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Carrie Prejean Electrifies Conservative Base
Christian Post ^ | 9/19/2009 | Michelle Vu

Posted on 09/20/2009 7:20:50 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

WASHINGTON – Former Miss California Carrie Prejean told a crowd of social conservatives Friday that she was a varsity jock in high school who got into beauty pageants just knowing that she is a strong woman with values.

Her strength has carried her through the “junk” that followed after she responded during the Miss USA pageant that she believes marriage is between a man and a woman, she said.

“There was something wrong with turning on the TV and seeing people mock me for my faith. For seeing people make fun of me for the answer I gave. Making fun of me for being a Christian,” said Prejean at the Values Voter Summit Friday. “It didn’t make sense to me.”

Prejean, now 22 years old and a senior at San Diego Christian College, was in the final round of the Miss USA 2009 when openly gay pageant judge Perez Hilton asked her if she believed every U.S. state should legalize same-sex marriage.

She responded that every American can choose what to think on the issue, but in her family they believe that marriage is between a man and a woman. The pageant finalist added, “no offense to anybody out there. But that’s how I was raised and I believe that it should be between a man and a woman.”

A storm of protest and verbal abuse from the pro-gay marriage camp against Prejean immediately ensued the pageant.

Though Prejean was named first runner up in the Miss USA 2009 pageant, she was later dethroned as Miss California, with producers of the pageant citing alleged breach of contract. She has denied the claims, and has filed a libel suit maintaining she has been discriminated against for her religious views.

“I have never seen anything like it,” Prejean said, “being a 22-year-old college student not really into politics, or I wasn’t at the time. But now I have a new outlook. I am disgusted at the way some people can be so intolerant.”

She said not only has she been attacked, but her mother has been tabloid fodder while her father and 90-year-old grandmother have also been regularly attacked.

“But you know what, I am here today because I am still standing and I am not defeated,” said a defiant Prejean, who some call the new family values spokeswoman. “They have not defeated me.”

The 22-year-old, who got the crowd more excited than established politicians featured earlier Friday morning, shared that she was raised by parents who taught her to fear God and show respect to everyone even if they have different views from her. In high school, she described herself as a jock who played four sports, including varsity basketball.

She started entering pageants her senior year of high school when a friend suggested the idea. Her mother had been hesitant about the idea, but she recalled assuring her mother that “it was a competition and I love competition [and] I love to win” and that she didn’t need to wear a bathing suit.

Her success in pageants brought her to the final round of the Miss USA competition, where on that fateful night she chose to give up her chances of being Miss USA and competing in Miss Universe to stand up for her values.

“I’m not a hater of anyone. This is not about me being a bigot, a racist, or whatever you want to call me,” Prejean said. “It is just that I am a woman who stood up for the truth and people don’t want to admit that.

She added, "Even though I didn’t win the crown that night, I know the Lord has so much of a bigger crown in heaven for me.”

Her book about her experience with the Miss USA pageant, entitled Still Standing, is set to be released in November.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antichristianbigotry; carrieprejean; conservatism; conservative; homosexualagenda; missusa; pageant; valuessummit; valuesvoters
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1 posted on 09/20/2009 7:20:50 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Homina homina homina...


2 posted on 09/20/2009 7:22:59 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("It (Gov't) can't make you happier, healthier, wealthier, and wise" - Sarah Palin 07/26)
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To: SeekAndFind

She and Sara Palin would look good together campaigning...making heads and eyes roll.


3 posted on 09/20/2009 7:25:51 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: SeekAndFind

She could do with a little less Krylon.


4 posted on 09/20/2009 7:27:38 PM PDT by fso301
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To: SeekAndFind

Carrie Prejean, Conservative

Jeanene Garofolo, Liberal

Any questions?


5 posted on 09/20/2009 7:29:17 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: rovenstinez

Kudos to both Prejean and Palin!


6 posted on 09/20/2009 7:29:28 PM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: Ev Reeman

You had to plant an image of Carrie and Sarah in my brain?


7 posted on 09/20/2009 7:31:53 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (Thank you Mr. Robinson (toodamtall1@yahoo.com))
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To: bigbob
Any questions?

Yes, why compare SPECIFICALLY Jeanine Garofalo with Carrie Prejean ? ( Why not Maureen Dowd for instance ?).
8 posted on 09/20/2009 7:32:54 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Faggots did this to Anita Bryant, too.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_Bryant


9 posted on 09/20/2009 7:34:34 PM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68 (CALL CONGRESSCRITTERS TOLL-FREE @ 1-800-965-4701)
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To: SeekAndFind

Get a law degree, Carrie, and kick some A.


10 posted on 09/20/2009 7:38:13 PM PDT by Tax Government
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To: rovenstinez

A bit young to be a veep yet.


11 posted on 09/20/2009 7:39:02 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Love me, love my cat.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Carrie Prejean Electrifies Conservative Base

So that's what the kids are calling it these days.

12 posted on 09/20/2009 7:39:14 PM PDT by martin_fierro (Current Events)
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To: SeekAndFind

I would have been more likely to have felt she was an “authentic” Christian had she not had breast implants. Those knockers aren’t authentic!


13 posted on 09/20/2009 7:43:03 PM PDT by Fractal Trader
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To: Fractal Trader

I wonder how many Christian men have toupees or use viagra?


14 posted on 09/20/2009 7:44:47 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.thealaskafundtrust.com/ http://www.sarahpac.com)
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To: Fractal Trader
I would have been more likely to have felt she was an “authentic” Christian had she not had breast implants.

To link the two concepts is an attempt at character assasination, not to mention expressing a liberal's caracature of Christianity.

15 posted on 09/20/2009 7:47:48 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: Talisker

Can someone post some more bikini pics...


17 posted on 09/20/2009 7:50:08 PM PDT by gman992
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To: martin_fierro

Nice bod. Too bad she ruined it with a boob job.


18 posted on 09/20/2009 7:50:56 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: Fractal Trader

So what?


19 posted on 09/20/2009 7:51:45 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Angry about where our country is going with the current regime at the helm.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I do NOT want to see Huckabee in the swimsuit competition!


20 posted on 09/20/2009 7:51:49 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: gman992

Cute.


21 posted on 09/20/2009 7:51:59 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: gman992
Can someone post some more bikini pics...


22 posted on 09/20/2009 7:52:20 PM PDT by rottndog (WOOF!!!!!)
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To: SERKIT
I do NOT want to see Huckabee in the swimsuit competition!

You are not alone:

"The 22-year-old, who got the crowd more excited than established politicians featured earlier Friday morning,..."

25 posted on 09/20/2009 7:58:08 PM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood (Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???)
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To: Fractal Trader

“I would have been more likely to have felt she was an “authentic” Christian had she not had breast implants”

What does that have to do with being Christian?


26 posted on 09/20/2009 7:58:25 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: rottndog

you’re evil


27 posted on 09/20/2009 7:59:42 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Talisker; Fractal Trader
not to mention expressing a liberal's caracature of Christianity.

You obviously have no clue as to what you are blabbing about....what does Christianity say about boob jobs, eh?

28 posted on 09/20/2009 8:01:22 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Obama's Blackberry, who's on the other end?)
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To: driftdiver
};o)
29 posted on 09/20/2009 8:01:44 PM PDT by rottndog (WOOF!!!!!)
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To: martin_fierro
"So that's what the kids are calling it these days."

OMG, that made me spew and fall off the chair!!!!

30 posted on 09/20/2009 8:02:10 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: rottndog

MY EYES! MY EYES!


31 posted on 09/20/2009 8:03:31 PM PDT by stickandrudder (Another Bitter-Clinger ------ Molon Labe ----- Let's Roll!)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

How so?


32 posted on 09/20/2009 8:04:24 PM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: SeekAndFind

An admirable young lady. I wish her well.

Her statement was measured and respectful, yet she got blasted for it by all the media. What a gang of anti-Christian bigots.


33 posted on 09/20/2009 8:04:49 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Ev Reeman
Because her character and values are negated by having a boob job, Christian wise, that's why
35 posted on 09/20/2009 8:07:36 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Obama's Blackberry, who's on the other end?)
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To: rottndog

LMAO....that’s ROTTN.


36 posted on 09/20/2009 8:08:22 PM PDT by Electric Graffiti (Yonder stands your orphan with his gun)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Does that mean if Mother Teresa had a boob job she would be any less Christian?


37 posted on 09/20/2009 8:09:51 PM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: Las Vegas Ron
You obviously have no clue as to what you are blabbing about....what does Christianity say about boob jobs, eh?

That was my POINT - Christianity has NOTHING to do with boob jobs.

But hey, you got three insults into one sentence - "obviously," "no clue" and blabbing" - before you completely screwed up your own comment, so I guess you had some fun anyway.

38 posted on 09/20/2009 8:10:05 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: Ev Reeman

Try again


39 posted on 09/20/2009 8:10:29 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Obama's Blackberry, who's on the other end?)
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To: Fractal Trader

I would have been more likely to have felt she was an “authentic” Christian had she not had breast implants.


41 posted on 09/20/2009 8:14:55 PM PDT by freebilly (No wonder the left has a boner for Obama. There's CIALIS in soCIALISt....)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

“Because her character and values are negated by having a boob job, Christian wise, that’s why “

PURE nonsense


42 posted on 09/20/2009 8:14:58 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Talisker
That was my POINT - Christianity has NOTHING to do with boob jobs.

You are wrong, Christianity speaks voluminously against glorifying the body over Christ.

43 posted on 09/20/2009 8:15:57 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Obama's Blackberry, who's on the other end?)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
Because her character and values are negated by having a boob job, Christian wise, that's why

Your personal ultra-rigid Christianity judgements are yours, not anyone elses. If you're so uptight about women, go somewhere and pray for them, and stop painting all the rest of the Christians with the fears of your own narrow little mind.

44 posted on 09/20/2009 8:16:07 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: freebilly

Yeah cause those implants are SINFUL! What hogwash


45 posted on 09/20/2009 8:16:25 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: freebilly

Speechless....


46 posted on 09/20/2009 8:16:47 PM PDT by freebilly (No wonder the left has a boner for Obama. There's CIALIS in soCIALISt....)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

‘You are wrong, Christianity speaks voluminously against glorifying the body over Christ. “

It also talks about taking care of your body. Can women wear makeup? Or is that wrong too?

What you are saying has no biblical basis and hurts this young woman, Christians, and Conservatives. It also makes you look the fool.


47 posted on 09/20/2009 8:18:24 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver
Sorry, not gonna bite on a ridiculous comment like that.
48 posted on 09/20/2009 8:18:36 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Obama's Blackberry, who's on the other end?)
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To: freebilly

49 posted on 09/20/2009 8:19:54 PM PDT by SlowBoat407 (Achtung. preparen zie fur die obamahopenchangen.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

“Sorry, not gonna bite on a ridiculous comment like that. “

Nothing ridiculous, just seeing how much of a hypocrit you are. I mean we are all to some level. Some just take it to the nTH degree.


50 posted on 09/20/2009 8:19:59 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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