...for standing for what you believe, no matter what.
If you haven't heard about the Miss USA pageant uproar, let me recap. Miss California, Carrie Prejean, was asked a question regarding gay marriage in America. She answered from her heart, from what she believes, with no malice meant toward anyone who believes otherwise.
Her answer lost her the crown of Miss USA.
As a Bible-believing Christian, I agree with Carrie's answer. I believe marriage, as it was given to us by God himself in Genesis 2, is between one man and one woman. We humans, however, have been challenging that ever since.
I happen to know and love someone who is gay. My hearts desire is that he will live a happy life, yet I strongly disagree with him about gay marriage. I know he thinks I'm wrong. He knows I think he's wrong. But I still love him very much and hope the same from him. Just because people disagree doesn't mean you have to hate the other person. You don't need to call them names. I fully understand the passions involved in the gay marriage issue. I would feel the same way if someone made it against the law for me to marry the person I love. Yet, for those of us who believe God is THE authority on this matter, we have to stick to what he has shown us in his Word, and that means no gay marriage. It's not about hating gays or control or anything that we're accused of. It's about God and obeying Him. Period.
Miss California has a mind and a heart of her own. She has her own thoughts and her own beliefs. Isn't that what being an American is? Isn't that what being a Human is?? Why then, has she been punished by Perez Hilton for giving what he describes as "the wrong answer" to his question? According to Hilton himself, had she given a middle-of-the-road answer he would have scored her higher and she probably would have won the competition. But instead, she, a Christian, stood up for what she believed.
Good for you, Miss California! Good for you, Carrie!
There is coming a day when every single one of us will have to stand accountable for what we did or didn't do here on earth. The Judge won't be a liberal blogger with an agenda. It will be God himself. I fully believe Carrie Prejean, who was not ashamed to speak the truth, will hear these beloved words--words I long to hear myself-- on that day:
"Well done, good and faithful servant."
Watch the TODAY interview yourself here.