Since both of these stories revolve around anti-gay bigotry, I figured I’d combine them.
First, Miss California USA Carrie Prejean may be stripped of her crown:
Pageant officials Tuesday said they are looking into whether Prejean violated her contract by working with a national group opposed to gay marriage and by posing semi-nude when she was a 17-year-old model.
Pageant spokesman Roger Neal said Tuesday it appears Prejean has violated the 12-page contract all prospective contestants were required to sign before competing in the November state contest. The contract prohibits Miss California from making personal appearances, giving interviews or making commercials without permission from pageant officials. In the last 10 days, Prejean has made televised appearances at her San Diego church and on behalf of the National Organization for Marriage, a group opposed to same-sex marriage.
The contact also contains a clause asking participants to say whether they have conducted themselves “in accordance with the highest ethical and moral standards.” As an example, it asks if they have ever been photographed nude or partially nude.
A photo of Prejean wearing only pink panties with her back turned to the camera appeared Monday on a gossip blog.
Prejean on Tuesday fired back that she has done nothing wrong and that she suspects she’s being hounded for her anti-gay-marriage stance.
“I am a Christian, and I am a model. Models pose for pictures, including lingerie and swimwear photos.” She added, “On April 19, I chose to answer a question during the 2009 Miss USA pageant in an honest and personal manner that expressed my views of the long-established definition of marriage as being between a man and a woman. Yet my comments defending traditional marriage have led to intimidation tactics that seek to undermine my reputation and somehow silence me and my beliefs, as if opinion is only a one-way street.”
Okay, I actually have to agree with her that considering she’s a model and considering she had to even be in swimwear for the contest itself, I always find it extremely hypocritical of beauty pageants to suddenly object to modeling that is only slightly more risque, especially considering there’s absolutely nothing wrong with nudity or with the human body. Now I’ve also heard from some reports that there’s even a topless shot of her, but again, so what?
HOWEVER, ya gotta love the classic Fundie persecution complex. Whether the rules are fair or not, she signed a contract fully knowing what was expected of her. She violated her contract. She KNOWS she violated her contract. And yet, it’s just the evil gay agenda inquisition that’s out to get her. Ugh!
And then there’s this Miley Cyrus thing. I never thought I’d ever compliment Miley Cyrus but I’m proud that despite her seemingly squeaky clean, Christian-friendly image, she recognizes the absurdity of opposing marriage equality. Her position on this issue came out when she tweeted her support of Perez Hilton regarding Miss California discussed above. And now, the bigots are coming out of the woodwork to attack her:
OneMillionMoms.com, an anti-gay website brought to us by the American Family Association, has issued an action alert against tween sensation Miley Cyrus because she sent out a Twitter message in support of marriage equality.
Essentially, their charge is the same as that of the Westboro Baptist Church, that she’s a “fag enabler.” Only for some reason, the WBC are viewed as evil fanatics because they picket funerals while these assholes are just seen as conservatives with a differing political view because they pick on little girls. Classy.
Can you imagine if these douchebags would actually devote their time to helping to solve real problems in the world like war, feeding the hungry, Global Warming, or religion? What a waste! Miley, you get a gold star from me.