|April 24, 2009|
But here's the twist. While Christians have high moral standards, we also belong to a most gracious God Who willingly uses us even when we don't meet those high standards. God never ceases to surprise us by using unexpected people and circumstances. His grace and His truth are unwavering, and stand in shining contrast to imperfect humans and the false "wisdom" of this world. Marriage is the unique union of a man and a woman, and our imperfections cannot change that.
The following is Carrie Prejean's statement released today, May 5:
Original E-mail Statement from CWA
Miss California Carrie Prejean answered a question in the Miss USA contest. Asked if states should allow same-sex "marriage" she responded, "I believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman."
And for that, Hollywood and homosexual activists are viciously attacking her.
Her stand on marriage cost her the crown.
Perez Hilton, the judge and homosexual gossip columnist who asked the question, has called Carrie filthy names and posted a doctored pornographic picture of her on his website. Celebrity TV host Giuliana Rancic wrote "I know i'm [sic] a journalist, and i [sic] should be objective ... but she is an ignorant disgrace and she makes me sick to my stomach."
How has Carrie responded? With grace and love.
This 21-year-old Christian has not backed down and has not lost an opportunity to speak boldly of her faith.
Appearing on the Today Show, she said, "I was ready for my question, and when I heard it from (Perez), I knew at that moment after I'd answered the question, I knew that I was not going to win because of my answer. Because I had spoken from my heart, for my beliefs and for my God. ... It's not about being politically correct, for me, it's about being Biblically correct."
When asked on MSNBC about Perez's attacks, she stated, "I can only say to him that I will be praying for him. I feel sorry for him, I really do. I think he's angry, I think he's hurt."
Thrust into the red-hot glare of the spotlight, Carrie has not withered. She has become a young role model for those who desire to live out their Biblical beliefs — and of what happens to those who dare to declare the truth that marriage is one man and one woman.
We are so proud of her. So we tracked down a way to send her e-mails of encouragement. It wasn't too hard for us because she attends San Diego Christian College — a college that was founded by the husband of CWA's founder Beverly LaHaye.
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