Ms. California Joins Anti-Marriage Folks – But She Doesn’t Have Michael Phelps! A rant.
Carrie Prejean, who will forever be first runner up to Anita Bryant for the title of Ms. Gay Hater, has joined with NOM [National Organization for (straights only) Marriage]. In a statement, she advised “I was ready to be Miss USA that night on that stage, and I was faced with a very controversial question. I had a choice to stand up for what I believe in or to compromise that for the tiara.”
But before I go into the nuances of Ms. Prejean’s new found smear Ad Campaign and the type of support she has received from the radically reducing right, I must report perhaps the biggest bit of news regarding Ms. Prejean: She is not dating Michael Phelps as purported by her grandmother.
Now, onto the support being shown for Ms. Prejean. A quick look at the comments posted at FOXNews.com reveals the conservative opinions that we hear so often:
I admire Carrie Prejean for her support of tradional marriage. I applaud her objection to the marriage between two men. Two men getting married is in contrary to our Christian faith. Besides I believe it creates a big social problem due to the STD, and which this liberal government has funded out of our hard earned tax money.
Wow, gay marriage will promote STD’s? I always thought encouraging monogamous relationships through civil contractual agreements was a great way to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, but perhaps science is again wrong and religion is correct.
It does get worse; even though it seems the ill-informed and uneducated couldn’t go any farther into the dark recesses of the Forest of Lies and Distortions, another commenter suggests [using the common “gay phrase” of “You Go!”]:
You Go! People in America need to take a stand against this plague in our country. Back in the closet is where they belong. Swine Flu; Economy tanking; Homosexuals adopting babies; Etc. Etc. Keep on promoting immoral values America, we haven’t seen anyting [sic] yet!!
There are other groups that have referred to people as plagues on society based upon religion, race, color, immigration status, sexual orientation, etc. They’ve included numerous hate groups such as the KKK and the Neo-Nazis. It is regrettable that we see this movement of the “GOP” toward such intolerent behavior in the guise of religion – wait, wasn’t that what “The Christian Identity Movement” in eras past was all about too?
But wait, there’s more:
Good for her. It’s called freedom of speech, something gays don’t approve of I guess.
And finally, from the bed of lies they lay upon, the *cough* truth reveals itself in the most suspicious way:
I find it funny how liberals go berserk whenever conservatives speak out against something pro-liberal and call it freedom of speech/expression when they are bashing conservatives. Like it or not liberals, every American citizen (yes, this does include conservatives) has the same entitlement to free speech as you. Just because someone doesn’t agree with you doesn’t make them wrong; it’s called values. If we all agreed on everything, the world would really blow. To quote Ann Coulter with regards to liberal diatribe, ‘If you must speak to a liberal, first tell them to move out of their parent’s house, get a job, and start paying taxes.’
As a “gay,” liberal, blogger, speaker, lecturer, activist, etc., freedom of speech has been something for which I have been a staunch advocate. In fact, I have often stated that everyone has the right to free speech, but no one is required to listen. I have even stood up for the rights of people I disagree with because I believe that all people should have the same, equal protections of the law without exception – so to accuse “gays” of not approving of equal rights is erroneous.
If any groups have ever benefited from the freedomof speech, it is those groups that traditionalists oppress.
Perhaps even more offensive and incorrect is the idea that liberals don’t think conservatives have the same “entitlement” to free speech. I must assume that the commenter would also argue that such entitlements apply to all rights provided by the government – including the right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” If so, then marriage equality would be necessitated based upon the commenters own argument as marriage is legally identified, in the famous case of Loving v. Virginia which was also argued against using religious bias and lies, as a right to “the pursuit of happiness.”
While I, a liberal, fully support Ms. Prejean’s ability to say what is on her mind, to express her opinion and to do so in a public forum, I disagree with her and the aforementioned commenter that a “value” of this county is to oppress people. If you consider domination by way of oppression a “value;” you seriously need to rethink your own morals.