John on the release of a second topless snap of Miss CA:
Yes, schadenfreude. But more importantly, the hypocrisy of the religious right, and all extreme moralists, is once against being exposed (no pun intended). From David Vitter paying hookers while signing onto legislation to "protect marriage," to Larry Craig being anti-gay while tapping his feet in men's rooms, to evangelical preachers who visit male masseurs with slippery fingers. And let's not even get started on anti-gay religious right leaders who set off gaydar ten miles away. It's not just that all of these people are moral hypocrites. It's looking as though their moral hypocrisy might even be the cause of their personal moral crusades. Are they so ashamed of themselves that they strike out at others?
Regardless, Miss California is not long for this crown. Though by continuing to use her as their spokesperson, the religious right does take a big step towards legitimizing soft porn, so it's not all bad.
In other Miss CA news...
So how does a beauty queen turn into the poster child against gay marriage? In the case of Miss California Carrie Prejean, the answer may lie in an ugly divorce that may have cemented her views on gay relationships. Carrie's parents filed for divorce in 1988 and the divorce and custody fights went on for more than a decade — it was a divorce filled with homosexual allegations hurled by both sides.
Wait—I thought Miss CA was raised in a Christian home that instilled Christian values like denying basic civil rights to gays because homosexuality is wrong (but one that gave Carrie a pass on posing for topless snaps). And now TMZ tells me that Miss CA's parents are divorced? Not in the eyes of the Lord they're not. Divorce is against the bible. And the bible says that adulterers—which is what Miss CA's parents are, since Christ doesn't recognize divorce—have to be stoned to death. So Carrie's parents have to die. Sorry, no offense, just the way I was raised. And I realize that murdering divorced people isn't politically correct and all, but, like Miss CA, I'm way more concerned with being biblically correct than being politically correct.
Okay, now who wants to throw the first stone?