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Carrie Prejean keeps her crown!

cjWe live in very uncertain times. People are losing their jobs and the country is split over what is considered torture and what is not. Today, however, there is a little hope. Carrie Prejean, who was asked her opinion on same sex marriage and gave it will get to keep her crown. I know, I know, you are all thinking how can I possibly compare a beauty pageant with torture or people losing their jobs? Well, it all boils down to our right to have freedom of speech. To me the most upsetting aspect of the Carrie Prejean roller-coaster ride is not what she said but rather that she was asked a question, she complied and gave her answer and then was attacked both publicly and verbally by one of the people that were judging the event. To me this was just wrong! The judges should be held to a higher standard. Because the one that attacked Ms. Prejean was gay, the matter was let go. I honestly feel that if it had been any of the other judges that would have attacked her, they would have been seen as unprofessional and chastised for their comments. Carrie Prejean, in the mean time, had to withstand all of the negative publicity while the judge, who’s name, I will not mention but we all know who he is, just became famous. People all over the country who had never heard of him, now all know now who he is. I will not contribute to his fame. But the scandal doesn’t even stop there!

Radar Online said that a short time later, racy photos surfaced. Prejean said the pictures were leaked to humiliate her because of her anti-gay marriage views, calling it a “vicious and mean-spirited” attacks. (Even more photos hit the web before Trump’s press conference Tuesday morning.)

Now, I personally am for same sex marriages. Not because I feel it is right or wrong. I don’t feel that it will impact anyone in a negative manner. People who want to live together are are going to live together so what difference does a piece of paper make? I think that Carrie Prejean probably felt the same way I do when she made her comment I think that the judge, who will remain un-named, tactics may have backfired on him. Now, Prejean has announced that she’ll be launching a campaign opposing gay marriage with the National Organization for Marriage. With her new fame and power the people that oppose same sex marriage has just gotten a powerful Allie.

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May 13, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. I understand what you’re saying, but I have to disagree with a few points. First is the right to free speech. Our constitution states (and don’t have my copy in front of me) that the government shall make no law prohibiting speech, etc. Nowhere in the constitution is she guaranteed the right to say whatever she wants without consequences. She was in the employ of the pageant and knew (or should have known) that whatever she said may result in things happening that she wouldn’t like. For example, if you go to work and call your boss an idiotic bastard, you may lose your job. You have the right to call him that, and he may indeed be one, but you’re in his employ. How bad do you want to speak out? Really, really bad?? OK, just be sure to have the want ads handy…

    Second, as to her being punished for her views, where’s the damage?? Donald Trump (who owns the pageant) tallied the scores prior to her statement and said that answer did not cost her the crown. Now she’s all over the news, blogs, and TV, and who can tell me the name (or even the state) of the woman who won? Oh yeah, that would be Miss Whatshername… Give me a break!!

    This girl is indeed pretty, but she’s about as dumb as a sack of hair IMO. (Did you hear her answer? The “in my country” and “opposite” marrigae?) She’s a model Christian (or is that a model AND a Christian?), yet she takes semi-nude photos when she’s 17, lies about it on the pageant entry form, accepts breast enhancements from the state of California (guess her God-given body wasn’t good enough), tries to say the photos only showed her breasts because the wind was blowing (although her hair was perfectly intact) and the photographer took them while she wasn’t looking (although she’s staring directly into the camera), violates the pageant’s policy by appearing as a spokes person for an anti-gay marriage group, fails to show up for pageant committments, and now she wants to boo-hoo about all this?? Pul-eeze… She has the right to her opinion and to share her opinion with the world if she likes, but it’s time she grows up and learns that both actions and words indeed have consequences. If you doubt it, exercise your right to free speech by going to a crowded theater and yelling “FIRE!!!” You’ll find out you have other rights as well, such as the right to remain silent, the right to an attorney…

    As for Perez Hilton, you may not have heard of him but he’s already famous. He did not do this for the fame. He’s gay (obviously) and asked what he considered a relevant question in this day and age. If she was smart and quick-witted (as opposed to my sack of hair theory), she could have said “I feel exactly the same way as does our President.” Now, when Perez went on his blog that night (probably after a few too many) and called her a bitch, he was out of line — and he did indeed receive negative attention for it. Since then, he’s apologized and she’s accepted. He’ll still be famous and now she will too. Maybe the next Anita Bryant??

    Comment by trickeybusiness | May 13, 2009 | Reply

  2. Well, Tricky, great comment!

    Comment by Margie Weatherbe | May 14, 2009 | Reply

  3. Oh Lord, now Sarah Palin has spoken out for Miss California saying how her freedom of speech rights were violated… Will someone pul-eeeeze tell this woman who was almost one heartbeat away from being our president to read the damn Constitution!?!

    Comment by Maris | May 15, 2009 | Reply


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