Former Miss California Defends Same-Sex Marriage

Miss California 2003 (and winner of the Miss America swimsuit competition in 2004), Nicole Lamarche, won her titles while studying for master of divinity and master of arts degrees at Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA and now serves as minister at Cotuit Federated Church in Cotuit, Massachusetts. Like the current Miss California, 2009 title holder, Carrie Prejean, Lamarche is Christian, but she has a very different opinion when it comes to the rights of gays and lesbians.

Earlier this week, Rev. Lamarche responded to the comments made by Prejean, specifically her use of the Bible to make her point, stating that “She said, ‘It’s not about being politically correct, it’s about being biblically correct.’ While this sentiment is shared by many who seek to condemn gay people and gay marriage, citing pieces of the Bible to further one’s own prejudice fails to meet the Bible on its own terms.”

To read the entire response made by Rev. Lamarche visit

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