As I was checking my email I saw an article from Sunday night’s Miss USA Pageant. The headline is “Hilton, Miss California take sides on ‘Today‘”
(note to those who may not want to see a young woman in a 2 piece swimsuit – the picture that goes with the article, at the time of this writing, is of Carrie Prejean – Miss California – during the swimsuit part of the competition.)
Here is the clip:
This is an interesting article, though brief, about a part of the Miss USA competition on Sunday night. Read the article to get the story.
I think that this is the type of behavior we want our students to convey. We want students who are not afraid to stand up for what they believe, even if it might cause them trouble.
One paragraph I found particularly interesting was this one:
Hilton, who also appeared on the “Today” show Tuesday, said his question was relevant and that Prejean should have “left her politics and her religion out because Miss USA represents all Americans.”
She needed to leave “her religion” out of the pageant…but it was okay for Perez to bring his own personal beliefs into the pageant, as a judge. Does that sound contradictory to anyone else?
I am glad to hear that Prejean was willing to voice her beliefs in front of a national audience. I hope all the students in our youth ministries would be willing to do the same thing – and I hope they each get an opportunity to stand up and voice their beliefs for others to hear.
My favorite line of the whole article was this last quote from Prejean:
“It’s not about being politically correct,” she said. “For me, it’s about being biblically correct.”
(added video on 4.22.09)