Let's Not Make Miss California a Hero Just Yet…
Yes, yes, it’s a sad day when a person loses something like a beauty contest on the basis of answering a question in a politically-incorrect way; apparently Miss California was whipping the competition in every other area until she was pitched this loaded question, and then some homosexual loon went off on her, etc. You’re familiar with the story by now, of course, so there’s not much point launching into a diatribe regarding the homosexual loon and the unfairness of it all.
What I’m concerned about is this: this is what ABCNews.com wrote about Carrie Prejean’s response on the Today show:
“I knew at that moment after I answered the question, I knew, I was not going to win because of my answer, because I had spoken from my heart, from my beliefs and for my God,” she said. “I wouldn’t have answered it differently. The way I answered may have been offensive. With that question specifically, it’s not about being politically correct. For me it was being biblically correct.”
Ahem…moments before the nutcase homosexual blogger asked her the question (a question the answer to which, by the way, she is in agreement, not only with the majority of California voters, but with the majority of Americans), she was on the stage strutting everything God gave her (uh, maybe even then some?) in a skimpy bikini. The purpose of such a cheesecake demonstration is nothing more than displaying a sexy body that it might be lusted upon by men, right? I mean, is there another reason that these ladies parade around in such revealing outfits?
That said, then, am I crazy to suggest that Miss Prejean, for all her correctness as to the answer she gave, ought not stand before us as some paragon of virtue? I mean, I’m not sure she qualifies as Queen Esther (“If I die, I die”) in her actions. It would seem that being “biblically correct” might have kept her off that stage in the first place. Am I wrong here? Talk to me…
UPDATE: Oh, by the way, did you read what Keith Lewis, the director of the Miss California pageant, had to say? Here’s from the ABC News website article:
“As co-director of the Miss California USA, I am personally saddened and hurt that Miss California believes marriage rights belong only to a man and a woman,” said Lewis in a statement. “I believe all religions should be able to ordain what unions they see fit. I do not believe our government should be able to discriminate against anyone and religious beliefs have no politics in the Miss California family.”
Co-director Shanna Moakler, the 1995 Miss USA, told the media that she fully supported Lewis’ statement.
I’m sorry, but is that the most convoluted “reasoning” you’ve heard in some time? How does a guy who cannot articulate what he believes any better than this make it into a position of such leadership? Does anyone even understand his words? Wow…I’m amazed…
Why stop there? If being “biblically correct” might have kept Miss California off a stage where she would be seen strutting around in a skimpy bikini, might it also prevent any believer from going to places where sexy bodies can be seen strutting around in like manner, like the beach for instance?
I think that it ought to prevent believers from dressing in such skimpy bikinis, sure! I think that it ought to prevent believers from going certain places, though the generic “the beach” doesn’t necessarily strike me as a problem. Might it keep believers from going to some beaches? Yeah, probably so; I’m told that South Beach, Miami isn’t a place that any believer ought likely ever be, for instance. It will always prevent believers from the sin of lust. Howzat?
Good enough. See ya at the Outer Banks.