Sunday, May 03, 2009
I don’t know how but I somehow missed the news about the controversy of the recent Miss USA pageant. Our pastor mentioned Carrie Prejean, Miss California, this morning during his sermon on Esther.
For those who might have missed it, Miss California was asked a simple question and she gave a simple answer.
Carrie Prejean says she knew she had lost the pageant as soon as she gave her answer.
She was asked, by the way, about her views of nationwide legalization of gay marriage. She answered by saying she believes marriage is between a man and a woman.
I know I am a simple minded man but since it takes a man and a woman to produce life, her answer is at the very least a legitimate opinion.
Perez Hilton, the openly gay judge who asked the question, was appalled at her answer. He not only deducted points but had some not so nice things to say about her in a later interview.
In a split second and before a national television audience, Carrie Prejean had to decide whether to stand up for what she believed or compromise what she believed in order to win a contest.
Everyone agrees if she had given the politically correct answer she would have won the crown of Miss USA.
She chose to stay true to what she believed.
We all could learn a lesson from Miss California.
Watch this video.