Miss Pennsylvania Complains About Trans Contestants

Miss Universe pageant officials received an e-mail from Miss Pennsylvania USA Sheena Monnin that read, in part:

I refuse to be part of a pageant system that has so far and so completely removed itself from its foundational principles as to allow and support natural born males to compete in it.This goes against ever moral fiber of my being.

ZJ is made curious, 

I’d love to hear an explanation for this. Is she concerned that transgender competitors are somehow at an advantage?

(ZJ also has a fine post on the separation of church and state up too.)

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