Why Isn’t Carrie Prejean Mrs. USA?
posted at 12:32 pm on May 1, 2009 by The Other McCain
At a press conference yesterday, conservative lesbian blogger Cynthia Yockey didn’t endear herself to Carrie Prejean by asking this “inappropriate” question:
“Will you show your support for marriage by dating only ex-gay men?”
Conservatives are in no mood for criticism of their new heroine, and another reporter’s question yesterday about Miss Prejean’s breast implants was also dismissed as “inappropriate.” Yet there are still questions that conservatives must ask about this situation, and at risk of being the skunk at the garden party, I’ll ask them.
Ms. Yockey is a friend of mine, although I strongly disagree with her support for same-sex marriage. Miss Prejean is on my side of the argument. I’ve called the marriage issue “A Hill to Die On” for conservatives, and I’m not budging.
However, even if we dismiss Miss Prejean’s breast implants as morally neutral, if she wants to advocate marriage, why not lead by example and get married? Surely there can be no shortage of willing suitors.
This goes back to my earlier Green Room colloquy with Laura. I hate to resort to something like a culture-war equivalent of the “chicken hawk” accusation, but if Christian conservatives want to defend traditional values, it would be helpful for them to live the values they advocate.
It might be too much to expect Carrie Prejean to act on Ms. Yockey’s snarky suggestion of seeking out ex-gay men and rewarding their newfound heterosexuality with her pulchritudinous companionship. On the other hand, perhaps a certain atheist Beta-male blogger might be a worthy object of her evangelical efforts.
Hey, I believe in miracles.
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