Beverly Hills Disowns the New Carrie Prejean

What is it with Miss California USA contestants and homophobia? Lauren Ashley, 23, who will be competing in November's pageant, told Fox News the death of homosexuals who "lie together" is inevitable. And her 'hometown' is not happy about it.

"If he says that having sex with someone of your same gender is going to bring death upon you," she told Fox, according to the Huffington Post, "that's a pretty stern warning, and he knows more than we do about life." Thanks for the benefit of your opinion Lauren.

Anyway, the city of Beverly Hills, which Ashley claims to represent, is unhappy about this, according to the LA Times, and has demanded that the delightful young lady stops pretending to be from their patch. In a statement yesterday she said the city "does not sponsor a beauty pageant and has no association with Miss California USA. As such, there should be no individual claiming the title of Miss Beverly Hills." They also pointed out that she lives in Pasadena. The mayor, Nancy Krasne, added: "We are dismayed by any potential association with the city of Beverly Hills, which has a long history of tolerance and respect,"