Well it’s only true!
“Dobson: It sounded, Carrie, like your first reaction was to hedge, to say “Well, this is a free country” and then something took over.
Prej ean: It really was a switch.
Dobson: And you did one of the most courageous things I’ve seen anybody your age or anybody else do. What was going on in your mind?
Prejean: I started off by saying I want to win this pageant so bad, I’ve worked so hard, I wanted to sound politically correct but still stay true to my values. But I just knew at that moment that God was just telling me “Carrie, how bad do you want this? Are you willing to compromise your beliefs for a one year crown of Miss USA.” And I just knew right there . . . And I said you know what and the switch went off. And I said, “A marriage should be between a man and a woman and that’s how it should be. ”
. . . . And I knew there was no way I was going to win Miss USA. No way.
Dobson: So you put it on the line, that’s what I mean when I said you’re courageous because this was the goal of your life to that point. And yet you gave it up. And yet the Lord is using you all over this country.
Prejean: And we are all faced with that at times. And just by me being here, I want to encourage other people that when you’re faced with an issue which you know in your heart what to say, but you’re faced with someone asking it, don’t ever compromise that just for pleasing them. Your goal should be to please God, not to please man . . . .
Dobson: Why did you give the answer you did with regard to the affirmation of marriage?
Prejean: . . . I felt as though Satan was trying to tempt me in asking me this question.”
Here’s PRECISELY what happened to Carrie —
And then God was in my head and in my heart saying, “Do not compromise this. You need to stand up for me and you need to share with all these people . . . you need to witness to them and you need to show that you’re not willing to compromise that for this title of Miss USA.”
And I knew right here that it wasn’t about winning. It was about being true to my convictions.”
No one can say Carrie hasn’t been true to her convictions.
That’s the “before” picture of Carrie that got her in so much trouble. As I’m sure you all recall she explained that she was (cough) a teenager (cough) when it was taken.
Pageant officials initially claimed that nude pictures and/or undisclosed to them nude pictures were verboten.
“Miss California Carrie Prejean, whose comments about gay marriage set off a firestorm, will keep her crown, Donald Trump announced today.
The controversy began nearly a month ago, when Prejean was asked about her views on same-sex marriage during the nationally televised Miss USA pageant. Although she said she believed people were entitled to do as they liked, she said marriage should only be recognized as an institution between a man and a woman.
Trump said he had no problem with Prejean’s comments. “She gave a very honest answer when asked a tough question,” he said at a New York press conference with Prejean sitting next to him. “It was the same answer the president of the United States gave… She has to be commended.”
Trump also said he reviewed semi-nude photos of Prejean that have surfaced in recent days and concluded they should not disqualify her. “We are in the 21st century,” said Trump, who owns the pageant. “We have determined that the pictures taken were fine.”
Trump said Prejean and California pageant officials and Prejean have met in the last few hours and “are getting along very well.”
For her part, Prejean attacked some of her critics as spreading “hateful” rumors about her and said she was simply standing up for her beliefs.”
What “beliefs”? Why those regarding her silicone-enchanced self, of course.
“But pageant officials said that when Prejean became the darling of the anti-same-sex-marriage movement, she began shirking her duties as Miss California. They say she missed appearances, including the filming of a public service announcement the pageant put together featuring former and current Miss USA, Miss California and Miss California Teen winners speaking about the beauty and diversity of the people of California. Organizers said she was generally unreachable by pageant officials — technically a breach of her contract, they said.
Prejean’s backers insist she is being unfairly vilified by pageant organizers for a viewpoint that is far from extreme (California voters last year approved Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage).”
Hear that Beauty Queen wannabes? If you win a title you can ignore the contract you signed — provided it’s for the “right cause.”
“Officials with the National Organization for Marriage say Prejean is not a paid spokeswoman. She did attend the Washington, D.C., news conference at which the group unveiled the ad featuring her Miss USA pageant clip. And she lent her voice to a recorded call the organization used to thank supporters and solicit contributions. “
Which of course involved Maggie Gallagher’s money, but nevermind.
“Carrie has always been a spokesperson for herself. She believes what we believe,” said Brian Brown, the group’s executive director. “We’re proud of her. . . . She’s standing up for marriage and against the bullying we heard at this press conference today.”
She’s standing up for fake tits.
But what is “The Donald” standing up for? After all he approved Perez Hilton being a judge didn’t he? And who could have encvouraged him to do so? Could it have been. . . . .Satan?
Bu leave us not forget the immortal words of a Berlin named Irving —
I got a message from below
‘Twas from a man I used to know
About a year or so ago
Before he departed
Is just as happy as can be
I’ll tell you what he said to me
He said, “If ever you get heavy-hearted
Pack up your sins and go to the devil in Hades
You’ll meet the finest of gentlemen and the finest of ladies
They’d rather be down below than up above
Hades is full of thousands of
Joneses and Browns, O’Hoolihans, Cohens and Bradys
You’ll hear a heavenly tune that went to the devil
Because the jazz bands
They started pickin’ it
Then put a trick in it
A jazzy kick in it
They’ve got a couple of old reformers in Heaven
Making them go to bed at eleven
Pack up your sins and go to the devil
And you’ll never have to go to bed at all
If you care to dwell where the weather is hot
H-E-double-L is a wonderful spot
If you need a rest and you’re all out of sorts
Hades is the best of the winter resorts
Paradise doesn’t compare
All the nice people are there
They come there from ev’rywhere
Just to revel with Mister Devil
Nothing on his mind but a couple of horns
Satan is waitin’ with his jazz band
And his band came from Alabam’ with a melody hot
No one gives a damn if it’s music or not
Satan’s melody makes you want to dance forever
And you never have to go to bed at all”
Meanwhile elsewhere in the “Culture Wars” NPR has cast in its lot with Pravda (aka. The Washington Post) in refusing to mention what Kirby Dick’s Outrage is actually about.
Now with Charlie Crist having announced a run for the Senate this is all going to get. . .interesting.
A comparable point of interest can be found in this NYT piece on Rosie’s brother Daniel.
“Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell wants desperately to persuade his colleagues to legalize gay marriage. Here is how he has pursued Republican Assemblyman Greg Ball’s vote:
He stopped Mr. Ball’s parents while they were visiting the Capitol, and asked them to urge their son to back the measure. He cornered Mr. Ball in a statehouse elevator, and taunted him: vote for same-sex marriage, or you won’t get invited to my engagement party.
Mr. O’Donnell has even told Mr. Ball, a square-jawed former Air Force captain, that he was “the best looking guy in the Assembly, and he owed it to the gays to vote yes.”
“Did I think that overt flirtation was going to get Greg Ball to vote yes?” Mr. O’Donnell recalled. “Didn’t know. But I was going to try.”
With the Legislature set to take up the bill to legalize same-sex marriage on Tuesday, Mr. O’Donnell, the openly gay older brother of the comedian Rosie O’Donnell, has emerged as a tenacious, ingratiating, playful and sometimes prickly leader of the effort to pass the legislation.
He has helped gather nearly 90 votes in the 150-member Assembly, which is expected to easily pass the bill. But he is also using the Assembly vote as a way to pressure members of the Senate, where the legislation’s fate will be decided, and demonstrate to wary senators that there is support in their districts for the bill.
Mr. O’Donnell’s unsubtle approach has endeared him to some colleagues in the Capitol and rankled others. While using flattery on certain wavering lawmakers, he has been aggressive with others, threatening to withhold support from fellow Democrats, for example, who declined to be listed as sponsors of the measure.”
IOW, he kicks ass — like any politician who wants to be taken seriously. But consider this —
“Mr. O’Donnell has made it part of his strategy to recruit Assembly Republicans. So far, he said, he has five Republican supporters, and he is hoping to attract 10 — no easy task, if the reaction of Mr. Ball is any indication.
Despite all Mr. O’Donnell’s entreaties, Mr. Ball, the Republican assemblyman, said he would still be voting no on Tuesday.
But he added that he hoped that Mr. O’Donnell would not cross him off the invitation list for the engagement party.
“I would love to attend, no matter how I vote,” Mr. Ball said.”
IOW bigots demand a pass so long as they’re “polite.” This chimes in with a remark in Asshat’s latest in the NYT.
Public-opinion trends aren’t set in stone. But as Peter Berkowitz noted in a prescient essay for Policy Review in 2005, the gay marriage movement is working with the grain of American political history, in which the expansion of rights “steadily erodes the limits on individual choice established by law and custom.” Our legal and political debates, Berkowitz suggested, are won by whichever side can argue for the expansion of freedom, and combatants who can’t argue in these terms will “almost certainly see their cause go down to defeat.”
IOW, homophobic bigotry is a cornerstone of “law and custom — the very arguments used to support racism.
And we all know how that ended up.
As for Carrie’s future, be careful dear. Show business is filled with temptations that are positively Satanic.