Let me start by saying that I don’t think Ms. Prejean is rabidly anti-gay and I think the pro-gay population’s time would be better spent focusing on someone else.
That said, Joe.My.God. reminds us of this little nugget:
1 Timothy 2:9: I also want women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, not with braided hair [extensions] or gold [highlights] or pearl [necklaces] or expensive [lingerie] clothes, but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.
And, as always, I think Dan Savage says it best:
And, yes, I’m generally pro toplessness. But if “biblical values” are the standard by which Carrie Prejean wants to judge others—and limit their rights—then she should be judged by the same standard and called out if she fails to adhere to those same biblical/traditional values. And if it turns out she’s just another bible-thumping hypocrite—just another Christian bigot who obsesses over what the bible has to say about me while conveniently ignoring what the bible has to say about her—then she deserves to be outed.
NBC is reporting that Prejean is claiming she was a teenager in the photos (that makes it more acceptable?) and that they are standard photos for anyone with a modeling career.
The Dirty.com, which leaked one of the six photos they claim to have, said the first one (above) is the most tame.
Miss USA contestants are contractually prohibited from being photographed in a state of “partial or total nudity” (um, swimsuit competition, anyone?) and crowns can be revoked for photos that were taken years before a contestant’s pageant. (Vanessa Williams had to surrender her 1984 crown for photos taken in 1982.)
I think the more we attack this bimbo the more the religious right is going to embrace her and herald it as another example of gays attacking “religious freedom.”
It will be interesting to see what NOM does with this, since they’ve already distanced themselves from her once before, after they put her in one of their ads, that is.