If the recent Miss America Pageant is any indication, they just might be.
In the Miss America Pageant Miss California Carrie Prejean was asked her opinion on the topic of gay marriage. It was a loaded question posed by an openly gay man, Perez Hilton, known for dirty low-down nasty attacks on celebrities. It was the question heard round the world when Carrie Prejean answered that she didn’t mean to offend anyone but to her marriage is defined as being between a man and a woman.
Since then every media outlet has blasted her for speaking openly her beliefs. The media has gone to great lengths to kill her 15 minutes of fame especially Perez Hilton. Perez has made her open season to attacks. No one has praised her for speaking up for her beliefs which are based upon religious beliefs. No one praised her for her ability to stand up to unbearable pressure and not sell out her beliefs for fame, glory and money.
The latest attack is about some modeling photos (semi-nude) that were sold to the tabloids.There seems to be some dispute as to when they were taken. So what? For some reason people who are religious have to be perfect in every part of their lives or else it’s a complete discredit to religion. Maybe these people should read the Bible and figure out that Jesus was about making the imperfect perfect through the atonement. However this post isn’t about religion or even the debate about gay marriage.
This post is about the media attacking those who they may disagree with. Not Gay marriage. Let’s be clear.
NBC chose not to air the photo saying they were too much to air. The only photo released on the internet shows a panty posed Prejean covering her partially nude breast covered by her hand. Oogle her here. It’s no worse than the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit pictures that NBC has blasted out on its network. NBC had a reality show to find a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model.
It’s been suggested that it’s a ploy to make the public think the photos are racier than they are in an attempt to kill Prejean’s media value to conservative groups and sponsors.
There’s an open question of when the photo was taken ” she says it was several years ago, others say it’s more recent ” which may be relevant to whether she was a Christian or a pageant contender at the time but doesn’t much matter to her critics. Their goal, using the pretext of “œhypocrisy,” is simply to try to make her radioactive within her own political and religious communities by painting her as some sort of fallen woman. It didn’t work with Palin vis-a-vis Bristol’s pregnancy and it won’t work here, but presumably they’re drawing some gratification from the mere thought that they might be causing her discomfort. Pure vindictiveness, but then what did you expect? Source ALLAH PUNDIT, Hotair Blog
Carrie Prejean became the spokesperson for National Organization for Marriage (NOM) shortly after standing up for her beliefs in the Miss America pageant as well as interviews on NBC again forcing her to defend her beliefs.
Maggie Gallagher, President of the National Organization for Marriage, released the following statement regarding Carrie Prejean:
Because Carrie honestly said what she believed in answer to a question–marriage is the union of a man and a woman– she is now the subject of ongoing character assassination. The level of hatred directed at her is astonishing. Even more astonishing is her personal courage and strength of character in the midst of these attacks. Of course Carrie is not perfect. On a personal note, as a former unwed mother, I want to say to Americans: you don’t have to be a perfect person to have the right to stand up for marriage. Nothing gay marriage advocates can do can change the fact “we all saw it on national TV” that Carrie is a young woman who surrendered all the glitter Hollywood has to offer, because she would not become the kind of person afraid to say the truth.
Through Carrie, we are also learning, the lengths some people will go to hurt and harass those who speak up for marriage. Source: NOM
I hate the perception that it is “politically incorrect” to be the following: Religious, Have any Morals, have personal responsibility in anything, and its wrong speak ones true beliefs for fear of offending someone. The truth sometimes hurts, get over it.
Ultimately I think that Carrie Prejean’s own words capture the backlash best.
“œWe live in a great country; a nation that was built on freedom of speech and freedom of religion, 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.” Carrie Prejean Source: MSNBC
NBC’s Today Shows Video on the “Controversey”