I’ve grown up with a lot of people and I’m good friends with a lot of people who are gay and I think they should have the rights all people should, and I’m not going to swear that they do.
For more on Will Phillips, see this story in the Arkansas Times.
I thought it would be fun to watch his CNN interview, and follow that by watching Former Miss “opposite marriage” California Carrie Prejean’s answer to Perez Hilton’s question in the pageant; so I’m making that convenient by posting them both here (below).
Aside from how they present themselves verbally, it’s interesting to see the visual contrast. Note (above, right) that the T-shirt Will is wearing on CNN started out as black — from how it’s faded in the interview, we can see that he likes to wear that one, with the message “NERDS 22 EVER.”
Ms. Prejean’s public presentation seems as different as can be, in every way.
Is the photograph (below, at left) sexist, demeaning, and inappropriate? I think it is. Normally I wouldn’t look even look at it, much less post it on my blog. (If it was Ashton Kutcher, on the other hand …)
But this represents the choices she has made, even as she seeks to deny choices for others.
So let’s have that debate. [Is Carrie Prejean “smarter than a fifth-grader“? Let’s watch and see … ]
For a preview, here’s Will Phillips:
And here’s Carrie Prejean:
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