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Hypocrisy and Ignorance from the Right’s Spokespeople

I hate to give more publicity to Miss California, Carrie Prejean, and her discriminatory ideas. Like a car crash, I can’t help myself. 

The twists and turns of Prejean’s strange saga are laid out in full on Towleroad, including the breast implants, the nude photos, the Bible-thumping. Many folks have referred to Prejean as the new Anita Bryant–a parallel that I would be saddened to be saddled with. I think it’s important to note that all of these potentially damaging items about Prejean are important not because individuals wish to slander or demonize Prejean; her actions and behavior have relevance because she has taken on the role of public spokesperson for “opposite marriage” (whatever this means).

As a spokesperson, Miss California’s behaviors and actions as a self-proclaimed person of faith must include a discussion of hypocrisy. How can a person repeatedly speaking against (in her opinion) immoral behavior cast the first stone?

Above, Keith Olbermann provides an incisive critique of the whole mess in his conversation with Melissa Harrison. He also throws in a few reasoned words about Joe the Plumber’s latest inanities about, as Olbermann puts it, “catching The Gay.” Interesting word that arises in Olbermann’s discussion: Opportunists.


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One Response

  1. drmyers says:

    Hey there
    Enjoyed you blog, and I have read a few of the other ones as well. Take a look at my blog: drmyers.wordpress.com; dealing with Gay Marriage.
    I’d love to dialog with you about perhaps placing a link there so my readers could take a look at what you’re doing.
    Again, keep up the suburb work!
    Aaron Myers

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