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.