Friday, April 24, 2009

MISS CALIFORNIA CAN'T WIN

Miss California and almost Miss USA, Carrie Prejean, is now being criticized both by the right and the left. Criticized is very conservative term when used in conjunction with the bashing she is taking by Perez Hilton. She didn't tell Perez he was going to go to Hell, she only said that she feels that marriage is between one man and one woman and that "we live in a land that you can choose same sex marriage or opposite marriage." However, since the issue of homsexuality is such a political issue, it shouldn't come as a shock that she has come under fire by the left.

What is simply unimaginable to me is that she is now being criticized (although a lot more gently than by the left) by some convervative evangelical christians. When she gave her answer, she didn't quote a scripture, or even claim that her belief that marriage should be between a man and a woman was based on the fact the she is a christian. This came later on The Today Show when she said she wanted to Biblically Correct instead of Politically Correct.

Many evangelicals immediately began to support her, because she had the courage to speak out, regardless of consequences. She even received a standing ovation last night at the Dove Awards. (I missed those, I was watching The Town Hall for Hope and Dave Ramsey). However, other evangelicals soon began to put an end to the hype.

I was listening to American Family Radio this morning and at lunch. It was said that even though she took a stand for pro family values, it wasn't right to parade around in a bikini. How silly. One caller said that she was a "so called christian" and should not be looked at as a role model, because christian women would never be parading around in a bikini.

Huh? All I can say is that I'm conservative, but the more I listen to AFR, the more liberal I feel.

3 Comments:

  1. Onward, Forward, Toward… said...
    wow!

    AFR really said this?..... Why am I not surprised?.....

    Sounds like something they would say. They are so full of what is "right" that they grossly fail to rejoice in what is "true"

    When I heard about the controversy and watched the clip later on, I had my reservations but as I watched the clip remembering that Miss California was put on the spot in front of a live audience, I thought she did really well myself by (1): not choking up emotionally over the question (2): not caving into pressure or political correctness and (3): not coming across arrogantly like many Christians would have done in the name of righteous indignation.

    She handled it all with elegance and grace. Kudos to Miss Prejean.
    ♥♥♥♥♥ Jennifer™® ♥♥♥♥♥ said...
    your blog is feel good
    gavin richardson said...
    on this issue i would fall into that liberal category, but i was like 'onward, forward' mentioned, quite impressed with her stance and poise in a not so comfortable position. she didn't have 30 or so minutes to spin some answer. she said it, believed it and that's cool.

    i take issue that entities like the dove awards that are toting her around for some alarmist/scandal ratings cause she's the hot commodity for speaking her mind on a hot button issue.

    to me that is just bad form.

    its sad she's getting picked on by both sides.. but those are the extremes and they'll find fault in just about everything that doesn't fit perfectly into their nice neat box.

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