And it ain’t because of her “gay marriage” answer, though that of course is what gave her the limelight. I’m just really shocked at all the positive press she’s gotten from evangelical Christians over an answer that, frankly, wasn’t even all that good.
Let’s first look at the answer she gave:
I think it’s great that Americans are able to choose one or the other. We live in a land that you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage and, you know what, in my country and my family I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anyone out there but that’s how I was raised and that’s how I think it should be between a man and a woman.”
She “thinks it’s great that Americans are able to choose one or the other”. Huh? That’s just fine with her? Yes, thankfully, she has a personal belief–because of how she was raised–that marriage ought to be reserved for a man and a woman. Good–but that the best ya got, honey? And for that relatively mediocre answer (made famous by the fact that the far-left homosexual lobby will brook no dissent in its march toward homosexual nirvana, the remaking of America as a modern-day Sodom), Carrie Prejean receives:
* A bold defense from Steve Camp, noted CCM singer and apologist (he and I went back and forth on it along with some others for awhile, if you read the comments);
* A scholarship invite from Liberty University (as an alum, I hang my head on this one);
* An immediate appearance at the Dove Awards…oh, wait, sorry, I’m restricting this post to Christian promotion she’s received…my bad;
* An 36-minute interview with Pastor Miles McPherson at Rock Church the following Sunday;
* A gig with the National Organization for Marriage to promote real marriage, and generally, the acclaim of evangelicals.
Whew…she’s a busy chick. But let’s recap some facts:
1. She gave a fairly lukewarm answer to the “gay marriage” question, one I’d have been disappointed with if a member of my church had given it.
2. She’d only minutes before (or after? I don’t know, I didn’t watch Miss USA) pranced across the platform in a slinky white bikini, displaying not only what the Lord had given her, but also
3. Certain “enhanced” features, courtesy of the Miss California pageant.
You probably don’t need to follow the link to follow my drift.
Come to find out, Miss Prejean is a student at San Diego Christian University, the school founded by, among others, Tim LaHaye and Dr. Henry Morris (formerly Christian Heritage College). Now, follow me on this one, and tell me if I’m nuts: is that slinky bikini part of the acceptable dress code at SDCU? Are…ahem…enhancements something that is encouraged there? No? Well, then…oh, wait…she said something publicly that somewhat resembles the kind of sentiment that evangelicals ought to utter in the fight against “gay marriage”, and that cancels everything out and makes her our latest role model/celebrity/author-of-an-inane-“Christian”-bestseller-to-be).
Yeah, I see how that works…
Look, this is categorically not “pile on Carrie Prejean” night; she is what she is, I’m sure a charming (and certainly beautiful) young lady. Rather, this is, “Have we lost our minds, or sold our souls?” night. And the reaction to Miss Prejean would seem to give us a clear answer in the affirmative to one, or to both, of those questions…