Thursday, April 23, 2009
In the wise words of the former prophet, Gordon B Hinckley, "If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for everything." I take as my example today the beautiful Carrie Prejean. I'm sure most of you have heard her story. In the Miss USA pageant recently, she was asked a very controversial question about her opinion on gay marriage. In an interview I watched after the fact she said she started to answer the question in the "politically correct" way, but there came a point right in the middle of her answer where God told her that this was her test. So she finished with the bold statement, "I was raised to believe that marriage is between a man and a woman and I believe that's how it should be, between a man and a woman." The response from the audience was a mixture of cheers and boos. And the aftermath has been even worse: hate mail, public berating by one of the judges. But she has continued to stand strong and hold her head up high. And quite frankly, she should. What an example she has been to me of standing up for what she believes in no matter where she finds herself standing.
Posted by Kasie West