if you are real, if the words in this book are true then show me" Try it if you are not too scared.

That guy last night talking about teaching our kids to materbate and God knows whatever else needs to RUN and not walk to the nearest church and have his mouth washed out with Holy Water. Please tell him I said so.

Victoria Webber   May 7th, 2009 8:35 am ET


kesse   May 7th, 2009 10:00 am ET

Victoria you are right,i dont subscribe to oral sex or mastubation either,we have to be very careful when offering solutions to this issue.The age of puberty is that time when sexual organs begin to develop noticeably in boys and girls alike which is about the age of 13 and im not sure how long it takes for the organs to be fully developed lets say at age 16.up till that time i dont think its appropriate and advisable for young boys and girls to engage in sexual activity.We as parents and guardians should take it upon ourselves to advise and educate these young ones on sex and its complications and aslo provide avenues for them to channel their energies in positive direction.We also have to be careful not to become hypocrites in these matters because the human body has its natural desires and at some point when boy meets girl and boy loves girl,things are bound to happen.So teaching our children to act responsibly for me is the best attitude that will include bringing them up aright and showing them the right form of sex education and encouraging them to practice natural (not compulsory)self control. In a global village like ours where our children are exposed to so much and can gain acces to so much on the internet and the media,one cant really do much of policing these youngsters.

D.Mckeithan   May 7th, 2009 10:03 am ET

It's all in the bible why we should not conceive a child out of wed lock but if you don't study the word of God you won't know. Most people have had sex before marriage and there is a price much greater than you can imagine. So it's not about having a baby. It's about the sin.

robert   May 7th, 2009 10:12 am ET

what would Hasselbeck do if her husband cheated on her, her children were gay, she bore a child w/a disability, etc,,,she thinks she is perfect & her life will always be so..where is ROSIE ??

CD Bloomfield, NJ   May 7th, 2009 11:24 am ET

Let's get real. We don't look to beauty pageant contestants for answers to to our moral dilemmas. The question was divisive and shouldn't have been asked.

As someone who doesn't agree with her views on gay marriage and has many gay friends and even some family members I find this PC witch hunt disturbing.

Perez Hilton is basically the Al Sharpton of the gay community. He does more harm than good. If he rubs people like me who are sympathetic to the gay cause the wrong way imagine the reaction of people that are anti-gay. He is not a uniter and it would be nice if CNN would stop giving him and his hatefulness airtime.

kenn   May 7th, 2009 11:29 am ET

bitsy was on survivah,survivah dahling (channeling Joan Rivers) Reality show person I should respect? I don't think so.

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