Carrie Prejean is no shrinking violet. The Miss California who stirred controversy when she said at the Miss USA contest that marriage should be between a man and woman is hitting Washington to campaign for traditional marriage. Tomorrow, she'll be announcing her "No Offense" campaign on behalf of the National Organization for Marriage.
A source close to the group says the campaign includes ads that "will focus on how standing up for marriage elicits attacks from the left and homosexual rights activists. The Carrie Prejean incident further exposes the extreme nature of the push for same-sex marriage as the Perez Hiltons of the world try to claim supporters of marriage and family are somehow bigoted. Ramifications of same-sex marriage court rulings create very real Kafkaesque scenarios, as when Christian photographers in New Mexico get hauled before the state human rights commission because they choose (their right, no?) to not accept business for photographing same-sex weddings."
Here's what the group just sent us.
MISS CALIFORNIA CARRIE PREJEAN HELPS LAUNCH NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MARRIAGE'S " NO OFFENSE " AD AT NATIONAL PRESS CLUB IN DC ON THURSDAY
National Organization for Marriage (www.nationformarriage.org) news conference featuring Miss California Carrie Prejean to announce the launch of "No Offense," the second of NOM's previously announced $1.5 million ad campaign. NOM's first ad, "Gathering Storm," focused on the threats to religious people who oppose same-sex marriage, generated intense public and media interest. The new ad "No Offense" will be played for the first time at the press conference.
Scheduled speakers include:
· Carrie Prejean, Miss California 2009
· Maggie Gallagher, President, National Organization for Marriage
· Brian Brown, Executive Director, National Organization for Marriage
· Frank Schubert, President, Schubert Flint Public Affairs-Creator of ad
National Press Club, 529 14
Thursday, April 30, 1:00 pm ET
"No Offense," the next ad in NOM's $1.5 million national ad campaign, will be previewed for the media. What happens when a young California beauty pageant contestant is asked "do you support same-sex marriage?" She is attacked viciously for having the courage to speak up for her truth and her values. But Carrie's courage inspired a whole nation and a whole generation of young people because she chose to risk the Miss USA crown rather than be silent about her deepest moral values. "No Offense" calls gay marriage advocates to account for their unwillingness to debate the real issue: gay marriage has consequences.
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