Carrie Prejean and the Christian Right

I am a Christian and never, ever would I think of doing anything even close to what Carrie has done ["Poll: Should Conservative Christians Renounce Carrie Prejean's Lewd Pursuits?" usnews.com].

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I am a Christian and never, ever would I think of doing anything even close to what Carrie has done ["Poll: Should Conservative Christians Renounce Carrie Prejean's Lewd Pursuits?" usnews.com]. She is not a model Christian—she is a hypocrite that is using Christianity as facade. Yes, Christians aren't perfect however she does not even take fault for her mistakes so how can she be forgiven? She continues to lie, and I don't want to be associated with someone like her.

Comment by Sandra of AL

That's the main point. I defended her before but she lied about the pictures and the tapes. She's just not very bright. She used her Christianity as a mantel. This does not mean that all Christians are judgmental and not forgiving, but it means that she is a hypocrite. That said, none of this would have come out had she not stood up for traditional marriage. It is a witch hunt in my opinion, but Carrie needs to look at herself for who she is and publicly apologize to those who stood up for her and supported her.

Comment by Carol of CA

If the groups that embraced her want to save face on this, they should just stay out of it. Carrie went wrong was when she complained that she lost the crown because of the content of her answer. Of course her answer factored into the selection! She was essentially interviewing for the job of spokesperson. When you're a spokesperson, the views you express publicly are attributed to your employer. That's why they ask those questions, to see what you're going to say. No one would expect National Organization for Marriage (NOM) to hire a spokesperson who publicly advocated something they disagree with. I respect her for sticking to her convictions and giving that answer in spite of the fact that she knew it would cost her the crown. But, she lost the high ground when she whined about the loss as if she was persecuted. We applaud people for sticking to their convictions because it always costs them something. If it didn't cost them anything, then there would be nothing to "stick to" because there would be no temptation. Representatives of Christian groups do their members a disservice when they involve them in ill-conceived political stunts.

Comment by Mer of CA

Carrie Prejean didn't err by stating her opinion on gay marriage during the Miss USA competition. She erred by attempting to portray herself as a victim afterward. With regard to the Christian right, it's not surprising they're getting burned by their association with Carrie. They rushed to judgment and to her "defense" before gathering all of the facts (and videotapes). If they had a shred of decency, they would immediately cease using Carrie as a political pawn and publicly admonish her for developing and distributing pornographic content.

Comment by William of DC

Everyone should renounce her, and it has nothing to do with her stand on gay marriage and everything to do with her constant lying and bellyaching. She is an embarrassment to everyone involved in this very sad situation. She claims she is a Christian but she is not acting like one.

Comment by Maria Rodriguez of FL

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