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04/22/2009

Prop Lunch D8: EQCA sends Prejean-centric invite

by Jeremy Hooper

Carrie-PrejeanIn a response that's certainly far more productive that writing her off as "a dumb b----," the folks at Equality California are asking Miss California, aka Carrie Prejean, to meet with the LGBT individual families who she, "no offense," wants to keep away from equality. Check out the full letter:

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EQCA Invites Miss California to Meet with Students, Families Headed by Same-Sex Couples [EQCA]
Nice. Hopefully she accepts this invitation more than she does those that request her presence at Billy & Donald's nuptials.

In a related story, we hear California's anti-gay activist groups will soon invite the young beauty to meet with the Board of 'Pro-family' Martyrs to officially obtain the crown that they've already figuratively placed stop her coiffed tresses.

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Your thoughts

This is how it should be done - being civil and respectful

Posted by: a. mcewen | Apr 22, 2009 5:52:04 PM

I like it. Sometimes Geoff does good work.

Posted by: Bruno | Apr 22, 2009 6:38:01 PM

Maybe Geoff is rethinking the "No On 8" strategy of having proxies make our case for us, and is realizing that the way we win is when people (who oppose us because they don't know us) get to know us. That plus the 24/7 TV and Radio ads highlighting the Phreaky Phelps Klan shouting "god hates fags" behind images of an enraged, finger pointing Maggie Gallagher = a winning campaign.

Posted by: Dick Mills | Apr 22, 2009 8:18:57 PM

So, this is the third try at a comment: I was waiting for the NEWS.....

Kent Jones just told Rachel M. that it is confirmed by her grandma, she is dating
swimmer MICHAEL PHELPS! For what it is worth.

Posted by: LOrion | Apr 22, 2009 10:04:00 PM

We heard that Miss California thought "Gathering Storm" was a Blackberry re-call.

Posted by: GAYTWOGETHER | Apr 23, 2009 1:08:49 AM

A friend of mine just posted this on Facebook- I can't find where she got it from, but if you can confirm it, it's a great comment.

Nicole Lamarche, Miss California 2003 and now an ordained minister at Cotuit Federated Church in Cotuit, Mass says:

"As a pastor and a former Miss California, I am often asked to interpret what the Word of God has to say on a particular subject. I am quite confident that God prefers that we human beings stick to speaking for ourselves. And yet there are occasions when God’s Word is used as a weapon, and I feel compelled to speak.

In the past few days, much has been made of the words of Miss California USA, Carrie Prejean. She stated that marriage is between a man and a woman. I write not in response to her opinion, but rather about her comments that followed: that the Bible condones her words. She said, 'It's not about being politically correct, it's about being biblically correct.' While this sentiment is shared by many who seek to condemn gay people and gay marriage, citing pieces of the Bible to further one’s own prejudice fails to meet the Bible on its own terms.

Most people seeking to condemn gay people point to the Book of Leviticus, where we read that men lying with men is an abomination. However, we rarely hear of other verses found in the book of Leviticus that are equally challenging. For example, Leviticus also tells us that eating shrimp and lobster is an abomination. And that a person should not wear material woven of two kinds of material—an impossible mandate for a pageant contestant!

In Paul’s letter to the community in Corinth we read, ‘For it is shameful for a woman to speak in church….’ And yet these words have not prevented Christian denominations from ordaining women, such as myself. Sadly, the Bible has been used to further prejudice throughout history. We have used it to permit ourselves to enslave people; to conquer and kill; and to denigrate the earth.

The truth is that it is difficult to know for sure the intentions of the biblical authors, but we do know something about God. Those of us who know God through Jesus of Nazareth know that he went to great lengths to express God’s love to people who were labeled as outcasts. He spent time with children, prostitutes, and lepers, all of whom were labeled as outside of the grasp of the Holy. As we continue to seek God’s vision for us as a nation grounded in a love for justice, I pray that we might move closer to the cause of grace.”

Posted by: Celestia | Apr 24, 2009 8:34:48 AM

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