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Speak now, AND Forever Hold Your Peace!

I really don’t care about beauty pageants. I used to care about the swimsuit portion, but I’m somebody’s husband now. I know that they integral to the lives of many, but I don’t care about them any more than beauty pageant lovers care about the current NBA playoffs.

I DO, however, care about issues of religious freedom and theological accuracy.

And this past weekend crystallized the problem I have with the — existent — gay lobby. A judge in the Miss USA pageant, Perez Hilton, openly gay, asked the contestant from California a loaded political/religious question about her view of gay marriage, and she responded gingerly in the negative.

All involved say that her answer cost her the crown since she was in the lead at the time. Since that moment, she has been the pig at the luau. The judge — whom I never knew till now — went on-line and excoriated her, calling her a dumb bit&h, as well as, I’m sure, other spicy epithets.

How dare she?!? he exclaimed. This was a non-political show, and she should have just given a non-political answer! (Ignoring the fact that HE WAS THE ONE WHO ASKED THE DOGGONE QUESTION IN THE FIRST PLACE!!)

 I know that some who read this will write me off as hating gay people and being pervertedly concerned with what people do in their bedrooms (and in nightclub bathrooms and airport stalls and at rest-stops and in Overton Park here at home), but I insist that I cannot be a Christian and hate ANYbody!

I am concerned that my faith is being challenged and attacked in attempts to change it as people change. I am concerned that I am not forced to sell God out and endorse any behavior that He forbids. God invented marriage. HE invented the parameters, and regardless of the concrete fact that heterosexuals make a mockery of it, I — and Miss California — should not be forced to give approval to people like the militant Hilton.

You can do what you want to do, but you can’t make me like it. Any more than I can make YOU like the Christian faith practiced in full strength. Why do you even care if some Christian doesn’t think that you doing that stuff is proper? You will still do it, won’t you? I have friends who do drugs, and they know that I think drugs are stupid, but they don’t ask my opinion. I’ve got friends who have babies out of wedlock, who have one-night stands, who drink and drive, and who talk like women. They don’t ask my opinion or permission. So, don’t you, Hilton, Rosie, and the rest of you militants, ask me whether I think it is cool that you do what you do. Just do it!

I don’t look at a gay person any differently than I look at anyone else in terms of behavior. Sin is sin, and it is sin. You sin, I sin, all God’s chillun got sin!

But this is what they do… they call people “bigots” — a joke— and call them gay-bashers, and phobes for simply disagreeing, which is a basic. human. right.

If gays are so much more caring than other people, as a group, why is it that the gay powers that be move so swiftly to destroy those who disagree with them? Just let a straight actor or musician say that homosexuality is sin! Watch what happens! You’ll find their careers next to Amelia Earhart’s luggage!

Why are they who shout “tolerance”ironically so INtolerant? What they mean is, “approval!” What is that word for those who would force one to think the way THEY think…?

We Christians are expected to not waffle on tough matters. We should not be mean or harsh or disrespectful, but steady and firm. We can be caring and sensitive to those in alternative lifestyles of whatever type without okaying the behavior.

We have been — historically — burned, eaten, and relentlessly assaulted for taking strong positions, and God didn’t relax His Standard. Miss California did just that.

No, God doesn’t NEED me to defend Him, He EXPECTS me to!


April 23, 2009 - Posted by | Christian Life, Christianity, Culture, Current Events, Gay Rights, Homosexuality, Hypocrisy, In The News, Marriage, Miss USA, Perez Hilton


  1. […] absurdity that is Perez Hilton getting all this attention. I don’t care what he dips his noodle Speak now, AND Forever Hold Your Peace! – 04/23/2009 I really don’t care about beauty pageants. I used to care […]

    Pingback by Posts about Perez Hilton as of April 23, 2009 » The Daily Parr | April 23, 2009 | Reply

  2. Great post and you’ve said how I feel.

    I find because of incidents like these, it’s becoming much harder for Christians to state how they feel without being attacked. And I also find that Christians are serious targets when it comes to “gay-bashing”. Christians are not the only people (or religion) that disagree with homosexuality, but yet it always comes back to us.

    Comment by Erin | April 23, 2009 | Reply

  3. And the church said…

    VERY WELL STATED! I couldn’t have articulated it better myself. The issue that had with this is that she was ASKED a question and she ANSWERED it truthfully and then they (he) PERSECUTED her for it! Speak of double-standards!!!!

    Comment by Heather L. Trotter | April 24, 2009 | Reply

  4. Although I totally agree with you, I don’t think you truly appreciate how difficult it is to be gay and supress it.

    I’m not gay btw

    but more than any other sinful act, many Christians put forth a way too strong stand and condemnation of that particular sin. Let them be gay! pull the plank out of your eye first!

    Comment by slopmaster | April 24, 2009 | Reply

  5. Thanks, everyone for your comments!!! I haven’t had the down time I need to respond accordingly, but I appreciate it, Sara, Tracey, Heather, Erin, Kevin, Marc, Anonymous (you’re PROLIFIC!)!

    Comment by maxdaddy | April 24, 2009 | Reply

  6. slopmaster, I agree with you. I DON’T know how difficult it is to keep that in, but I have my own struggles, as do we all.

    Besides, GOD knows how hard it is not to sin at all (how have ANY of us done at THAT?), yet He does not relax His expectations of us.

    AND you are right about how we Christians sometimes comport ourselves sometimes.
    Let me make some distinctions though: I think that there are some sins that are more severe than others. The Bible bears me out on that. Though any sin is worthy of hell.
    (Sexual sin is said to be worse than other ones which are outside the body)

    Folks like reverend Phelps and his offspring do great damage to the REAL Christian faith by their demonstrations and such. They give a foothold to the militants.

    MY attitude is that because the efforts of the Gay Movement are so strong, equally strong resistance must be applied — but in the way of Truth and respect. It CAN be done.

    As I have said — if the apartment on the thirteenth floor of a building is on fire, it makes no sense to spray water on the third floor!

    Oh… and you kind of misquoted that ‘plank’ passage.

    Comment by maxdaddy | April 24, 2009 | Reply

  7. Piping up with a completely un-profound thought: Does no one else find it funny that gay men have anything at all to do with what is considered an ideal of feminine beauty? makes sense in a way I guess. They already have a monopoly on the fashion biz. 🙂

    Comment by sara | April 25, 2009 | Reply

  8. This is a funny take on it and in agreement with you – hope the link works.

    Comment by sara | April 27, 2009 | Reply

  9. Perez Hilton is a steaming hot mess, pure and simple. He asked a loaded question, and then used her answer against her. That was expected.

    There was no way she could have answered truthfully, without putting “the crown” in jeopardy. Oh well…I think beauty pageants are stupid anyway. Women need to find other ways to “win”, or stop complaining about sexism and the stuggle to be taken seriously.

    Homosexuals can be extremely intolerant, when it comes to ANYTHING opposite to their agenda/beliefs.


    Comment by anappygirl | July 17, 2009 | Reply

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