Wednesday, April 22, 2009

God Bless the Real Miss USA

Former NFL quarterback Steve Bartkowski once said, “If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything." In this day of political correctness, Christians are experiencing greater persecution when taking a stand against ungodliness.

Last Sunday during the Miss USA pageant, Miss California Carrie Prejean became one of the five finalists. During the question-and-answer session, Carrie was asked by television personality Perez Hilton (an outspoken homosexual), “Vermont recently became the fourth state to legalize same-sex marriage. Do you think every state should follow suit? Why or why not?” 

Carrie (who is currently attending a Christian college) replied, “Well I think it’s great that Americans are able to choose one way or the other. We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage. You know what, in my country, in my family, I do believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman, no offense to anybody out there. But that’s how I was raised and I believe that it should be between a man and a woman. Thank you.” 

As you can imagine, her comment wasn’t well-received by Hilton and other liberals in the audience. Hilton later remarked to ABC News; "She lost it [the contest] because of that question. She was definitely the front-runner before that.” Hilton also wrote in his blog, "She lost not because she doesn’t believe in gay marriage, she lost because she’s a dumb b****!” 

Homosexuals often accuse Christians of intolerance. Yet it’s obvious Hilton was the intolerant one just because Carrie freely expressed her beliefs. Although some may argue that Christians shouldn’t compete in beauty pageants, I believe they can provide a platform for God’s women to express Christian ideas in an increasingly godless society. 

 Kudos to you, Carrie! 

“Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution." - 2 Timothy 3:12

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