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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Should We Lie To Be Politically Correct?


I have to give credit to Miss California, Carrie Prejean.... She stuck to her personal beliefs and answered a controversial question with her truths and her heart instead of being sucked into what is Politically Correct in today's society... here's the scoop in case you did not watch the Miss USA pageant on Sunday night.
Perez Hilton (a celebrity blogger) was a judge at the Miss USA Pageant. Why he would be a judge...I have no idea... I personally can't stand the guy... any hoo... He asked Miss California what her views were on same sex marriages and if every state should legalize gay marriage.... I am thinking her non PC answer shocked a few people...especially Perez.. Typically an answer in a pageant would be very non committal but Miss California respectfully answered the question...shows me that she can think on her feet..
Miss California responded, "Well, I think it's great that Americans are able to choose one or the other. We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage. And you know what? In my country, 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 it should be, between a man and a woman. Thank you very much." After her honest answer - some audience members booed her... they booed... can you believe that?? This is another example how immature our society has become... to boo someone who truthfully answered a question... Who cares if you agree with her or not... I don't agree with same sex marriages but I would never boo someone that did.... Society needs to show respect to the person whether they agree or not...
Her honest non PC answer probably cost her the crown.... Miss California was first runner up in this pageant...To add insult to injury to Miss California, Keith Lewis an executive director for the pageants issued a statement to blogger Perez Hilton, condemning Miss California's remarks. He stated, "As co-executive director of Miss USA and one of the leaders of the Miss Family, I am personally saddened and hurt that Miss California believes marriage rights belongs only to a man and a woman. Although 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. Religious beliefs have no place in politics in the Miss Family."...kind of funny Miss California did not state her religious views...only her same sex marriage views.. I'm wondering if she said she preferred chocolate ice cream to vanilla... Mr. Lewis would send out a statement remarking how hurt he was that she did not like vanilla.....where does this PC stuff end?
What gets me is she answered a question.....what is she suppose to do?...Lie? If Keith Lewis and the Miss Family don't want religious beliefs or political beliefs in the pageants...then why don't they ensure that the judges don't ask politically charged questions.....
What are we to teach our children? To lie about their beliefs when asked a question because it might offend someone?? This is not about same sex marriages.. it's about saying what you believe... it's about respecting one another and our differences...and to you Mr. Hilton.....Don't ask a question...unless you can respect the answer.....and to Keith Lewis...shame on you.... and to Carrie Prejean, Miss California good for you to stand up for what you believe.....

4 comments:

Casey said...

I applaud her for doing the out of the box thing and sticking with her beliefs. So many abandon their beliefs to be popular or go along with others and it is truly sad. I admit I have been there done that but have learned that my beliefs are more important than being a people pleaser. I wish she wouldn't have lost just because of this question that was asked of her. If they didn't want to hear her answer then they shouldn't have asked the question.

Dave Scriven said...

Amen!!!

Charmaine said...

Amen!

PS - I LOVE LOVE LOVE your header! This whole design is gorgeous!

JOV said...

She is a true blessing and a beckon of hope! Amen to her for standing up for what is right and what she believes in!

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