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.
Portion of a press release from the National Organization for Marriage, a conservative, political organization led by Maggie Gallagher. Carrie Prejean, the current Miss California and recent loser of the Miss USA pageant is the headliner for the group's new anti-gay marriage advertisement called "No Offense." The name is a take-off of Prejean's answer at the beauty pageant where she said marriage is for one man and one woman only. Perez Hilton, the judge who asked the question about gay marraige lit a firestorm of controversy by personally insulting Prejean in a video blog after the show. Both Hilton and Prejean have hit the talk show circuit, and with each appearance Prejean has strengthened her ugly message that gays should not be allowed to be married in this country. The NOM event is to take place at the National Press club in downtown Washington, DC, Thursday, April 30 at 1pm. (US News)
''Given the fact that Carrie Prejean's first act upon returning to California was to headline five services at a church that promotes homosexuality as both unnatural and abnormal, we stand by our concern for her individual image and look forward to a time in the near future when she can put down her personal agenda and assume the responsibilities associated with being Miss California USA.''
Keith Lewis, Director of the Miss California competition, responding to Carrie Prejean's report that the pageant organizers said she needed to respond to the gay community to save the reputation of the competition's brand. (ABC News)