The National Organization for Marriage has a new face to endorse a $1.5 million campaign: Carrie Prejean.
The 21-year-old Miss California, who sparked controversy with her anti-gay marriage comments at this month’s Miss USA pageant, will be in Washington Thursday for the roll-out of a new ad campaign called “No Offense.”
The organization said in a press release Wednesday that the upcoming promo will call “gay marriage advocates to account for their unwillingness to debate the real issue: gay marriage has consequences.”
The San Diego native Prejean, according to the organization, has been viciously attacked for expressing her beliefs.
“Carrie’s courage inspired a whole nation and a whole generation of young people because she chose to risk the Miss USA crown rather than be silent about her deepest moral values,” according to the National Organization for Marriage.
Not so keen on the new developments were Miss California USA officials, who said Prejean’s actions were polarizing to the large audience they represent.
Said the group in a press release: “We are deeply saddened Carrie Prejean has forgotten her platform of the Special Olympics, her commitment to all Californians, and solidified her legacy as one that goes beyond the rights to voice her beliefs and instead reveals her opportunistic agenda.” (Photo: AP Images)