Your favorite ex-beauty-queen-conservative-showgirl and mine, Carrie Prejean, took an interview with Christianity Today magazine that inspires many thoughts and a few chuckles. I may not hit on half of them here so go check it out.
The former Miss California contestant says that she is ‘still standing,’ and called a recent video of her ‘the worst mistake of my life.’
I suppose she means she is “now standing, after being flat on her back”? Ohhh GG, you’re so crass.
Let me back it up and explain. I have some compassion for this young woman behind my sarcastic jabs. This 22-year-old was suddenly thrust into the limelight for speaking her unpopular (and ignorant, closed minded) opinion. She wasn’t educated or prepared for such a role, so of course it’s gone to hell in a hand basket (so-to-speak).
Now back to the snark:
I’m sure Miss Prejean is tired of all the interviews and fame. Oh wait–no she isn’t!; She just published a book titled Still Standing: The Untold Story of My Fight Against Gossip, Hate, and Political Attacks. You’ve got to see the back cover endorsements for yourself. Was Ann Coulter fapping while she read it? Priceless!
For her silicone-enhanced hotness and Jesus-praising appeal, Prejean was instantly picked as the Religious Right poster girl on the issue of same-sex marriage and free speech. But since the conservative media doesn’t properly vet their spokespeople (read: Joe the Plumber), their choices usually backfire in spectacular fashion.
Sex tape, anyone? Supposedly this video is of Miss Prejean enjoying her own body for the benefit of her boyfriend who would later watch it. That’s fine with me, but when you parade around like you’re society’s morality police and then are suddenly exposed as the same as everyone else, perhaps you should shutthefuckup about other people’s private lives and they might do the same for you.
I enjoy how the Religious Right continually picks no-name hay-for-brains individuals to be the public faces for their causes. It gives the “evil liberals” something to laugh at.
Back to the interview:
So how would you answer a question like that today: Why do you oppose same-sex marriage?
I don’t oppose anything. I’m just for traditional marriage. I’m not against anything. I just believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman. There’s nothing controversial about it—most of the people in the state that I was representing believe it, and the majority of people in America believe it, from Sarah Palin to Barack Obama. They believe it, so why is it such a big deal?
Sorry to pop your bubble, darling. You want to be open and loving, but your position is one of exclusion, not inclusion. There is something controversial about thinking marriage should be only between one man and one woman. Popular opinion does not dictate what’s right. Just because millions of people supported racial segregation in the United States, including political leaders and celebrities, doesn’t mean it was honorable and correct!
What if the majority didn’t believe that? Would you still say that?
Yeah, it just happens that everyone else agrees with me.
Can you comment on the reports that you settled a lawsuit against Miss USA because of sex tapes?
There is a video out there of me. I was really young and immature. It was the worst mistake of my life. It was a really stupid, stupid decision that I made. But I take full responsibility for it. Did I think I would ever be a celebrity or that my boyfriend at the time, who I sent it to, would ever blackmail me? No. I think we all make mistakes and we all do things when we’re young that sometimes backfire later in life.
I respect this answer, I really do. Owning up to one’s behavior is mature. And yeah, it backfired. And yeah, it totally cracks me up.
This interview is easily summed up: “blah blah humility blah cliche blah Jesus cliche cliche blah Jesus”. Keep on fuckin’ that chicken, Miss Prejean.