NOM Loses It Over Carrie’s Lost Glittering Tiara

Timothy Kincaid

June 10th, 2009

Here is the National Organization for Marriage’s full press release in all of its fabulous hystronic wild-eyed glory:


(Princeton, NJ) – Today, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) issued the following statement in response to the firing Miss California USA Carrie Prejean:

“Hollywood hates Carrie. First they abuse her, then they try to get her to recant, then they threw mud, and now they are doing what they wanted to do from day one: Get rid of Carrie.

This cover story about a contract dispute doesn\’t pass the smell test. Americans aren\’t fooled that easily. God knows, and we know, the truth about Carrie: She\’s a young woman of great beauty who chose truth over the glittering tiara that Hollywood offers,” said Brian Brown, Executive Director for NOM. “Of course they will try to punish her, but we know she will be fine in the end, because her values are in the right place.”

“Hollywood will dance its tribal war dance over her body–the hatred generated against her has been extraordinary–but Carrie will be free to define her own mission and message from now on. Congratulations,” stated Maggie Gallagher, President for NOM.

Cue the war dance.

I’ve been informed that depicting Maori and other Indiginous Peoples is a “racist misappropriation” and that “acontextual stereotypes of Native people being warlike and savage” are offensive. Although I doubt that my Native American ancestory would qualify me as entitled to use a depiction of a Cherokee war dance, I trust that my Scottish ancestory and last name will suffice to allow for a Highlander to be shown. So I have replaced the photograph of the Maori dancers with a painting by Robert Griffing which depicts a Highland war dance, the Sword Dance.

Although it probably isn’t the type of “tribal war dance” that Gallagher was picturing, it is likely the only image that would be deemed acceptable by those who do such deeming. Scots don’t much complain about such imagery. And if anyone continues to be concerned about the racist misappropriation of the honorable Highland Scots, it may calm your concerns to note that this particular dancer appears to be wearing Kincaid Plaid.

David C.

June 10th, 2009

I can hear the drums now…

Entirely predictable MOM-nuts spin. Is anybody really surprised?

Dollars to doughnuts Missy P figured out that if she could just get out of her contract with the California pageant, she could have a lucrative career as a right-wing mouthpiece. I’m sure she would fit right in at Fox Noise—er—News.

Clearly, as I have pointed out in the previous post, her tenure was destined to end sooner or later once it cost Trump a buck or resulted in his embarassment.

Priya Lynn

June 10th, 2009

The National Organization “for” Marriage said “She’s a young woman of great beauty who chose truth over the glittering tiara that Hollywood offers,”

That they seem to think, like Trump did, that her good likes somehow adds credibility to her evil viewpoint strikes me as profoundly stupid.

Priya Lynn

June 10th, 2009

Oops, I meant to say “That they seem to think, like Trump did, that her good looks somehow adds credibility to her evil viewpoint strikes me as profoundly stupid.

quo III

June 10th, 2009

For what it’s worth, “Maori” is spelt with an “o”, not a “u”.

David C.

June 10th, 2009

I think this boils down to one thing: money.

Prejean either figured out or was coached into believing that she could make a decent buck off her controversial launch into public awareness. The wing-nut organizations like NOM et al will be lining up for access to the Prejean “brand”, that is if they can get a piece before someone like Fox signs her. It will be interesting to see what happens if she abrogates that contract.


June 10th, 2009

If she was ugly would they have protested so strongly? Why is it so important to NOM that she is a “beautiful” person? There are plenty of ordinary people who lose their jobs all the time because of their personal beliefs.

Timothy Kincaid

June 10th, 2009

thanks quo. fixed it.

Timothy Kincaid

June 10th, 2009


At the risk of being a bit unkind, I think it is important to NOM because anti-gays are not really used to having young, physically attractive people attached to their movement.

This is their chance to say, “hey, we have an beautiful girl” instead of, well, their usual supporters.


June 10th, 2009

Next job….Playboy!! what a role model for traditional marriage!!!

Jason D

June 10th, 2009

I saw this on another message board unrelated to gay rights, but I think it fits quite nicely here, too:

The word for this is:



June 10th, 2009

When do we think this press release was written? My guess is the day after Ms. Boobjob’s run-in with Perez.

Richard Rush

June 10th, 2009

“Of course they will try to punish her, but we know she will be fine in the end, because her values are in the right place.”

Would that be like the precedent set by Anita Bryant? We all know how well that worked out.


June 10th, 2009

Maybe some Native American groups would know about the “tribal war dance” remark.


June 10th, 2009

She has spent so much time since the pageant running here and there giving interviews and speeches about her “beliefs” that she hasn’t had time to return the calls of her bosses or fulfill her committments so she gets fired and suddenly that’s Hollywood’s fault?! No, it’s her own fault!

She was Miss California, not Miss Opposite Marriage and she seems to have forgotten that in the heady rush of her 15 HOURS of fame. I am really hoping that now that they’ve fired her she will sink into obscurity, but I don’t think any of us are that lucky!

Of course the anti-gay groups want to spin this so that it’s all part of the “gay agenda”, part of the gays dastardly plan to silence Carrie and take away her right to free speech, so she’ll milk that for a while I’m sure.

This girl could not think her way out of a paper bag, she poses for nudy pics when she is underage (according to her), she prances around on stage in a bikini to show off her boob job and win the prize for “prettiest” but they hold her up as if she is some great role model. They must have very low standards.

Emily K

June 10th, 2009

I want to say that NOME’s response, which I posted before NOM posted their’s, was meant to be an exaggeration of what I thought NOM would say. But I can see that it really isn’t. O_o

The Lauderdale

June 11th, 2009

You know, I’m down on NOM, and Prejean used up any sympathy I had a long time ago. But I have to say, I find the use of that last picture tasteless, and unprovoked. Why bring the Maori into a post condemning NOM? It’s about as conscionable as using a picture of Native Americans or Zulus in this context. Racist, and demeaning.


June 11th, 2009

“Of course they will try to punish her, but we know she will be fine in the end, because her values are in the right place.”

How amusing…is NOM saying that her “values” are in her boobs and butt?


June 11th, 2009

“This is their chance to say, “hey, we have an beautiful girl” instead of, well, their usual supporters.”

*cough* Maggie ‘The Hutt’ Gallagher *cough*

Timothy Kincaid

June 11th, 2009


Do you have a better picture that illustrates a tribal war dance? Perhaps something related to Hollywood?

I like this picture. The Maori look like they are not only celebrating their heritage but having fun doing it. But if there’s a pic that better illustrates of the ridulousness of NOM ranting about how “Hollywood will dance its tribal war dance over her body”, then I’m open for suggestion.

Kel Munger

June 11th, 2009

Tim, I like the pic too (speaking as someone with a lot of Scots ancestry).

Of course, a “sword dance” usually used real swords, didn’t it? They were tough, those Scots.

An Aesthete's Lament

June 11th, 2009

It seems a simple issue: She didn’t fulfill her duties. Until another reasons comes up, what’s the problem? She was chosen, she was given a list of responsibilities, she had difficulty performing them, and she was dismissed. End of story.


June 11th, 2009

So! PLAID, now is it?!?


June 11th, 2009

Carrie was fired for not playing by the rules. She didn’t fulfill here scheduled obligations as miss California, she chose to do other appearances without approval, and she lied about having posed partially nude. And as of today, even more photos have been released showing her posing topless. She may be beautiful, but she has an obvious superiority complex. Her short reign has proven she doesn’t take direction, won’t be managed, and in the long run, wants to be a renegade. That’s hardly the behavior that a Miss Claifornia or a Miss America should be exhibiting. And she pissed of Donald Trump, which is not really that easy.

The Lauderdale

June 11th, 2009

WOW!…the new picture *does* make me happy. I’m just sad that my own clan didn’t get a tartan till the ’60s.

Richard W. Fitch

June 11th, 2009

With all due respect to those who attempt to be “PC”, the original photo of the Maori war dance was much more in keeping with the remarks of Maggie than a Scotsman doing his ceremonial fling. …….but then you can’t please all the people all the time. …


June 11th, 2009

Talk about extreme! If you study the principles of Taoism you will learn that in the Yin Yang sign of balance are the outer edges of being extreme or out of balance. The political correctness has become extreme and out of balance. It’s true that Native Americans had traditional war dances and so did (do) the Native Pacific Islanders. You were simply pointing out a fact. If people get offended that’s their problem because they themselves are extreme. History is history and facts are facts. My native Cherokee and Osage tribal ancestry had war dances and I am not embarrassed or ashamed to admit this historical fact.


June 11th, 2009

I so like the second picture the best though. :)

Timothy (TRiG)

June 12th, 2009

Oh, let’s have both pictures. Why not?


Regan DuCasse

June 12th, 2009

In what way could anyone gay ‘punish’ Ms. Prejean?
In what way did they EVER? Apparently, however obnoxiously Perez Hilton spoke of her, as well as a FEW other members of the gay media: THEY did not punish her.

Nor did they have the power. I haven’t seen any inclination to either.

Ms. Prejean and NOM pretty much sealed her fate.

It’s simply easier to “blame the gays”, regardless.

And I agree, for the most part the ‘face of the anti gay movement’ has been older, white and of religious ideology…even smugly ugly.
Mag Gallagher looks like a tank in bangs.

They exploited Ms. Prejean and didn’t consider what it would cost her.
So OVER these people!


June 12th, 2009

I commented upon this on another board, but this story is simply ridiculous. NOM is holding up Prejean as a shining example of morality to be praised. Um, isn’t this the woman who posed for nude photographs and then lied about it? How on earth does this fit in with the ideals of NOM? It’s illogical—insane, really.

Flying Spaghetti Mon

June 17th, 2009

I think Old Maggie has a rather unwholesome obsession with the comely Miss Opposite Breasts. If she likes her so much, why doesn’t she marry her… oh, riiiight. Never mind.

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