Monday, April 20, 2009

"God was testing my character and faith"

I didn't watch the Miss USA pageant last night, but I've sure heard a lot about Miss California today! I've been impressed by her confidence in answering the Q&A portion of the contest. Perhaps not the most eloquent answer, but her stance on gay marriage was clear.

When asked in an interview, "How are you feeling today?" Miss CA responded, "Honestly, happy. This happened for a reason. By having to answer that question in front of a national audience, God was testing my character and faith. I'm glad I stayed true to myself."

She could have answered the way that the judges wanted her to answer and she likely would've won the competition. It's sad and kind of disheartening to see the mixed response to the situation, especially from the judge (Perez Hilton) who asked the question. Why couldn't and can't he accept the fact that she answered honestly and has a different opinion when it comes to gay marriage?

To Miss California, you did the right thing.


Porter Family said...

I completely agree!! She was on the today show and said the same thing and they had Perez on there, too, and he just sounded like a complete jerk. Why can't everyone have their own opinion about things without someone else getting completely offended? Just because I may not agree with someone doesn't mean I'm attacking their character or that I don't like them as a person. Sheesh. :)

Megan said...

I find it interesting how people are only tolerant when it fits their agenda. They are preaching "tolerance" and yet when she stood up for her Christian values apparently she lacks a brain. Show me the tolerance there Perez! I agree with your thoughts Linz.

Luke and Marissa said...

Thank you for posting this video. We were talking about this at work and I wanted to youtube it when I got home. I forgot-that is until I saw your blog...I think I will blog on it too...that is if I can figure out how to insert a youtube video.

Jeff and Stacey said...

GO Miss California!!! That must have been a hard answer to give to a gay judge.