Miss Prejean’s having posed for nude photos a few years ago should surprise no one at all, including her parents. That’s a rather common phenomenon among decent-looking women in today’s America, for better or worse.
Nor is it evidence of hypocrisy, as it has been characterized by sexual radicals on the nation’s socialist left, who furiously despise her opposition to government-enforced universal public endorsement of same-sex marriages.
On the contrary, there is no reason whatsoever to believe that opposition to such a radical outrage against our civil rights has its roots in sexual prudity. It certainly does not. It is based on people’s awareness that they should and do have an inalienable right to decide whether to acknowledge or endorse same-sex marriages on their own, and that for government to overrule that right is an outrage.
The release of the photos of Ms. Prejean is an obvious attempt to demean and intimidate her and to warn all parties that any opposition to the sexual radical agenda will result in relentless and unrestrained character assassination against any individuals brave enough to risk it.
The attack on Carrie Prejean is an assault on every American’s right to freedom of conscience and association. We should treat it as such and understand it as a warning about how radical, hypocritical, intolerant, and unthinking the contemporary sexual radical movement really is.
—S. T. Karnick