While former Miss Californians Tamiko Nash and Raquel Beezley and current Miss California Director Shanna Moakler have been busy this week posing for a NO H8 Campaign to overturn Proposition 8 in California, the reigning Miss California has been busy promoting her new television ad campaign against gay marriage for the National Organization for Marriage.
The controversial ad entitled "No Offense" shows Carrie Prejean expressing her support for traditional marriage and then being attacked for explaining her support for marriage between a man and a woman as well as featuring footage of a gay marriage activist from the Human Rights Campaign referring to supporters of marriage as "outright bigots."
"Carrie only said what the majority of Americans believe: marriage means a man and a woman," Maggie Gallagher, president of NOM said in a statement. "Her example resonates, especially to many young Americans, because she chose to stand for truth rather than surrender her core values. The behavior of Carrie's critics raises a question in a lot of folks’ minds: if this is how they treat good people who disagree with them now, what will they do once they have the power of the law on their side?"
The move no doubt will upset the Miss California pageant team even more as they have reportedly asked their contestant (who could still go on to be Miss USA if Kristen Dalton scoops the Miss Universe title in August).
"Carrie is going to have to stop doing the press circuit about how great it is she used the First Amendment and her First Right, and really sit down with these people that she’s hurt," Moakler told Tarts last week.