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04/21/2009

Perez/Prejean. Yes, again. Sorry

by Jeremy Hooper

Since we've been quite vocal about Perez Hilton's messaging, and the unfortunate flaws we perceive in the same, we feel a responsibility to post this. Hopefully this will be the last thing we have to say:

So he doesn't consider himself as a gay community rep. Fair enough. But unfortunately he's wrong. The media has and will continue to present Carrie as the surrogate for "opposite marriage," and Perez the surrogate for gays. Just look at how the "Today Show" is presenting it:

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And that's pretty much what we're seeing everywhere: Either/or, Carrie or Perez. Pick a team and play.

The reality is that the gay community fights for equal representation, yet still doesn't always receive enough of it. So whenever we choose to put ourselves on the national or even international stage and weigh in on rights matters, we will always to some degree be representing more than ourselves. And that being the case, we do have a responsibility to make sure that we are as educated on the topic as need be, as prepared for debate as we should be, and as willing as our political opponents to put our own interests behind those of the fight itself. We do this without losing our uniqueness, but sometimes with losing our egos. And if we aren't at all willing to make some of these considerations to any degree, then we might need to reconsider whether we accept a booking simply because it is offered!

Look, we can't ably talk about Miley Cyrus or that reality amalgamation that the kids apparently call "Speidi." We've also never drawn a white penis on a starlet's face, and wouldn't even know which size tip is best for crafting a digitized shaft. But we do study this "culture war," its opponents, the messaging involved, and the media's treatment of the same. And we genuinely fear that because we're sitting back and watching as a student of gossip irresponsibly plays the role of political pundit, we in the rights community have forfeited the chance to find and ably convey a major teachable moment here.

**UPDATE: Oh, and there's more to come. Up next, Perez is engaging in a debate with someone who is actually schooled in politics:

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Your thoughts

*sigh*

WHY is he going to debate Dennis Prager?

*bangs head against wall*

This is almost as frustrating as Friday evening when that log cabin republican did *nothing* to call out Wendy Wright's blatant lies about the Parker family in MA.

Posted by: zortnac | Apr 21, 2009 4:19:40 PM

This just keeps getting better! (Sarcasm btw)

Posted by: Alonzo | Apr 21, 2009 5:06:53 PM

I knew it! Hilton is off on his own on this thing. He likes the attention and unfortunately seems to think he is doing some good. His efforts are only hurting us. Already Peter LaBarbera has a full page on his nonsense.

Posted by: a. mcewen | Apr 21, 2009 5:46:07 PM

Urgh. I think we need a way to contact him, ASAP, and then we need to tell him to just SHUT UP, and that he is SO. NOT. HELPING. X.x;

Posted by: Clicky the Fox | Apr 22, 2009 3:57:53 AM

This reflects the proactive nature of some homosexuals. Not being content with having toleration and rights, they are turning on those with other views and rallying support against them.

Interestingly, most Christians would treat homosexuals with respect and benevolence. Whether most Christians disagree with homosexual lifestyles for themselves, they would never seek to persecute others, leaving ultimate judgement to the Creator. However, in "free" Western society, people have rights to express belief in whatever they wish, providing they are not God's teachings. We are certainly living in the era predicted in Scripture which combines the godlessness of Noah's times with the proactive homosexuality of Lot's society. The Return must surely be near now that most prophecies have been fulfilled.

Posted by: Christian | Apr 22, 2009 4:01:18 AM

Apparently the reason the Donald decided not to dethrone Miss California over the semi-nude photos was because the breasts she exposed in those photos were not the same breasts as those she had when she entered the pageant:

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1752346/prejean_and_hilton_kiss_and_make_up.html?cat=60

Posted by: Todd | May 26, 2009 4:37:43 AM

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