I guess I don't keep up on the news as much as maybe I should - but I just heard about this today. Miss California (Carrie Prejean) in the Miss USA pageant was asked a very controversial question which some say may have cost her the Miss USA crown.
The question was "Vermont recently became the fourth state to legalize same sex marriage. Do you think every state should follow suit? Why or why not?" asked by Perez Hilton.
Miss California's answer was "Well I think it's great that Americans are able to choose one or the other. Um, we live in a land that you can choose same sex marriage or opposite marriage and, you know what, in my country and in, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there. But that's how I was raised and that's how I think that it should be between a man and a woman."
Perez Hilton later commented that she lost the crown not because of her opinion but because of how she answered the question (give me a break!). He says she could have answered it in a way that would have held true to her beliefs without alienating others. He has said that she did not answer the question asked.
What??? He asked her what she thought about other states following Vermont's example in regards to gay marriage and specifically asked her why or why not? That is exactly what she did. She answered why she believed what she believed. People are saying she is to answer as Miss USA, not as her personal beliefs. I don't know about you, but if Miss USA is someone that has to sugar coat their beliefs in the name of being politically correct then I have a major issue with Miss USA. I guess Miss USA should be renamed Miss Politically Correct.
One comment from Carrie in a subsequent interview was that it is not about being politically correct - it is about being biblically correct. Amen girl! I for one support her 100% and am very proud of her for standing up for God's Word and her beliefs, even though she had to have known it would cost her all that she had been working so hard to accomplish.
I believe this is a good example of our country right now. We are a nation who is so concerned with being politically correct and sugar-coating things so that nobody feels bad about sin in their lives that we have compromised our morals, we spit in the face of God's Truth. Then we wonder why our country is faltering.
I pray that more of us would have the convictions and courage of Carrie to stand for our beliefs and God's Truth. Unfortunately we are living in a time when God' Truth is often offensive to others, a time when we are being pressured to be "tolerant" of all sin. A time when the only thing that is not tolerated is God's Word. We must each make a choice - as we grow closer to the Lord and He reveals His Truth to us, will we stand by Him or will we be politically correct in order to gain man's approval?