Carrie Prejean’s Still in the News. How Come?

You may remember Carrie Prejean as Miss California in the Miss USA pageant of a little while ago. In a moment of candor rare for a beauty pageant contestant, she answered a question about gay marriage by saying she wasn’t down.

Perez Hilton, the gossip monger who asked the question, then made her the most famous runner up in beauty pageant history.

Earlier this week we learned Ms. Prejean became the spokesmodel for a group called the National Organization for Marriage. Few people had heard about this group before Prejean raised its profile, which I guess is the point. It’s enough that she believes in the absurd proposition that allowing gays to marry somehow threatens straight marriage, or the institution of marriage, or whatever. Gay marriage opponents are never really clear about the nature of the threat.

Carrie Prejean’s recent tour of the talk show circuit yielded precious little in the way of enlightenment regarding her views. She did a phoner with Greta Van Susteren, only to  punt on issues like civil unions and adoptions. “I can’t answer that” seemed to be her most comfortable refrain. So be it. Somehow the lyrics “Don’t know much about history, don’t know much biology” drift through the mind.

Yet Carrie Prejean’s extension of her 15 minutes of fame tell us much not about her, but about the state of the religious right. They’ve seen a corn belt state, Iowa, legalize gay marriage. Now it’s one thing for “liberal” states like New York or California to legalize gay marriage (neither has, BTW). To see five states make it legal, and seeing new polls that say opposition is evaporating has them casting about  for a fresh approach. And along comes Carrie Prejean, following in the footsteps of another anti gay beauty queen, Anita Bryant. It must seem like manna from heaven.

We’ve said before that Carrie Prejean has every right to speak her mind, something that Perez Hilton ought to have known before her turned this young woman into a cause. She also has the right to have breast augmentation surgery in an ultimately futile attempt to win the Miss USA pageant. That surgery, mind you was paid for in part by the Miss California Pageant itself.

Pageant co-director Keith Lewis, irony of ironies, is gay. No word on whether he plans to marry.

Carrie Prejean’s breasts are her own, to do with as she pleases. Her implants hurt no one but possibly herself.

Who exactly gets hurt if gays are allowed to marry?


3 Comments Add yours

  1. trebord says:

    Gay “marriage” is not really a threat in itself to anything. After all, classifying anything as something other than what it really is does not threaten the real thing. Roses are not threatened as a product if we suddenly decide that dandelions are roses too. Earth is not threatened if Pluto is suddenly promoted back to planetary status. And similarly, heterosexual marriage is not threatened if gay and lesbian relationships gain the legal status “marriage”. It’s just a classification.

    The real objection stems from the LGBT (or GLBT) community’s outspoken and occasionally flamboyant foisting of its views and lifestyles on the rest of us. I have yet to see a Straight Pride Day celebration with straight couples carousing in the streets.

    One cannot turn on the radio or TV anymore without encountering some news coverage or programming in which gay and lesbian rights or issues are not presented, or in which a gay character is not present. It gives the false impression that lesbians and gays are more common than is true. It also gives the false impression that to succeed in media these days, one has to be gay or espouse gay values.

    The shame of the Miss USA pageant is that Perez Hilton validated this last point. It is OK for a Black man to sit in a church and on national TV say marriage should be between a man and a woman–and still get elected president. But for a beauty pageant contestant to honestly speak her mind and expect to win?

    Had Perez put personal feelings aside, he may have been able to avoid the lightning-rod controversy in the first place. The failing was his–not hers. It’s clear to see who had the bigger gonads that evening.

  2. frigginloon says:

    You know Mark, life was so much simpler when it was all about world peace!

  3. Dane says:

    Prejean-Miss Hypocrite
    Carrie Prejean, the Miss California contestant, was correct about homosexuality! It is mortal filth
    and condemned by God’s Word…but Prejean poses semi nude and topless EXPOSING HER
    BREASTS and revealing the bottom of her buttocks…then lied about it…and then she parades
    her body around in the Miss California Pageant EXPOSING HER PARTIAL BREASTS and
    buttocks in a sexual immoral swimsuit before the world! She is 100% a HYPOCRITE and
    she does NOT represent Jesus Christ nor a Christian!!
    Jesus said it this way, “Anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery
    with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better
    for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into Hell.” [Mt. 5:28,29]

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