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04/21/2009

Video: Perez, Prejean prolonged

by Jeremy Hooper

Well, he doesn't call her a "dumb b-----" or "c word" this time, but we still find Perez's message convoluted and possibly unproductive:

Look, we don't want Perez to present a weaker message. On that contrary, we want him to present a message that, by hitting all the issues in a smart and pointed manner, will be ten times more staunch than the one he is sending out!

It's not about how she delivered her answer -- she truthfully does not support same-sex marriage. No matter how she said that, it's going to annoy those of us who lobby for full civil equality. So rather than discuss what sort of presentation would be more palatable, let's find the teachable moment here. Let's try to connect with both Carrie Prejean and America, and use this opportunity to educate on this matter. Explain to her that we DON'T have all the choice in this country, as those who use their faith to roll back civil equality have taken that freedom away from millions. Tell her why "no offense" doesn't make the views any less hurtful. Encourage her to take a more objective look at biblical "clobber passages," and begin to consider that the good to whom she claims possession might also support LGBT people. Ask her how she would feel if other faiths wanted to limit her civil rights due to their own faith views. Challenge her views with a fiery passion. Show her the career trajectory of partisan pageant predecessor Anita Bryant. Speak firmly and unapologetically.

But when speaking, speak smartly. Show America why these views are unfortunate for all who value fairness. That will do infinitely more for the cause than will hurling sexist epithets or micromanaging the way a pageant queen can acceptably deliver an answer.

"I Wouldn't Change a Thing [Today]

*Oh, and can we PLEASE stop saying "gay marriage"?! We are seeking marriage. Period.

**UPDATE: More from today's 'Today": Fourth hour fallacies [G-A-Y]
**UPDATE2: More about Perez [G-A-Y]

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