Equality means that any man and woman who wants to marry can do so. Any other combinations are going to have to find something else to call it, since “marriage” is already taken. Marriage was defined and created by God. It’s not up for human redefinition.
Miss California recently got caught up in a heated controversy about marriage when answering an interview question during the Miss USA pageant. I’m not a big fan of beauty pageants, but I’m now a big fan of Carrie Prejean who stood up for marriage!
One judge, an openly gay celebrity, asked Miss California the question of whether she believes “same-sex” marriage should be available in every state. She responded that she did not. She said, “In my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there, but that’s how I was raised.”
Way to go Carrie! And way to go to Carrie’s parents as well for teaching her about the sacredness of marriage, and helping her develop the character and integrity to stand up for it.
Many believe her answer cost her the Miss USA crown. That’s an incredibly sad reflection on what we’ve become in America. That marriage is even a controversial issue means we’ve already traveled way too far down this road.
As a marriage strengthening advocate, I’m all for supporting those who are willing to take the heat for the divine institution of marriage. The knives are out in full force against Miss California, Carrie Prejean, and they are always extremely vocal.
Hopefully those of us who believe in marriage have now found our voice and the courage to stand with Carrie and others like her. Carrie Prejean does not stand alone. Many others like me are in full support of her courageous comments.
It’s getting to seem that the only response Christians or conservatives ever get in our society is the Left’s plea to “Shut Up!” I hope we never will. (Check out this great video illustration of the Left’s “Shut Up” approach.)
There is a way to satisfy our competing beliefs about marriage. I was particularly impressed by the wisdom of a gay individual that posted the following comment on one of the news story blogs. He wrote:
I’m gay… and I do not believe there should be any outrage over her comments regarding gay marriage. The pageant judge asked what she thought. She is entitled to her opinion. Just as those who want gay marriage are entitled to theirs. Too much gets put on this topic. Too many in the gay community are hung on this redefinition of marriage. Tell me again why a religious institution has to redefine itself because you feel entitled to its rewards? Civil unions carry the same legal weight and are more than sufficient for those of us needing the legal aspects of our relationships satisfied.
In reading many of the other comments, equality seems to be the buzzword used by those who seek to redefine the institution of marriage. Equality is certainly getting skewered in this context.
Equality means that any man and woman who wants to marry can do so. Any other combinations are going to have to find something else to call it, since “marriage” is already taken.
Marriage was defined and created by God. It’s not up for human redefinition.
For more on this story:
- ARTICLE — Miss California Sparks Furor on Miss USA Telecast
- ARTICLE — Carrie Prejean Says ‘God Was Testing My Faith’ With Gay Marriage Question
- ARTICLE — Miss California Finds Her New Cause
- ARTICLE — Miss California to Launch Campaign Against Gay Marriage
Miss California, Carrie Prejean, video clips:
- VIDEO — Miss California answers the infamous question
- VIDEO — Carrie Prejean speaks with Matt Lauer on the Today Show for the 2nd time
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Taking the Heat for Marriage, Mormon Times
Taking the Heat for Marriage—Miss California and the Rest of Us, Meridian Magazine