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To: panzerkamphwageneinz
My point in this entire effort is to say this: We can not and must not be excited when the simple truth is told. That is foundational. We must not be happy and giddy when a beauty pageant contestant defends traditional marriage. That is undeniable. These are basic truths that need no defending.

This is where I don't agree. See, to you and to me, and to most of us, the definition of marriage is indeed foundational and not very controversial.  That being said, some folks out there don't see it our way.  And many of those folks are the gatekeepers of our popular culture, and they exert either an explicit or tacit pressure in situations like Prejean found herself in.  A mistake in their eyes means losing the competition, and responding to the question of: “do you believed every U.S. state should legalize same-sex marriage,” I believe that most, if not all, beauty pageant contestants would buckle under that pressure and have responded, “yes.”  Yet, Carrie went against the dominant cultural liberal-leftist mindset and and responded NO, knowing that the risk was going to be huge and indeed, it was.

So I give her credit for risking all and losing all to express something that is so basic to you and me. And indeed it cost her the pageant crown, her reputation, and severely impacted her future in mainstream media endeavors.

There is no question that she did wrong, and I fear for many young people out there in this electronic era are quick to use facebook, twitter, myspace, etc to share videos and love letters not realizing that in time it could come back to haunt them.  Maybe Carrie was one of them who thought she was never going to be famous or be the center of a national controversy that pitted her against powerful gays of this nation.

And thank you very much for your comments about my blog.

Nah, I don't really pick on people's grammar, God knows I make mistakes myself. I just wanted to rib you a bit since I thought you were harsh on Carrie.

And listen, any friend of Sarah is a friend of mine!

66 posted on 11/18/2009 7:15:46 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Victoria Delsoul

Thanks for the reply. I agree with what you said.

God bless, look forward to your comments on Freeper!

Michael


67 posted on 11/19/2009 11:16:34 AM PST by panzerkamphwageneinz
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