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Carrie Prejean -- The Origin of Homophobia

5/7/2009 1:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Carrie PrejeanSo how does a beauty queen turn into the poster child against gay marriage? In the case of Miss California Carrie Prejean, the answer may lie in an ugly divorce that may have cemented her views on gay relationships.

Carrie's parents filed for divorce in 1988 and the divorce and custody fights went on for more than a decade -- it was a divorce filled with homosexual allegations hurled by both sides.

In one of the docs, Carrie's dad describes a confrontation he had with her mom in 1996, in which he recounts an argument in a restaurant parking lot, where "Ms. Prejean accused me, in front of our daughter, of homosexuality."

The papers also quote a court-appointed doctor who said "The mother questioned [within hearing of the girls] whether [her father] was a homosexual or had a homosexual roommate."

Carrie's mom says the "gay" allegations went both ways. In court papers dated May 16, 2000, a report from the court-appointed counselor says "The mother also alleges the father told the girls their stepfather was gay, that all men with mustaches are gay." The father's response: "The father acknowledges talking with the girls about the stepfather's brother being gay, not the stepfather."

Launch PhotosAlso in the docs -- a handwritten letter from Carrie's older sister, in which she recounts a weekend stay with her dad: "One time my sister & I went in the hallway of my dad's apartment, & his roommate's door was open all the way & we saw [the roommate] in bed with another man. I don't think it's right for my sister & I to have to live that way."

So does Carrie believe gays broke up her parents' marriage? We called her rep ... no comment so far. We could not reach Carrie's dad for comment.

For the record, there are other allegations -- absolutely hideous -- in the divorce and custody papers -- which we have elected not to publish.

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76.

JeffinSac    

Why is TMZ so Homophobic on this issue? If your goal was to destroy the support same sex marriage once had in this state you are succeeding.

1960 days ago
77.

MacArthur    

My parents are not divorced and I am completely against gay marriage and will vote against it in all its forms.

1960 days ago
78.

SIENNA IS A HOMEWRECKING WHORE    

well well well...her parents' marriage sounds like a a "good, old fashioned wholesome marriage" between 2 heterosexuals...doesn't it? weak @ss skank...she's just a little girl who never grew up and recovered from her hetro parents' divorce. the irony is just so beautiful. the skank promoting hetro marriage only is so screwed up and f*cked in the head by the very thing she's defending. LMAO!!!

1960 days ago
79.

MacArthur    

I also think that Perez Hilton is as disgusting a creature that has ever walked the earth. I will personally vote against any gay agenda items to void out his vote.

1960 days ago
80.

Jackie45    

What a bunch of losers...this girl stated her opinion.
When Bush was President,that was considered PATRIOTIC.
Now that Nobama is in, noone can have a dissenting opinion?!
Personally I don't care if gays get married...but the way some of them and their 'posse's' are attacking this woman, I'm starting to pray (yes PRAY) it never happens, just to spite that Perez Hilton bitch.
Back off of her...you're not making your case by being bullies and hypocrites.
So she posed for pictures...there's barely any Hollywood women who aren't full out whores!

1960 days ago
81.

Ken    

At what point will anyone who is bashing this woman acknowledge that their messiah, Obama wants to deny the human rights of gay people by allowing them to marry?

TMZ has zero credibility on this issue. They have this gay country club mentality that the gay elite hold of trashing easy targets but being scared to death to go after the real villans. The Mormon church was an easy target because they are a bunch of white yahoos from Utah.

But the black clergy in California -- the ones who really made sure gay marriage was banned in CA, are off limits to people like Harvey Levin. You can'ty have good left-wing street cred and go after the black clergy.

So, the end result is that gays continue to have their human rights violated and people like Perez Hilton become the true 'Uncle Tom's' of the movement. They try to look good by attacking harmless beauty queens but don't have the guts to go after the real obstacles.

1960 days ago
82.

laughs at Obama voters    

And, the liberal lynch mob against someone who gave the WRONG answer to a kissass political question continues.

No hate like liberal hate, indeed.

1960 days ago
83.

Ellie    

You are certainly leaving no stone in the pathway of her life unturned. She speaks her opinion and you spend hours, days, weeks trying to mutilate for having an opinion. TMZ shares their opinions of people everyday about people that have body fat etc, should we be digging into your lives and spreading the revelations to all the world. Intolerant, double standard, shallow you are all the above TMZ and the rest of the liberal media.

1960 days ago
84.

PJ    

OH MY GOODNESS...M-O-V-E-ON LIBERAL MEDIA!! FIND SOMEONE ELSE TO PICK ON... GET O-V-E-R YOURSELVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'M SICK OF READING ABOUT TALL THIS STUFF.

BESIDES...CARRIE'S RIGHT.

1960 days ago
85.

MacArthur    

If you think only the "black" church is against gay marriage you're a fool.

1960 days ago
86.

YeahRight    

Are fake boobs and naked pictures "biblically correct?"

1960 days ago
87.

oprah & michel hater    

so now we find out what this bitches problem is.....her daddy was gay...with a daughter like this bitch...i'd turn gay too....shes just a piece of a hershey squirt......hope this bitchs silicone leaks and she dies!

1960 days ago
88.

humm    

hey 85 85. Are fake boobs and naked pictures "biblically correct?"

Have you seen the angels and the other creatures from the bible? yes naked.
Why liberals are so conservative when people does not agree with them?
WHY LIBERALS ARE SO CONSERVATIVE WHEN PEOPLE DOES NOT AGREE WITH THEM?
WHY LIBERALS ARE SO CONSERVATIVE WHEN PEOPLE DOES NOT AGREE WITH THEM?
WHY LIBERALS ARE SO CONSERVATIVE WHEN PEOPLE DOES NOT AGREE WITH THEM?
WHY LIBERALS ARE SO CONSERVATIVE WHEN PEOPLE DOES NOT AGREE WITH THEM?

1960 days ago
89.

Ken    

#86 -- Vanessa Williams was Miss America. Miss USA is the dirty step-sister of Miss America. Plus, Williams had hot girl-on-girl action that was published in Penthouse back before the Internet existed. Big difference.

1960 days ago
90.

JJ    

I can't believe she is being tormented the way she is! Apparently she is not the only person that feels that way. THE LAW PASSED BY CALIFORNIA VOTERS TO NOT LEGALIZE GAY MARRIAGES!!!!!!!!!!!! Where are here backers in this mess?

Sorry folks. I agree with her. Marriage should be between a man & a woman. If you want to have a "life partner" then that's your choice but don't force your issues on me. If you want to make sure your partner is taken care of, put it in a living will/ will.

1960 days ago
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