Should Carrie Prejean Be Stripped of Miss California Crown?

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The Internet is buzzing over a recently-released photo of Carrie Prejean topless.

Reportedly, there are a slew of other naked Prejean pics on the way, as well.

Putting aside one's religious beliefs or stance on gay marriage, the rules of the Miss California Pageant are clear. In each contestant's contract, it states that one is prohibited from being photographed “in a state of partial or total nudity."

Taking away Carrie's crown would not be without precedent: Vanessa Williams was stripped of her 1984 Miss USA title after racy pics she posed for two years earlier were leaked.

With this in mind, you tell us: Should Carrie Prejean lose her Miss California crown?

** UPDATE: Pageant spokesman Roger Neal has released copies of the detailed contract all contestants sign before entering the contest. It prohibits Miss California from making personal appearances, speaking to reporters or making commercials without permission from pageant officials.

Of course, in the last two weeks, Carrie has gone ahead with televised appearances at her local church in San Diego, as well as given interviews on behalf of the National Organization for Marriage.

The contract also possesses a clause asking participants to state whether they have conducted themselves "in accordance with the highest ethical and moral standards." It specifically asks if they have ever been photographed nude or partially nude.

This has nothing whatsoever to do with Prejean's gay marriage answer, but "you can see from the contract, she violated multiple items," Neal told the Associated Press.

We, again, ask readers to put aside religious beliefs or bickering and simply consider this issue on the grounds of pageant rules. Should Prejean keep her title or not?

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yet another attempt by the gay and lesbian community to exert their will upon the majority. This woman is the absolute epitomy of class, without exception. She posed for photos that were tastefully done like just about every other model in history. She professes her Christian faith and stands PUBLICLY by her belief that marriage is between a man and a woman. just like the majority of the voters here in California. Let's be honest, ...they don't want to strip her of the title because she posed for a few pictures with her shirt off and her back to the camera (with her arms crossed), ...they want to strip her because she stands for something the gays and lesbians are vehemently against. I think she should be praised for her defense of freedom of speech; let's not forget that the First Ammendment has a blade that cuts both ways. She's gained my respect and admiration. Retired Chief Petty Officer, United States Navy
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Huh? this wouldn't even be an issue if she had said yes, to gay marriages! that is why. the liberal media needs to move on.

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If she had praised Gay marriage or was a follower of the Koran, I don't think these stories would be circulating about her right now. Funny that whoever had possession of these photos didn't think this was pertinent information right after she won the Miss CA title. But suddenly, since she gave her opinion on a controversial issue, they are now worried that she is breaking the rules???

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Why does everyone get so upset, on both sides, about gay marriage? This article/question has NOTHING to do with that.
She's a beauty queen that broke a rule, which is something others in her position have done before, such as Vanessa Williams. The question focuses solely on her topless pic, not her beliefs. Everyone has to calm down and actually read what the article says.

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Go back to the closet if this is the kind of attitude you're going to show to people that have their OWN beliefs. Her opinion vs. your direct attacks speak for itself.

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Keep up the great promotion of tolerance and individuality. You commenting agains someone's right to have her own opinion is immature and classless.

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Just goes to show what will happen to you if you say ANYTHING against the homosexual. In the past the homosexual has tried to claim that they were victums. Who is the victum now? I also believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman, after all look at what it produces....more people. Same sex marriages do not produce children, just people who display bratty behavior like little children because they can't have their way. Men were made to be men and women were made to be women for a reason. We need to keep this poison out of America.

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You guys are a@#holes...she gave her opinion about gay marriage and because she didn't agree with Perez Hilton, she's public enemy no. 1? I think anyone should be allowed to marry, but the idea that anyone that doesn't agree should be ruined is idiotic!

Carrie Prejean Biography

BL!SSS Magazine Spread Carrie Prejean was a contestant in the Miss USA pageant in 2009. Representing California, she finished in the top five. However, she... More »
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Carrie Prejean Quotes

I think it's great that Americans are able to choose one or the other. We live in a land that you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage and, you know what, in my country and my family I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anyone out there but that's how I was raised and that's how I think it should be between a man and a woman.

Carrie Prejean

Marriage is good. There is something special about unions of husband and wife. Unless we bring men and women together, children will not have mothers and fathers.

Carrie Prejean