Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Oh My God they're not real - weep sinners!

Carrie Prejean's Miss Calfornia triple scandal: Nude photos, boob jobs and gay marriage
Posted: May 5, 2009, by Shane Dingman
World, Miss USA
Carrie Prejean (Miss California) was already one of America's most controversial beauty queens, but now the leak of semi-nude pictures has been met with renewed calls to strip off her tiara and stole.
NBC's the TODAY show did a report on the whole Miss USA backstory, here, but what you need to know is that during the pageant the 21-year-old California model made headlines for saying she was raised to think same-sex marriage wasn't right when asked about legalizing gay marriage across the country (video of the question and her response here).
Indeed, Perez Hilton, a celebrity blogger and judge who asked the question during the competition called her a "dumb bitch" on his blog after she made her remarks. Prejean finished second in the Miss USA pageant to Miss North Carolina Kristen Dalton.
Ms. Prejean, for her part, vaulted from runner-up in the contest to a starring role in the latest advertisement by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) advocacy group (watch it here). She has since vowed "to do whatever it takes to protect marriage." NOM is known for it's support of the anti gay-marriage proposition 8 (which passed in the November 2008 election) and its controversial Gathering Storm ad. Now, in the latest twist in the tale, a celebrity gossip blog, The Dirty, has released some salacious photos of Ms. Prejean (pictured right).
The blogger has promised that he has more and will release them in due time. Shocked by the photos, and the blogger's accompanying insults Miss California fired back with this statement:
"I am a Christian, and I am a model. Models pose for pictures, including lingerie and swimwear photos. Recently, photos taken of me as a teenager have been released surreptitiously to a tabloid Web site that openly mocks me for my Christian faith. I am not perfect, and I will never claim to be. But these attacks on me and others who speak in defense of traditional marriage are intolerant and offensive."
But that's not all, as MSNBC reports:
Alicia Jacobs, a judge at the April 19 Miss USA pageant during which Prejean made her highly publicized statement opposing same-sex marriage, said the pictures go beyond what the Miss California pageant says are appropriate.
NBC News’ Miguel Almaguer, who reported that Prejean’s contract with the pageant prohibits her from being photographed “in a state of partial or total nudity.”
In a separate, but perhaps equally strange development, there is the scandal of the Miss California pageant paying for Ms. Prejean's breast augmentation surgery:
Prejean got breast implants weeks before the national pageant to increase her chances of winning, and Keith Lewis, the co-Director of the Miss California Pageant, admitted paying for the boob job on CBS’s “The Early Show” this morning (May 1). "We assisted when Carrie came to us and voiced the interest in having the procedure done," Lewis told "Early Show" co-anchor Maggie Rodriguez. "We want to put her in the best possible confidence in order to present herself in the best possible light on a national stage."
Prejean's supporters are now hearing from another row of pews in the church. These are voices at blogs such as Slice of Laodicea, a news and commentary site that keeps an eye on the contemporary evangelical church. The primary voice is Ingrid Schlueter, producer and co-host of the Crosstalk Radio Talk Show. She has several posts on Prejean, being touted as the modern Queen Esther in some camps:
The fakery that produced the body of this woman is the embodiment of the fakery of the false church in America that is in bed with the world. The church yearns for a crown from the world - a crown made of fake gold with rhinestones. The crown of righteousness from Jesus Christ is discarded in favor of the swill of this world's corrupt system. It is right and fitting that this beauty pageant contestant is being upheld, because in all honesty, a nearly naked woman, strutting her surgically enhanced body parts in front of men while mouthing moral platitudes is the very picture of the carnal church today. Weep.
Sometimes it's hard to imagine stories like this could exist before the Internet.


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