Carrie Prejean loves fame almost as much as she hates gay people.
On the Today show this morning, Miss California announced that she'll milk every second and every penny that she could from the attention she's receiving work with the National Organization for Marriage on a campaign opposing gay marriage.
"I am just here to protect marriage," said Prejean. "The National Organization for Marriage basically just respects marriages and people who support it. I am here to protect traditional marriage."
Regarding the outrage that followed her response to Perez Hilton's question during the Miss USA pageant, Prejean said:
"I never thought in a million years that this would be happening right now. I was attacked for giving my own opinion on stage. I am going to do whatever it takes to protect marriage."
Sounding like a complete and utter moron, reading a nonsensical Hallmark card, Carrie continued to say that marriage "is something that is very dear to my heart, and I am just here to protect it. That's all I am here to do."
Come on now. Everyone is entitled to his/her opinion. But what does that even mean? Marriage is close to her heart?!? If that's the case, perhaps Prejean should campaign against the nuptials of heterosexual couples, considering nearly 50% of them end in divorce.
Moreover, Prejean's statements cause us to wonder...
- Why does gay marriage anger Catholics to such a degree, yet few comment on a story such as Mel Gibson's divorce? Does the Bible not say: “So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate” (Matthew 19:6) and “I hate divorce, says the Lord God of Israel" (Malachi 2:16a)?
- Carrie talks continually of "protecting marriage." Can someone explain how a gay couple exchanging vows threatens the union of a heterosexual couple? Must one straight marriage be dissolved in order for a gay marriage to take place?
- If Prejean had not been asked her stance on gay marriage during the Miss USA pageant, would she still embark on a campaign against it? In other words: is this truly an issue close to her heart, or just an opportunity to extend her 15 minutes of fame for as long as possible?
Let us know your responses to these questions and overall thoughts on Carrie Prejean. We welcome all comments!