Guess Who's Friends With Miss California

Prejean's dad says Palin called—and gay community's 'empathic'
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 9, 2009 10:38 AM CDT
In this photo taken on Sept. 14, 2008, Miss California Carrie Prejean is shown standing next to Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps at a game at Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio.   (AP Photo/Scott Heckel, The Repository)
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(Newser) – Carrie Prejean’s dad says support for his daughter has been pouring in, and she received a call from an equally controversial governor. “She called her directly to offer support,” William Prejean said of Sarah Palin. He also says Carrie has gotten encouragement from an even less likely source. “The gay and lesbian community has been supportive,” he said. “It’s just been overwhelming.”

“Everyone comes up to Carrie and says, ‘We may not agree with you, but we respect you for what you say,’” Prejean said. He also dismissed rumors that he's gay.