I defended her right to espouse her belief in "opposite marriage" - whatever the hell that is - when she rambled her answer about gay marriage during the Miss USA pageant.
It's HER belief. SHE stated how SHE feels, good for her.
I derided Perez Hilton for choosing name calling over using the incident as a springboard for actual dialogue. Calling her a bitch, then retracting that to correct it to c*nt? Well, one of them ended up looking like one, and it wasn't Carrie Prejean, Perez.
But now, quick to capitalize on her sudden heroine status in the conservative community, Carrie has agreed to be included in an ad for the National Organization for Marriage As Long As It's Not Gay, Ewwwww.
As her Miss USA piece rolls, a voiceover states, "Gay marriage activists attack people for supporting marriage because they don't want to debate the consequences of same-sex marriage. They want to silence opposition."
Ooooooo! The "consequences!" Like what? Gays and lesbians may beat us at our own game and have a lower divorce rate? Happier homes?
The whole thing is sad.
And before someone asks again, yes, I know what Barack Obama's stance is. And I do not agree with him.
Oh, sorry, should have asked you to sit down for that one.
My love for Rudy is no different than that between two committed, loving, caring, passionate gay men or women. And I do not believe that marriage is some sacred institution reserved just for heteros to screw up.
Why does the thought of Jack and Bill scare them so much? If you don't want a gay marriage, don't have one! And don't give me the tired old shit that it will lead to people marrying their oxen. It won't.
I am so tired of seeing my gay and lesbian friends treated as somehow less. They pay taxes, they are honest, hardworking - just like Joe The One Offer Away From A Porn Movie Plumber. Oh wait - he still has that tax issue...
My lifestyle is not threatened in the least if they get married. They deserve everything that I am able to just walk right up and take because I like men. I guess I just wish people could learn to live and let live.
The Miss California pageant system came forward and summed it up, "In the entire history of Miss USA, no reigning title holder has so readily committed her face and voice to a more devisive [sic] or polarizing issue. We are deeply saddened Carrie Prejean has forgotten her platform of the Special Olympics, her committment [sic] to all Californians, and solidified her legacy as one that goes beyond the rights to voice her beliefs and instead reveals her opportunistic Agenda."
Ride that 15 minutes, Carrie. Tick, tick, tick...
You can view their ad at: http://www.averimedia.com/criswell/marcom/