Monday, April 27, 2009

Miss California

Just curious what everyone's thoughts are on the Miss California controversy going on right now? She attends the same church that Matt & I attend, so she spoke at all services on Sunday about what had happened and what has happened since then and it was very interesting to hear all of the details and such.

So...thoughts?

9 comments:

  1. I think everyone has a right to their beliefs, and if that was a belief she wanted to express on national telivision and align herself with forever, that is her choice. I respect that even if I think it is the wrong choice. I don't agree with her at all, and I am a strong supporter of gay marriage.

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  2. I totally think she has the wrong "view" but its her view nonetheless. And if I can speak my mind, or think the way I want to, so can she!

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  3. ITA with everyone else here. While I think her view is "lame" and closed minded, she has the right to think whatever she wants, and I dont think she should have been penalized for having a view and being a strong enough person to state it in such a public forum.

    Interesting that she goes to your church! What did she have to say?

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  4. Of course I believe in free speech, but you just CAN'T say "I believe marriage should be between a man and a woman, no offense to anyone out there ..."

    Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and I've said this before on my blog (feel free to dig through the archives from November), but I'll summarize it again here: while you are entitled to your own beliefs, you are NOT entitled to use your beliefs to restrict the rights of other people. And if you think you can, THAT IS OFFENSIVE!!! It just is. So why bother saying, "No offense to anyone out there." That's like saying, "I think you're ugly and stupid. No offense, that's just what I believe." Actually, it's much worse than that, because it's not just her opinion. It's her opinion that there are some people who's rights should be taken away. And that's just disgusting and sickening. Not to mention, not very Christian.

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  5. I think that regardless of what people feel, she was asked a specific question ("Vermont recently became the fourth state to legalize same-sex marriage. Do you think every state should follow suit- why or why not?") and gave a specific answer.

    As she has stated many times over, the crown did not mean enough to her to take a middle-of-the-road, easy-way-out answer. She answered that, no, she did not believe every state should follow suit because she believes marriage is between a man and a woman.

    She answered the question. Did it cost her the crown? No doubt. But kudos to that girl for standing up for what she believes in (even if it is in the minority--or maybe not, based on California's Prop 8 results...) even though she knew she'd get hammered for her answer.

    Everyone is entitled to their opinion. If I were standing in her shoes, I have NO idea what I would have done--stand up for what I believe in, or give the answer that I knew was least likely to get me in hot water but would get me the crown.

    Talk about earning some respect right there from me.

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  6. I don't want to get into a debate with you on here ... but what if she had said that she didn't think Black people should have the right to vote, you know, no offense to anyone, just her own personal believe. To me what she said is really no different!

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