Monday, June 15, 2009

Miss California, Against Marriage Equality

I am finding the Miss California situation amusing for some reason. I was flipping channels the other day and the "old" Miss California, Carrie Prejean, who was given a second chance but ended up losing her title anyway, was whining to Larry King about how everybody's against her because she is so virtuous and Christian.

It would be good for her if she could claim that they took the title of Miss California away from her because she opposes same-sex marriage. Unfortunately for her, the new Miss California also opposes it.
LOS ANGELES — Miss California USA's executive director says the pageant would never try to silence new titleholder Tami Farrell's stance against gay marriage.

Keith Lewis told The Associated Press on Friday that he wants all of the beauty contestants he deals with to be able to voice their opinions as long as they don't violate their contracts.

Former Miss California USA Carrie Prejean, who was given a second chance earlier, lost her title Wednesday after Lewis said she skipped pageant events while speaking out against gay marriage during unsanctioned appearances.

In a television interview Thursday, Farrell said she believed marriage should be between a man and a woman. But she added: "I don't think I have the right or anybody has the right to tell somebody who they can or can't love."

Prejean says she was dethroned because during the Miss USA pageant she said gays shouldn't be allowed to marry. New Miss California also against gay marriage

Heh, it's kind of hard to claim they took your title away for having X, when they give it to someone who also has X. But, really, who cares about Miss California? What is she, a role model for women? I don't think so.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Heh, it's kind of hard to claim they took your title away for having X, when they give it to someone who also has X."

Not really.

They know they're under a microscope now.

Prejean was attacked not because she thought she was "so virtuous and Christian" but because she had a different set of values than the Hollywood crowd.

They can't get away with pulling the same thing twice and still pretend they aren't doing it so the new individual is probably safe.

June 15, 2009 3:42 PM  
Blogger Orin Ryssman said...

Really Jim...must you obsess? Ok, I know this is your blog, but really, your fixation on someone like Carrie Prejean is so unworthy of the great marketplace of ideas. I would not sit down with her for even a cup of coffee...and I agree with her POV on same-sex "marriage"! It is transparent that she did not live up to her side of the contract and the Miss USA folks got tired of her little sideshow "martyrdom".

Persecuted? Where are the over ripe fruits and veggies when one needs them???

Off to read a new book that just arrived...Soft Despotism, Democracy's Drift: Montesquieu, Rousseau, Tocqueville, and the Modern Prospect, by Paul Rahe...a timely book, perhaps even a guidebook of sorts for what we might expect in the not too far off future.

June 15, 2009 10:41 PM  
Anonymous lightning rod said...

The homosexual promotion movement is at it again. Attacking democracy.

Like Iranians, D.C. voters were yesterday denied the right to vote. The Board of Elections say they don't deserve a say on what they think marriage is.

Never fear, groups who seek to restore democracy have announced they are taking it to court.

Maybe Barry O will help since he's living in D.C. now!

June 16, 2009 8:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Disneyland had a long-standing (10 years) policy about topless behavior on their Splash Mountain ride, as well as a handful of other rides, at Disney's California Adventure and Disneyland.

Obviously, you weren't allowed to reveal yourself.

That's changed in the past few days as Disney has announced that they will no longer have employees specifically designated to monitor whether people are flashing the cameras or lifting their shirts on the rides.

Disneyland spokeswoman Suzi Brown says the changes took effect Sunday at Splash
Mountain, Tower of Terror, Space Mountain and California Screamin'.

Riders are photographed on the attractions and can then buy souvenir copies.

Some have exposed their breasts in hopes that the picture would make it onto a photo preview screen at the ride's exit.

June 16, 2009 10:11 AM  

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