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Carrie Prejean: Conservative Sex Offender?

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Her sex tape could be considered child porn, says one dad.

Carrie Pejean

Calvin Lowery: It appears that Carrie Prejean is the latest to fall from the almighty Conservative/Christian throne. With the year this young lady has had, why is she still in front of cameras? Well, she went from Miss California to "In my country, in my family, I think I believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman ..."

Then it was, "I am a Christian, and I am a model ... I am not perfect, and I will never claim to be," in response to partially nude pictures.

The latest hypocritical moment is the release of the sex tape she made at 17, which sparked the "biggest mistake of my life" statement.

Well, it appears that her next one-liner could be, "I am pulling time, and I will be a registered sex offender."

As indicated by Professor Douglas A. Berman, Carrie "could be technically subject to the five-year minimum [sentence] under 18 USC 2252(a)(2) for distributing material involving the sexual exploitation of minors," as a result of producing and distributing "child porn."

While authorities and legislators have shown that they are willing to possibly be a little more lenient with sexting (texting nude pictures), as the federal child porn statute currently stands, possession of and transmitting child porn is against the law, regardless of who is responsible.

This sex tape that Carrie Prejean made is comparable to cases that have already resulted in convictions of minors who have produced and manufactured child porn for boyfriends/girlfriends; and those convicted have become registered sex offenders.

So, I wonder:

(1) Should she be prosecuted?
(2) Should anyone be prosecuted in similar situations?
(3) Are your kids aware of these interpretations of the law that could hold them responsible for pictures they send to their friends (resulting in them becoming registered sex offenders)?
(4) When did porn stars have the right to be Christians, but not homosexuals?

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LikeUCare November 12, 2009, 12:31 PM

Bottom Line: She tried to get her ex-boyfriend (the original recipient) to lie about her age. She was 20 during the time of her taped “performance”, not 17. This has already been verified by several media outlets.

Rob G November 12, 2009, 12:33 PM

Julie - Using someone’s past bad deeds against them to prove that they are currently a hypocrite is thin at best. Did she go on that pageant, have her say, and then go make that tape? No she didn’t. As far as we know she’s stuck to her values since that point and that does not meet the definition you put up there. Sorry.

As for judging other people, if her God has stated rather clearly that homosexuality is wrong, then how is it “judging” for her to state that she believes that as well? Isn’t she just restating what God told her to believe? I’m not sure how that’s judging.

Oh and as to your rebuttal of Chris above, he did have the nudity thing wrong. But the homosexuality thing he had right. Jesus didn’t elimate that part of the bible, the prohibition still stands.

Julie November 12, 2009, 12:47 PM

Sorry, Rob, you are once again incorrect. Jesus most assureadly eliminated those old testament laws and rituals. That’s why the hatred against homosexuals is completely illogical from a Christianity perspective.
If Jesus did not eliminate that part of the bible (Leviticus, the laws) then we’d all still be following Kosher food laws and knowing how exactly to beat our slaves.

Rob G November 12, 2009, 12:56 PM

Julie - please provide documentation for your argument. Where in the Bible does it say that the old testament is out?

Johnny Tbone November 12, 2009, 2:31 PM

If you actually researched your story you would see that the guy that supplied the tape said she made it for him in 2007, that would put her at 20 not 17.

Mark November 12, 2009, 3:16 PM

Prosecuting minors for child pornography of themselves doesn’t make sense. Protecting children from exploitation by others does. The victims should not be branded as sex offenders.

Leah November 12, 2009, 3:28 PM


I don’t know all the facts of if she was 17 or 20 or what.

Christians though, do make mistakes. We are NOT perfect, no one is. Being a Christian is HARD. Everyone expects you to be perfect and then you do one bad thing and they chew you out.

Yes, what she did was wrong, but seriously she was 17, people change. One of the godliest people I know was anorexic, got pregnant at a young age, drank and did all this bad stuff as a kid, and then she finally realized she needed God and changed. Does the fact taht she did all that as a teen make her a horrible person?

No, she has learned from her mistakes and asked God to forgive her.
Ms. Prejean deserves our forgiveness, that’s all I have to say.

neto November 12, 2009, 7:58 PM

Come on people! A few months ago this young and beautiful girl was at the top of the world, and because she gave her honest response to a stupid question asked by a homosexual activist, “I believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman”, now all of a sudden she has been turned into a porn criminal. Wake up, people, she is not the problem. Homosexuality is the problem! When are people going to wake up?

Cin November 13, 2009, 5:36 AM

@Neto- When are you going to wake up! Homosexuality is the problem? Really. I can think of a million other reasons why our world is the way it is and its not because of homosexuality. Actually, one of the reasons is because of simple-minded people like yourself. This girl put herself out there to be judged when she entered the pageant. Millions of people that night were judging her to see the best fit Miss. Yes she was asked a question on what “she” thought and she shouldn’t have received the negative comments. But that’s what all forms of media do. And unfortunately for her she has been exposed to how ugly the media can be and how much dirt sells. Another problem with the world, Neto.

DJChitown November 13, 2009, 6:02 AM

If you are using video cameras to make sex videos in your home, you are no longer Conservative. Conservatives don’t even use technology. Carrie should be the national spokesperson on Sexting.

Anonymous November 13, 2009, 6:20 AM

I’m a conservative and I use technology. I even made a sex video with my husband! Luckily, it has been erased. Stupid comment.

Julie November 13, 2009, 8:14 AM

Rob G. - Though I am non-religious I find they mythology behind religions fascinating so I minored in Religious theory so you’ll find it hard to debate this.

Allegedly, Jesus’ sacrifice released those who followed him from Mossaic Law (Leviticus, the book of laws and rituals). This is why YOU no longer keep Kosher, don’t go to temple or celebrate Purim or Hanukkah.

Now, some religious leaders and followers like to “cherry pick” and say, no we’ll not follow the Leviticus law of abstaining from pork, but we will follow that one teeny tiny line that say a man shall not lie with a man like he does w/a woman (which technically makes Lesbianism fine since there is no mention of women not being allowed to “lie” together).

Rob G November 13, 2009, 2:20 PM

Julie - There is not simple answer to your question about levitical law. I wish there was, but it is complicated. However on our original point regarding God’s prohibition on homosexuality, please see the following:

Romans 1:26-27 “26 For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.” Clearly God thinks men laying with men is wrong, you’ll notice that he also mentions the same for 2 women here.

1 Corininthians 6:9-10 “9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, 10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.” I think this is pretty self explanatory.

1 Timothy 1:8-10 “8 Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it lawfully, 9 understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, 10 the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine,” In this verse we see homosexuality being put in the same category as murderers, liars, and abusers. These verses support Christian’s belief that homosexuality is a sin in God’s eyes. They are also all from the New Testament.

Jamie November 17, 2009, 12:46 AM

When I first read this post I was against CP, believing she was the typical hipocrytical holier-than-thou Christian I have ever come across (in case this lights a fire under Christian posters, this is just my experience and I do admit, not all inclusive). After reading everyone’s comments and re-thinking the whole situation, not just this one tidbit, I decided to change my mind about her. I am not a Christian and don’t believe in the Bible, or any organized religion. I do believe marriage should be equal for everyone, straight or gay. I also believe the technicalities of the law can be unfair (which is why I find it so interesting, as it is always changing to keep up with the times) and I don’t believe she should be prosecuted for distributing child porn or labeled a sex offender, that’s rediculous. So she did something stupid, haven’t we all? I think she is a strong young woman for standing up for what she believes in, even when faced with a loaded question in public by someone with opposite beliefs. She is also showing a smart business sense, since all this publicity, good or bad depending on the viewer, is getting her book sold and keeping her in the limelight (as is common with many, many, many, many other celebrities). I do, however, believe that she is judgemental, as are most people I have met in the realm of Christianity. But, then again, so is most everyone else I have ever met in all kinds of other realms, myself included.

I can also see everyone in this post’s comments judging everyone else’s comments. Chill out people! It’s all cool!

Everyone has their opinion and should be allowed to believe what they believe without being slammed for it. Isn’t that what everyone wants?

Kathy Roettger December 20, 2010, 7:34 AM

lengthy tally you lock up

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