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Fake Bombs and Gay Marriage III

June 12, 2009

Some Thoughts On Gay Marriage

Fake Bombs and Gay Marriage

Fake Bombs and Gay Marriage II

Most of you, I assume, have recently heard of Carrie Prejean: the Miss California USA winner who created a small firestorm with her answer to a question at the Miss USA contest and has had some difficulties since in dealing with some pageant officials.

Well, it seems that pageant officials have finally won their dispute with Prejean over either her answer, or her post-pageant behaviour, and the Trump has officially fired her.

Now, I don’t want to pile on Miss Prejean at this point, as it appears from the outside that some of the issues with the pageant director may not have been her fault, and that they were trying to get her since the infamous answer and subsequent endorsement of an organization supporting ‘opposite’ marriage, and surely the disposition that wishes ill on a person that someone disagrees with is not one I wish to adopt.

However, I will give you all a chance to play prophet:

What are the chances that Miss Prejean takes this opportunity to remove her fake breasts and stop colouring her hair (because that’s not how God made them)? Stop wearing gold ornaments or fine clothing (because she wants to follow the Bible)? End her “casual” relationship with Michael Phelps or get married to him (because she takes ‘opposite’ relationships and her faith so seriously she wants to honor God and set a good example)?

or

She changes nothing and uses this to feed her persecution complex, and for free press to support her ‘opposite’ marriage orginization (because the way God made things is really for other people that you disagree with and is not applicable to yourself if you are a white heterosexual American)?

6 Comments leave one →
  1. June 12, 2009 8:53 am

    Interesting…When did Ms. Prejean’s race enter into the equation in her words or the words of her detractors other than you?

  2. June 12, 2009 9:55 am

    I think our worldviews and belief systems can be affected by our gender, race, place in society, and part of the world we live in; especially, if our hermeneutical lens is unexamined, or even worse, someone is unaware of their interpretive assumptions.

    For instance, recognizing my own presuppositions as a white male in the western world was an important task in my own theological and interpretive development. I had preconceptions that altered the way I read that simply had to be recognized.

    So yes, being a white woman from California gives Miss Prejean most likely interpretive assumptions and a worldview that is different than say a woman in China or Zimbabwe, or even a white woman in Chicago, though they would have a lot more in common with their worldviews being immersed in American society.

    Of course, this could just be my philosophy and sociology classes talking… Deconstruction! Socialization!

    And at this part I’m assuming, but I suppose any Americans can confirm for me, but after the last presidential race I’m guessing the whole race issue hasn’t completely gone away in the States…

  3. June 12, 2009 10:11 am

    It just seems an extraneous and pointless mention of race to me. Try reversing it. How would it sound to you if I said, “because the way God made things is really for other people that you disagree with and is not applicable to yourself if you are a Black heterosexual American” in reference to President Obama’s ongoing non-support for the LGBT community?

  4. Jake permalink
    June 12, 2009 2:03 pm

    Your avatar is scary.

  5. June 12, 2009 3:55 pm

    It seems to me that if you are referring to someone who is, in fact, a “Black heterosexual American”, and whose world view resonates out of that perspective, then it would be totally appropriate to question whether their take on a situation is constrained within their particular circumstance and reality.

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