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NOM on Carrie Prejean: She Doesn't Speak for Us

Is the National Organization for Marriage now distancing themselves from Miss California Carrie Prejean? That's how it appears in this press release issued today.

Prejeannoms “A number of media sources have described Carrie Prejean as a spokesperson for the National Organization for Marriage. As we made clear at our press conference yesterday: Carrie appeared with NOM as a private citizen; she does not work for the National Organization for Marriage. She is a spokesperson for her own views, as anyone watching her can tell. We are grateful to Carrie Prejean for her willingness to stand up for marriage. We would love to work with Carrie in the future if she chooses, and we wish her well in all her future endeavors whatever she chooses. We're proud of her. Americans are proud of her. She is a remarkable young woman. Thank you, Carrie."

No doubt they're on to brainstorming their next dud of an ad.

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  1. I think for her own benefit, she should have quit after the Today Show (was that it?) interviews following the pageant. She came off as the victim she wants to appear as, and the bigger person (when compared with Perez "Dumb B*tch" Hilton).

    She's prejudiced and wrong, but she looked like the nice girl and he looked like the bully.

    But the more she puts herself out there, the more she runs her mouth, the more she expresses her religious intolerance, the more activist she becomes, the less likable she comes off as. I don't think continually harping on her views, in a dreadfully tired, intellectually weak and increasingly bigoted manner, is going to help sustain the level of sympathy she received initially from this whole incident.

    Posted by: Wes | May 1, 2009 1:17:00 PM


  2. sounds like somebody is trying to keep her crown. Besides why would they need her when they have real gems like Kern and Foxx?

    Posted by: ZnSD | May 1, 2009 1:17:25 PM


  3. maybe they realize her boob job is gonna come back to bite 'em in the ass.

    bye bye, carrie.

    Posted by: chuck | May 1, 2009 1:20:20 PM


  4. I don't see any reason why NOM would all of a sudden distance themselves from bigotry's biggest star. It sounds to me more like they're protecting her image for people who may not like NOM itself but can be swayed to be against gay marriage through Carrie. It's all kinda irrelevant.

    Posted by: Bruno | May 1, 2009 1:23:11 PM


  5. hmmm.
    Carrie beware.
    you sleep with dogs.....
    Too bad. I was looking forward to educating this woman. What a sight that would be. Maybe America could watch her education and follow suit.

    Posted by: banshiii | May 1, 2009 1:25:21 PM


  6. I agree with ZNSD, sounds like NOM is backing off, likely at Prejean's request because her direct affiliation with them would spell trouble with her role as Ms. California.

    Posted by: David | May 1, 2009 1:32:28 PM


  7. How is someone who articulates, however marginally, your views in an ad that you pay and accept responsiblity for NOT your spokesperson?

    Posted by: Don | May 1, 2009 1:35:14 PM


  8. The longer this woman exploits this issue the more she is damaging her future career prospects. She is the Anita Bryant of the 21st century and she is blowing any chance she may have had for product endorsements.

    Posted by: Voet | May 1, 2009 1:43:58 PM


  9. NOM is distancing themselves, must mean the prejean sex tape is about to come out.

    Posted by: kujhawker | May 1, 2009 1:48:16 PM


  10. I know Carrie Prejudice is homophobic and hateful and some media outlets are still allowing this story to dominate the public discourse by giving her a national stage to spew her negative views...BUT look at what has happened over the past month of April (only *30* DAYS):

    April 3: Iowa Supreme court ruled in favor of equality
    April 7: 1. Vermont legislature became the second state to allow marriage equality through the democratic process
    2. DC decided to recognize marriages created out-of-state
    April 15: New Hampshire Senate held marriage equality hearings
    April 16: Washington State passed domestic partnership legislation (it's a start)
    April 22: Maine legislature held marriage equality hearings
    April 23: 1. Connecticut legislative amends constitution to comply with the state court's ruling
    2. Nevada Senate passes domestic partnership bill (it's a start)
    April 24: NY legislature officially introduces the marriage equality bills
    April 28:1. Maine committee endorsed marriage equality bill based on previous hearings
    April 29: Surprisingly, the New Hampshire Senate passes marriage equality bill, even though the committee recommended killing the legislation
    April 30: Only 2 days after the Senate Committee endorses the bill, the Maine Senate passes a marriage equality bill.

    And it's not just decisions on marriage equality:
    April 23: US House judiciary committee recommends Shepard Act
    April 29: The US house of representatives officially passes the Shepard Act
    and...
    April 30: Washington Post/ABC poll results 49/46 shows that national support for marriage equality is higher than opposition FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE POLL'S HISTORY!

    So I know she's a bitch, but ultimately the state legislatures have gone about doing their businesses and ignoring her. Ultimately her verbal excretions have had no influence on these results.

    I wonder how much of this is happening in response to the passage of Proposition 8 - i.e., legislature were pushed to act. This is a huge confluence of events and it can't possibly be that they were all decided in isolation.

    Urgh, sorry this is so long. But there *are* reasons to be optimistic, even though it's frustrating for the general public to have such a continual exposure to the opposition.

    Posted by: K | May 1, 2009 1:49:11 PM


  11. Earlier today I noticed NOM removed the Carrie Prejean inspired "no offense" ad from their YouTUBE channel. I would imagine the two decisions are related...Honestly, who would want to be associated with someone who sounds that unintelligent?

    Posted by: Jason | May 1, 2009 2:15:47 PM


  12. K==
    Thanks for putting in perspective the latest accomplishments. We too often focus on the negative when there are real positives out there.

    VOET--
    *titter* you said "blowing"

    JASON--
    Perez Hilton forced them to take down the video because of copyright infringement.

    I find it interesting that she's gone from spokesperson to opposite spokesperson.

    Posted by: woodroad34 | May 1, 2009 2:36:09 PM


  13. kujhawker

    you have probably hit the nail on the head

    There is a sex tape or nude photos of her licking some girl's cooch ala Vanessa Williams (someone who has real talent)coming down the pike

    Posted by: jimmyboyo | May 1, 2009 2:50:14 PM


  14. Ick! I just got treated to NOM's latest disgusting, hate-filled bilge during the CBS News at noon. Looks like it's on in NY/NJ!

    Posted by: JerzeeMike | May 1, 2009 3:02:55 PM


  15. Eh, she was asked at an interview yesterday if she was a "spokeperson" and she said no... this isn't NOM distancing from her...

    Posted by: yarrrr | May 1, 2009 4:07:30 PM


  16. @K re: all the good that's happened in the last month...

    That's one possibly good thing about this Prejean business...she's taking people's minds off the important stuff and diverting them to her idiotic crap.

    Posted by: Bruno | May 1, 2009 5:27:10 PM


  17. Miss California was shaking out of hate yesterday at the press conference, it was pretty evident right after some of the questions, like the one about her dating ex-gay men to prove her take on marriage.

    NOM is made up of amateurs, they are probably just finding out she is got legal bindings to the Miss California Organizers, who would have thought?

    Posted by: Rafael | May 1, 2009 5:34:48 PM


  18. I'm curious about how this lines up with the video of yesterday's press conference posted by the Washington Blade:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ld-pCdnB4b4

    Someone from the Blade would probably need to confirm this, but I could swear I hear Maggie Gallagher telling Prejean to not respond to a particular question (at 01:26).

    Be curious to hear if that's right, and if there was in fact direction being given to Prejean by NOM at the event.

    Posted by: Q | May 1, 2009 7:27:17 PM


  19. Turns out that voice wasn't Gallagher. Keith Olbermann just ran the question and answer in its entirety. The voice that's heard over Prejean's is person who's asking the question. Still, it might be fun to see more of that press conference.

    Posted by: Q | May 1, 2009 11:33:18 PM


  20. I have nothing but respect for Carrie Prejean. Perez Hilton was wrong to ask such a politically sensitive question at the Miss USA pageant. No matter how she answered, Carrie would have offended someone. Perez Hilton was also wrong to call Carrie those profane, sexist words because he did not like her answer. Keep ultra left liberal politics out of the pageants so the pageants can be enjoyable for everyone.

    Posted by: Kaitlin | May 3, 2009 8:13:28 AM


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