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04/27/2009

We have to Carrie on a little longer

by Jeremy Hooper

Prejean-wocknerWe told you that we'd try to limit Miss California acknowledgement unless some actual developments came our way. But in a new interview with journalist Rex Wockner, we've certainly learned a few new things -- so you're gonna have to deal with a bit more Prejean.

Some of the new info:

  • She actually believes that being gay is a choice -- a "behavior that develops"
  • She attends the notoriusly gay-unfriendly Rock Church, a major Prop 8 player.
  • She's friendly with Rock Church pastor Miles McPherson. You may remember Miles from his militant Prop 8 activism, which focused much on organizing youth against gays. You might also remember past comments from Miles, in which he has, among other things, presented marriage equality as being of the devil.
  • She's really, really, REALLY fond of working the "Obama/Clinton are on my side" angle. It's obvious why she would work this line, but it is super annoying (especially for those of us who think that this thought jibes only with cursory political reality, not Clinton/Obama's actual views).

So she really doesn't seem to be what we thought, which is someone wary to play the religious right's desired role. It's look ever-more like she might be right in the middle of the "pro-family" epicenter, ready to wear the Miss Guided sash. So, so unfortunate.

Read more at Wockner's site:

Interview with Miss California, Carrie Prejean [Wockner]

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Your thoughts

I think she is trying to win the crown formally worn by Ms. Bryant (you know, the Queen bigot of the U.S.A. crown). Someone needs to warn her that Anita's crown comes with some really bad vibes and could cost her a lot in the future.

Posted by: Fiona | Apr 27, 2009 10:40:55 AM

A "behavior that develops" does not mean the same thing as making a conscious choice...

Posted by: yarrrr | Apr 27, 2009 11:31:41 AM

Jeremy, unless she starts physically bashing, can you just ignore her. Her 15 minutes should have been up by now. She has obviously been brainwashed by the right wing Christians, and those stains are really hard to get out.

Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | Apr 27, 2009 2:44:00 PM

I know it sucks to be having to write about someone that seems so unimportant, but at this point I think GAY needs to accept the fact that she's important enough to write about. She's basically the NOM/AFA/LDS last ditch attempt to "save" marriage spokeswoman, and therefore deserves our attention.

Besides, she's so bad at responding on the issue when asked even marginally tough questions, I think she can do our side a lot of good if she gets more press.

Posted by: Bruno | Apr 27, 2009 6:04:48 PM

oh, I love this part:

Carrie: Exactly, and this is nothing against gay people. I have a lot of friends that are gay. This is not a verbal attack on gay people. It's just a matter of opinion, and the way that I was raised, the way that I was brought up, that was not an option.

When she says something against gay people, it's just a "matter of opinion" but when gay people say ANYTHING that opposes her opinion, they're being nasty and verbally attacking her!

Posted by: keltic | Apr 27, 2009 9:17:21 PM

I just heard about this 'rock church' in san diego from reading one of my favorite conspiracy right wingnuts today. Hmmm.. a church to watch out for in the future, maybe making a run for saddleback's media attention?

Posted by: LightofDawn | Apr 27, 2009 11:34:31 PM

It's such a shame when pretty people are so ugly inside.

Posted by: Garet | Apr 29, 2009 11:30:18 AM

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