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News Story

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,517137,00.html

 

Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XMvviFbkf0

 

Ummm, we have a problem here folks . . . note the mental disconnect.

 

First we have a beauty pageant, Second we have a contestent who seems to espouse a Biblical worldview, Third she ‘loses’ the contest because of what her answer was to a question of OPINION.

 

But note this: no one seems to have a problem with a “Christian” competing in this contest . . . showing off her body for the masses to oogle over. 

 

I dont know . . . it just seems like theres a big fit being thrown by some “Christian” groups over the unfairness of her being the runner-up candidate, when in reality I have to ask why this is even being considered a legitimate issue?

 

When we as Christians are being knocked into the same category as such models, I am very uncomfortable. Their beliefs have to be more of a cultural/familial holdover then any sort of deep personal conviction. Or if they are such convictions, they have a serious lack of Biblical understanding . . . no where do I see that ‘we’ should be out there competing in such contests. As I recall, we are to be IN the world and not OF the world. This is a very clear violation of that principle, and one that I am very glad I dont have to really deal with. 

 

On a side note: the coverage from the more conservative “Christian” news groups/watchdog groups/whatever else they may call themselves, is hilarious . . . the production quality is terrible, and they really have overlooked the whole issue that I just pointed out. They are all up in arms about the fact that she didnt win the pageant because she took a christian position with her answer. Its ridiculous.

2 Comments

Jennica-Ayelet April 22, 2009

“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.”
What is that? He is saddened and hurt that someone takes a different stance and expressed it? I’ve heard offended, but saddened and hurt? Weird. It is HER opinion that was asked for, obviously not the opinion of the Miss California organization. And any unions? Really, any unions? And the government should just let them as long as they can defend it in a religious document? No. This isn’t even a “I personally don’t think so.” No, the government should not allow that, ever.
I thought it was interesting that she was cheered at the end of her statement. Either the audience didn’t hear the answer or many of them actually agree with her. It was cheering, not jeering.
I do not think Christians should participate in such contests, but since she claims to be a Christian, at least she stood by her convictions, even though she should not have been there.
And now you are a resident of this crazy state…how’s it feel? 😉

Jennica-Ayelet April 22, 2009

wow, that was long.

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