“Shocked”? Really? “Shocked”?
I can’t help this brief follow up on the whole Miss California news item. FOXNews.com had some discussion with other contestants in the Miss USA competition concerning their reaction to the answer given by Miss California — that is, Miss Carrie Prejean — and among the many eye-roll inducing comments was this one:
Miss Massachusetts Alison Cronin told FOXNews.com she was “shocked” when Carrie Prejean, 21, told Miss USA judge and celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton that she believes marriage should be “between a man and a woman.”
There you have it, ladies and gentlemen! We now live in a country where someone can seemingly sensibly call the act of describing marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman as shocking. How sad.
At first, I wanted to give the “shocked” young woman some credit and assume that she was simply surprised that Miss Prejean would answer honestly and not in “PC mode”. However, later in the article she explains, “It’s really hard to think that people still think that way.”
The American people truly are losing the ability to distinguish between the clean and the unclean (cf. Ezekiel 22:26). And the consequence will be as Hosea 4:6 describes: a people destroyed for lack of knowledge. (And I note that the two verses I have referenced point to religious leaders of the land as deserving special condemnation for this state of affairs.)
Also noteworthy in the article is the comment that equates simply answering a question honestly with wearing your “religion on [your] sleeve.” And another that says the only right thing to do in such a situation as Miss Prejean’s must be “conscious of the national audience” (OK), “be politically correct about it” (not OK), and “accomodating of all beliefs” (also, not OK). Again, hypocrisy is held up as a virtue in public figures. Amazing.