Alex Blaze

Hussel hussel hussel, grind grind grind

Filed By Alex Blaze | April 30, 2009 12:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Fundie Watch, Marriage Equality, Media, The Movement
Tags: Carrie Prejean, gay marriage, lesbian, LGBT, M.I.A., Miss California, Miss USA, National Organization for Marriage, Nonprofit Industrial Complex, opposite marriage, perez hilton, same-sex marriage

I'll miss_california.jpgbe the first to say that the whole Carrie Prejean marriage drama won't affect legislation all that much. Perez probably didn't convince any one to switch teams, and Prejean seems to be speaking only to people who are already on her side.

But it seems like Miss California knows how to make out like a bandit here. The runner-up in a second-rate Miss America competition would surely have been forgotten faster than the tiara was placed Miss North Carolina's head if it weren't for Prejean and Perez making a mountain out of her answer to his same-sex marriage question. Now she's got an ad deal:

What happens when a young California beauty pageant contestant is asked, "Do you support same-sex marriage?" She is attacked viciously for having the courage to speak up for her truth and her values. But Carrie's courage inspired a whole nation and a whole generation of young people because she chose to risk the Miss USA crown rather than be silent about her deepest moral values. "No Offense" calls gay marriage advocates to account for their unwillingness to debate the real issue: Gay marriage has consequences.

Who's the "dumb bitch" now, Perez?

Ben Smith reports that NOM, famous for their ├╝ber-spoofable "Gathering Storm" ad, will be spending $1.5 million on the ad with Prejean. Who knows how much of that money Miss California will be pocketing herself.

And I'm sure NOM is happy with the deal as well. One of the problems the anti-gay industry is dealing with is the aging of their constituency and being doomed to irrelevance among the younger generation. They needed someone young, hip, articulate, good-looking, and relevant to counter-act both the leftward/Socialist drifting of the kidz today and the pro same-sex marriage direction of even the GOP's younger talent (like Meghan McCain).

Is there anything kids these days like more than beauty pageants? If there is, I can't think of it.

NOM wins from all this because their donors will think their strategy to reach today's youth is brilliant. They don't actually have to show them any results (one thing I've learned from the nonprofit industry), just that they're putting forth a great effort, and this will definitely work. She's a pretty big pull for a group formed less than two years ago.

Ironically, their ad, which decries how "gay marriage advocates" don't want to "debate the real issue," will effectively turn the focus away from same-sex marriage and the families and relationships it will affect to Perez Hilton's stupidity. I'm sure that irony isn't lost on NOM, but they've got hussel on the mind.


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Her truth and her values are incorrect. I recently was talking to a neighbor and told her the exact same thing. I did have to say that lgbt people are not seeking her approval or permission. That was really all it took to shut her up. Most people listen to the ignorant garbabe coming out of someone elses mouth.

Well, Prejean appears to be comfortable in this skin of bigotry, so I agree that she's made out well for herself. The ad is so boring though, for the most part. I don't see it bringing NOM all that much good.

lets remember that that hateful nonstop blabbering Maggie Gallagher is president of NOM. So if Prejean is making some sort of stategic move toward fame and fortune, I don't see it. The only way to combat these types of people is to act the same way. They need to be put in the spotlight and have them defend their bigotry instead of running into the comfort of a homophobic non profit organization.

No matter how imperfectly it happens or any temporary negative fallout, it is never a bad idea to expose an anti-gay bigot.

Before the pre-approved question was asked, a question she knew in advance and knew any of the contestants could be asked by any of the judges, no one had a clue that behind the anti-gay bigot's "enhanced" bosom and smile, underneath the California crown, there is a lying, conniving, poisoned and poisonous snake.

If Perez Hilton had not responded as he did, we would not know, for example, that a boardmember of the so-called NOM has called for the violent overthrow of the U.S. government to prevent same-gender marriage. That information is extremely valuable.